leadership elections.

We exist for one reason: to make student life better at Royal Holloway. That’s where your Sabbatical Officers come in - four students (who have either just graduated or taken a break in their studies) elected by you to work full-time in the Students' Union for a year.

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.

If you're inspired to make a real difference on campus and beyond, nominations for the 2023/24 Sabbatical Officer positions are now open!


13 January - 5 February

Want to drive change and make a difference by being the voice of students on campus? Anyone can stand to be elected for one of our four full-time, paid Sabbatical Officer roles: President, VP Education, VP Wellbeing & Diversity, and VP Societies & Sport. We'll also be electing six School Reps to represent your views at school-level.

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7 - 9 March

This is your opportunity to have your say on who will represent your interests as a student at Royal Holloway. Voting is really easy (it's all done online through this website), and it really is the best way in which you can make a genuine impact.


July onwards

Being a Sabbatical Officer comes with many perks. Aside from being a full-time, paid role, you will be able to represent and lead the interests of 11,000+ students. As well as turning your manifesto points into a reality, you'll be sitting on important committees including College Council, and you'll build networks with senior figures in the University including the Principal.