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
Sharanya Sivarajah - 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
Madelaine gray - 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
Olivia davies - 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
Bana Asqalan - 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.

Board of Trustees Update: 27 June 2024

Mon 15 Jul 2024

Back in June, our Board of Trustees met to discuss a number of key topics including our incorporation, 2024-25 budget, and strategic plan to name a few....

International Student Survey Results

Thu 04 Jul 2024

In Term Three, we ran a short survey which asked international students about their student experience at Royal Holloway to kickstart our research into this area of the student exp...

SU Security Review Update: 100% Bag and Person Checks

Mon 01 Jul 2024

In Term Two, we announced the Students’ Union would be reviewing the current bag and person search policy for our two late-night venues, Medicine and the SU Venue. It’s time to sha...

Alastair's Year as Your VP Societies & Sport

Tue 18 Jun 2024

Alastair shares the successes and stories from a year of representing student groups at Royal Holloway....

Hannah's Year as Your President

Fri 07 Jun 2024

Hannah shares her last update as SU President and how the role of representing you has been a true delight!...

Sharanya's Year as Your VP Education

Fri 07 Jun 2024

After a whirlwind of a year, Sharanya reflects on her achievements as your VP Education and looks forward to another year in office as your President!...

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