Charlie Sellar

VP Barts and The London

Charlie Sellar

Tell us a bit about yourself, your Queen Mary journey and your role?

Well, I’ve been at BL for 4 years now. 3 years of that being Medicine, and the last year doing an intercalation with the QM Science and Engineering Faculty, so I’m essentially already part of the furniture! Through those 4 years, I’ve thrown myself into the SU everywhere I could, either on the BLSA Board, playing Rugby and Hockey for BL, and spending every lunch I can at the Griff. I’ve been elected as the BLSA President (or Vice President BL), so I’ll be running the BLSA and representing the School of Medicine and Dentistry.

How would you describe the Students' Union in one sentence?

I would probably say that we have a hand in almost everything to do with the student experience, making sure your time at Uni is rewarding, but still fun!

What’s a piece of advice you would give to students?

When it comes to societies/sports, be bold! If you put yourself out of your comfort zone, then there’s no telling what new passion you’ll find. (I had never played hockey or rugby before I came to BL!)

Favourite spot on any of our campuses?

Got to be Charterhouse Square. It’s such a pretty part of the city and a great place for a picnic.

What’s your ideal day out in London?

I’m a huge foodie so I love walking around Shoreditch/Borough/Greenwich trying all the pop-up cafes and food markets.

What’s your favourite thing to order from Drapers, The Griff Inn or Ground?

Loaded curly fries from The Griff Inn. If you know, you know.

If you were a superhero, what power would you have and why?

I definitely want to be able to fly. No real reason, it just looks really fun in the movies.

What’s one thing at uni that students have to try before they graduate?

Did I mention the Loaded Curly Fries at the Griff?

What animal best represents you and why?

A Labrador – I’m approachable, hardworking and playful, but always hungry and unbelievably clumsy at the best of times.

What are you looking forward to most this year?

Winning back the Merger Cup from QM. #stolenwin