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.

Student Group Recognition Scheme

Thu 07 Nov 2019

Student Groups do amazing things each year, so as part of one of her manifesto points, VP Societies & Media Sophia Bolton is introducing the Student Group Recognition scheme!

 
PGR Student Experience: Next Steps

Thu 07 Nov 2019

The PGR Student Experience survey is now closed, and after collecting all of your feedback, President Jack O'Neill has some exciting news about the next steps.

 
Get Involved: Careers Support Consultation

Wed 06 Nov 2019

President Jack O'Neill cordially invites you to discuss the current state of affairs, and how we can get to where we want to be in terms of careers support at Royal Holloway.

 
NUS Alcohol Impact Survey: Win £100!

Tue 05 Nov 2019

Complete the survey and help NUS and the Students' Union to better understand students' drinking habits and improve what services and safeguarding we provide you with. You could even win £100!