Your Officers.

Every year the student body elects five 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!

Jack O'Neill

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.

Kate Roberts

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.

Lucy Simpson

With a focus on liberation campaigns, mental and physical health provision and general wellbeing issues, Vice President Welfare & Diversity forms a key voice for campaigning on campus.

Sophia Bolton

Vice President Societies and Media is the head of RHSU’s three media outlets and is responsible for leading on the development of the Union’s societies provision.

Dom Brown

Despite the myth, Vice President Sport is about much more than sports clubs and has a direct impact on all sports provision on campus. 

Latest Blogs.

RH100: College Strategy

Fri 21 Feb 2020

Last week hosted the final RH100 panel of the year, focused on the College Strategy – so no small exercise! President Jack O'Neill tells you all about what was discussed, including student needs, environmental sustainability, and equality, diversity and inclusion.

UCU Strike Update

Tue 18 Feb 2020

VP Education Kate Roberts tells you everything you need to know about the upcoming strike action being taken by The University and College Union (UCU).

Student Rights: Appeals

Fri 14 Feb 2020

Next up in her mini blog series focusing on your academic rights as a student, VP Education Kate Roberts is excited to tell you all you need to know about appeals and how you can submit them.

Get Your Voice Heard: Advisory and Wellbeing Teams

Wed 12 Feb 2020

After a lot of hard work, VP Welfare and Diversity Lucy Simpson is excited to let you know how you can have a say in the work carried out by the Student Advisory & Wellbeing teams at Royal Holloway to help improve your experience!