Madelaine Gray

Madelaine Gray

Vice President Education

About Me

Hi everyone!

My name is Madelaine, and this year I’m your Vice President Education. I loved my time at Royal Holloway as a student of Law and Politics, and I can’t wait to give back by working to improve your educational experience.

Here at the Students’ Union, our job is to make your lives better at Royal Holloway. Your education is a huge part of why you’re here, and in this role, I’m going to work with the University and the Union to improve communication, the commuter experience, and career outlooks, amongst other things.

My aims for 2024/25

  • Fostering a better connection between the University’s Careers service and our academic/departmental societies to make sure all events are utilised to their full capability.
  • Lobbying for a commuter common room on campus, with food preparation areas that don’t require you to spend money.
  • Encouraging employability-focused modules.
  • Empowering student leaders to understand how your roles teach you valuable skills and make you employable!
  • Exploring commuter-centric timetabling that will allow you to fully engage with your studies.
  • Utilising our London University connections to allow students more opportunities to network!
  • Standing up for students when developing the University’s new Extenuating Circumstances policy.


If you want to work with me on any of these, or just want to talk about an issue or a policy, please do not hesitate to get in touch. Beyond what’s written here, it’s important that we keep aware of issues affecting the student community as and when they come up. The Sabbatical Officer team and the whole Union, are here for you!

The Role

Not only is the Vice President Education the Deputy President of the Students’ Union but they also sit on a number of high level committees including Academic Board where the academic strategy of the College is decided.

Alongside this, VP Education sits on the Union’s Board of Trustees. They work on campaigns aimed at improving the academic experience on campus and have a real impact on the academic rep system, empowering students to make change on their courses and within their departments.

What I'm Working On

Latest Blogs

Sharanya's Year as Your VP Education

Fri 07 Jun 2024

After a whirlwind of a year, Sharanya reflects on her achievements as your VP Education and looks forward to another year in office as your President!

Sabb Update - 24/05/24

Fri 24 May 2024

With the end of term just a few weeks away, the Sabbs are working hard to deliver their manifesto aims, run events and represent your student voice on campus.

Tips of How to Avoid Plagiarism

Tue 07 May 2024

As exam and dissertation season keeps ticking over, our Advice Centre gives you some tips of avoiding plagiarism.

Surviving Summer Assessments

Thu 02 May 2024

Exam and deadline season is here so VP Education is here with some tricks and tips on surviving the Summer Term.

NUS Conference 2024

Thu 02 May 2024

Recently, the Sabbatical Officers went to the largest student gathering in Europe: the National Union of Students National Conference. We're here with a rundown of our trip to Blackpool!

Sabb Update - 09/04/24

Tue 09 Apr 2024

It's been a few weeks since our last update, so we're back with some news from your Sabbatical Officers!

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