Student Officer, Julia Mong

Student Officers have no pre-defined portfolio, but along 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, Julia's chosen areas of work will include taking an active role on the following;

  • Environment & Sustainability (Education Zone)

  • Student Demographic Representation (Education Zone)

  • Welfare/Wellbeing (Welfare Zone)

  • Equality & Diversity (Welfare Zone)

  • Societies Development (Activities Zone)


Phone: 01962 827418


More about Julia


What do you study?

I will be entering my second year of Anthropology and Archaeology.


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

I have been a member of the International student network, where I've been able to make friends from all parts of the world! It has been so much fun, but also amazing when needing to talk to someone about everything being an international student entails. Through this I have also been a regular BOP goer, and I also went to the Big Fat Quiz every single week it was on. Lastly I am a StAR for my course and have been Chair of my SSLC!


What are your top Manifesto points?


  • Make every student voice heard.
  • Further develop support systems within the university.
  • Bring the university’s focus of sustainability to the students’ lifestyles



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

I wanted to run in the elections to become an officer because I knew a few of the previous officers, and through hearing of their experience and learning what it entails I felt like it was something that would suit me. Getting to work on improving the student experience through the Student Union and supporting the rest of the team sounds like a fun challenge which I am excited to be allowed to take on!


What’s your favourite thing about Winchester?

My favourite thing about Winchester, coming from a very small town in Norway, is that while it is a city with everything you could need, it's still not overwhelmingly big to the point where it feels unsafe. I feel comfortable here, and absolutely love all the green areas surrounding the city as well as the city itself with all its beautiful architecture and history!


What has been your proudest moment during your student journey?

While I'm only a year into my student journey, I'm very proud to have even gotten this far. I did not think I would get here when I dropped out three years ago, so having finished the first year of a course I absolutely love feels like a great accomplishment.


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

When I'm not being a Winchester SU officer I am a passionate advocate for equality for all. I will happily engage in conversations and discussions about anything from feminism to Black Lives Matter, and love bringing attention to the issues these movements face. Other then that, I'm an avid book-reader, of any genre, love a good quiz, and have a newfound love for rock climbing and bouldering! I also love hiking and camping, though I don't get to do enough of the latter during the school year.