A particular feature of our support for undergraduate students is the personal adviser system. This means you’ll be assigned a member of academic staff to act as your personal adviser and tutor when you start at Royal Holloway. Your adviser will see you on an individual basis to discuss academic issues, such as exam results and your choice of course options, as well as any other issues you wish to discuss. There is no formal limit to how much you may consult him or her. In addition, your adviser will provide small group teaching (around seven to eight students).
Small group tutorials
These tutorials reinforce the lecture and practical material, provide training in a range of transferable skills and guide you towards good practice in exams. All academics are available to answer subject-related questions – your individual contacts with them need not be restricted to your adviser – meaning you’ll always find support within the Department. Finally, your adviser can be a good source of reference letters after you graduate!
The College-wide support services are also open to you, helping you get the most out of your time here. The Health Centre, the Student Counselling Service, the Students Services Centre, Residential Support Assistants (part of the campus-wide Residential Support Team) and the Students’ Union offer practical, sympathetic support for your physical and social welfare. Find out more about the College's support services here.