Name: Hannah Lunnon - Wellbeing Officer
Hey, I’m Hannah Lunnon and I studied Psychology at Aberystwyth. I ran as Wellbeing Officer this year because I really am committed to ensuring that a positive difference is made for all students, current & future.
Tell us an interesting or random fact about yourself...
I really enjoy running and in March 2019 I ran my first ever London Half Marathon raising £350 for charity, which very nearly didn’t happen, as this was the same day that the Paris Half Marathon got called off due to COVID-19!
Choose three words that best describe you.
Compassionate, Motivated & Fun!
It’s your last meal on earth…what’s on the menu? & which 3 celebrity would you invite for food?
A bit of a weird one, I know, but I would have a KFC (with mash and gravy, of course!) and I would happily share it with Molly Mae, Tyson Fury and The Dalai Lama.
What are your hobbies or interests?
I just love being outside, so outside of work I spend most of my time doing anything to do with the outdoors like running, going bike rides, swimming and I will walk anywhere and everywhere. Surprisingly to some, I’m also quite a big follower of football (Arsenal…unfortunately) and boxing.
Why did you choose to stand for this role?
During my time at Aberystwyth there was a point in time when I felt completely helpless and alone; I’m now determined to ensure that no student must feel that way. I’m confident in my voice and I’m committed to ensuring that a positive difference is made to University life. I’m extremely passionate about ensuring that all students within the Univeristy feel safe, healthy, happy, and most importantly, heard!
What are you most looking forward to this year?
During my years as an undergrad, I never got myself too involved with the Uni or Union at all, so this year I'm really looking forward to finally being more involved with the Union, while working alongside such an incredible and supportive group of people. With this I’m also excited to make new friends, while also learning more about myself as an individual along the way. However, I can lastly say that I’m most excited to see some of my visions and ideas finally being put into action, and the positive impact that they will have on students and University life in general.
What are some of the causes you care about?
I’m deeply passionate about promoting suicide prevention and acknowledging the importance of men’s mental health, and the stigmatisation that still surrounds it. Charity and being able to give back to those who are less fortunate is also something that is very important to me.
What is your favourite Aberystwyth hangout?
My favourite place in the whole of Aberystwyth is Viewpoint. In my opinion that is the best place to catch the sunset; I could sit there for hours.
If you could be an animal what would you be and why?
I would be an elephant, just because I’m absolutely obsessed with them.
Do you have any out there traditions or strange superstitions?
I’m not sure where it came from, or why, but I’m quite a superstitious person; you will never see me walking over a set of three drains or underneath a ladder.
What one thing do you think everyone should do/try at least once in their lifetime?
While in Aberystwyth you must, at least once, have a bonfire and BBQ on South Beach.
You are on your way to work on a Monday morning…what song comes on as your soundtrack?
Any song by ‘The Weeknd’, he is my favourite!
Name a favourite place you have visited and why.
I was luckily enough to visit Sri Lanka in 2015 and it is by far my favourite place I’ve ever visited; I don’t think anywhere could top it. It was a life-changing trip and fell in love with the culture. It was also the only time in my life that I’ve ever been able to see elephants in real life and in the wild!