I came to UCLan in 2017 and studied sport and exercise science for 3 years at undergraduate level followed by psychology at postgraduate level. During my time as a student I was involved in the Students’ Union through sports. I played women’s football for 2 years where I was social secretary, followed by 2 years of women’s rugby where I also became social secretary. My involvement with the Students’ Union helped me develop as a person, make friends and build my confidence. When I first came to Preston, I didn’t know anyone, but though my participation within the Students’ Union I was able to find somewhere to develop relationships with people with similar interests to me.
Being part of the Students’ Union made my university experience 100% better. It gave me that breathing space I needed when my studies got too stressful. I’m passionate about individuals getting involved in sport. I aim to support all activities to make their clubs the best they can be and support all students to find the best activity for them to make their time at UCLan the best it can be.
Thu 01 Jul 2021
Increase student engagement in activities
Ensure students’ voices are at the forefront of decisions
Break down accessibility barriers in sports and societies
Fight to End mental health stigma
Read the speech Katie gave at this year's graduations.
Katie reflects on her first 6 weeks as VP Activities