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

Introducing Your President

Thu 15 Sep 2022

Your President Maia Jarvis fills you in on what she's been up to since starting the role, her goals and priorities for 2022/23, and what's she excited for!

Board of Trustees Update: June 2022

Tue 06 Sep 2022

Back in June, our Board of Trustees met to discuss a number of key topics including changes to our complaints process, senior leadership team, and updates from the sabbatical officers to name a few.

An Update on Anti-Spiking Measures

Fri 13 May 2022

Behind the scenes, our sabbatical officers have been busy working with the different departments across the Students' Union to address and improve our current anti-spiking measures. Check out what they've been up to.

Board of Trustees Update: December 2021

Fri 04 Mar 2022

President Henn Warwick updates you on the key topics of discussion from the last Board of Trustees meeting, held in December.

Tackling Racism in Higher Education

Thu 11 Nov 2021

Our officers are bringing an exciting opportunity to your attention! Santander has launched a new course to educate everyone in higher education, Union Black: Britain's Black cultures and steps to anti-racism. Pssst... there are scholarships up for grabs for those who take part!

Mental Health Student Focus Group

Tue 19 Oct 2021

Back in the summer, a group of students, the sabbatical officers and Helen Groenendaal (Head of Student Advisory & Wellbeing) met to discuss mental health at Royal Holloway and the quality of support provided by the University. Find out what was discussed and what action is being taken off the back of it.

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