Vice President, Education & Welfare - Victoria Hurley

The Sabbatical Officer with responsibility for representing students as learners and ensuring the wellbeing of our members.

The Vice President is also an Officer Trustee with legal responsibilities, as well as a full time employee of Winchester Student Union, during their term of office.

The Vice President, Education & Welfare directly oversees Union activities in the following areas:

Education Zone

  • Education

  • Student Academic Representation (StARs)

  • Sustainability & environment

Welfare Zone


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Phone: 01962 826472

Twitter: @winchestervpedu

Facebook: Victoria Hurley VP



Officer Role

Vice President, Education & Welfare 2019 – 2021


What did you study?

Undergrad- Drama & Education Studies
Masters- Philosophy of Education


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

I was part of Netball sports team and was an avid BOP goer! Loved attending SU nights, including the awards ceremonies & charity/ fundraising events.


What are your top Manifesto points?

As well as carrying on and improving initiatives that are already in place these are my manifesto points for this year:

  • Prep for life after Uni scheme
  • Flexible assignment choice
  • Increase academic representation
  • Accessible facilities for studying
  • Dissertation initiatives
  • Staff training for student safety
  • STI Health Care
  • Sustainable Period products
  • Accommodation Care
  • Accessible learning spaces


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

I went to visit the 2018-19 VP Education to find out more about what the role entailed and after speaking to her and finding out more details I knew that I would regret not running in the elections as this sounded like such an amazing opportunity for me to have an impact on the student experience.


What’s your favourite thing about Winchester?

My favourite thing about Winchester would be the beautiful countryside right on your door step. Beautiful country walks in any season is easily my favourite past time in Winchester.


What has been your proudest moment during your student journey?

My proudest moment was finding out I had passed my Masters in October. I had started my role in July and still had my dissertation due in September so doing both at the same time was difficult but I passed and was so proud of myself.


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

I love catching up and seeing my old friends from University and eating out! (I love trying new places to eat)