As a friendly and caring community, we’re here to help you be the best you possible.
Whatever support you need, in whatever aspect of your life, we’re here for you. We’ve got lots of help on hand, including:
Disability and neurodiversity support
If you are living with a disability or a medical condition, our team is on hand to support you with your individual support needs. This can include but isn’t limited to exam access arrangements, reasonable adjustments, diagnostic assessments, Disabled Student’s Allowance, and department and library support.
Find out more about disability and neurodiversity support.
Managing your finances
Our services help make your time at university as financially stress-free as possible with access to guidance from our Financial Wellbeing advisors. There is a range of part-time work opportunities on campus and in the local area. We also offer a wide range of scholarships to help fund your studies.
Find out more about financial support.
Mental, emotional and physical wellbeing
Our Wellbeing team are here to support you with all aspects of your mental health and wellbeing. You have access to an on campus medical health centre, counsellors who run workshops and individual sessions, wellbeing advisers and multi-faith chaplains.
Faith and spiritual needs
We are a multi-faith community and we aim to support you in your personal faith and spiritual journey, whatever your beliefs or circumstances.
Learn more about our multi-faith community.
Advice for international students
We'll help you sort out immigration and visa issues, and settle into student life at Royal Holloway.
Find out more about support for international students.
Academic skills, 1:1s or group workshops
If you're looking for support with your academic studies, you will have a Personal Tutor in your department as part of our Peer Guide scheme, where you are appointed a fellow student to offer non-judgemental support. You can also access help through the Centre for the Development of Academic Skills (CeDAs) which runs workshops, 1:1 advice and drop-in sessions to help boost your academic and study skills.
Personal Tutors and Peer Guides
A personal tutor is a designated friendly face and line of support within your department. They are there to help you settle into academic life, check up on how you’re doing, and signpost you to other university services if and when needed.
Peer Guides are current students (in the same School as you) and are another great source of information. They will be able to provide you with practical guidance and helpful resources during your first weeks as a Royal Holloway student.
The Students' Union is dedicated to representing your views as a student so that you enjoy your time studying at Royal Holloway. There are loads of different ways you can get involved on campus, with over 130 clubs and societies to choose from to make friends and enjoy what you love to do.
There are also opportunities to become an academic rep to influence changes on your course, participate in our Union Workshops, and have a say on the services we deliver.
Visit the Students' Union.
Nursery places for student's children
Our students’ children have access to priority places at Bright Horizons, a nursery next to our campus. You can find further information on local childcare on the Surrey County Council website.