Royal Holloway is a University of London institution based in Egham, outside West London. It is traditionally extremely conservative, with a very small student left and the student union dominated by right wingers (real ones, not just by student movement standards). In the last year and a half, this has begun to change, with the building of a strong anti-cuts campaign and a big occupation during the wave of anti-fees struggles last year.
Now a leading Royal Holloway anti-cuts activist and socialist, Daniel Lemberger Cooper, has been elected SU president. (For an interview with Daniel in the 3 December Solidarity, see here.) This should be a massive boost to socialists and anti-cuts activists running in student union elections across the country. If it can be done at Royal Holloway, it can be done anywhere!