Welcome to your Leadership Elections hub! Here you’ll find key information about the upcoming elections happening within your Union, and how you can get involved.

Whether you’re voting for your student group committee or electing the new sabbatical officers who lead the SU, make sure you exercise your right to vote and get your voice heard.

Right now, we’re inviting nominations for key leadership positions (Sabbatical Officer, School Rep, and Community Officer) - all of these play a key role within the SU and across the wider student experience at Royal Holloway.

Want to know more? Send over an email to voice@su.rhul.ac.uk

voting open 5-7 March

why should you vote in the leadership elections?


In addition to the four paid full-time Sabbatical Officer roles, nominations are now open for our School Rep and Community Officer positions. Each position has different challenges and focuses. Check out the job descriptions to see if you'd be a good match.

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key dates

  • 12 Jan - Nominations Open
  • 4 Feb - Nominations Close
  • 11 Feb - Manifesto Deadline
  • 26 Feb - Candidate Briefing
  • 27 Feb - Campaigning Begins (12pm)
  • 5 Mar - Voting Open (10am)
  • 7 Mar - Voting Closes (2pm)
  • 8 Mar - Results Night


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  • VP Wellbeing & Diversity

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  • VP Societies & Sport

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