Your Officers.

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!

Hannah Hockin
Hannah Hockin - President

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.

Sharanya Sivarajah
Sharanya Sivarajah - 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.

Nisha Bundhun
Nisha Bundhun - VP Wellbeing & Diversity

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.

Alastair Copland
Alastair Copland - VP Societies & Sport

The Vice President Societies & Sport has joint overall responsibility for developing the support the Students' Union offers to student groups on campus.

Latest Blogs.

LGBT+ History Month Reading Recs

Thu 29 Feb 2024

Thinking about what to read next? Let us provide you with some fun queer reads to enjoy this LGBT+ History Month, curated by the LGBT+ Society!...

Sabb Update - 23/02/24

Fri 23 Feb 2024

As we reach the halfway mark of Term Two, it's time to catch up with your Sabbatical Officer team!...

Highlighting LGBT+ Trailblazers

Thu 22 Feb 2024

From Christine Burns to Laverne Cox to Lord Michael Cashman, VP Education Sharanya celebrates the incredible trailblazers who have worked tirelessly to defend the LGBT+ community....

LGBT+ Rights: Past and Present

Wed 21 Feb 2024

For LGBT+ History Month, VP Education Sharanya walks us through the barriers that the queer community has faced through a timeline and provides an overview of the LGBT+ Equality Mo...

Executives Round Two Update

Tue 13 Feb 2024

The latest round of Executives took place last month. Find out what your School Reps, Community Officers, and student group members discussed with the Sabbatical Officer team....

Cost of Living and Student Groups

Mon 12 Feb 2024

The Cost of Living Crisis is currently affecting nearly all areas of student life, and while participating in student groups can be one of the best parts of university, sometimes t...

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