Please refer to the College’s Code of Practice where the responsibilities of your supervisor are clarified. The supervisor is expected to be ‘approachable and available’ and therefore you should feel able to speak to him/her about any issue that might be compromising your academic progress.
Each research student is allocated an advisor who is supposed to offer additional academic and pastoral support. If for any reason it is difficult to speak to your supervisor, you should contact your advisor on personal and non-work related issues.
Director of Graduate Studies
Each department has a Director of Graduate Studies, whose role is to deputize for the Head of Department on matters concerning postgraduate studies and students. Directors of Graduate Studies can be contacted to discuss difficulties you may have with individuals within your supervisory team.
Head of Department
As the highest authority in the department, it will always be possible to raise any concern you have with the Head of Department. This would particularly be the case if the Director of Graduate Studies happens to be part of your supervisory team.
Educational Support Office
Advice for special educational needs; assessment of support requirement; coordination of services for adequate support.
Founder’s West 151
Contact the relevant consultant for your subject for support. Their details can be found on the library pages.
Royal Holloway International
In-sessional English language courses; Study Abroad and Exchanges.
International Building 008
Email: StudyAbroad@rhul.ac.uk (study abroad and exchanges)
RHI-Admissions@rhul.ac.uk (Language courses)
Student Service Centre
Enrolment, Student Forms, Graduation Ceremonies, Tuition Fee enquiries, CAS , Reference requests for current students; Accommodation enquiries.
Crossland Bungalow (opposite Windsor Building)
Email: Student-Records@rhul.ac.uk (student administrative enquiries)
Exams & Research Degrees
Upgrades; submission of MPhil and PhD thesis; examinations of research degrees.
Applying for and renewing visa; registering with the Police; trips in the UK and Europe; the HOST programme.
Founder’s West 139
Financial advice and support
Advice and guidance on financial matters including student loans, budgeting, debt management and advice on benefits.
Founder’s West 150
Advice and support with unfamiliar or challenging situations; support is provided through workshops as well as one-to-one sessions.
Founder’s West 171
Tel: 01784 443128
Medical help and advice.
Founder's (first floor, North East corner)
Tel: 01784 473711
Vice-President (Education and Welfare)
Postgraduate Students' Officer
Students' Union Welfare Advisor