For those of you who don’t know me, I’m Sophie, and I am running for President of Inns for 2019/20.
Since starting uni I have been very involved with the Inns committee. As a keen fresher, I was involved in many of the opportunities available, including the mooting competitions and inns dinners. This year, I have seen the other side of the committee. Through my role as Secretary, I have helped with the organisation of these events and have also been in charge of online engagement, setting up the society’s new Instagram page and running the pre-existing Facebook page.
I have really enjoyed being on committee this year, and it has been made even more enjoyable because of my fellow committee members, and a well organised president and VP. I hope that I can continue their success next year.
As I continue my own journey towards a career at the bar, I hope that I can use Inns as a platform to encourage my peers to consider such a career path, as at first, I know that the bar can appear somewhat intimidating and illusive.
My main aims for the society next year include;
- Improving the marketing of society events – this is something that I have already been working on as Secretary this year, but this could definitely be improved to encourage greater engagement.
- More informal socials – although the Christmas Ball and Boat Ball are always a great success, I would like to see more socials throughout the year to encourage more integration between year groups.
- Raise the profile of the society within the professional world – hopefully achieving greater sponsorship and backing of our main events – e.g. the national moot.
- Tighter run speed moots at the start of the year