Every year the student body elects four Sabbatical Officers to work full-time
in the Students' Union for a year.
They work on a range of issues relating to student life, listening to your
thoughts and opinions while running campaigns and working with the relevant
people and bodies to implement positive policy changes.
Often referred to simply as 'The Sabbs', they are either students who
have interrupted their studies to take a year out of their course, or
individuals who are undertaking the role in the year after they graduate.
Each officer has a portfolio area that sees them take on responsibility for a
different area within the organisation, together deciding its strategic
direction. They are here to represent your views, so if you see them around
campus, don't be afraid to stop them and say hello!
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
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.
With a focus on liberation campaigns, mental and physical health
provision and general wellbeing issues, Vice President Wellbeing
& Diversity forms a key voice for campaigning on campus.
The Vice President Societies & Sport has joint overall
responsibility for developing the support the Students' Union
offers to student groups on campus.
Wed 16 Jun 2021
Following a year of extensive research and engagement with students, we’re delighted to bring you our report on housing at Royal Holloway, featuring a list of recommendations to be...
Fri 11 Jun 2021
VP Education Alissa Chohan introduces the findings and recommendations from our research into the experience of Joint Honours students, as we seek to improve their academic experie...
Thu 10 Jun 2021
President Kate Roberts discusses the government's proposal for freedom of speech in relation to universities and students' unions, and how it will affect things here at Royal Hollo...
Find out what went down at the fourth and final round of Executives this academic year as school reps, Collective convenors and student group members met with your VPs to discuss k...
Fri 28 May 2021
Calling all student group committee members! It's time to sign up for Student Group Training (7-18 June) and make sure you are fully equipped to run your group effectively and hit ...
VP Wellbeing & Diversity Henn Warwick delves into white privilege, the provisions in place at university to ensure students are educated on such matters, systemic racism within uni...
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