The Vice President Health & Education and Science & Technology represents all students within these schools at Middlesex, and works closely with the School Voice Leaders on the MDXSU Exec. Each Student Officer also has particular interests in and responsibilities for other areas of student life - Orla's represents the MDXSU LGBT Assembly, Raise and Give Society (RAG), volunteering, sport and environment and ethics.
Hey MDX! I’m Orla Hillary, your re-elected Vice President of Health & Education and Science & Technology at MDXSU! So yep, you’re stuck with me for another year ;)
I started at MDX in 2012, studying Adult Nursing. I was a Student Voice Leader for my final two years, your women's basketball captain from 2013-2015, a member of the MDX women’s Rugby Union squad and also a Student Ambassador with the university.
In 2014 I was rewarded with MDX Student of the Year at the annual MDXSU Awards, and throughout my career as a Captain, I was honoured to win Captain of the Year consecutively for both years.
As your Vice president, my role is to support all students in the Health & Education and Science & Technology schools. Most of you students in my schools are placement students, just like me! Sometimes while on placement you feel a bit isolated but it’s my job to make you feel the opposite and have the most amazing experience here at MDX.
If you feel like you have some course related issues - GET IN TOUCH! I’m always here and happy to listen to any problems you’re having so we can fix them.
If you want to meet lots of new people or have the best time at MDX, I recommend you join a sports team. It doesn’t matter if you’ve never played before you’ll be welcomed regardless of your skills! I’ve met my biggest friendship groups through them. If sports not for you, why not join a society? Join RAG to raise money for charity, or come and speak to me about volunteering opportunities. Whatever your interest we’ll try and make it work!