If you are considering studying at Royal Holloway, you can visit our campus this July. We are offering a limited number of Covid-secure visits to give you and your guests the chance to see where you could be studying and living.
Various time slots will be available for visits on the following dates:
Wednesday 15 July 2020
Thursday 16 July 2020
Saturday 18 July 2020
Sunday 19 July 2020
We’ve been working hard to make sure our campus is safe following the current rules and guidance on social distancing. You’ll be taken as a family/household group around campus by a student ambassador, who will be allocated to your group for the duration of your visit. We will also be able to offer individual appointments with academic department tutors and staff from our advice services.
Visits will last for approximately two hours. Your first hour will be a guided tour through our campus (following a set one-way route) with the second hour a chance to meet with academics and/or advice staff and have your questions answered.
We hope this page provides enough detail but if you do have any questions please email us at email@example.com or call us on 01784 414112.
Ambassadors and staff will wear a face covering, this recognises the potential protection it affords to others. You’re welcome to join us in wearing your own face covering but these will not be provided and are not mandatory.
- Each group booking must be from the same household.
- You will need to book tickets for all those in your household who wish to visit with you.
- In order to safely move visitors around the campus we will operate a one-way system throughout your campus tour.
- A separate one-way system will also be in place for getting to your booked appointments.
- We have an accessible tour route, please let your ambassador know if you need to avoid any stairs and take this step-free route.
- If anyone in your group would rather skip the campus tour and just join you for your appointments, they’ll be able to wait indoors at socially distanced tables – just let us know at registration and we’ll direct them.
- Ambassadors and staff will wear a face covering, recognising the potential protection it affords to others. You’re welcome to join us in wearing your own face covering but these will not be provided and are not mandatory.
- We’ll provide access to toilets throughout your visit, please just let your ambassador know and they’ll direct you to the closest to you at the time.
- We’ll have hand sanitiser available at both registration points and encourage you to use this upon arrival.
What will my visit look like?
You’ll arrive on campus for your pre-booked arrival time (don’t worry we’ll remind you of your start time by email and SMS a few days before your visit). We understand it can be tricky to predict your travel times so we’ll be as flexible as possible, but may ask you to wait in your car if you’re early or miss your slot, until we can fit you in.
At the main entrance to campus, staff will direct you to one of the two car parks being used. We’ll be spacing guests out across these car parks so please do follow the directions given to you, as it is likely to differ from the car in front of you.
Once you’re parked, please make your way as a household/family group to the registration gazebo in the car park. You’ll be asked to queue in groups, maintaining 2m between each group. We’ll have hand sanitiser available at both registration points and encourage you to use this upon arrival.
We’ll check you in (don’t worry, you don’t need your ticket, just your name), and provide you with a goodie bag to help you with your visit.
We’ll allocate you one of our friendly student ambassadors who will stay with your group for the duration of your visit. The ambassador will be wearing a face covering and will keep 2m from your group at all times.
We’ll also provide you with a card detailing all the advice stands available to visit and your ambassador will help you decide who, if anyone, you’d like to book to meet. We’ll then book you appointments in 10 min slots for an hour after your arrival, which will allow you to complete your campus tour and then head to your appointments. Your ambassador will stay with you to direct you to your appointments. We recommend you stick to one or two appointments.
Your ambassador will take you on a tour of the campus. This is predominantly outdoors but will include the chance to see accommodation in Founder’s and George Eliot halls if you wish. All accommodation open for viewing will be empty and will have been deep cleaned. If you’d rather skip the halls visit just let your ambassador know and they’ll take to you see Founder’s Quads instead. We expect this set route to take just under an hour walking at a leisurely pace. We’ll provide you with a bottle of water and a snack to keep your energy levels up!
When you’ve finished your tour your ambassador will take you to your appointments, if you’ve booked any. There is a separate one-way route for these appointments and each advice stand will be allocated an individual room so they can easily distance from your household.
Once you’ve completed your tour and appointments, the ambassador will return you to your car park and you’ll be all set to head home.
Campus visits FAQs
Do I need to print my ticket?
You don't need to print your ticket, simply turn up on the day and we will look up your ticket by the name you booked with.
Do my guests need tickets?
Yes, your guests will need their own 'guest' tickets, which can be done at the same time as booking student tickets, through the link above.
Will there be a programme for the event?
There will be no set programme for the event- you will be offered an opportunity to book appointments with academic or advice services when you arrive. These will take place after you have been on your campus tour.
What if I'm travelling by public transport?
We encourage all guests to use public transport with caution, adhering to government and service provider guidelines. If you do use public transport, there is a bus that runs from Egham train station to our campus. In this case, you will be directed to the nearest car park registration point.
How can I change my details on the Eventbrite booking system?
You can amend your booking by logging on to the Eventbrite website by clicking ‘Tickets’ from the drop-down menu under your name, select the ticket and then 'edit'.
What if I have access needs?
The campus tour portion of this visit will take approximately 1 hour. If you require a step-free route, please let your student ambassador know on the day.
To find out more about general accessibility on campus, please view our AccessAble profile.
Getting to Royal Holloway
Where is Royal Holloway?
We are located on the A30 in Egham, Surrey and our postcode is TW20 0EX.
Where can I park my car?
Parking is free for all guests at the Campus Visits on our Egham campus, parking marshals will direct you to the car park on arrival.
How do I get to Royal Holloway from the train station?
Our nearest train station is Egham, which benefits from direct services from central London and across the South East. There is a bus that runs between the train station and the Egham campus.