Highly Commended Inspirational Committee Member

Lex Millins

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Lex has held multiple roles on the Poynting Physical Society (PPS) committee, from Secretary to Treasurer, but this year as President Lex defined what it is to be a leader. Lex not only led the society through arguably one of the most unpredictable and challenging periods it has faced but supported both committee members and students in the School of Physics and Astronomy through these challenges. Through meetings with the Head of School, they consistently conveyed the feelings of the students to the department when it was most needed, even successfully campaigning for changes to the exam structure when students voiced their concerns and struggles. Through sheer dedication, Lex oversaw the running of eighteen society events in just twenty weeks and never once failed to be in attendance all while balancing their studies. Putting the focus on community, Lex co-ordinated the Family Scheme which was a lifeline for so many isolated freshers. They have continued to push for better inclusivity by enrolling the committee on active bystander training and encouraging all members to attach their pronouns to their names in Zoom. They guided a relatively young committee to run virtual socials and helped organise enriching events such as Science on Tap, the BAME and Allies Event, a Virtual Careers Fair and the Conference for Astronomy and Physics Students. Every society deserves someone as dedicated, passionate and caring as Lex and PPS have been very lucky to have them.