A grant for £5,000 has been awarded from Bishop Grosseteste University (BGU Lincoln) to the Students’ Union (SU) to support their clubs and societies.

Clubs and societies can apply for funding to cover their running costs such as equipment, kits, travel, and enhance the experience for their members.

The SU currently have sports teams for badminton, cheer , dance, men’s football, men’s and women’s rugby and netball, and four societies for creative writing, gaming, performing arts and psychology, although more societies can be adopted if enough interest is shown in running them.

The cheque-giving ceremony was attended by Dr Rob Boast, representing BGU Lincoln, and Erin Bell, Kaylee Hempenstall, Michael O'Donoghue and Jacquie Hough from the Students’ Union.

Dr Rob Boast, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Students), said: “I’m delighted to present the Student’s Union with £5,000 on behalf of the University to support their sports clubs and societies.”

“The Students’ Union is run by the students, for students and the University recognises that they play an important role in enhancing the experience of those studying here, and I hope this grant allows SU clubs and societies to thrive.”

Erin Bell, Students’ Union President, said: “Sports clubs and societies are a key part of the SU and provide a range of exciting events and opportunities for students, in addition to their course.”

“Sports and societies provide a fun way for students to meet new people, learn or improve new skills and the chance to take part in physical team activities at all levels, from beginners to competition standards.”

“This grant will allow our clubs and societies to expand their offering further and only enhances what they can provide to students. If you are interested in learning more about any aspects of the Student’s Union, please pop in and chat to one of the team.”

Find out more about the Students’ Union, their clubs and societies and additional student advice and support at: www.bgsu.co.uk

2nd February 2022