Athletics Union Officer

Olivia Cleary

Olivia Cleary

Athletics Union Officer 2018/19

aupres@lse.ac.uk

Manifesto

About Olivia

What is your favourite thing about LSE?

My favourite thing about LSE is the sense of community. Being a small university, it sits in the middle of the fast-paced chaos of London but students still manage to develop a sense of belonging. In everything from society events to sport varsity throughout the year, students are encouraging and supportive of each other. Getting involved in the many opportunities university life has to offer ensures you have a great time here. Students from a great range of backgrounds and come together to be a part of a wonderfully diverse and talented community.

What's your role all about?

My role involves coordinating the Athletics Union’s 2000 members and 45 sport clubs. Alongside a team of executives, I organise social events throughout the year. This includes a Welcome Party at the beginning of Michaelmas Term, the AU Ball at the end of Lent Term and everything in between! As one of LSE’s part-time officers, I act as representative of the AU within the wider LSE community.

What advice would you give to someone new at LSE? OR Describe yourself in three words?

One concern many people have before coming to university, especially in London, is that living in such a large city will be lonely at times. The best way to make sure this doesn’t happen and ensure you meet like-minded people is to take advantage of the many extra-curricular opportunities LSE offers. The academic work is challenging so it is important to leave the library occasionally to balance your studies with other activities too! As AU President, I would (of course) recommend joining a sport club in order to stay active and be a part of a social group. However, if that doesn’t take your fancy, there is something for everyone through the many other societies at LSE.