Student Officer, Emily-Jayne Aldridge-Snell

Student Officers have no pre-defined portfolio, but together with the rest of the elected executive committee, will discuss and propose areas of work for the Union, ensuring that all students are represented. Alongside representing student views generally, Emily-Jayne's chosen areas of work will include taking an active role on the following;

  • Student Academic Representation (StARs) (Education Zone)

  • Welfare/Wellbeing (Welfare Zone)

  • Advice Centre (Welfare Zone)

  • Housing (Welfare Zone)

  • Sport Team Development (Activities Zone)

  • Society Development (Activities Zone)



Phone: 01962 827418


More about Emily-Jayne

What do you study?

I study Classical Studies and am going into my third year


What SU run events and activities have you been a part of?

I am Co-Captain for the Winchester Lions POM Dance team for a second time this year. As well as this I am a StAR and deputy chair for my course. I am also a regular BOP attendee; I will never miss an opportunity to get dressed up with my team and have fun!


What are your top Manifesto points?

  • To provide well-being support for all Winchester students,

  • To aid the development of non-sports societies

  • To ensure every voice is heard.


What made you run in the Elections to become an officer?

I really never imagined myself running and campaigning for this role, I have never been the until it was advertised by the Student Union in March. I absolutely loved being a StAR on my course and am always striving for Winchester students to have the best university experience they can. Seeing the difference that the Student Union make to our time at Winchester really amazed me and I wanted to be a part of delivering that experience.


What’s your favourite thing about Winchester?

My favourite thing about Winchester is how small and friendly it is, coming from a small home town I find Winchester perfect as it is not an overwhelmingly big city. Winchester is also such a beautiful city, filled with history and architecture, there is always something historical to discover around every corner. There is also plenty of greenery and countryside which makes me feel at home!


What has been your proudest moment during your student journey?

My proudest moment as a student would be getting into university, it was such a huge step for me and was one that I was debating for a long time. I am so glad I made the choice to come to university; since then I have grown so much and done things I never thought I was capable of doing, such as becoming Captain of my team and becoming a Student Officer.


What do you like doing when you aren’t being a Winchester SU Officer?

When I’m not being a Student Officer, you will usually find me dancing with my team, whether that be at BOP or at training. I also love picnics by the Cathederal, walks around Winnal Moors and movie nights with my housemates!