Perth President

Alex Wilson is your elected 2020/21 HISA Perth President! 

Contact Alex here.

 

1. Why did you get involved with HISA? 

I got involved with HISA by becoming a class rep last year, prior to this i did not have any knowledge of what HISA was or what it did. I decided to become a class rep because there had been recurring issues that were reported to previous class reps that were not being solved and i wanted to change that to make sure any issues raised by the students in my class were escalated.

 

2. If you could achieve one thing in your year as an officer, what would it be? 

The one thing I would like to achieve as an officer would be to make the student experience fun and enjoyable for everyone by continuing to promote an inclusive environment and get every student involved in future events.

 

3. Who’s your icon? 

My icon is my grandma, she was a fiery redhead that fought for what she believed in, always putting others first. She fought lung cancer when i was young and had half her lung removed but that didn't stop her doing what she loved, even horse riding.

 

4. Away from student politics, what do you like to do? 

I like to watch films and chill with my family and friends and I have recently got into painting so I have been painting quite a lot during lockdown.

 

5. What’s your best memory of being a student at the University of the Highlands and Islands? 

The best memory I have of being a student is making the friend group that i currently have, making a great support network, I would not have been able to do this without attending Perth College UHI. It has been this support network that has helped me to continue with my studies and get to where I am today.
 

6. What’s your proudest moment? 

My proudest moment is completing BA3 Business and Management, I am the first person in my family to get my degree so I have impressed myself and them by doing so.

 

7. What’s your favourite thing about living in Scotland? 

My favourite thing about living in Scotland is that my family are here and it's easy to go see them by using public transport, making it accessible to travel to different areas of Scotland and see the sights.

 

8. What are you going to do for me, the average UHI student, to improve my everyday life? 

To improve students lives I am going to promote an inclusive environment and to fight the mental health stigma, there are current systems in place already to help students with their mental health but I aim to improve these and promote them to students so that every student has the support that they need.

 

9. Where can we find you on social media? 

Facebook:  @HISAPerth

Instagram:  @HISAPerth

Twitter:        @HISAPerth

 

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