Key dates.

Whether you’re a candidate looking to get involved in our workshops or you simply want to know when voting commences, we’ve got you covered. You can find all the important dates right here, from the day nominations open all the way to Results Night.

Nominations open

12:00, Friday 13 January

Today’s the day you can put yourself forward to stand in the SU Elections. Check out the Candidate Hub for a ton of information about standing, including things you’ll need to consider as you put together your winning campaign.

Campaign Planning 1-2-1

Monday 16 January - Friday 3 February

Our Student Voice Manager will share any tips, tricks, and experiences they've accumulated over years of campaigning.

Please email to book your time slot.

Senior management Discussion

Monday 16 January - Friday 3 February

Heading up the staff team at the Students’ Union are the Senior Management Team. Their role is ensuring the Union heads in the right direction and they have an intimate knowledge of all things Royal Holloway while their experience in Students’ Union elections stretch back over a decade.

This is your chance to sit down with them and discuss the Students’ Union, the threats and opportunities on the horizon and any other questions relating to the Union, College and national policy you may have.

You'll meet a senior manager relevant to the role you're interested in.

Email to book a slot.

Nominations Close

23:59, Sunday 5 February

Get your nomination in before the clock strikes midnight to ensure you’re in the race.

Manifesto Writing Workshop

12:00-13:00, Thursday 9 February

Get your nomination in before the clock strikes midnight to ensure you’re in the race. This workshop will provide you with the tools to put together a cracking manifesto, helping you to communicate your key points with the student community.

Join the workshop.

Manifesto deadline

23:59, Sunday 12 February

If you're standing in the SU Elections, this is your last chance to submit your manifesto to our Student Voice team.

Pop it over in an email to

Graphic Design & Video Workshop

14:00-15:00, Wednesday 15 February

This online session will provide candidates with an introduction to the world of graphic design and visual communication. You'll also get an introduction to filming a video and basic video editing using digital tools.

Join the workshop.

Project Managing an Election Campaign

11:00-12:00, Monday 20 February, Packhorse Meeting Room 3

This workshop will look at different ways to creatively campaign using project management skills, using real life examples and providing insight into why some are successful and some are not.

public speaking

10:30-11:30, Tuesday 21 February, Medicine

This session will provide candidates with the basic public speaking skills to use throughout the campaign.

Social media Workshop

11:00-12:00, Wednesday 22 February, Packhorse Meeting Room 3

This online session will provide candidates with the basic skills to use social media positively throughout an election campaign. With information covering platform use, identifying a target audience, and post scheduling, this will be a valuable session for all candidates.

wellbeing workshop

11:00-12:00, Thursday 23 February, Packhorse Meeting Room 3

This new session, delivered by the Advice Centre, will provide candidates with the foundations to ensure you look after yourself throughout the elections.

Candidate Briefing

12:30-13:30, Monday 27 February, Medicine

At the end of the nominations period, you’ll need to attend the Candidate Briefing session. This mandatory event, held in Medicine, will detail the rules and regulations of the SU Elections, give you updates around campaign timings, and provide you with information on key events such as Voting and Results Night.

If you're not able to make it, please get in touch at

Campaigning Begins

14:00, Monday 27 February

Now that Candidate Briefing is out of the way, kick-start your campaign by setting up your candidate social media pages and getting to work on canvassing for those all-important votes.

Voting Opens

10:00, Tuesday 7 March

Head over to the voting portal and select who you want to lead your Students’ Union.

Voting Closes

14:00, Thursday 9 March

It’s all over. Time for the votes to be counted ahead of Results Night.

Results Night

20:00-21:30, Thursday 9 March
Students' Union Main Hall

We'll let you know how you can join us to get those all-important results closer to the time.