Lucy Brown

Alex Parry

Vice President Societies and Sport

About Me

Hi everyone, I’m Alex and I am so excited to be taking over as the new VP Societies and Sport for 2021/22.

With the year that has just passed, I know how important groups are to the student life around campus and I cannot wait to help them get back into delivering in-person activities!

One of the biggest impacts of the last year to our groups was the overall participation and I am fully committed to ensuring that student engagement will get back to pre-Covid levels.

I will also be aiming to develop the support currently available to student group committees which will allow them to be able to deliver their members high-quality and effective activity. Alongside this, I also want to work on making sure our groups are being the most environmentally friendly as possible.

I cannot stress how amazing being a part of a student group is, from meeting so many like-minded people to learning so many transferable skills it was definitely the best part of my university experience at Royal Holloway!

If you ever have any questions always feel free to send me an email or DM!

The Role

The VP Societies & Sport has joint overall responsibility for developing the support the Students' Union offers to student groups on campus.

They work closely with the University's Active Lifestyle & Sport department to build relationships that aid the development of sporting activity on campus. This can include lobbying for improved facilities, high quality equipment and ensuring all students have access to different ways of keeping active.

They lead on campaigns and activities related to student health and wellbeing through sport.

Sitting on the Union’s Board of Trustees, VP Societies & Sport spends time working closely with students on campaign delivery while ensuring the Union is delivering on its strategic plan.

What I'm Working On


Latest Blogs

Let's Give It A Go

Tue 05 Oct 2021

Give It A Go is back with a bang! Check out what we've got on offer in our Term One events programme.

 
Your VP Societies & Sport Summer Update

Fri 17 Sep 2021

Image of VP Societies & Sport Alex Parry by the Emily Wilding Davison Building with Founder's Bu

We caught up with VP Societies & Sport Alex Parry to find out what he's been up to over the summer months, what he's looking forward to this academic year, and how you can get involved with our amazing student groups!

 
NUS Lead and Change

Thu 12 Aug 2021

Last week, your new Officer team attended the National Union of Students (NUS) Lead and Change Conference. Hear all about their experiences and how they're looking to put what they've learned into action to make positive changes for students this year!

 
Goodbye from Kate, Alissa and Lucy

Fri 09 Jul 2021

After a challenging, exciting and very unusual year, your President, Vice President Education, and Vice President Societies and Sport reflect on the year they have had as they prepare to say goodbye to the Students’ Union.

 
Student Group Training Round-Up

Thu 01 Jul 2021

VP Societies and Sport Lucy Brown smiling at the camera in front of a neon lighting bolt.

Over the past couple of weeks, new student group committees have begun their journey of taking on the responsibility for running their individual societies and sports clubs so they're ready to hit the group running in September.

 
Student Group Training 2021

Fri 28 May 2021

Calling all student group committee members! It's time to sign up for Student Group Training (7-18 June) and make sure you are fully equipped to run your group effectively and hit the ground running in September.