BA (Hons) Fashion Buying and Merchandising graduate Gabriella Grier was president of the Arts London Snow society. The society organises two trips a year to the Alps: one during the winter break and one during the spring break. Snow also runs socials every Wednesday night with the rest of the sports team and other relaxed “Snocial” events. The winter sports club welcomes members of every level, from beginner to expert and recently won Club of the Year. Gabriella was a member of the society alongside her studies and told us about her role of President of the club, and the role of Snow in her life at LCF.
Hi Gabriella! You were part of the Snow club. Tell us more about your experience
I was the President, which meant working with the committee to oversee the general running of the club but also specifically organise the trips, the club kit and encourage people to join the club. Through this role, I learnt the importance of teamwork. I don’t think the club would have been as successful without the support of the committee.
Did the Arts Snow club help you socialise at LCF?
Arts London Snow is a family and once you’re in, it’s very hard to stay away. We have members from every single college, meaning despite being in the Fashion Business School I have been to many degree shows. We collaborated constantly designing logos, picking colours for the stash, the t-shirt design, organising socials and trips – never underestimate your degree can help influence so many other aspects of your life!
What would be your favourite thing about the society?
The fantastic people I met throughout the four years – my snowflakes as I like to call them. I can honestly say I have met some of my best friends through the club, nothing bonds quite like skiing down a mountain in the dark. My all-time favourite moment has to be this year where we won Club of the Year at sports ball, having the snow family cheering so loudly. It really is a testament to the fantastic nature of the club and the members in it.
What have you learned during your time at LCF?
I have learnt to go for any opportunity given, work hard and enjoy myself. If you put the effort in the opportunities will come as will friends for life.
What advice would you give to new students?
Join Snow! I’m joking, but in all seriousness join a society or a sport that you have a genuine interest in regardless of your ability or knowledge of it because that is where you will meet the like-minded people and where you’ll have the most fun. Make sure you branch out from your course because LCF and UAL are pretty big and there are a lot of amazing people who you would’ve never met if it wasn’t for the clubs.