University Snowsports Committee members come in all shapes and sizes, and they are typically elected from the crowded club due to a few key distinguishing traits. To help you understand more about each role, we've put together a handy guide...
Usually elected due to being a bit of a BNOC (Big Name On Campus), the president will need to organise the rest of the committee and make sure they’re doing their job. Most clubs require the president to have been on committee for a year or two, so they will have risen up through the ranks and should know everyone and everything there is to know about the club. They should be confident and able to keep their head in a crisis e.g. on the bus to France when it's pandemonium at Dover - the president should be able to restore order.
Behind every successful president is his or her Vice and although the president has the ultimate power, it has been known that the vice president can end up taking on a lot of responsibility. They'll need organisation and communication skills to match a London accountant, and they’ll be stressed all year round but will be able to stay cool, calm and collected to get the job done.
Known to be the loosest character in the club, this character will already have a reputation of being the life and soul of the party and will have the responsibility of organising all the socials and events for the club. They’ll be the first at the bar, be reinforcing all the drinking rules for the unassuming freshers and probably keep going until the early hours. Do not try and out drink them, you will lose…
Media and Merch
This committee member is in charge of all of the steezy merchandise you can wear whilst shredding, making other unis jealous. They'll also be the one taking snaps of events and creating the ski trip edit. They have one of the toughest jobs because they've got the responsibility of taking the club camera on nights out AND on the slopes. They'll be the person who captures the magic then transforms it into an awesome edit that will go down in club history. Keep an eye out for them with their camera trying to get the best shot and be sure to strike a pose!
In charge of the money and finances of the club, the treasurer will have a slightly beiger head on their shoulders but they will make sure the club doesn’t go bankrupt and get kicked out of the student union. You might not hear about them as much, but don’t write them off as they’re the backbone of the club. They still like to party as much as you!
Race and Freestyle Captains
These two captains make sure all the competitions go to plan, ensuring all the teams and competitors turn up to the slopes in time and perform to the best of their ability.
The race captain can be spotted a mile off, with their streamlined skin-tight racing suit and serious expression, they’ll be looking to shave off every 10th of a second to get the win, and stop at nothing to get it. The freestyle captain, however, has a more relaxed approach in both clothing attire and attitude, and will most likely be found with a beer or two in hand before the competition has even begun. With their XXXL hoody, super short poles and twin tip skis, they’ll be hard to miss, bringing chill vibes as they drop in for their run.