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!
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, Vice President Welfare & Diversity forms a key voice for campaigning on campus.
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.
Despite the myth, Vice President Sport is about much more than sports clubs and has a direct impact on all sports provision on campus.
Wed 18 Sep 2019
President Jack O'Neill explains what the Board of Trustees is all about and gives an update on their first meeting of the year.
Tue 17 Sep 2019
VP Welfare & Diversity Lucy Simpson is excited to tell us all about the Collectives, the new groups of students that will provide opportunities to support communities on campus.
Mon 16 Sep 2019
President Jack O'Neill tells you why he's launching a policy inquiry into the student experience of postgraduate students, and what that means for you.
Thu 12 Sep 2019
VP Sport Dom Brown lets you know about the big changes we've made to improve our late night venues offering ahead of the new academic year.
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