Our president Patrick Lavery reflects upon the best parts of being RAG president.
Taking on the role of RAG President is, honestly, the best thing I have ever done. I have loved it. At times it has been challenging: you have to juggle the responsibility of managing an executive team of 17 people and a wider committee of 45 - ensuring that everyone is working together well, enjoying their roles and achieving their own goals - along with studying for your degree, working part-time or any other commitments that you may have. But for at least every challenge there is an equally sizable, if not bigger, reward. From celebrating the achievements of your exec, to developing your own skill set in management, teamwork and communication, and being a figurehead for the one of the biggest, probably the craziest and certainly the best society on campus, you will come to appreciate how worthwhile taking on the role is. And the best thing about RAG: you get to make a real difference in improving people's lives through charity, and that’s something powerful that can’t be matched by many other roles.