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 Students’ Union.
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.
Thu 12 Aug 2021
Last week, your new Officer team attended the National Union of Students (NUS) Lead and Change Conference. Hear all about their experiences and how they're looking to put what they...
Fri 09 Jul 2021
After a challenging, exciting and very unusual year, your President, Vice President Education, and Vice President Societies and Sport reflect on the year they have had as they prep...
Thu 01 Jul 2021
Over the past couple of weeks, new student group committees have begun their journey of taking on the responsibility for running their individual societies and sports clubs so they...
Wed 16 Jun 2021
Following a year of extensive research and engagement with students, we’re delighted to bring you our report on housing at Royal Holloway, featuring a list of recommendations to be...
Fri 11 Jun 2021
VP Education Alissa Chohan introduces the findings and recommendations from our research into the experience of Joint Honours students, as we seek to improve their academic experie...
Thu 10 Jun 2021
President Kate Roberts discusses the government's proposal for freedom of speech in relation to universities and students' unions, and how it will affect things here at Royal Hollo...
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