Collectives & Executives

The results are in, and we're excited to reveal who has been elected as your new Collective convenors and Societies, Sports & Opportunities Executive members.


Key dates

Nominations open
4 April 2022

Nominations close
29 April 2022

Voting opens
3 May 2022

Voting closes
5 May 2022

Student Collectives

There are seven collectives:

  • Women
  • LGBT+
  • Disabled Students
  • BAME Students
  • International Students
  • Postgraduate Research Students
  • Commuting Students

To be eligible to run in the election to become a convenor, you’ll need to make sure you are a member of it first. Only full members of a Collective (i.e. those who self-define into the individual groups) are eligible to run in the nomination and/or vote. Visit the Collectives page to find out more and get your free membership! For the PGR Students Collective, all PGR students are automatically members of the Collective.

Student Collectives

Student Executives

There are three executives:

  • Education
  • Wellbeing, Community & Diversity
  • Societies, Sports & Opportunities

The membership of the Education Executive and the Wellbeing, Community and Diversity Executive are formed from roles being elected elsewhere (either in the academic rep elections or the Collective elections) so check out those elections if you’re interested in taking part in their remits.

To be eligible to run in the election for one of the places on the Sports, Societies & Opportunities Executive, you must be a paid member of a student group.

Student Executives

How to vote

Voting will open at 10am on Tuesday 3 May and close at 12pm (midday) on Thursday 5 May. All positions available for members to vote on will be listed directly on the Collectives and Executives web pages on the RHSU website. All you have to do is click ‘Vote’ and submit your choices.

SU elections work a little differently from standard general elections. We use a system called the Single Transferable Vote (STV). With STV, you'll be asked to rank candidates in order of preference and given the option to Re-Open Nominations (RON).