Lucy Brown

Lucy Brown

Vice President Societies and Sport

About Me

Hi guys! I’m Lucy and I’m taking on the new role VP Societies & Sport for 2020/21!

I am so excited to work with our student groups over the following year, supporting them as they develop and shape the lives of students.

Given current virtual and social distancing restrictions, I know student groups are going to be vital in helping people stay connected and I cannot wait to see the innovation our student groups show to support our community going forward.

Whilst this may seem daunting, I am ready to support groups 100% to do this and am enthusiastic we will see some incredible action being taken.

Additionally, it will be great to see how this new role shapes itself throughout the year and if you have any suggestions/comments on how you think this looks, please do get in touch!

One of my main aims for this year will be developing the support available to student group committees to ensure they can carry out their roles as effectively as possible and, in turn, provide their members with high quality activity. Additionally, I want to work on student group funding and make it more self-sustaining.

I cannot encourage you to get involved in student groups enough; they are a space where you will meet some amazing people and also be provided with some great opportunities!

Feel free to pop me over an email or message if you ever have a question, and please do say hi if you see me around campus!

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

Celebrate in style!

Fri 09 Apr 2021

With our virtual Society and Colours Awards quickly approaching, VP Societies & Sport Lucy Brown shares some creative ideas to help you celebrate as a group.

To the men we represent...

Wed 07 Apr 2021

Following an exhausting few weeks for women, both in the Royal Holloway community and the wider world, your Sabbatical Officers call on you to step up and start taking action to change the narrative around discrimination, misogyny, and culture which leads to violence against women and minority genders.

Student Group Elections: Nominations Open

Thu 01 Apr 2021

If you're part of a society, sports club, or media outlet and want to positively impact the future of your group, it's time to nominate yourself for a committee position in the 2021 Student Group Elections!

Get Ready for Society and Colours Awards 2021

Fri 19 Mar 2021

A composite image of the Colours Awards and Society Awards logos split in half diagonally.

Here is your sneak preview at what to expect from virtual awards, as well as information about what awards are up for grabs and, most importantly, how you submit your nominations.

Student Groups Building Virtual Communities

Tue 16 Mar 2021

Check out what our societies and sports clubs have been doing to help keep their members connected and provide support for each other through these difficult times.

Our Graduation Sympathy

Wed 10 Mar 2021

Your sabbatical officers give their reaction after the University announced its decision to postpone summer 2021 graduations (and all outstanding ceremonies for 2020 graduates) until 2022.