My VIP Experience
I have now been a Vertically Integrated Project - VIP - member since September 2021, and I thought it might be useful to document some of my experiences. I am in a team of 11 other people from multiple backgrounds and subjects, who are aiming to improve student wellbeing in Bath. Our team is run by Psychologist Richard Joiner.
We meet weekly for 1-2 hours a week and are currently looking at analysing data alike the relationship between physical activity, wellness and loneliness. Within the groups, there will be different roles such as a scribe and group lead (this can be changed each semester). Everyone is really lovely, and each VIP group seems to get on really well and work efficiently as a team.
Lots of opportunities have arisen from being a VIP member such as new contacts and the opportunity to present to a panel about the Bath to 5K. There are also many different VIP groups, so everyone can get involved with different topics depending on what takes their own interests. Becoming a VIP member was very easy, and the University of Bath helped the process to be very easy and welcoming, I would recommend it. I also really like how the team is not hierarchal, and that everyone is able to have their own say and influence. I have loved getting to know my team and making an active difference to the city of Bath and can’t wait to see what is coming this semester.