Kate Roberts

Kate Roberts

President

About Me

Hi everyone! I’m Kate and I am your Students’ Union President.

My role is to represent your views to the University and lobby for changes to improve student life at Royal Holloway. I also have a large role in the Students’ Union’s governance, overseeing many of the things that go on here at the SU.

Engagement is a significant part of my role and something I will be focusing on more this year. We are the representative voice of students on campus, and we want to make sure that you as students feel represented by your SU and feel a part of what we do.

I also work on various campaigns lobbying for change that matters to you. This year I will be looking at inclusivity, sustainability, and supporting students with any potential upcoming changes associated with the Coronavirus pandemic.

I will be leading a key piece of research this year, launching a policy inquiry into student housing. This will produce a Student Voice Report detailing areas of improvement within housing support that we can use to better support you and lobby the University for change.

If you ever have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch!

The Role

The Students’ Union President is the Chair of the Board of Trustees, sits on the highest decision making committee at Royal Holloway, College Council, and is the figurehead of the Students’ Union.

They lead on key campaigns and are heavily involved in all major strategic projects that will directly impact the lives of students on campus.

What I'm Working On


Latest Blogs

An Update on Anti-Spiking Measures

Fri 13 May 2022

Behind the scenes, our sabbatical officers have been busy working with the different departments across the Students' Union to address and improve our current anti-spiking measures. Check out what they've been up to.

 
End of Term Two Update

Fri 25 Mar 2022

As we reach the end of an action-packed term, President Henn Warwick rounds up what the Officer team has been working hard on to support students.

 
Board of Trustees Update: December 2021

Fri 04 Mar 2022

President Henn Warwick updates you on the key topics of discussion from the last Board of Trustees meeting, held in December.

 
Tackling Racism in Higher Education

Thu 11 Nov 2021

Our officers are bringing an exciting opportunity to your attention! Santander has launched a new course to educate everyone in higher education, Union Black: Britain's Black cultures and steps to anti-racism. Pssst... there are scholarships up for grabs for those who take part!

 
Mental Health Student Focus Group

Tue 19 Oct 2021

Back in the summer, a group of students, the sabbatical officers and Helen Groenendaal (Head of Student Advisory & Wellbeing) met to discuss mental health at Royal Holloway and the quality of support provided by the University. Find out what was discussed and what action is being taken off the back of it.

 
The Importance of Black History Month

Tue 12 Oct 2021

Your President, Henn Warwick takes a deep dive into the origins of Black History Month and lets you know how you can celebrate with us at the Students' Union.