Your Vice President (Welfare)

Welcome to Aston

My name is Paige (she/her), and I am your Vice President Welfare for the 2021-2022 academic year.


I am passionate about all things ranging from mental health, to sex and relationships education. Women like Malala Yousafzai and Emily Davidson inspire me endlessly, as they are proof that the activism we do is not for ourselves, but for those who come after us.I fervently believe education is the key to unlocking better well-being for everybody. That's my goal for this academic year.


Remember to be kind to each other, and my DM's are always open (although be kind, I am a person too!) Instagram - Aston_vpw

 

Supporting Your Health and Wellbeing

 

 

About Me

What is your favourite motivational quote?

"Woke up feelin' like I just might run for President
Even if there ain't no precedent, switchin' up the messaging
I'm about to add a little estrogen
"

- Lizzo, 'Like a Girl

 

Tell us a fun fact about yourself

I have lived in Australia, Spain, and England.

 

If you had a spirit animal. What would it be and why?

According to the 'What is your spirit animal?' quiz on Buzzfeed, I am a Honey Badger.


"You're the toughest animal out there". (Buzzfeed, 2021)

 

What is your favourite book, movie or TV show?

A book series I have read over and over again is the Shopaholic series. Complete escapism across like...8 books?

 

If you could have a meal with someone dead or alive who would it be and why?

Lizzo - she just has impeccable energy and is no nonsense.

 

If you could change one thing this year what would it be?

Magically? I would like to make everyone anti-racist.

 

Why did you stand to be an Officer?

I love the students' union, and I didn't want to leave. I also love being in charge of my own projects and being able to follow them
through

 

What are your top three tips for someone starting at Aston?

- Get involved in the SU in SOME capacity: Rep, clubs, auntie, mentor, whatever.
- Work life balance is crucial.
- American TV representations of university are not realistic, and that's not a bad thing.

 

What was your 'guilty pleasure' during the lockdown?

SIMS.

 

Describe yourself in one word.

Flamboyant

 

If you could have a magical power, what power would you choose?

Wanda's skill set. Scarlet witch is UNSTOPPABLE

 

What has been your best moment at Aston (so far)?

Being an Aston Auntie in 2018. I got a commendation from the Union, and 3 years later a student approached me and told me they
remembered me being their auntie. Absolutely magical to have that kind of affect on someones life!