Get Involved in Your SU

Over the next three weeks, the student body will be filling over 400 representative positions from across the University as academic reps, Collective convenors, and Student Executive members, as well as committee positions in our lovely student sports clubs and societies.

What time is it? It’s election time!

Over the next three weeks, the student body will be filling over 400 representative positions from across the University as academic reps, Collective convenors, and Student Executive members, as well as committee positions in our lovely student sports clubs and societies.

What positions are up for grabs?

  • Department reps – overseeing course reps within their department, department reps improve the academic experience for all students across the University.
  • Collective convenors – giving a voice to underrepresented groups on campus, convenors head up our Collectives. They are responsible for organising activities, events and campaigns, and sometimes work alongside the elected officers to represent their groups across the University.
  • Student group committee members – enhancing the university experience of students outside of their academic studies, committee members play a crucial role in the running of our sports clubs and societies. It's a great way to meet new people, experience and share in new opportunities, all whilst adding great value to your CV.
  • Societies, Sports and Opportunities Executive members – sit on committees responsible for the development, scrutiny, and maintenance of policy and plans in their area, identifying where work should be undertaken. This included core purposes such as student group ratification and the annual allocation round.

Check out the Elections Hub

The entire elections process takes place online - nominations are now open and close at 4pm on Thursday 7 October.

Even if you don't want to run for a position, it's really important that you get involved and vote for someone you feel will effectively represent your views. Voting will open on Monday 11 October at 10am, closing at 4pm on Wednesday 13 October.

Just a reminder for returning students and academic reps from the 2020/21 year, you will need to put yourself forward for the position again if you’re interested in continuing the role!

What are these Collectives and Executives all about?

A very good question! The Students' Union is here to represent your views so that your time studying at Royal Holloway is a positive and enjoyable experience. By being the collective voice of students, we are able to tackle pressing issues, lobby for social change, and campaign on your behalf - using your views and opinions as guidance.

You can find out all about Collectives and Student Executives on our Get Involved page.

Is there anything else?

You’re already spoilt for choice but we’re also on the lookout for course reps. Course reps gather feedback from their peers and work with their academic department to make changes to the courses on offer. These roles are voluntary – you simply need to sign up and attend the mandatory induction.

If you’re interested in being a course rep, simply fill out a form and attend your induction training, then you’ll be good to go!

Volunteer to become a course rep