Alissa Chohan

Alissa Chohan

Vice President Education

About Me

Hi, I’m Alissa, your Vice President Education!

One of my key roles throughout the year is to represent, communicate and support your academic interests and wellbeing, helping to make your university experience the best it can possibly be.

This involves me maintaining a strong relationship with the academic reps, contributing and advocating positive changes in college meetings, and creating campaigns to make student life better at Royal Holloway.

Despite the global pandemic and the challenges that come along with it, I endeavour to create positive educational change for students, all the way from foundation years, to postgraduates.

I intend to do this by increasing the number of online resources, making them as accessible and interactive as possible, continuing to tackle work on the BAME attainment gap, and improve the educational experience of those struggling with their mental and physical wellbeing.

If you have any questions, or would like to be involved in academic representation, do not hesitate to get in touch!

The Role

Not only is the Vice President Education the Deputy President of the Students’ Union but they also sit on a number of high level committees including Academic Board where the academic strategy of the College is decided.

Alongside this, VP Education sits on the Union’s Board of Trustees. They work on campaigns aimed at improving the academic experience on campus and have a real impact on the academic rep system, empowering students to make change on their courses and within their departments.

What I'm Working On

Latest Blogs

To the men we represent...

Wed 07 Apr 2021

Following an exhausting few weeks for women, both in the Royal Holloway community and the wider world, your Sabbatical Officers call on you to step up and start taking action to change the narrative around discrimination, misogyny, and culture which leads to violence against women and minority genders.

Our Graduation Sympathy

Wed 10 Mar 2021

Your sabbatical officers give their reaction after the University announced its decision to postpone summer 2021 graduations (and all outstanding ceremonies for 2020 graduates) until 2022.

Celebrating Amazing Staff Members

Fri 05 Mar 2021

VP Education Alissa Chohan celebrates the lastest winners of our You're Valued awards, members of staff who have been nominated by students for their hard work, time and dedication in far from ideal circumstances this year.

Grade Inflation: The Higher Education Context

Tue 02 Mar 2021

President Kate Roberts and VP Education Alissa Chohan unpick the complicated topic of grade inflation, discussing what it is, what is being done to tackle the concerns around it, and what it means for you in the context of this academic year.

Academic Quality: The Higher Education Context

Fri 12 Feb 2021

Who is responsible for maintaining quality and standards and what happens when they are not upheld? Should a lower quality education mean lower tuition fees? And what part does the government play in the quality of the Higher Education sector? VP Education Alissa Chohan discusses this and more in her latest blog post.

Gender Neutral Toilets: Fighting For Trans And GNC Rights

Tue 09 Feb 2021

Almost half of Trans people (48%) do not feel comfortable using public toilets, as a result of verbal abuse, intimidation, and physical assault. After the Government's opening of consultation for toilet provision for men and women, we need to speak up in support of gender-neutral toilets.

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