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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

This Royal Holloway Girl Can

Wed 08 Feb 2023

Last week, we kicked, lifted, sprinted, and jiggled for This Girl Can! VP Societies and Sport Hannah Hockin takes you through the campaign at Royal Holloway.

Student Group Sustainability Month Round-Up

Mon 06 Feb 2023

Green background with images of houses and a windmill. Texts reads Student Group Sustainability Mont

This January, we hosted Student Group Sustainability Month to empower students to become more sustainable and have a more positive impact on the environment. It's been a busy one!

A Day in the Life of VP Societies and Sport

Wed 01 Feb 2023

With the deadline for nominations fast approaching (Sunday 5 February @ 23:59), this week is your last chance to nominate yourself to run in the SU Elections 2023. If you’re thinking about nominating yourself but would like to know more about what the role really involves, we sat down with current VP Societies and Sport Hannah Hockin, to discuss a typical day in her life as a sabbatical officer.

Get Involved in LGBT+ History Month

Wed 01 Feb 2023

LGBT+ History Month has arrived on campus! Throughout February, we'll be celebrating the queer community at Royal Holloway and beyond with loads of events and activities. Get ready to decorate an LGBT+ banner, catch a movie and support other students at the Queer Creativity Showcase.

Get Ready for Society Awards and Colours Ball 2023

Thu 26 Jan 2023

Photos of previous Colours Ball and Society Awards events.

Our awards nights to celebrate our societies and sports clubs are just around the corner, so it's almost time to pop on your best outfit and join us for a night of glitz and glamour! VP Societies & Sport Hannah Hockin is here to give you the lowdown on what to expect.

Top Tips for Student Groups in the Cost of Living Crisis

Thu 12 Jan 2023

Photo of VP Societies and Sport Hannah Hockin stood by the Emily Wilding Davison buidling.

You’ve probably noticed that your energy bills, clothing, and even the Tesco meal deal price are hiking up, so it's important to be money smart. Hannah Hockin, your VP Sport and Societies has put together her top tips to help student groups get through the cost of living crisis.