Arun Aggarwal

Arun Aggarwal

About the Role

The VP Student Communities is a diverse and challenging role, working with and supporting activities at our satellite campuses, including: Winchester School of Art; National Oceanography Centre and Southampton General Hospital. You will be responsible for supporting our different student communities: Postgraduate; International and Mature students, as well as leading and supporting our JCR Committees in Halls and Private Rented accommodation.


  • Work with and support activities at our sites and satellite campuses (Winchester School of Art, National Oceanography Centre, Southampton General Hospital, and others)
  • Represent, support and amplify the voices of students from hard to reach groups, including: international students; postgraduate students; mature students and student parents
  • Lead and support our JCR Committees in Halls and Private Rented accomodation
  • Represent, support and amplify the voices of students with protected characteristics, as illustrated through equal rights legislation
  • Create community and social cohesion between these groups of students

Sabbatical Plan

Leading the Union
Getting out there
Improving support for Nurses and other students (PGs) who use SGH who aren't medics.
New ideas
Having regular pop-ups across campuses selling Union merch and types of food.
Representing at Avenue and SGH
Making campus obviously 'breastfeeding friendly'.
Review diversity within the Union
Building on the Union's work
Tapping back into the Mature Student and Student Parent population
Getting WSA students to paint the tunnel between Building 40 and 42 (under Stag's)
Better coming to the aid of international students
Developing the role
Streamlining the role of VP SC
Dealing with PG issues
Culture Festival on steroids.


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