Kate Roberts

Kate Roberts


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

Grade Inflation: The Higher Education Context

Tue 02 Mar 2021

President Kate Roberts and VP Education Alissa Chohan unpick the complicated topic of grade inflation, discussing what it is, what is being done to tackle the concerns around it, and what it means for you in the context of this academic year.

The SU and the Environment

Thu 25 Feb 2021

In the latest blog for her Seeking Sustainability campaign, President Kate Roberts considers what role the SU has to play in sustainability, discussing what steps have been taken so far and how you can get involved to enact change.

Universities and the Environment

Mon 22 Feb 2021

As she launches into her Seeking Sustainability campaign week, President Kate Roberts discusses universities and the environment, considering what role they have to play, and in what areas they should be enacting change.

Officer Accountability

Fri 19 Feb 2021

To ensure you have ample opportunity to hold your sabbatical officers to account, we have introduced ‘Ask the Officers’ where you can ask any question and gain a response from the relevant officer. President Kate Roberts tell you more about how the Q&A sessions will work, in tandem with the launch of our new Officer Accountability webpage.

Sustainability Campaign Launch

Fri 19 Feb 2021

President Kate Roberts tells you all about the launch of her new campaign, Seeking Sustainability. Find out how you can get involved to help us better understand what students want when it comes to improving sustainability at Royal Holloway and help inform the development of a new sustainability strategy.

Academic Societies Review

Tue 16 Feb 2021

Are you a member of an academic society? Or are you often sat wondering why your department doesn’t have an academic society? Whatever your experience, President Kate Roberts wants to hear from you!

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