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

Becoming a Rep: Conversations With Alissa

Fri 18 Sep 2020

As we prepare to open academic rep elections on Monday 21 September, VP Education Alissa Chohan talks through the academic rep system, and why becoming a rep will give you so many transferable skills to benefit your future career goals!

Collectives: Drive Change at Royal Holloway

Fri 11 Sep 2020

VP Education Alissa Chohan and VP Wellbeing & Diversity Henn Warwick are excited to tell you all about Collectives, groups of students that provide opportunities to support various communities on campus.

Welcoming You Back To Royal Holloway!

Fri 11 Sep 2020

VP Education Alissa Chohan is excited to welcome you (or welcome you back) to Royal Holloway. Ahead of the new academic year, she has put together lots of important information to give you an idea of what you can expect in terms of your educational experience.

NUS Lead & Change Conference 2020

Fri 07 Aug 2020

Last week, the Sabbs spent time connecting with other Officers from across the country at Lead & Change - a virtual training conference run by the National Union of Students (NUS).

A Year As VP Education

Thu 09 Jul 2020

"Overall, it’s been exciting, dramatic, unexpected and absolutely bloody fantastic!" Kate Roberts sums up her turbulent year as VP Education, before she steps up into the President role for the 2020/21 academic year.

Cutting Through the Current Context of the Higher Education Sector

Fri 12 Jun 2020

President Jack O'Neill and VP Education Kate Roberts take a look at the current challenges facing the Higher Education sector.

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