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

Raising Awareness and Vital Funds for Young Adult Mental Health

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.

Student Group Awards

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!

Gender Neutral Toilets: Fighting For Trans And GNC Rights

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.

Coping With Virtual Fatigue

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.

SU Elections: VP Societies & Sport

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!

#ShoutAboutIt: Recognising Student Groups

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!