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Melanie Herpels

Medicine: Year Three Wellbeing Representative

Hi everyone! My name is Melanie, but feel free to call me Mel. Voting has reopened, so please keep reading if you're interested and haven't do so yet :) We have all been told loads of times that year 3 is academically very relaxed. However, I’m aware that we all might be having heaps of other things on our minds that might not seem as obvious. My friends are a very crucial part of my life and I try to always listen and give honest advice, a cup of tea+biscuits and a big hug, as that is what I need when I am struggling. As a wellbeing rep, I would love for you all to be able to approach and trust me with any sort of issue in that same way. By communicating with the other members of the welfare team, I would aim to improve your communication with your personal tutor, as they can be of incredible value when you are struggling. Additionally, fighting for a more accessible counselling service and reducing any stigma around mental health is in my eyes what Imperial needs most. My goal is to become a safe, non-judgemental space in a fairly crazy environment like uni. You're very welcome to message me if you have any questions, I am more than happy to answer them!