What is your name?
My name is Winston Alla, but I like to be called Winst!
Where is home to you?
I was born and brought up in Berkshire, but my family is from the Philippines.
What did you study at Solent?
I graduated in 2021 from Solent University with a BA Popular Music Performance & Production. I am currently studying for my MA Post Production for Film & TV.
Why did you apply to be a Sabbatical Officer?
Last term I really enjoyed meeting and interacting with students from a range of cultures and communities, and wanted to continue building on those relationships for another year, to help cultivate an innovative and empathetic community on campus. I've enjoyed the opportunity to be surrounded by like-minded individuals who are keen on improving the student experience - I'm looking forward to meeting more people this year!
What does being a part of Solent Students' Union mean to you?
For me it is being a part of an inclusive and valuing community - the SU is led by students for students! It is having the responsibility to be able to improve student's university experience, and the opportunity to lead change and improvement for the SU.
To read my full manifesto, please click here.
Improve the student voice of Warsach Martime Cadets:
Lobby the university to provide more support for international students:
Improve and support the library services:
Enhance the postgraduates' student experience: