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

SU Security Survey: Key Findings

Thu 06 Apr 2023

Photo of the crowd at the Union Venue. Text reads SU Security Survey, Key Findings

Led by SU President Maia Jarvis, discover some headline results from the all-student SU Security Survey where we asked about your experience in our late-night venues.

Term Two: The Highlights

Fri 24 Mar 2023

As we come to the end of the Spring Term, your sabbatical officer team take a moment to reflect back on their achievements, including the work they're putting into their manifesto goals.

NUS National Conference 2023

Tue 21 Mar 2023

Photo of Maia Jarvis, Hannah Hockin, Shrijeet Shrey, and Muscab Salad at NUS National Conference.

Last week, alongside Muscab Salad (your elected NUS delegate), your sabbatical officers attended the NUS National Conference. Take a read to find out what went down!

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!

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