What time is it? It’s elections time!
Over the next three weeks, the student body will be electing over 400 representatives from across the University as academic reps, Collective convenors and Student Executive members.
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.
Following our Democracy Review earlier this year, we've introduced three exciting new ways that you can get your voice heard - ensuring you are at the heart of every decision we make as a Union.
You can find out all about Student Collectives, Student Executives and Service Development Groups on our brand new Get Involved page.
VP Welfare & Diversity Lucy Simpson also wrote a blog about Collectives which is definitely worth checking out.
Unlike other student voice roles within the Union, we do not run elections for positions within SDGs. We understand that not all students wish to take part in elections and your voice should not be limited because of that. Instead we are opening up six student positions on each SDG through an application process.
The entire elections process takes place online starting with nominations open now and closing Wednesday 9 October at 4pm.
Not sure if you want to run for a position? Nominate a friend! Not only have we moved our elections online this year but you can recommend a friend online too. All we need is your name and email, their name and email and why you think they’d be good for the role.
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 Friday 11 October at 10am, closing at 4pm on Wednesday 16 October.
Just a reminder for returning students and academic reps from the 2018/19 year, you will need to put yourself forward for the position again if you’re interested in continuing the role!
Apply to be an academic rep
Apply for Collectives & Executives
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