Introducing BIMM Institute Berlin’s 2022/23 Student President Hristoslav Zagortchev

7 September, 2022

We are delighted to share that the BIMM Institute Berlin Student President for the 2022/23 academic year is Hristoslav Zagortchev!

After a successful election campaign, Hristoslav, also known as Chris, was voted to become the next BIMM Institute Berlin Student President by his fellow students.

We got together to talk with Chris to find out more about him and his plans for the coming academic year.

Hey Chris! How about we kick off with you telling us a bit about yourself?

Hi! My name is Hristoslav, but people just call me Chris. I am originally from Bulgaria but I also lived for 8 years in Venezuela and Peru. I am studying Music and Sound Production, and I’m about to go into my 3rd year at BIMM Institute Berlin!

Congratulations on being elected as Student President! How do you feel?

I was a little bit shocked when I first found out – I felt a huge sense of joy that people trusted me enough to vote for me. I am very thankful to be receiving such an opportunity! I will make sure to take on this responsibility with just as much passion and humility in mind.

What made you apply?

One of the main reasons I wanted to apply is the opportunity to be part of and get to manage the BIMM Berlin Student Association members and staff. To be able to clearly organise communications between different departments by engaging with people is a skill I value and want to improve.

What are you most looking forward to in your role?

Being able to do something about issues that can lower the quality of student life. I want to be able to create a set standard that can be used as a metric to evaluate the performance of student-run societies. In the meanwhile, I am also looking forward to being able to create more opportunities for students – not only from BIMM Berlin but also from other BIMM colleges – to meet and build friendships that can later flourish into networking opportunities.

What do you hope to achieve by the end of the year?

I have set myself some clear and easy-to-track goals such as:

  • Stronger engagement with clubs and other student-run organisations.
  • Promotion and creation of events that will help people build meaningful relationships.
  • Making German more accessible for international students.
  • Opening a bridge for students from other BIMM colleges to engage with each other.

If I can mark these goals as accomplished, I think that will translate to a better quality of student life, which will be much more exciting and filled with more opportunities.

What words of advice would you give to future students?

The programmes that BIMM offers are pretty intriguing and you will want to throw yourself in to everything you do. When you are given an assessment, it’s a good idea to split it into smaller and more manageable goals that you can cross off as time passes. That way you can guarantee to have something to work with when that due date gets near!

Do you have a message you would like to share with current students about being their elected president?

I feel passionate about my position and want to make the best of it. I want to thank everyone again that trusted me with their vote, and I will make sure to make it count. Also, do not be afraid to talk to me and share a suggestion or if you have some questions when you see me out and about. You can also always send me an email at 1138134@bimmstudents.com and I will get back to you as soon as I can! Also, I want to give all the other candidates a big applause – it was insightful to see what everyone had to offer! Let’s have a great academic year!

It’s shaping up to be a great year at BIMM Institute Berlin. We are excited to see how Chris puts his ideas into motion to make student life at BIMM Institute Berlin even better!


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