Save Your Student Group!

Nominations are now open for the Student Group By-Election as we look to fill all unfilled core positions (President, Treasurer and Secretary) within our societies, sports clubs, and media outlets. These roles must be filled for a group to remain active, so this is a crucial opportunity to ensure the future of your group.

Earlier this month we held our Student Group Elections to elect committee members for the 2021/22 academic year. Unfortunately, a few positions are still vacant, so we are running a by-election to fill all unfilled core positions (President, Treasurer and Secretary) within our societies, sports clubs, and media outlets.

These roles must be filled for a group to remain active, so this by-election gives you the perfect opportunity to still get involved and ensure the future of your group!

You can ensure your group does not fall dormant and become the driving force behind your group’s recovery from the pandemic by taking look at the information below. Make a note of the key dates and get in touch if you have any questions!

See what positions are available

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Why get involved? 

There are so many positives to being on a committee and it can be one of the most rewarding things you will do at university!

It allows you to enhance the university experiences of students outside of their academic studies, not only in the year you are elected but in the future too. You can meet new people, experience and share in new opportunities, all whilst adding great value to your CV.

Still unsure? Have a look at @RHSUSocSport on Instagram and check out the #ContinueOurStory social media campaign which showcased some of this year's committee members, what they found most rewarding about their position, and why you should get involved.

Although the past year has made things difficult for student groups, the roadmap out of lockdown is firmly on track and all groups are now able to provide in-person activity again so things are definitely looking up!

Looking to the next academic year, we have hope that groups will be returning to more normal activity, as well as rebuilding better than they were before - there is no reason your group can’t be doing the same, with you leading the way.

And, at the end of the day, what have you got to lose? No one else ran for the position in the previous election so it is yours for the taking!!

Key Dates

Nominations Open: Wednesday 26 May, 10am

Nominations Close: Friday 4 June, 12pm (midday)

Voting Opens: Monday 7 June, 10am

Voting Closes: Wednesday 9 June, 12pm (midday)

FAQs

Who can run for a position?

Only current RHUL students, who will still be a current student in September 2021, are able to nominate themselves in this election. 

You must also be a member of the group you intend to run for, so make sure you have bought a membership (even if it is a free membership!)

What positions are open?

Check in with your committee, or have a look at the list of available positions for all student groups.

Only the core positions (President, Secretary and Treasurer) are being elected. For any other positions that remain unfilled from the original election, we will be holding another election in term one of the next academic year.

How can I nominate myself? 

To nominate yourself, all you have to do is head over to the Student Group Elections page - click ‘Stand’, complete the information, and submit your nomination. 

There will be an option to stand for a position and upload a 400-word manifesto. Please be aware that the nominations will appear as ‘pending’ until nominations close at 12pm (midday) on 4 June. 

Who can vote?

Individuals who are a current Royal Holloway student and a member of your group will be eligible to vote. If you've not yet purchased a membership for a group, make sure you do so (even if it is a free membership!)

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