Mat Robathan

VP Barts and The London

About Me

Hi, my name’s Mat and I’m this year’s Vice President Barts and The London and BLSA President. I am a fourth-year medic with an iBSc in Global Public Health.

I am half French, part of the LGBTQ+ community and a musical theatre enthusiast (“Rent” anyone?)! In my spare time I like to visit London with friends, cox in the Barts and The London Boat Club and binge watch Netflix shows (no spoilers please).

If you ever need to chat – be it about BLSA or anything else – you can drop me an email ( or you can probably find me in The Griff Inn enjoying some southern fried chicken strips!


My top priorities for the year

I’ve been involved in the Students' Union since my first year and am passionate about improving representation within the Students' Union, the university and our curricula. I also want to ensure all Barts and The London courses are engaged and integrated within BLSA.

Furthermore, I will spend my year in office fighting for, defending and modernising the Barts and The London identity. I will ensure our campuses feel listened to and looked after. Part of this will involve working to improve funding, security and sustainability for all our campuses.

In light of Coronavirus, I will also work with the university to ensure no student is disadvantaged by the pandemic. In these times, BLSA will also strive to maintain a high quality student experience and a strong community spirit.

Finally, my top priority is to listen to students and create a BLSA that works for everyone! Therefore, if you have any concerns, comments or suggestions please feel free to email me at