UCL Psychology and Language Sciences


Ritvij Singh

Student Advisory Board member; MBBS Student, Imperial College London


I’m a medical student at Imperial College London nearing the end of my degree. Over this time I’ve seen the demands that student life can put on everyone’s mental health. Joining PsychUP for Wellbeing is exciting because I’ve always thought more could be done to implement evidence from our academic departments to improve mental health at university. I’m keen to develop new models of mental health care with a focus on integrated care. 

I bring to the team my experience as a medical student and the many vantage points into mental health it offers: a knowledge of psychology; seeing patients tackle mental health as well as other students; and experience volunteering with other medics with Imperial SoupRun. In the past, I’ve been project manager for ICG and researched the history of integrated paediatric care for a project with the Nuffield Trust. I’ve also advised NGOs on strategy for social impact and cost effectiveness. I’m confident that alongside the experience of the other students and faculty involved, we can transform the approach to mental health at universities.