The Roles.

We exist for one simple reason: to make student life better at Royal Holloway. It’s this vision that guides everything we do as an organisation and we firmly believe that with the right people and a commitment to our values we can deliver huge change on campus.

And that’s where you come in. As a candidate, you’ve taken the first step towards leading a registered charity with a turnover of over £6m - just let that sink in for a moment. You'll find all the details you need on this site, from the basics of what an election is, to the full rundown of how to give yourself the best shot at a winning campaign.

Key dates

Nominations open
14 January 2022

Nominations close
6 February 2022

Voting opens
14 March 2022

Voting closes
16 March 2022

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The Students’ Union President is the Chair of the Board of Trustees, sits on the highest decision-making committee at Royal Holloway, College Council, and is the figurehead of the Students’ Union.

They lead on key campaigns and are heavily involved in all major strategic projects that will directly impact the lives of students on campus.

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VP Education

Not only is the Vice President Education the Deputy President of the Students’ Union, but they also sit on a number of high-level committees including Academic Board where the academic strategy of the College is decided.

Alongside this, you sit on the Union’s Board of Trustees. You’ll work on campaigns aimed at improving the academic experience on campus and have a real impact on the academic rep system, empowering students to make change on their courses and within their departments.

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VP Wellbeing and Diversity

With a focus on liberation campaigns, mental and physical health provision and general wellbeing issues, this role forms a key voice for campaigning on campus.

Sitting on the Union’s Board of Trustees, you’ll spend time working closely with students on campaign delivery while ensuring the Union is delivering on its strategic plan.

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VP Societies & Sport

This role works to develop and support all the student groups on campus, with specific responsibility for societies, sports clubs and the Give it a Go programme. As well as attending the British Universities and Colleges Sport conferences as a delegate, this role will work closely with departments across the University to ensure that student groups have the most support possible.

As an Officer Trustee, the position sits on the Union’s Board of Trustees and will have oversight of the strategy and objectives of the Students’ Union.

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NUS Delegate

This role will see you join the Union’s President and another NUS Delegate as the representatives of Royal Holloway at NUS Conference. You’ll have a valuable opportunity to network with like-minded individuals from across the country, shape the national student picture and become more involved with the Union.

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School Rep

This role will see you representing students' academic interests at school level. You'll work closely with the VP Education and other elected academic reps, gathering feedback that you can use to influence change at high-level meetings such as School Education Committee and School Boards. One role is available per school.

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