Alexandria graduated in July 2023 from LJMU with a first-class in psychology and will stay on at the university in her role as Vice President for Community and Wellbeing at Liverpool John Moores Students’ Union (JMSU).
As one quarter of the all-female student officer team for the 2023/24 academic year, Alexandria is committed to amplifying the voices of those who may not always be heard, with a particular focus on students who might find themselves with significant mental health concerns.
During her studies Alexandria volunteered with Merseyside Offender Mentoring, supporting the start of an offender’s integration back into the community, and also with the charity PAPYRUS Prevention of Young Suicide.
“My role as a student volunteer for the PAPYRUS charity involved spreading awareness about suicide among young people and promoting positive mental health among students at LJMU. I have supported students and signposted them to relevant services and helped combat the stigma around young suicide and mental health.”
– Alexandria Jones
It’s perhaps through these voluntary roles and her psychology studies that Alexandria was keen to run for the student officer role and how she hopes to use the skills she picked up while volunteering, and gaining her degree, to help others.
Her main aims are to enhance wellbeing services for students and to explore the use of animal therapy and its positive impact on mental health; to promote students’ safety across nightlife in the city through the JMSU guardian scheme and to work with partners across the city to continue to tackle sexual violence against women and girls; and to also look at ways to support students through the continued cost of living crisis, for instance how commuter students could be better supported.
In the future Alexandria hopes to take on postgraduate study with LJMU and she is looking at undertaking a master’s in forensic and investigative psychology.