Hi, I'm Maria, I am originally from Peru. I'm doing a PhD in Human Resources. I am an Open MP, but my manifesto is largely focused on wellbeing matters. Wellbeing (physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual elements) is a key aspect of every student's life because it can impact our whole uni experience (and life afterwards). I ran as MP to make a difference in these areas. When I'm not studying or volunteering with the Union, I am reading novels or watching comedies. Life is too short to be serious all the time!
Hey! My name is Sam, I study German and Spanish Translating & Interpreting and I'm one of your Wellbeing MPs. I ran for this role because I feel mental health in students is so important and I wanted to contribute to positive changes within the University. Since being elected I have worked with HIV Scotland to help break the stigma around HIV and worked with the other MPs to help students feel more supported through the current pandemic. Being a Wellbeing MP has really opened my eyes to how the Union works as a team to support students and I feel I have learned that while change sometimes feels impossible, it isn’t! :)
Hi, I’m Mikolaj, I’m from Poland but I’m an Edinburgh local of around 15 years. I’m in my final years of Bsc Biological Sciences at the Edinburgh campus. I am also a Wellbeing MP, making sure that the experience of students at our University is as good as possible. I chose to be a Wellbeing MP as I am passionate about making Heriot-Watt University a great safe space where students can look back later and say they truly enjoyed being a part of the University, societies, etc.
When I’m not studying or volunteering, I love to obsess over bubble tea and swing around a pole!
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