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champions societies and student-led activity within the Union, University and community and is responsible for allocating budgets and tiers, as well as supporting and promoting Student Led Services and Campaign Associations.


I’m Lamorna, I’m 22 and I’ve just graduated in French and German. I grew up in Hertforshire, just north of London and I attended The Hemel Hempstead School where I did A Levels in French, German and Geography.

During my time at Cardiff, I was involved in several societies, attending events run by Baking Society, French Society, German Society, Erasmus Society, A Cappella, TCUPS, and Blank Verse. I was the treasurer (and often acting President) of German Society in my second year, organising a successful trip to Berlin as well as several smaller events, and in my final year was President after restarting the society due to it folding the year before. I have always been very active in the City of Cardiff Concert Band in which I play the flute, and I was Social Secretary in my final year, organising a music tour to Barcelona.

I decided to run for VP Societies in the Elections in 2017 because I feel passionately about societies and want everybody to benefit from them like I have – if it wasn’t for societies, my university life would have been totally different and I wouldn’t have found my best friends! During campaign week I was Lamorna “Captain Hook”-er, a pirate with a heart! I began my term in office in June 2017.

My priorities for the year are:

  • Increasing support for course-based societies and encouraging them to join with their schools to offer collaborative events.
  • Lobby the university to develop the Great Hall into more Society-friendly spaces – more bookable rooms.
  • Put on more showcase events for societies to have more opportunities to show what they can do.
  • Improve the handover process between committees by producing handover guidelines.

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