Kate Roberts

Kate Roberts

President

About Me

Hi everyone! I’m Kate and I am your Students’ Union President.

My role is to represent your views to the University and lobby for changes to improve student life at Royal Holloway. I also have a large role in the Students’ Union’s governance, overseeing many of the things that go on here at the SU.

Engagement is a significant part of my role and something I will be focusing on more this year. We are the representative voice of students on campus, and we want to make sure that you as students feel represented by your SU and feel a part of what we do.

I also work on various campaigns lobbying for change that matters to you. This year I will be looking at inclusivity, sustainability, and supporting students with any potential upcoming changes associated with the Coronavirus pandemic.

I will be leading a key piece of research this year, launching a policy inquiry into student housing. This will produce a Student Voice Report detailing areas of improvement within housing support that we can use to better support you and lobby the University for change.

If you ever have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch!

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

Forgotten and Left Behind

Fri 16 Apr 2021

The Houses of Parliament in central London. Photo by Eva Dang on Unsplash

President Kate Roberts responds to the Government's latest update on the return to campus for university students.

 
NUS Conference Round-Up

Fri 09 Apr 2021

This week, President Kate Roberts and your elected NUS Delegates - Vice President Wellbeing and Diversity Henn Warwick, Milo Dack, and Maciej Pawlik - attended the virtual NUS Conference to discuss policy motions and upcoming work for the national student movement.

 
To the men we represent...

Wed 07 Apr 2021

Following an exhausting few weeks for women, both in the Royal Holloway community and the wider world, your Sabbatical Officers call on you to step up and start taking action to change the narrative around discrimination, misogyny, and culture which leads to violence against women and minority genders.

 
Dr Ben Spencer MP Answers Your Questions

Tue 30 Mar 2021

Image of Dr Ben Spencer MP on a Zoom call with your Sabbatical Officers

On Friday 19 March, your Sabbatical Officer team met with local MP for Runnymede and Weybridge, Dr Ben Spencer, to ask your questions on key issues affecting students.

 
The Pandemic: One Year On

Tue 16 Mar 2021

12 months on from face-to-face teaching halting at Royal Holloway, SU President Kate Roberts reflects on the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the resilience of the student community, and the sheer dedication displayed by students and staff to combat the effects of an incredibly challenging year.

 
Our Graduation Sympathy

Wed 10 Mar 2021

Your sabbatical officers give their reaction after the University announced its decision to postpone summer 2021 graduations (and all outstanding ceremonies for 2020 graduates) until 2022.

 
 
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