Alissa Chohan

Maia Jarvis

Vice President Education

About Me

Hi, my name’s Maia and I’m your Vice President Education!

As VP Ed, I will communicate your academic interests to senior staff and turn student feedback into concrete change in order to give you the best teaching and learning experience.

Throughout the year, I will amplify the concerns of students in college meetings, work closely with academic reps and listen to their feedback, and deliver campaigns that enhance your educational experience.

I aim to centre student voices in the transition out of the pandemic and ensure that the benefits and increased accessibility brought about by COVID measures stay.

My plans for this year include revamping the Personal Tutoring system to ensure that all students receive comprehensive support, implementing the recommendations from the Joint Honours Insight Report, and increasing academic peer support by bringing Writing Cafés to more departments. I’m sure many exciting ideas will be put forward by students this year and I can’t wait to put your suggestions into action!

If you have any questions or are interested in becoming an academic rep and helping other students, feel free to get in contact!

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

NUS Lead and Change

Thu 12 Aug 2021

Last week, your new Officer team attended the National Union of Students (NUS) Lead and Change Conference. Hear all about their experiences and how they're looking to put what they've learned into action to make positive changes for students this year!

Goodbye from Kate, Alissa and Lucy

Fri 09 Jul 2021

After a challenging, exciting and very unusual year, your President, Vice President Education, and Vice President Societies and Sport reflect on the year they have had as they prepare to say goodbye to the Students’ Union.

Joint Honours Student Experience: Student Insight Report

Fri 11 Jun 2021

VP Education Alissa Chohan introduces the findings and recommendations from our research into the experience of Joint Honours students, as we seek to improve their academic experience at Royal Holloway.

Improving the Joint Honours Experience

Tue 04 May 2021

Addressing one of her key manifesto points, VP Education Alissa Chohan is conducting a Student Insight Report to better support, improve and understand the experience of Joint Honours students. Ensure your voice is heard by completing the survey!

Academic Misconduct campaign wrap-up

Fri 30 Apr 2021

Throughout this week, VP Education Alissa Chohan has been running a campaign on academic misconduct and how you can avoid it. In case you missed any of the content, she has collated the information and signposted support services available to you.

Top Tips for Tackling Alternative Assessments

Thu 29 Apr 2021

VP Education Alissa Chohan shares some great advice to help you make this assessment period as pain-free as possible. Make sure you take a read to ease your stress levels!

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