VP Services and Communications: Molly Purcell
Hi everyone, I’m Molly and I’m your VP Services and Engagement for this year!
I’m a BA Sociology graduate, and you might recognise me from our beloved campus coffee shop, the Kitchen, where I worked for two years. My interests vary from music, theatre, animals, horse riding, and drinking gin (on occasion of course). Please come to me if you have any questions regarding any of our services here at Essex & any suggestions I am just an email away at firstname.lastname@example.org, or tweet me at @VPServicesEssex for a coffee and a chat – I’m here to represent you!
What made you want to represent students at Essex?
I was so heavily involved with the SU in my time as a student (through my student job, societies and being a liberation officer) that running for sabbatical felt like the right thing for me. I wanted to give back to the things which made my experiences as a student so amazing, and try to ensure that incoming and current students can fulfil their student lives in the same way!
My claim to fame is.....
I once rapped on a West End stage (albeit, not quite at Eminem’s level) and one time I got quoted in the Sun newspaper for a certain cake sale here at Essex… (rebels with a cause am I right???)
Favourite TV to binge-watch?
Always something comedy related. FRIENDS is a classic go-to!
You have a whole evening to yourself, what are you going to do?
Call and catch up with a friend, run a nice bubble bath, order something Italian off Deliveroo, stick a funny film on… self-care is key!
What’s the event you look most forward to this year and why?
Absolutely Summer Ball! It’s the highlight of my year, every year!
You’re an expert on.....
I’ve grown up around horses and have done affiliated show-jumping before, so that’s something I’m a little bit expert on! and I’ve worked in commercial services including various shops and restaurants since I was 15, so I really enjoy and have a lot of experience in that – which really helps me in my role!
What’s your party trick?
I’m really good at hula hooping
What you wish you knew when you came to Essex
That there will be bumps in the road along the way, but you’ll be a better and stronger person because of it!
Utterly useless but fun fact
I have one leg longer than the other. I found out during a chiropractor appointment!!