Aneta Sahely

We spoke to KSOC Events Manager Aneta about the Society and why it's important to showcase Korean culture.

Aneta is a third-year Psychology student and is the Event Manager of the Korean Society (KSOC) here at Greenwich Students' Union. The Society's goal is to bring people together who are passionate about everything the Korean culture has to offer, from dance and music to food and movies. Aneta says: 'I love my role because I can plan and host events that engage people with the culture and help them make connections with others. It means a lot to be part of a Society that is fun and diverse'.

What attracted you to Greenwich?

I attended an open day and was blown away by the atmosphere. The beautiful scenery and friendly staff really made an impact. It was also refreshing to see how diverse the University is. London's culture has so much to offer, and with a beautiful park so close, Greenwich is the perfect location.

What makes you Proud to be GRE?

The University and Students' Union place a lot of emphasis on raising awareness of mental health and environmental issues which is very important for me. There is also a lot of promotion of BAME programmes, making sure every student gets equal opportunities.

Do you have any advice for new students starting?

Join Societies, it is a great way to meet people and make connections. University is also the best time to explore new things, so take every opportunity you get even if it may be outside your comfort zone.

What opportunities has The University of Greenwich given to you?

The University of Greenwich hosts many talks and seminars about contemporary issues where you have the chance to engage in interesting discussion with experts in the field.

What are your future goals?

My goal is to become a lecturer and researcher. I hope to inspire students the way I've been inspired by my Lecturers at the University of Greenwich.

What has lockdown taught you? To appreciate the daily freedoms we take for granted and be mindful of the small things in life.