sports president



Gill Thayne


I love Stirling because…because the scenic campus makes it hard not to love! It's nice to take a break from studies and unwind in the beauty of our campus. The people I have met here have also made my experience fantastic due to their memorable, friendly nature.

Favourite student moment...being involved in the sports clubs and the Sports Union. Looking back at my involvement in many fixtures just brings back memories of fun and laughter, a smile is brought to my face from times of winning leagues but also have fun, whole club training!

My manifesto summed up in three words...Communication, Appreciation and Future


One month into #Round2 of Sports President and there’s already quite a bit to report… We ended a fantastic year of Stirling Sport with a very impressive 17th in the BUCS League Table – an incredible ten places above our final position last year! We had a number of notable achievements from our teams over the 2015-16 season, but special mentions would have to go to the Golf Team and the Women’s Tennis Team – both of whom were BUCS Champions!

In the second week of June, Stirling hosted the annual Scottish Student Sport (SSS) Conference, which was a huge success! It was a great few days where I was able to meet the new intake of Sports Presidents from across the country (and say a sad goodbye to the old team) and hear from a number of fantastic speakers and sports industry professionals. I learnt a lot and will hopefully be able to apply it to the Sports Union over the coming year here at Stirling. Another highlight was being elected as the Chair of the Elected Students (Sports Presidents) in Scotland, meaning I get to represent not only Stirling this year, but Scottish Student Sport at national BUCS meetings.

Finally, (after what feels like eight years!) Jacqui, Jason and I were able to confirm all training times for all clubs this year – not an easy or fun job, I promise! These will be sent out to all clubs over the next week so you can all prepare for the coming year. I’m heading off to BUCS Conference next week so will report back on how that goes in the next blog…

#BleedGreen -Jess