About My Role
As President, Jackie leads the Elected Officer team
and the Students' Union as a whole and acts as the key link to the University's
Vice-Chancellor, Pro Vice-Chancellors, Council and Senate, as well as the NUS and
other key stakeholders.
Shwmae! I’m Jackie, former Vice-President Education and now your Students’ Union President!
I was born in the city of Bristol, but my parents are originally from the beautiful Hong Kong so feel free to converse with me in both English or Cantonese. Not long after my twin sister and I were born, we moved to Somerset where we currently live.
I am a classical pianist and I very proudly completed my degree in Music at Cardiff with a First-Class Honours! I also love singing and playing percussion in various orchestras. I have loved every second of being a student here and I wanted to share and enhance the positive experience with everyone.
I have always been incredibly passionate about embracing every opportunity at University. During my time here, I have interned in Hong Kong and London, travelled on tour with the University Orchestra to Germany several times, we even went to China last year. I also went abroad to study music in Helsinki, Finland for a year which was one of the best years of my life. I even met and played piano for the President of Iceland whilst I was there.
My initial involvement in our Union came from my time volunteering with the Student Advice service. During this time, I developed an understanding that we could do so much more to represent the views of students and that we need to empower them to personalise their experience during their studies.
I am always ready to listen and help in any way I can, my door will always be open whether on the Heath Park or Park Place campus.
Yep to Yip!