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.
Tue 26 May 2020
Last week, the government announced that students can return to university to collect their belongings, and the University have now published clear guidance on how you can do this. Find out how to book your slot and what you need to do to ensure you do so safely and effectively.
Fri 22 May 2020
VP Education Kate Roberts rounds up the achievements of the incredible students who volunteer as your academic reps, lobbying for change and working with departments to bring you a better educational experience through representing your academic interests at a department and school level.
Wed 20 May 2020
After a year in the making, we're delighted to bring you our first-ever piece of PGR-specific research and lobbying work – the PGR Student Voice Report! From your feedback, we've proposed recommendations for both the University and the Students’ Union that we hope will have significant and long-term positive impact on current and prospective postgraduate research students at Royal Holloway.
Fri 15 May 2020
VP Education Kate Roberts gives you an insight into College committees and how we, as the Students' Union, ensure students' interests are at the heart of the decisions made by the University.
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