Get to know me: Wellbeing Officer 2023

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Name & Role: Helen, Wellbeing Officer (she/her/they)

Short introduction: My pronouns are she/her/they and I studied English literature, during my time as a student I was president of the Feminist society, treasurer of Tickled Pink and part of AUWR and Curtain Call.

Tell us an interesting or random fact about yourself: I have a twin

Choose three words that best describe you: Opinionated, Stubborn, Out-going

It’s your last meal on earth…what’s on the menu? & which 3 celebrity would you invite for food?: Food: A Sunday Roast. Celebrities: Tom Holland, Harriet Harman, Zadie Smith

What are your hobbies or interests?: Musicals and music in general whether that is watching or taking part in. The Marvel Cinematic universe, more specifically Spiderman.

Why did you choose to stand for this role?: I got a lovely recommendation from an anonymous source and I think that begun to have me thinking of the positive changes I could make if I was a part of a team with a common goal, that being to better the university environment.

What are you most looking forward to this year?: Seeing positive change being made by myself and my fellow officers.

What are some of the causes you care about?: 

  • LGBTQIA + Rights and Inclusion.
  • Creating safe spaces in Campus.
  • Working on improving our suicide prevention protocol and policy.
  • Women’s Rights and Safety.
  • Inclusion

What is your favourite Aberystwyth hangout?: Students Union Bar simply because a good portion of my friends are my co-workers behind the bar and  Starbucks.

If you could be an animal what would you be and why?:  A red panda, not everyone’s first thought but no one is ever too unhappy to see one.

Do you have any out there traditions or strange superstitions?: To get hyped to go on stage or speak publicly I try and listen to as much of the Hairspray soundtrack as I can.

What one thing do you think everyone should do/try at least once in their lifetime? (give a personal example if you want): I genuinely feel everyone should try to work in retail or hospitality atleast once in their lives.

You are on your way to work on a Monday morning…what song comes on as your soundtrack?: One More Shot- CIL

Name a favourite place you have visited and why: Penmon Point because me, my family and my best friends all go together every year as a digital detox and reset.

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