I'm your Vice President Activities and I am the elected officer responsible for this area.
Welcome Club & Society of the month!
Club of the Month- Cricket
For our final Club of the Month in 16-17..we have Cricket! The LJMU Cricket team had their first match in April and are off to a great start with a win against UCLAN. Their next match is on the 10th March- and all students are welcome to join them as a free bus is being provided for supporters. Good luck boys!
Society of the Month- Outdoor Education
Society of the Month for April is Outdoor Education Society! The ladies recently came 2nd in the BUCs Canoe Polo Championship competing for #TeamLJMU! The society has also been busy preparing for their second trip of the year taking place in May. Congrats on your win and have fun on your trip!
Club of the Month- Men's Rugby League
Men’s rugby league are currently sitting at the top of the 1A BUCS division and had a fantastic month during March. They took part in charity events alongside other #TeamLJMU teams, reached the BUCS semi-finals and had a fantastic Varsity win last Wednesday. They have been one of our most consistently strong teams, remaining in the top 3 of the BUCS 1A division for the last three years. Great job boys, enjoy your £70 club of the month prize!
Society of the Month- Dance Society
It has been a real pleasure to work with the dance society this year. In early March the team competed in their final competition of the year at the UoL, and at the Varsity headliner last week they gave an amazing performance to cheer on our teams and get the party going! The Dance Society has been extremely supportive of their fellow clubs and societies throughout the year, and they radiate team spirit to really demonstrate the values of #OneTeam at LJMU. Congrats and enjoy your 70 pound prize!
Club of the Month- Handball
While there was a lot of fabulous sport happening in February, the Club of the Month has been awarded to Handball! The same weekend the SU was out supporting our athletes at the BUCS nationals, handball were in Nottingham for their national tournament reppin #teamLJMU (even in some official Uni of Nottingham promo pics!). They have had a consistent and creative social media presence, including Bobby the bear- who has his very own teamLJMU T-shirt! The team members are friendly, welcoming and seriously hard-working. Keep up the good work and enjoy £70 towards your future development!
Society of the month- Table Top Gaming
Table Top Gaming has had great success this year as a society. They have increased their membership by 25 members, gained two sponsors and held many more creative events and excursions than in previous years. In February, they worked together as a society and bought 8 new games, meaning they now offer over 28 board and role playing games for students to get involved with. They are an open and friendly society who communicate positively with the SU staff and we are very pleased to award them £70 as Society of the month for February!
Club of the Month- Netball
January was really successful for our netball team who raised £288 through their netball fundraiser involving teams from across LJMU. They’ve fostered a great working relationship with staff at LiverpoolSU so far this year and we want them to continue to do amazing things! We’re putting £70 into your club account to spend on developing your club even further!
Society of the month- Drama
January was a quiet month, but that doesn’t mean our volunteers haven’t been working hard. The LJMU Drama Society have been busy planning and prepping for their showcase coming up in March. Hard work and dedication extends from the committee to every individual member. They’re a brand new society this year, but they’ve already achieved a lot in their first semester! Well done Drama enjoy the £70!
Club of the Month- Men's Hockey
Men’s Hockey ended last semester on a high, with both their first and second teams topping the league. They started off the new year just as well with their social media communications inviting new members and encouraging involvement. They’ve had great communications with our Student Group Coordinators and VP Activities, keeping LiverpoolSU up to date with everything they are doing. As well as this, a number of their members are running the ½ marathon to raise money for charity. Congrats on an amazing first semester, and we want you to continue being great in 2017!
Society of the Month- Comedy Society
Comedy Society had an amazing end to the year, raising £245 for KIND with their Christmas Stand-up night. The committee are fantastic, keeping LiverpoolSU informed about all of their activities, and working tirelessly to increase their membership over the course of the semester (they increased their membership by an impressive 20 members from October to December). We hope you continue to be amazing in 2017!
Club of the Month- Rowing
This month Rowing have raised £100 for their club and attended a friendly at Runcorn where they repped #teamLJMU. They continually create a community feel for their members and include them in the running of the club, by doing things such as asking for and taking on feedback on training sessions. We look forward to see how they continue to develop this year, already having gained an additional 20 members compared to last year. Congrats and have fun deciding how to use your £70 development prize!
Society of the Month- Conservation Society
Conservation received outstanding feedback from Merseyside Dogs Home after they raised the highest amount ever from a single collection event- £1,478!! A special shout goes out to Ella Woodcock who even went out and collected in the cold on her birthday! Conservation Soc continues to hold a wide range of events at socials that are inclusive to all members, of which they have 64 this year. They’ve held Planet Earth II viewings, a weed whacking event and do weekly dog walks at a local shelter. Thanks for being great and always striving to make the world around you a better place- enjoy your £70!!
Society of the Month- Forensic and Crime Science Society
FACSS have proven that organisation makes a great society! Kicking off with a fantastic Fresher’s Fair stall (with all committee members in matching t-shirts!) and up-to-date social media communication, they've managed an amazing 70 members in their first official year as a society. They've already organised 3 external speakers to come to talk to the society, boosting the employability of all their members, on their course and from across LJMU. They have a wide range of activities going on from crazy golf to pub quizzes. Definitely a society worth joining! Congratulations FACSS!
Club of the Month- Tennis
Tennis have really created a community atmosphere, with great communication on Facebook & Snapchat. Increasing their membership numbers this year has been easy, with an outreach event at Victoria Halls and their amazing presence at Fresher’s Fair. All their members have been able to get involved in the Ladder League, making the game competitive but fun and inclusive. Their dedication to the sport is obvious, with members playing tennis every day. Congratulations Tennis, keep being amazing!
This page is dedicated to celebrating the success of one club/society that have shone each month. Summer our VP Activities will choose one of our most active clubs or societies to be recognised as club or society of the month. This means the group gets extra promotion across campus!
"Being a sports team or society member is one of the best things you can do at University. Being a successful club or society is even more rewarding. As Vice President Activities it is my pleasure to nominate a new club/society every month for this award." - Summer Jette Gray (VP Activities)
To be nominated for this prestigious award Summer is looking for the following to be shown by each club/society;