Victoria Selwyn

Victoria Selwyn | Norwich Medical School/Headucate UEA society

Victoria Selwyn

Hi there! My name is Victoria, and I am a fourth year medical student at the University of East Anglia, Norwich Medical School.

Its been a long journey to get to where I am, having achieved a first class bachelors in Physiology at Liverpool University in 2017. Since I was a school student, the only career I could see myself truly embarking on, what that of becoming a doctor. Now I’m only a year away from officially taking on this role with our NHS, although I feel I’ve been part of this team since joining medical school, spending a day a week in General Practice and 3 months of the term spent within the local hospitals.

I joined Headucate when I first arrived at medical school over 3 years ago now… its been heartwarming to see the society grow so much in this time.

I took over as President of Headucate: University of East Anglia, UEA’s mental health awareness society in 2019. Headucate has grown leaps and bounds from less than 80 members, to over 150 in the time I have taken over.

Since COVID-19 took us all by surprise and shortened the year and prevented our planned mental health conference from taking place in May 2020, I nominated myself to lead Headucate through the COVID pandemic too. I'm proud to have led a number of projects, including our Mind & Melanin, Black and Ethnic Minorities Panel discussion; two 24-hour livestream mental health TV show fundraisers, the most recent of which was endorsed by Stephen Fry; our Suicide Prevention and Awareness evening that reached worldwide; and our the Night of Wonders extravaganza in February 2020 raising over £1,000 for Beat with over 10 performing societies and over 200 guests just to name a few!

I definitely couldn’t have succeeded in growing Headucate without my supportive society family. I feel I have accomplished immensely as President of Headucate...Whilst also juggling the penultimate years of medical school, a part-time job online tutoring school students and peer support volunteer work for Beat, the UK's leading eating disorder charity!