Introducing Your SU Elections Candidates

Manifestos submitted, headshots and videos completed, it’s finally time to announce the official candidate shortlist for this year’s SU Elections.

Our candidates are striving to drive change and make a difference by being the voice of students on campus, and they will soon be campaigning to secure your vote for our five full-time Sabbatical Officer roles, as well as our part-time Student Trustee, College Council Rep and NUS Delegate positions.

Candidate List


Jack O’Neill

Rubuiya Y. Zannat

Vice President Education

Alex Balkan

Maliha Reza

Kate Roberts

George White

Vice President Welfare & Diversity

Sophie Bury

Sarah Cowan

Nicole Dady

Arsalan Nadeem Ihsan

Chloé Milburn

Charlie Mills

Lucy Simpson

Henn Warwick

Vice President Societies & Media

Marta Barton-Navarro

Sophia Bolton

Jenisha Mac Dev

Rory Ford

Bethany F. Knowles

Tamsin Stevenson

Vice President Sport

Joshua Bibby

Dominic Brown

Gwen Richards

Jack Wright

NUS Delegate

Hammad Chaudhry

Nicole Dady

Jack O’Neill

Amaan Ramzan

Maliha Reza

Niamh Smith

Tanya Solomon

George White

Student Trustee

Hammad Chaudhry

Milo Dack

Niamh Smith

College Council Rep

Alex Balkan

Hammad Chaudhry

Rida Haider

Lucy Simpson

Niamh Smith


Every position within the election also has a candidate listed as re-open nominations, or R.O.N. for short. This role is a way for you to declare that you don't feel any of the candidates would be fit for office and you instead feel nominations should be re-opened at a later date to allow new candidates to come forward.

Voting Information

Voting opens at 9am on Monday 4 March, and closes on Wednesday 6 March at 4pm, with the eagerly anticipated Results Night taking place the same night, as you find out who you’ve chosen to lead the Students’ Union in 2019/20.

Candidate Question Time

On Monday 25 February, we'll be gathering in the SU Main Hall for Candidate Question Time as our candidates take to the stage and answer questions from our panel, made up of members from our student media outlets. We'll also be offering you the opportunity to ask the candidates questions yourself. After all, the whole elections process is designed to enable you to have your say on who will represent your interests as a student at Royal Holloway, so it's only fair that you're given a chance to get involved. Simply submit your question using the survey below.

Submit a question

While we’ll do our best to ask your question, we cannot guarantee this due to time constraints on the night. Please also note that for your question to be considered, it must be aimed at all candidates standing for the respective position. We will not accept any questions aimed at a particular candidate or that apply to a specific point in an individual’s manifesto.