Regional President

Flo Jansen is your elected 2020/21 HISA President! 

Contact Flo here.





1. Why did you get involved with HISA? 

HISA is giving me the opportunity to make a positive impact not only on my own but also my peers' student experience.

I love being able to use the HISA platform to influence university-wide decisions with students’ voice, enhance students’ educational experience, and help increase students’ employability. 


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

This is very hard to choose. Employability would really be up there. I want to create more opportunities for our students to boost their CVs while studying at UHI. The dream is to graduate and be the number one applicant for any job in the Highlands and Islands.

I can’t wait to explore all the different approaches we can take to this and how not only UHI can offer work experience but also HISA. 


3. Who’s your icon? 

One of my icons is definitely Angela Davis. She advocates for gender equity and shows how race, class and gender contribute to this inequality. I would recommend to anyone to read her book Women, Race and Class. 


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

I love going to the beach, swimming, surfing and sailing. I like playing the piano on rainy days, iced lattes and making Italian food. 


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

This is a very hard pick after having studied at UHI for so many years. I don’t think I can pin it down to just one memory.

The network I was able to be a part of has been incredible. Through my time at UHI I had the opportunity to meet so many different people with different backgrounds which is fantastic. There have been so many opportunities for knowledge exchange through different events. 


6. What’s your proudest moment? 

So far probably being elected HISA President for this Academic Year. Elections this year have really been an emotional rollercoaster but also one of the best experiences so far.

Getting the phone call after travelling 5 days and visiting 7 campuses in total during the campaign period was probably one of my proudest moments yet. 


7. What’s your favourite thing about living in the Highlands and Islands? 

I love being able to live so close to nature. There is a beach 5 minutes from my flat where I love to go swimming, surfing and sailing. The Highlands and Islands have such a great sense of community and I love being able to positively impact on this community. 


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

I want to work on offering you more options to build your CV and employability through your time at UHI through more focused workshops and volunteering/ work opportunities within your institution.

I want you to feel part of the big network UHI is and help you make contacts across the whole partnership. 


9. Where can we find you on social media? 

Facebook:  Flo Jansen 


Twitter:      @flo.jansen3


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