Royal Holloway’s Community Research Hub is a Royal Holloway Volunteering initiative that matches students who want experience applying research skills with charities and non-profits needing support with surveys, analysis, reports, literature reviews, desk-based research, ethnographic research and more.
Want to collaborate with us?
Students can find out more about opportunities and community organisations here
How can our researchers help your organisation?
Are you a charity, community organisation, campaign group or other not for profit organisation in need of research to support your work? Royal Holloway’s students provide pro-bono research services to a wide variety of external charitable and non-profit partners.
Who have we worked with?
The team conducted new research exploring young people’s impressions and experiences of the police and how communications could be improved. This involved nationwide electronic data collection from schools, youth organisations and charities, followed by collation and analysis.
Age UK Surrey
Age UK Surrey required a student to provide an overview of approaches to tackling social isolation among older people and identify any gaps that Age UK Surrey could fill, both in terms of provision and geographically.
The Challengers Engagement Project aimed to gather feedback about the Challengers' service from the service users. As one of the first organisations to undertake such research with a vulnerable group of people they were determined to pioneer and explore new ways that voices of the children and young people heard.
Citizens Advice: The Housing Stability Project
The Homelessness Reduction Act 2017 came into force on 3 April 2018 and has placed new legal duties on English councils so that everyone who is homeless or at risk of homelessness will have access to meaningful help irrespective of their priority need status, as long as they are eligible for assistance. One of the project’s main objectives in order to achieve its aims will be measuring the success of how Runnymede and Spelthorne implement these new duties.
The Brain Tumour Charity
The Students were required to analyse the results of three surveys following their third annual Nurse and Allied Health Professional Conference to discuss and explore "Difficult Conversations" surrounding a brain tumour diagnosis, and produce a report with clear actions for the next conference.