UCL Psychology and Language Sciences


Nellia Kornilova

Student Advisory Board member; BA European Social and Political Studies (ESPS) student, UCL


I am BA European Social and Political Studies (ESPS) student at UCL. Due to the nature of my multidisciplinary degree, I take modules across multiple UCL departments and almost in each of them I am aware of students who experience mental hardships and feel the lack of support from the university.  

Moreover, as an International Students' Officer at UCL SU during the pandemic, I receive hundreds of emails with personal experiences of mental health struggles arising from online learning. Every time I am surprised how many students are either not aware of the mental health support available at the university or are hesitant to use the services. 

I am interested in helping to design an accessible and effective mental health support system for students, so that mental health does not become an obstacle for their academic pursuits, career aspirations and simply a balanced life. 

As a member of the Student Advisory Board, I hope to shed the light on current students' mental struggles making sure the new strategies, which emerge from PsychUP for Wellbeing research, align with students' needs.