UCL Psychology and Language Sciences


Andrea Carstensen

Student Advisory Board member; BA International Social and Political Studies student, UCL

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I am an international student currently doing my undergraduate degree in International Social and Political Studies at UCL. I also work as an English language tutor and participate in a few UCL Societies. In the future, I hope to work with asylum seekers and refugees, either directly on the ground or through policy changes.  

As someone who has personal experience with mental health issues, I understand how vital it is to have the necessary support systems in place. Now more than ever, COVID-19 has highlighted the difficulties students face everyday—we need to be able to rely on our university to support us in all times of need. I myself first received mental health help and support when I arrived at UCL, which gave me first-hand experience about how beneficial university services can be. That being said, there is always room for improvement— I want to provide a student perspective to that end, resulting in even better and more accessible mental health resources for all students by participating in PsychUP for Wellbeing. 

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