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

This Girl Can: Student Profiles

Fri 20 Nov 2020

Six of our amazing students share their inspiring stories as women in sport, breaking down barriers and leading the way to show that THIS GIRL CAN.

This Girl Can

Mon 16 Nov 2020

This week marks the start of the annual This Girl Can campaign, a week usually filled with a wide range of fantastic events run by both Royal Holloway Sport and our student groups. VP Societies & Sport Lucy Brown lets you know what she and the rest of the Sabbatical Officer team are up to this week to celebrate women getting active.

A Call For Positive Communication

Fri 13 Nov 2020

We are now just over halfway through the term and we have faced more than a year’s worth of trials, challenges, and changes. Unfortunately, this has seen some students and groups display a counter-productive attitude when communicating with us. VP Societies & Sport Lucy Brown has put this blog together in the hope of creating a better working relationship between our student groups and the Student Opportunities team moving forward.

50+ Lockdown Activity Ideas

Fri 06 Nov 2020

VP Societies & Sport Lucy Brown has put together a list of over 50 ideas for different activities that you can do during lockdown to ensure you stay entertained and make the best out of this month! She has some amazing and creative suggestions, so make sure you check them out!

10K up for grabs through Santander Development Programme

Wed 21 Oct 2020

Fancy winning a grant of £10,000 to support your professional and/or personal development? Find out how you can be in with a chance through the Santander Development Programme. VP Societies & Sport Lucy Brown tells you more.

Royal Holloway Moves: Rewarding You for Being Active

Fri 09 Oct 2020

VP Societies & Sport Lucy Brown tells you all about the new app launched by Royal Holloway Sport and how you can earn points and rewards for anything from walking onto campus to cycling to your favourite coffee shop.