Greenwich Students' Union President
You'll be able to keep in touch with Aatika on her social media and email this year.
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What type of student are you?
Greenwich-based, full-time, FLAS, BAME student
Hi, folks! I’m Aatika and I’m your GSU President! Yay! London-born, Dubai-bred, Doha-based and of Sudanese extraction, I’m a third-culture kid through-and-through. I’m beyond excited to get to know you and find out what makes you tick so that we can work together to create platforms that give you the space to engage with what drives you, excites you and empowers you. Similarly, I’m also interested to hear what upsets you as a student and how I can help - I’m all ears!
When I’m not working to rock your student world, you can find me sipping multiple cups of tea, doodling with a good comedy running in the background, and dreaming of cats. I’m very much a people-person, so if you see me around campus, please do say hello!
How did you get involved in Greenwich Students' Union?
Since joining in 2018, I’ve always been quite eager to get involved in all the on-campus activities I can get my hands on!
Among these involvements are my work as part of the executive committees of the BAME Network and the Politics Society, and most recently, my role in the Ambassador Outreach Program. Besides the more notable involvements, I’ve been quite partial to taking membership in several Societies and being sure to attend all the Society events and student forums that spark my interest!
Tell us about your course at greenwich?
I’m currently pursuing a BA History and Politics degree (which I absolutely adore.) I was initially scheduled to conclude my undergraduate studies in the 2020-2021 session but due to a turbulent year, I opted to resume my final-year after my presidential-year serving the lovely Greenwich folk. Absolutely no shame in putting your well-being first, friends!
What makes you #ProudToBeGRE?
Where to even begin! So many things make me #ProudToBeGre - the multicultural student body, the commitment to liberation of all minority groups, the dedication to wellbeing… but one thing that stands out to me is the strong relationship that past students still maintain with the university. It’s a testament to how welcoming this place is and how so many of us view it as home.
How would your friends describe you in three words?
Maternally-caring, bubbly, funny (I hope!).