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, the Vice
President Wellbeing & Diversity is 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 01 Dec 2021
Find out what went down at the first round of Executives this academic year as school reps, Collective convenors and student group members met with your VPs to discuss key projects...
Tue 30 Nov 2021
VP Societies & Sport, Alex, has been working hard on his manifesto aim to make sure our student groups feel listened to and supported. Read this blog on a new way committee members...
Tue 23 Nov 2021
VP Wellbeing & Diversity Alice Goode takes a look back on all the ways you celebrated her Disability Week campaign - which was all about demonstrating that disabled people live ful...
Fri 19 Nov 2021
VP Education Maia Jarvis gives you an update on the recent announcement from the UCU that there will be three days of strike action from Wednesday 1 December to Friday 3 December....
Thu 11 Nov 2021
Our officers are bringing an exciting opportunity to your attention! Santander has launched a new course to educate everyone in higher education, Union Black: Britain's Black cultu...
Mon 08 Nov 2021
VP Education Maia Jarvis calls for your feedback on what the Students' Union's stance should be after members of the UCU's Royal Holloway branch recently voted in favour of strike ...
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