So, Lara Stroudinsky is your new Vice President Wellbeing. What does that mean? the VP Wellbeing is the first point of contact for student equality and diversity issues and liberation campaigns, advocating for positive change within the University and wider community. As with our other Full Time Officers, we thought we'd meet Lara and find out some more about her...
Name: Lara Stroudinsky
Position: VP Wellbeing
Course studied: Interpreting and Translation
Fun fact about yourself: I watch old interviews of One Direction every night before bed.
OK Lara, introduce yourself...
Hi, I’m Lara (she/her) and I’m your VP Wellbeing for this year! After 5 amazing years at Heriot-Watt, I've decided I wanted to stay on and help improve new and returning students’ uni experience. If you have any questions, ideas, or just want to chat or get involved, please send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or catch me on campus!
Have you been involved in the Student Union before?
I was the President of the Pole Dance Society. Social Secretary for the Sustainability Society, a Class Rep for Languages, and last year I was the Society MP elected by Societies Council.
What made you want to be VP Wellbeing?
I hope to bring a more intersectional approach to wellbeing, be it mental, physical, sexual or financial!
What are you looking forward to the most about being a Full Time Officer?
Getting to know students and working hard to make a difference!
What are you hoping to achieve over the course of the next year?
This year I'm hoping to organise the 2nd annual Mental Health Conference, start freelancing 101 / financial awareness workshops and hold a Sexual Wellbeing Week.
If you want to get to get in touch with Lara about a Wellbeing related question, or just to find out more about her, email Union.VPWellbeing@hw.ac.uk or search for Student Union VP Wellbeing on Teams.