As you know from our blog post yesterday, we have recently welcomed two brand new members to the WSA Committee 2017/18. We chatted to all six members of the committee to help you get to know them a little better, and put a face to a name. First up, let’s meet Venezia (or Venny as she likes to be called) who was elected as our new WSA Campus President in the Autumn Elections this year.

What do you study and what year are you in?

I’m a second year Games Design and Art student.

What are you most looking forward to about being the WSA Campus President? What is your main aim while in this position?

I’m extremely excited and enthusiastic about being WSA Campus President, this is a fantastic opportunity to make a difference here! My top priority is to achieve better representation of all WSA students both at Winchester and at Highfield. I want your voices to be heard loud and clear and hopefully we’ll make long-lasting changes for the better.

If you were an animal, what would you be and why?

That’s a pretty tough one! I think that I would be an owl because they are famous for being nocturnal animals, actively hunting during the night. Similarly, I’m much more productive when it’s dark and on most days I do my work and art in the dead of night.

What’s your favourite place in Winchester?

The Winchester Cathedral is by far my favourite. Every time I walk through its doors I get a sense of awe because of its sheer magnitude, Gothic architecture, stained glass, and everything else it has to offer. My favourite spot in it is the Crypt and its brilliant sculpture by Antony Gormley (you can check it out here, but it’s even better in real life!)

Favourite event at the Union that you have been to so far?

I loved WSA Big Day! Seeing all of the different stands with tasty treats, passionate societies, and a variety of support groups is always so inspirational and gets me hyped up about the year.

Tell us an interesting fact about yourself:

Until I came here, I had absolutely no formal education in art. In fact, I was preparing to apply for a Computer Science degree and I was even part of a team that developed two functioning robot prototypes using Arduino.

Congratulations on your new role, Venny – we wish you the best of luck!

Got something you’d like to share with Venny? Get in touch with her by email at: wsacampuspres@susu.org. You can also put forward your ideas to improve the Union, University, and wider community through You Make Change.

Don’t forget to give the WSA Facebook page a ‘Like’ to find out about upcoming activities on campus that you may interest you.

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