Elle Phipps, Activities Officer
Hi everyone, I'm Elle and I'm your Activities Officer for 2020/21. Find out a bit more about me below and feel free to get in touch if you have any questions.
How do you think your friends and family would describe you?
I think my friends and family would describe me as caffeine dependent and someone who leaves everything to the last minute! On a more serious note I would like to think that they see me as caring, supportive and passionate.
What inspired you to become an Executive Officer?
Honestly I hadn’t given it much thought until I helped Sana campaign last year, at which point I was certain I wouldn’t run! This year I have noticed a lot of things that I would like to see a lot more energy and change in from an activities perspective and I’ve seen the great things this years team have achieved, so I wanted to be a part of that.
What can you offer students in your role?
I can offer students a real energy for improvements and change in their activities at university, and someone who is always happy to make time for a coffee and a chat! I’m really excited to have a role that covers four areas of student life and I can offer students a commitment to improving each of these.
What is the most important change you want to make this year?
The most important change I want to make this year is to push for societies to be more inclusive and accessible to all students. I know these are often buzzwords, but I think now more than ever it is crucial that all students who come to Leicester can make friends, share experiences and build support networks…so my priority is to remove as many barriers to that as possible.
How do you chill out when you’re not at work?
Tried and tested method of a flat white and a good book. I’m also hoping that gigs are going to be back before the end of my term!
If you were without the internet for a year, what three books, three songs and three series would you want to keep you amused?
This is a really hard question – three books would be ‘Before the coffee gets cold’ by Toshikazu Kawaguchi, ‘Girl, Woman, Other’ by Bernadine Evaristo and ‘The Guilty Feminist’ by Deborah Frances-White.
Three songs: ‘Don’t Let Me Down’ by Joy Crookes, ‘Sangria’ by Easy Life ft Arlo Parks and a classic bit of ABBA with ‘Mamma Mia’!
Three series: Grace and Frankie, How to Get Away with Murder and The IT Crowd
Get in touch
Drop me an email or follow me on Twitter or Facebook with your questions or queries.
You can find out more about my role and the other Officer roles here