Maia Jarvis

Maia Jarvis


About Me

Hi, I’m Maia and I am your SU President!

My role involves representing your views to the University and lobbying for changes which improve student life at Royal Holloway. I support the sabbatical officer team and ensure we work together to amplify your voices. I also play a large role in the Students’ Union’s governance and sit on College Council, the highest governing body of the University.

My main manifesto points include:

  • Ensuring the extensions and extenuating circumstances policies properly support students
  • Reviewing security within SU venues
  • Ensuring the accessibility benefits of online delivery remain
  • Decolonisation

At the heart of my manifesto is inclusion: I want to ensure all students feel welcome and comfortable on campus by lobbying for a more supportive mitigating circumstances policy, making sure you feel safe in our venues and working with the SU and College to set up paid focus groups/speak to culture and faith societies so that lived experience is at the heart of solution-making.

As well as using my voice to speak up for students in College meetings, I want to bring the SU to you by speaking to you on campus and regularly updating you on our work through Instagram and blogs. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you would like to pass on some feedback or chat about how to improve student life!

The Role

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.

They lead on key campaigns and are heavily involved in all major strategic projects that will directly impact the lives of students on campus.

What I'm Working On

Latest Blogs

Help Holloway Break Up with the Fossil Fuel Industry

Thu 02 Feb 2023

SU President, Maia Jarvis is lobbying the University to divest from fossil fuels and needs YOUR help.

Introducing a More Inclusive Campus Map

Tue 31 Jan 2023

The Students’ Union continues to work together with students and lobby the College to make our campus a safer and more welcoming environment for everyone. As a result of SU President Maia's lobbying, gender-neutral and disabled toilets are now on the campus map!

Get Involved in the Queer Creativity Showcase

Mon 23 Jan 2023

Photo of a student speaking into a microphone at the Queer Creativity Showcase.

Help us celebrate the amazing talent of the queer community at Royal Holloway! As part of our LGBTQ+ History Month campaign, your President Maia Jarvis is organising another Queer Creativity Showcase. Find out how you can get involved!

Share your Feedback on SU Security

Fri 20 Jan 2023

Photo of the crowd at the Union Venue. Text reads SU Security Survey, Have Your Say.

It's time to have your say on SU security. SU President Maia Jarvis has launched a survey to gather your feedback on the security in our venues. Whether you join us for a night out at Medicine, The Packhorse, or the Union Venue, let us know about your experience.

Term One: The Highlights

Fri 09 Dec 2022

As we come to the end of Term One, the sabbatical officer team share their highlights from the academic year so far. From lobbying the University for free period products across campus to collaborating with CeDAS, Volunteering, and Careers to heading up liberation campaign months – it’s been a busy one!

Support for Students Facing Financial Hardship

Tue 06 Dec 2022

This year, your President, Maia Jarvis, has been working with the College on a complete review of their Extenuating Circumstances policy (ECs). In a effort to tackle the affects of the cost of living crisis on students, Maia has successfully lobbied the College to include 'financial hardship' as a reason to grant extenuating circumstances.

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