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Reid

Catered halls

Reid Halls is near The Hub and Imagine Café, on the southern side of the main campus.

2020/21 price: £5,222.61

The letting period for all rooms in Band H1 is 30 weeks for full time undergraduates, which means you’ll need to vacate your room and take all of your belongings away (or put them in storage) over the Christmas and Easter vacation periods.

The rooms are all single and en suite, and in pay-as-you-go catered houses of 12 students.

2020/21 price: £6,685.95

The letting period for all rooms in Band H2 is 38 weeks for full time undergraduates.

The rooms are all single and en suite, and in pay-as-you-go catered houses of 12 students.

There’s furniture provided for you in the room, but you’ll have to bring a few bits and pieces yourself.

We provide:

  • single bed (190cm x 90cm) with storage
  • wardrobe
  • drawers
  • desk and lamp
  • waste paper bin
  • desk chair
  • mattress protector
  • single duvet
  • pillow

You’ll need to bring:

  • sheets
  • single duvet cover
  • pillowcases
  • towels

WiFi is available in all rooms.

Reid is catered, pay-as-you-go. This means that you won’t have access to a kitchen to cook your own meals but you’ll be able to buy all your meals from Founder’s dining hall at a discounted rate of approximately 50%. The 50% discount only applies to Founder’s dining hall, but you’ll also have the choice of eating in a range of other cafés and dining halls on campus and if you pay using your College Card you’ll receive a 20% discount off your food.

Find out more about the discount and paying with your College Card.

Our dining halls cater for all dietary requirements (e.g. vegan and halal). If there isn't an option to suit you on the menu, you just speak to a member of staff at the food counter and the cooks will make you something fresh.

Even though this Hall is catered pay-as-you-go, you’ll have access to pantry. Pantries are a kitchen type area designed for you to make drinks and light snacks and are shared by the students in your house.

We provide:

  • small work surface and sink
  • microwave
  • kettle and toaster
  • larder refrigerator

You need to bring:

  • cups
  • plates and bowls
  • cutlery and other utensils
  • washing-up materials and tea towels  

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

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.    

All mail arrives at the Main College Post Room and is distributed to the appropriate Halls of Residence within 24 hours. In Reid, letters you receive will be placed in the pigeon holes outside the Hub post room 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.

Reid Hall address:

Reid Hall
Royal Holloway, University of London
Egham
Surrey
TW20 0EX

More about sending and receiving mail

The laundry facilities for Reid are next to Imagine in the Hub.

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.

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 Reid is in The Hub. Open Monday to Sunday, 7am to 10pm.

To learn more about accessibility in Reid, please view the building's AccessAble profile.

 

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