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 14 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 17 January - Friday 11 February

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

Please email voice@su.rhul.ac.uk to book your time slot.

Chief Executive Discussion

Tuesday 25 January, Wednesday 26 January, Wednesday 9 February

Heading up the staff team at the Students’ Union are the interim Joint Chief Executives, Abi Jesson and Max Ross. 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.

Email voice@su.rhul.ac.uk to book a slot.

Manifesto Writing Workshop

16:00-17:00, Wednesday 2 February

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.

Nominations Close

23:59, Sunday 6 February

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

Project Managing an Election Campaign Workshop

16:00-17:00, Wednesday 9 February

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..

Manifesto Deadline

23:59, Sunday 13 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 voice@su.rhul.ac.uk.

Social Media Workshop

12:00-13:00, Tuesday 15 February

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.

Please email voice@su.rhul.ac.uk to register your interest. We will email with a link closer to the event.

Candidate Photography

Wednesday 16 February

An opportunity for candidates to have their official candidate photography taken in Medicine.

Email voice@su.rhul.ac.uk to book a slot.

Graphic Design Workshop

12:00-13:00, Thursday 17 February

This online session will provide candidates with an introduction into the world of graphic design and visual communication.

Please email voice@su.rhul.ac.uk to register your interest. We will email a link closer to the event.

Creating a Video Workshop

12:00-13:00, Wednesday 23 February

This online session will provide candidates with an introduction to filming a video and basic video editing using digital tools.

Please email voice@su.rhul.ac.uk to register your interest. We will email a link closer to the event.

Candidate Briefing

13:00-14:00, Monday 28 February

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 Candidate Question Time and Results Night.

Campaigning Begins

14:00, Monday 28 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.

Public Speaking Workshop

12:00-13:30, Wednesday 2 March

This session will provide candidates with the basic public speaking skills to use throughout the campaign. Being held the week before Candidate Question Time, this session is not to be missed!

Please email voice@su.rhul.ac.uk to register your interest. We will email with a link closer to the event.

Candidate Question Time

Thursday 10 March

Your chance to quiz the candidates on their manifestos, what they hope to achieve in office, and how they plan on going about it. Links will be available closer to the events.

Open to School Rep, Vice President and President candidates.

Voting Opens

09:00, Monday 14 March

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

Voting Closes

16:00, Wednesday 16 March

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

Results Night

20:00-22:00, Wednesday 16 March

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