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RHULPassportLogoThe Royal Holloway Passport Award Scheme recognises student achievement beyond the classroom. The scheme enables students to collect points for a range of co-curricular activities on offer at the College. These include volunteering, tutoring or being a member of the Student Union Committee. Visit the Passport web-page for more information on the activities available, the point system and how to keep track of your points.

The Department of Economics also offer their students the chance to earn Passport points by partaking in the following schemes outlined below. The information below will provide you with all you need to know for each of the schemes. 

The Student Ambassador programme is open to all current students within the Department of Economics and is for students who have a genuine interest in the school and are willing to demonstrate their enthusiasm for the Department to prospective students and parents.

As well as being present at Open Days and UCAS Visit Days, you will regularly see Ambassadors around campus during term time, helping out with departmental events, taking campus tours and providing guidance to guests of these events

Role of a Student Ambassador

  • To represent the Department of Economics during the regular UCAS days and open days
  • To assist academic staff with the work prior and post the UCAS days and open days
  • To provide prospective students and parents with information about the course/department 
  • To take prospective students and parents on guided campus tours
  • To assist the Department during departmental events



  • Enhances your CV and employability
  • Develop your people, team working, presentation and time management skills
  • Receive payment for the work you do on UCAS days and open days
  • Flexible working which fits in well with studies (The open days usually take place Wednesday afternoons)
  • Familiarise yourself with academic and departmental staff
  • Receive Royal Holloway Passport points. (For every 30 hours of work you do for us you will receive 20 Passport points. Once you have collected 100 points you will receive the Royal Holloway Passport Award.)


Application Information

Do you have good time management skills and consider yourself reliable?

Are you someone who is approachable and adopts a friendly stance with strangers?

Do you enjoy working as a team?

 Then get involved! 

The SA recruitment team will email students as soon as work opportunities are available. If selected, you will be invited to attend a group interview, after which appointments will be made. For more information on Student Ambassadors email SAscheme@rhul.ac.uk.  


The Student Mentoring Programme (Peer Guides) is open to all current second and third year students within the Department of Economics. This programme is for students who are willing to act as a mentor/guide for first year students and to assist them in settling into university life.

As a mentor you will be required to meet with the students during Induction week, and thereafter be in regular contact with your assigned mentees via email and meetings.

Role of a Student Mentor

  • To help new students settle into University
  • To provide first year students with advice on non-academic issues or identifying the appropriate contact in cases where you cannot answer their queries
  • To share your knowledge and experience with your mentees
  • To keep in regular contact with your mentee during the Autumn and Spring term


  • A great addition to your CV
  • Develop your communication and interpersonal skills
  • Show employers that you are willing to go beyond academic achievement
  • Make a change and help your peers. A great way of giving back to the RHUL community!
  • Receive Royal Holloway passport points

Application Information

The scheme is open to current second and third year students and will require a small time commitment during the first week of term and regular contact with your mentee. The Department/College will provide support and guidelines to mentors. We are looking for students from all backgrounds and on all programmes. 

For more information click here or you can email peerguide@rhul.ac.uk 

To apply, please email Dr Hui-Fai Shing and include the name of your degree programme, You will be contacted shortly thereafter.

Your participation is required for the programme to work successfully. 



The Department is looking for current second, third year and MSc students who are interested in tutoring first and second year Economics students during term time. This scheme is for Economics students who have a genuine interest in tutoring students on a preferred course of their choice.

The tutoring will take place in the Autumn and Spring term (tailored to your availability), and is designed for tutors to encourage and support their tutees and raise their academic achievement levels.

Role of a Student Tutor

  • To raise aspirations of the tutees
  • To raise student academic achievement levels
  • To help students overcome barriers to learning
  • To be a positive role model
  • To encourage and support the tutees 


  • Show employers that you are willing to go the extra mile
  • To be able to share your enthusiasm and knowledge of Economics with fellow students
  • Be a positive role model to your peers
  • Enhance your communication skills and confidence
  • Receive Royal Holloway passport points

Application Information

If you are interested in becoming a student tutor, then please contact Dr Hui-Fai Shing. Please include your name, student number and degree title in the email. All candidates will be vetted and then informed shortly.




Being Student Ambassadors for the Department of Economics has helped us in many different aspects! It allows us to enhance our awareness on the importance of helping younger students in making decisions about their future uni life by sharing with them our personal experience. As ambassadors, we have the opportunity to keep in contact with the staff and lecturers, who always give us important insights about the skills we can improve and how we can achieve these improvements. It also gives us a taste of the working life, as we have to respect time schedules, prepare presentations and manage our tasks. We would certainly recommend this activity to every student as it enables everyone to develop their interpersonal and communication skills and make new friends with students from different year groups.

Giulia Reynard and Adam Do

BSc Economics (Year 2)


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