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Hannah Hockin

Vice President Societies & Sport

About Me

I’m Hannah and I am the VP Societies and Sport.

I’m so excited for the upcoming year and can’t wait to start working with students and all at RHUL. As VP Socs and Sport, I will be a representative for the University at the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) and NUS conferences as well as the Chair of Societies, Sports and Opportunities Executive. I will also be working on a variety of campaigns throughout the year such as This Girl Can.

My plans for 2022/23:

  • Increasing participation through incentives
  • Providing limitless opportunities
  • Working closely with the VP Wellbeing & Diversity to raise awareness of stigmatised subjects through student groups
  • Finding alternative payment methods such as pay as you go or monthly instalments
  • Ensuring an equal amount of publicity and support for student groups
  • Closely supporting recently established groups and ones with multiple committee changes

I know how essential student groups are to student life on and off campus. Therefore, I endeavour to make sure students can get the most out of their time whilst at Royal Holloway.

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

Pair Up with the Buddy Scheme

Wed 14 Sep 2022

VP Societies and Sport, Hannah Hockin, introduces the Buddy Scheme - an initiative that helps students try out taster sessions, Give It A Go and/or Active lifestyle and Sport activities during the first two weeks of term by matching you up with other students! Find out how you can take part.

Introducing Your VP Societies and Sport

Mon 12 Sep 2022

Your VP Societies and Sport Hannah Hockin fills you in on what she's been up to since starting the role, her priorities for 2022/23 and what's she excited for!

An Update on Anti-Spiking Measures

Fri 13 May 2022

Behind the scenes, our sabbatical officers have been busy working with the different departments across the Students' Union to address and improve our current anti-spiking measures. Check out what they've been up to.

Get Ready for Society Awards and Colours Ball 2022

Wed 02 Feb 2022

Every year, the amount of hard work and dedication put in by our student groups is truly inspiring and we want to recognise that through our annual awards ceremonies. Whilst we launched Colours Ball last week, the Society Awards will now take place in term three. VP Societies & Sports, Alex Parry, explains why we've changed the date.

SU Elections: VP Societies & Sport

Mon 24 Jan 2022

Thinking of running for VP Societies & Sport? Current Officer Alex Parry shares his experience in the role as he looks back to some of the most important moments, his biggest challenges, what he has gained, and his election experience!

Give Feedback as a Student Group

Tue 30 Nov 2021

VP Societies & Sport, Alex, has been working hard on his manifesto aim to make sure our student groups feel listened to and supported. Read this blog on a new way committee members can give feedback to our Student Opportunities team.