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

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!

Academic Misconduct - don’t get caught out!

Fri 23 Apr 2021

Following a surge in academic misconduct cases this academic year and with exam season approaching, VP Education is launching a campaign to ensure you know how to avoid falling foul of the rules.

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.

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