Vikram Rohilla


What is your London student highlight?

Being in London is like being part of one large family. You have the advantage of having everything near you and you get to experience living in one of the most diverse cities in the world.

If you had to sum up studying at St George’s in three words, what would they be and why?

Dance, culture and friends. During my time at St George’s I have had the opportunity to grow as a person and develop skills I never knew I had. The many cultural societies and university heritage allows you to experience different cultures and build close friendships.

What’s it like studying in Tooting and London?

Tooting has everything you would need. It is the perfect distance from central London and is affordable.

How does our focus on the health and medical sciences impact your studies, studying with only other health focused students?

The wide variety of extra-curricular activities available means that people have more to talk about than just science. You may all be science students but you may also just be another student who enjoys bhangra dancing.

How does the student-parent system work, and how has it affected your study?

It is not about what you know, it’s about who you know. This statement embodies life at St George’s. Meeting older students opens up a wide array of opportunities for you.

The highlight of my time at St George’s has to be being President of St George’s Punjabi Society and Captain of St George’s Bhangra Team. I have been able to teach people a new skill, give them an opportunity to perform at many prestigious venues and won national competitions.

What’s the student union like? How does the SU support you in your studies?

The Student’s Union allows students to feel like they can make a difference. You can join existing societies or even create your own and have the ability to change lives – whether that be by raising money for charity or starting a new show. It’s completely up to you!

Are you a member of any societies? If so, which ones and what do you do?

During my time at George’s I have been on many different society committees and all of them have given me amazing experiences.

Come to one of our regular free bhangra classes and maybe you will enjoy it so much that you end up competing in one of the world’s biggest competitions!

Do you feel like you can make a difference in the Student Union?

You can definitely enrich your student life by being part of societies, and creating them is so easy. The SU give you the power to represent your culture or allow you to identify with a group of people who all feel the same way as you.

Last year I decided I wanted to raise money for the SU Charity Raising And Giving (RAG). They helped me organise my own solo event and I ended up raising the most any single person has raised for RAG. This just shows the SU aids even just one person on making a difference.

The key to succeeding at St George’s is getting involved. Be nice to everyone, make as many friends as you can and try as many new things as you can. My one piece of advice to new students coming to St George’s would be to try something you have never have tried before, whether it be dancing, sports or music. Come to our bhangra classes, try out for the basketball team or audition for one of our renowned shows, because you won’t regret it!

Last Updated: Tuesday, 19 December 2017 12:02