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Union membership.

Wondering what we’re all about? Well, to keep things short and sweet - our mission is to make student life better at Royal Holloway. We’re independent from the University and led by a team of five Sabbatical Officers, a permanent staff team and volunteers.


You're probably already a member

All students at Royal Holloway are members of Royal Holloway Students' Union by default. This means you have access to purchase event tickets, student group memberships, vote in the Union Elections, and more. You'll also receive a weekly email from us filled with all the latest news, events and campaigns. Sounds pretty great, right? Okay, maybe that doesn't sound great to everyone - but you can opt out, and it's really easy. 

We're led by students

The Students’ Union is led by a team of annually elected sabbatical officers. You guys, the students, feed your ideas, opinions and views back to us, ensuring the Union is truly student-led. Behind the officer team is a permanent staff team who work to deliver the Union’s strategic plan.

We're a not-for-profit charity

We are funded in many different ways. Alongside receiving a grant from the University, we also generate income through trading services, memberships, and media sales. As a not-for-profit organisation, this is all reinvested in services for students. Although we are an independent organisation separate from the University, we do work very closely with them.

why are there different types of membership?

There are four types of membership within the Students’ Union, however most of you will fall under the category of ordinary members. We've explained them below.

 

Ordinary Members

Who is this?
All the current registered students at Royal Holloway, University of London.

What can they do?
Access to all the Students’ Union services such as sports clubs, societies, volunteering and ability to stand and vote during student elections.

What can't they do?
N/A

Strategic Members

Who is this?
These are non-student, permanent members of staff at Royal Holloway who hold a long-term interest in making the Students’ Union successful as an organisation. For example, the external trustees of the Students’ Union or the Chief Executive (CEO).

What can they do?
Access to all the Students’ Union services.

What can't they do?
Stand and vote in any student election.

Associate Members

Who is this?
These are non-student members that pay a subscription which allows them to stay in the Students’ Union.

What can they do?
Access to all the Students’ Union services.

What can't they do?
Stand and vote in any student election.

Honorary Members

Who is this?
A person or group who are given an honorary membership due to their service towards the Students’ Union. A majority vote of thanks in the All Student meeting is needed before the membership is granted.

What can they do?
Access to all the Students’ Union services.

What can't they do?
Stand and vote in any student election.