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

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.

Alex Parry Elected BUCS Regional Chair

Wed 20 Oct 2021

We're absolutely delighted to share that our VP Socieites & Sport, Alex Parry, has recently been elected as the new student regional chair for British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS). Read Alex's blog to find out what the role involves.

Mental Health Student Focus Group

Tue 19 Oct 2021

Back in the summer, a group of students, the sabbatical officers and Helen Groenendaal (Head of Student Advisory & Wellbeing) met to discuss mental health at Royal Holloway and the quality of support provided by the University. Find out what was discussed and what action is being taken off the back of it.

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