Academic Affairs

Emma Beenham

Academic Affairs

“Emma is the student voice for all things academic”

Her role focuses on promoting our students’ academic interests.

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About Emma

I’m originally from Torquay in Devon and I studied Physical Geography.

I've always loved living by the sea, so having the beach on my doorstep was a big thing for me. I've been coming on holiday to Aberystwyth and Borth since I was little as well, so I knew the area well and knew it was a great location. The University is also world-renowned in my department and that was definitely evident when I came to my open day - everyone was so welcoming and friendly and I knew this was the place I wanted to study for 3 years!

I've been involved with the student voice from an academic perspective since my first year when I was a student rep for my course, so having regular conversations with students and staff is something I'm very used to and really enjoy doing. Standing for Academic Affairs Officer was an exciting next step for me, as throughout my journey as a student I've come across many things I wanted to change and make a difference to.

I'm looking forward to working with the new officer team and talking to students about their SU and what they want to build on and improve upon about their time at university.