Vice President Societies and Sport
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 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.
Thu 04 Mar 2021
VP Societies & Sport Lucy Brown is here to tell you all about the BRIT 2021 Challenge and how you can improve your mental health and fitness, all whilst raising vital funds to support young adult mental health.
Thu 11 Feb 2021
In a normal year around mid-February, excitement starts to build as we celebrate the fantastic achievements of our wonderful student groups at Society Awards and Colours Ball. While we can't deliver these awards in the normal fashion this year, VP Societies & Sport Lucy Brown has a plan to deliver a virtual celebration!
Tue 09 Feb 2021
Almost half of Trans people (48%) do not feel comfortable using public toilets, as a result of verbal abuse, intimidation, and physical assault. After the Government's opening of consultation for toilet provision for men and women, we need to speak up in support of gender-neutral toilets.
Thu 04 Feb 2021
As we continue to live with the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, VP Societies & Sport Lucy Brown goes through the meaning of virtual fatigue, and offers some amazing and useful tips that she uses as coping mechanisms to look after her mental health and wellbeing.
Mon 01 Feb 2021
Thinking of running for VP Societies & Sport? Current Officer Lucy Brown shares her experience in the role as she looks back to some of the most important moments, her biggest challenges, what she has gained, and her election experience!
Thu 21 Jan 2021
One of Lucy's key manifesto aims when running to be your VP Societies & Sport was to ensure student groups received more frequent and informal recognition of their achievements. She is now excited to announce that as of next week, #ShoutAboutIt will be up and running!
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