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Gowar

Self-catered halls

Gowar Hall is located towards the southern end of the campus, close to the Sports Centre, gym and playing fields, and a short walk from the Hub restaurant, other halls and the library. It offers modern, en suite bedrooms with large beds, and shared kitchen/diners.

Large bed for single occupancy en suite rooms in flats of eight with a shared kitchen/diner.

2020/21 price: £8,679.63

The letting period is 50 weeks.

There’s furniture provided for you in the room, but you’ll have to bring some things yourself.

We provide:

  • Large bed (198cm x 137cm) with storage
  • fitted workstation, bookcase, cabinet and desk lamp
  • desk chair
  • fitted wardrobe
  • waste paper bin
  • storage shelf above entrance door
  • en suite facilities  comprising a washbasin, toilet and shower
  • mattress protector
  • double duvet and two pillows

You’ll need to bring:

  • sheets
  • double duvet cover
  • pillowcases
  • towels

WiFi is available in all rooms.

We’ll provide:

  • double sink with draining board
  • microwave
  • work surface
  • cupboard space for each student
  • electric cooker (oven and hob)
  • kettle and toaster
  • two fridge freezers
  • iron and ironing board
  • recycling bins and a vacuum cleaner

The kitchens are fitted with 13 amp sockets

You’ll need to bring:

  • cups
  • plates and bowls
  • pots, pans, roasting tins and cooking utensils
  • cutlery and other utensils
  • washing-up materials and tea towels

The kitchens are cleaned weekly, but it’s also your responsibility to keep the shared areas are clean and tidy.

All mail arrives at the Main College Post Room and is distributed to the appropriate Halls of Residence within 24 hours. In Gowar and Wedderburn, letters you receive will be placed in the pigeon holes in H Block for collection. If you receive a parcel or item needing a signature, we’ll email you to let you know that it’s arrived and is ready for collection from the reception desk. Remember to bring valid ID when you come to collect your mail.

Don’t forget to use your full name, Hall address and room number when giving your address for a delivery. We have a lot of incoming and outgoing mail at the College and without this information your mail might get lost.

Gowar Hall address:

Gowar and Wedderburn
Royal Holloway, University of London
Egham
Surrey
TW20 0EX

More about sending and receiving mail

The laundry facilities are in the basement of H Block next to the pigeon holes and the housekeeper’s office.

We recommend using the mobile app. But if you don’t have an iPhone or Android device, your Halls reception can provide you with a laundry card which can be topped up online.

More on laundry

Security officers are available on campus 24-7. The main security office is in the Founder's Building.

Officers monitor campus activities on CCTV and with frequent patrols responding to any fire alarm activations and disturbances on campus, as well as ensuring that areas are safe and secure.

No. You can’t bring your car with you to your Halls of Residence. You can bring your car to campus for up to one hour, but if you stay any longer you’ll get a parking fine.

More information about parking on campus

Each hall has a reception point where you can report maintenance problems, top up your College Card, and get advice or help.

The reception for Gowar is in The Hub. Open Monday to Sunday, 7am to 10pm.

To learn more about accessibility in Gowar and Wedderburn, please view the following AccessAble profiles:

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