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I am extremely excited about the forthcoming year at Lancaster. It is going to be huge for both sports teams and societies as we head into the 50th year of both the University, and Roses. We will see the best Lancaster has to offer pitched against teams from York, but this time on home turf. I’m excited about the camaraderie we will display next year and, if this year’s example is anything to go by, it will be explosive. I want to build on this, guaranteeing our sports teams the support and resources they need to achieve fantastic successes on the pitches and courts, so we can really cement our place as a leading institution.
But it’s not just about sport and Roses. I understand that societies have an equally large part to play at Lancaster and I am going to endeavour to continue, and improve, the support societies have in setting up and promoting events, and reaching their full potential. I am extremely passionate about inter group collaboration, incorporating both sports and societies and in terms of events that we hold I want a real student led approach to generating ideas. Through the use of open forums I want everyone to have the chance to take part, to have their say, so Lancaster can be renowned not just for our academics, but for our sense of fun as well
Another aspect I am keen to focus on is inter-college sport. I believe this is a fantastic way to get involved with your college by doing something you love. I am so excited about getting involved with the inter college competitions like Patriots, Founders, and Legends next year: there is always a fantastic sense of college spirit over those weekends. I hope to lower costs for college sports and make sure the support our teams need is on hand I also intend to look at the inner working of, and views on, the highly debated Carter Shield by gathering student opinion so we are able to act accordingly. Giving students what they want.
All in all I’m thoroughly looking forward to my year in office and hope to achieve a number of things for sports team and societies at Lancaster. They are an integral part of the student experience and loved by many.
Put simply, I want to see Team Lancaster get bigger and better than ever before. Go on the Red Rose!