Campus Celebrity: Grace Diamond

Her Campus Leeds talks to Grace Diamon, President of the Leeds Jewish Society! 

Hi Grace! So, tell us a bit about yourself...

My name is Grace Diamond and my “home home” is Titchfield, a small village between Portsmouth and Southampton. I study Business and Management.

How did you get involved with the Jewish society?

I got involved primarily because I spent 6 months in Israel before I started University. Titchfield is small and there is no Jewish community there, but on my gap year I got a taste of that community and I missed it a lot when I left.

What is your favourite thing about the society?

My favourite part is the diversity of the society. Despite there being many different types of Jewish students that are members, the whole society mixes and it really does feel like one big family.

What's a typical week like for you?

Obviously I have lectures, and then whatever work I have to do to go with them. JSoc will have around 1-2 events a week, so I also take care of any planning for them. I may have the odd meeting with someone for JSoc but I do try and balance my time and I have to say I spend a lot of time with my housemates as they keep me sane when I am quite busy.

How can people get involved in the Jewish society?

The best way to get in touch is to contact us through facebook or on the union website. Drop us a message and we can tell you what's going on.

Is there anything exciting planned that we should know about?

Well, soon the committee will swap over as our terms run from January to January. That is very exciting and I cannot wait to see what the future holds for JSoc.

Anything else to add?

Being a part of a society has been the most valuable experience I have ever had. I would highly recommend it to everyone as it really has been such an incredible part of my university experience!