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Open Days

Explore Royal Holloway this autumn

Join us at an Online Open Day or on-campus Visit Experience this autumn to find out about your course and student life at our top 30 UK university.*

We’ve designed both our on-campus, Covid-secure, Visit Experiences and our Online Open Days to enable you to take a look round our beautiful campus and meet some of our world-leading academics, staff from key services such as Careers and Wellbeing, and some of our current students.

You can find out about all our undergraduate events below. Please note all events must be booked in advance, and unfortunately we will not be able to accommodate anyone who arrives without registering before the events.

(*Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide, 2022).

Visit Experiences

Our on-campus Visit Experiences offer an informative introduction to Royal Holloway. During the day, you will:

  • Discover how you could become a part of Royal Holloway’s exciting and vibrant community with over 130 societies and clubs
  • Meet some of our world-leading academics teaching staff and teams from key support services as well as current students
  • See the campus in person and get an idea of our location and transport links.

To help manage the number of people on campus at a time, we have set out the schedule below, with selected subjects available on different days. You can then book a place on the day most relevant to you.

Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences courses: Saturday 25 September and Sunday 17 October 2021

For students interested in courses taught by the Departments of: Classics, Criminology, Drama, Theatre and Dance, Economics, English, History, Languages, Literatures and Cultures, Law*, Media Arts*, Music, Philosophy, Politics and International Relations or Social Sciences. 

Book your place

Business, Management and Science Courses: Sunday 26 September and Saturday 16 October 2021

For students interested in courses taught by the Departments of: Biological Sciences, Business and Management*, Computer Science, Earth Sciences, Electronic Engineering, Geography, Mathematics, Physics and Psychology*. 

Book your place

*These departments will be running socially-distanced talks at the events. You will only be able to book these on the day at the registration point in the university's car park. Please see the programme for talk times. If you would like to attend these talks, we encourage you to bear this in mind when choosing your arrival time. Please see below for more information on how the day is structured.

If you need any more information about our Visit Experiences, please email us at campus-tours@royalholloway.ac.uk or call on +44 (0)1784 414112.

Please note:

  • Booking is compulsory and unfortunately we will not be able to accommodate anyone who has not booked in advance.
  • Each group booking must be from the same household; bookings must not include people from multiple households.
  • Please make sure you check any restrictions on travel within the UK before starting your journey. If your journey does not fit within these restrictions, we recommend attending an online event instead.
  • We encourage all visitors who book a place to take a rapid lateral flow test before travelling to these events. This can be done at a number of locations local to you, or ordered to your home. Please see the government website for more information on how you can access these. (Please note, Royal Holloway will not be able to provide these tests for event attendees).
  • Our staff and students will be wearing face coverings throughout the event. Face coverings are mandatory for guests whilst inside our buildings (unless medically exempt), and strongly recommended throughout the entire visit.
Online Open Days

At our Online Open Days, you can find out about our departments and undergraduate courses, and gain an understanding of what it’s like to study here. You will also get a taste of our campus and facilities, including a  filmed campus tour, and a look at some of our student accommodation.

Throughout the event, there will be opportunities to get involved in interactive sessions with our academic departments, and talks on topics such as the UCAS process and student finance. You will also be able to use our live online chat service to ask our support staff and students your questions. Book your place by clicking below.

Wednesday 27 October, 3-6pm

Wednesday 8 December, 3-6pm

Please note, these events are designed primarily for students interested in undergraduate study.

Parent and supporter webinar

We are holding a webinar for parents and other people supporting someone applying to university on Tuesday 9 November, 6-7pm. Hosted by members of our Student Recruitment team, this webinar will give you advice and tips on how to best support your student in key areas such as the UCAS application, student finance and accommodation.

Register for the webinar

 

What will my Visit Experience look like?

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 Open Day on our Egham campus, parking marshals will direct you to the nearest available space upon 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.  We will be running a free shuttle bus between the station and the campus throughout the day.

Please plan to arrive on campus for your pre-booked arrival time after you have booked your Visit Experience. We will remind you of your start time by email and SMS a few days before your visit. We understand predicting travel times may impact your arrival time, so we’ll be as flexible as possible, however we if you are early or miss your slot, we may ask you to wait until we are able to accommodate your booking.

At the main entrance to campus, staff will direct you to one of the two car parks being used on the visit experience days. 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’ve 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 a two meter distance between each group. We’ll have hand sanitiser available at designated points across campus and encourage you to use this.

We’ll check you in and all you will need to provide us with is your name (don’t worry tickets aren’t required), and provide you with a Royal Holloway goodie bag.

At the registration point you will also be able to book appointments, lab tours and talks (where available).

Your ambassador will take your household group on a guided tour of campus, which will include the key buildings and facilities available to all students, as well as some areas more relevant to your particular department. If restrictions allow, you may be joined by one other household group. The tour will last 45 minutes.

(Please note lab tours available only on Sunday 26 September and Saturday 16 October).

When you’ve finished your campus tour, your ambassador will take you to the location of your first appointment or the start location of your lab tour.

Appointments will take place in a centralised location, with each department allocated a space so that members of staff can easily keep an appropriate distance from your household.

Once you’ve completed your tours and/or appointments, you’ll return to your car park and you’ll be all set to head home.

(Please note: these are only for select departments.)

Some of our larger departments will be running short, socially distanced talks. These will take place at set times throughout the day and will last no longer than 30 minutes. You can see details of the subjects participating, and the timings here.

If you are particularly interested in attending a talk, please keep this in mind as you register and select your arrival time. Your tour will take place immediately after registration and will take approx. 45 minutes, after which you can attend any talks or appointments you are interested in. 

Frequently asked questions

No, your guests do not need their own tickets. When you are booking a student ticket, you will be asked to let us know how many guests you will be bringing. All guests do need to be from the same household.

Appointments and tours run throughout the day.  A small number of departments will be running short talks, and a programme of these can be found here.

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. Once you arrive on campus, you will be directed to the nearest car park registration point to start your tour and book onto any labs or talks that are available.

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'.

If you require a step-free campus tour route, please let your student ambassador know on the day.

To find out more about general accessibility on campus, please view our AccessAble profile on the Royal Holloway website.

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