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, Fri 7 Dec

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

Campaign Planning 1-2-1

Mon 21 Jan - Fri 15 Feb

Email our Student Voice team to book in your 1-2-1 campaign planning session. They'll share with you any tips, tricks and experiences they've accumulated over years of campaigning. Please email to book your time slot.

Chief Executive Discussion

Mon 28 and Tues 29 Jan
Chief Executive's office, Students' Union

Heading up the staff team at the Students’ Union is the Chief Executive, Tom Flynn. His role is ensuring the Union heads in the right direction and he has an intimate knowledge of all things Royal Holloway while his experience in Students’ Union elections stretches back over a decade.

This is your chance to sit down with him 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 to book a time.

How to Campaign Workshop

14:00 - 16:00, Mon 28 Jan
10:00 - 12:00, Fri 1 Feb

This workshop will look at different ways to creatively campaign, using real life examples and providing insight into why some are successful and some are not. Our team will be on hand to answer your questions and give you tips on how to win.

You'll need to book your space through the event page:
28 January
1 February

Nominations Close

16:00, Fri 1 Feb

Get your nomination in before 4pm to ensure you’re in the race.

Manifesto Deadline

16:00, Fri 8 Feb

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


10:00 - 17:00, Mon 11 Feb
10:00 - 17:00, Tues 12 Feb

An opportunity for candidates to have their official candidate photography taken and videos recorded.

Please email to book your time slot.

Candidate Briefing

14:30, Fri 15 Feb

At the end of the nominations period you’ll need to come down to the Candidate Briefing session. This mandatory event will detail the rules and regulations of the SU Elections, give you updates around campaign timings, information on the results night along with further event information for Candidate Question Time and candidate breakfasts.

Campaigning Begins

15:30, Fri 15 Feb

Now that the Candidate Briefing is out of the way, kickstart your campaign by setting up your candidate social media pages. Then don your shirts and head on out to canvas for votes.

student media days

11:00 - 17:00, Wed 20 Feb
11:00 - 17:00, Thu 21 Feb

A chance for candidates to be interviewed by the SU media outlets - Insanity Radio 103.2FM, rhubarbTV and Orbital magazine. It’ll be your first chance to put yourself out to students, so make sure you book in a slot!


13:00 - 16:00, Wed 20 Feb
13:00 - 16:00, Thu 21 Feb

We’re laying on a bunch of materials for all election candidates to use through their campaign. So head on down and get creative!

Candidate Question Time

19:00, Mon 25 Feb
Students' Union

Your chance to quiz the candidates on their manifestos, what they hope to achieve in office and how they plan on going about it.

Voting Opens

09:00, Mon 4 March

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

Voting Closes

16:00, Wed 6 March

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

Results Night

22:00 - 03:00, Wed 6 March
Students' Union

Students pile into the Students’ Union in anticipation for Results Night where we announce who you have chosen to lead the Students’ Union.