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SU Elections

The Students’ Union is led by a team of five sabbatical officers who are elected from across the student body. Their role is key in ensuring the work we do is 100% student focused and each role helps to shape the strategic direction of the organisation, influence University policy and act as a trustee of the Students’ Union.

Alongside the Sabbatical Officers we also elect Student Trustees to sit on the Union’s Board of Trustees, a College Council Representative and NUS Delegates who represent the University at a national level.

Key Dates

  • 30 January

    Nominations Open

    Today’s the day you can put yourself forward to stand in the election. We’ve a ton of information available in our candidate hub about standing including things you’ll need to consider as you put together your winning campaign.

  • 6 & 8 February // Bookable Session

    Campaign Planning 1-2-1

    Email our Student Voice team to book in your 1-2-1 campaign planning session. They'll share with you any tips, tricks and experiences they've accumulated over year's of campaigning. Book now - 

  • 13 & 15 February // Bookable Session

    Manifesto 1-2-1 with the Chief Executive

    This is the perfect opportunity for you to gain a deeper understanding of the Students' Union and the strategic direction it's moving in. Pretty much essential knowledge for sabbatical officer candidates. Book your 1-2-1 session by emailing

  • 16 February // Bookable Session

    Candidate Media Session

    An opportunity for candidates to have their official candidate photography taken and videos recorded. Please email to book your time slot.


  • 21 February - 18:00-20:00 // SU Main Hall

    Annual General Meeting (AGM)

    The AGM is a large forum where students from across campus come together to debate and determine the future direction of the Students' Union. If you’re looking to lead the Union it’s a good idea to see where we’re heading in the future. Find out more about the AGM here.

  • 22 February

    Nominations Close

    Get your nomination in before midnight to ensure you’re in the race.

  • 23 February // Bookable Session

    Candidate Media Session

    An opportunity for candidates to have their official candidate photography taken and videos recorded.Please email to book your time slot.

  • 27 Feb - 13:00-15:00 & 01 March - 12:00-14:00 // Stumble Out


    We’re laying on a bunch of materials for all election candidates to use through their campaign. So head on down and get creative!


  • 06 March

    Campaigning Starts


  • 07 March - 18:00-20:00 // Stumble Out

    Candidates Question Time

    Your chance to quiz the candidates on their manifestos, what they hope to achieve in office and how they plan on going about it.

  • 10am, 08 March

    Voting Opens

    Head over to the voting portal and select who you want to lead your Students’ Union.

  • 4pm, 10 March

    Voting Closes

    It’s all over. Time for the votes to be counted ahead of results night.

  • 10 March - 22:00-Late // SU

    Results Night

    1200 students pile into the Students’ Union for Results Night where we announce who you have chosen to lead the Students’ Union. Once again we’ll be joined by SOAP who have a very special elections themed night up their sleeve.



Summer Elections Results

The waiting is over, it's time to find out who has been elected as your new student group committee members, SSO Executive Members, Community Officers, and Performing & Digital Arts and Engineering, Physical & Mathematical Sciences School Reps.

Lead Your Student Group Next Year!
Blue background in the 'Stand' brand colour of the SU Elections. Student Group Elections in white te

Have you been involved with a society, sports club or media outlet this year? Keen to take a step up and get more involved? If so, it's time to nominate yourself for a committee position in the Student Group Elections!

Summer Elections

Whether it's as a student group committee member, an SSO Executive member, a Community Officer or a School Rep, nominate yourself now to become a student leader and directly impact the student experience at Royal Holloway.


Student Group Elections

Sports clubs, societies and media groups must elect their new committees for the next academic year during this period. If you want more information on these elections including any questions on organising your groups election please email the Student Opportunities team at


Key Dates

  • 13 February

    Deadline for committee role changes

    If you have any changes to make to your committee roles, these must be emailed to before 13 February.

  • 27 February

    Student Groups Nominations Open

    Have you got what it takes to lead your student group? It's time to put yourself forward for a position on your committee.

  • 02 March

    Student Groups Nominations Close

    All the candidates are locked in ahead of voting.

  • 10am, 13 March

    Student Groups Voting Opens

    It’s time to select who will make up your committee next year.

  • 4pm, 15 March

    Student Groups Voting Closes

    We set the super computer (we’re not joking here) to work to tally up the votes and find out who has been elected to our activity group committees.

  • 17 March

    Results and New Committee Social

    The results of the group elections are revealed. Time for a drink to celebrate the end of this year’s election period!