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  • Our campus is situated in 135 acres of parkland and is recognised as one of the most beautiful universities in the world.
  • We are situated just 19 miles from Central London and seven miles from Heathrow Airport, with an additional base at 11 Bedford Square in Bloomsbury.
  • Royal Holloway sits within the top 25 per cent of universities in the UK for research rated ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent' by the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014.
  • The College is ranked 19th in the UK and 129th in the world by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings for 2015-2016 and has been described as 'truly world class'.
  • Royal Holloway has more than 8,600 students from more than 100 countries and employs around 2,300 staff.
  • The College benefits the UK economy by £480m a year, with around £230m benefiting the county of Surrey.
  • Our world-leading researchers continue to address global challenges, including protecting against cyber attack and the rapid decline of bees, as well as their influential roles as advisors to the Government and policy-makers.
  • Our notable alumni include novelist George Eliot, suffragette Emily Davison, the first woman doctor in the west Dr Elizabeth Blackwell, EU Foreign Minister Baroness Cathy Ashton and Paralympic triple gold medallist Sophie Christiansen.



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