Get Ready for the 2024 Leadership Elections

With the end of Term One, the Leadership Elections are fast approaching! Here is what to look out for as we enter the new year and open nominations on Friday 12 January!


Every year, our Leadership Elections period runs from January-March and is an exciting time for students across campus. With Term Two fast approaching, it's time to start thinking about whether you could be the next leaders on campus.

From Friday 12 January - Sunday 4 February, you'll have the opportunity to nominate yourself to stand for a leadership position at Royal Holloway. 

What roles are available?

Sabbatical Officers

There will be four paid full-time positions up for grabs: President, Vice President Education, Vice President Wellbeing & Diversity, and Vice President Societies and Sport. They work on a range of issues relating to student life, listening to your thoughts and opinions while running campaigns and working with the relevant people and bodies to implement positive policy changes. Check out what your current Officer team are up to on our website!

School Reps

Within each School, there is a student who represents students' academic interests at school level for the academic year. If you'll be a student in the 2024/25 academic year, it could be you next! You'll work closely with the VP Education and other elected academic reps, gathering feedback that you can use to influence change at high-level meetings such as the School Education Committee and School Boards. Get to know you reps.

Community Officers

Making sure that you are valued and represented during your time here is one of our top priorities, which is where our Communities come in. They help to give underrepresented groups a platform to have their voices heard on campus and beyond. Communities are led by student Community Officers, elected during the Leadership Elections. Find out more about the Communities.

Why you should think about running?

This is it. Right here, right now, you can change the course of Royal Holloway history, forever.

Although running in an election can be a lot of work, it is very rewarding and a chance for you to gain valuable and unique experience in project management, networking, running a campaign and (hopefully) getting elected. These skills are not only valuable to add to your CV, but they're also highly transferable and will undoubtedly help you with whatever you go on to do in the future! 

Running for any of these positions is a real chance for you to lead and implement the change you want to see for Royal Holloway and beyond.

What do you need to do?

For now, just have a think about running for either the full-time Sabbatical Officer positions or any of the many other voluntary part-time positions listed above, as well as about what changes you would like to see. Nominations will open on 12 January, where you can nominate yourself or recommend a friend who you think would be good for a role.

Keep an eye out for more information coming soon, but for now, if you have any questions drop us an email.