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Postgraduate Visit Experiences

Postgraduate Visit Experiences

Royal Holloway's on-campus Postgraduate Visit Experiences offer an informative and personalised look at the university, whether you are interested in studying with us, or already have a place to join one of our courses but haven't been able to visit yet.

Throughout the pandemic, we have been working hard to adapt our event offering to provide Covid-19 secure opportunities in accordance with current Government guidelines.

We’ve designed our on-campus Postgraduate Visit Experiences to enable you to explore our beautiful campus whilst meeting some of our world-leading academics, staff from key services such as Careers and Wellbeing, and some of our current students.

Your visit will begin with a campus tour led by one of our friendly Student Ambassadors. All tours will be conducted with just your family group and potentially one other (depending on government guidance at the time). You then have the opportunity to speak to representatives from academic departments and key support services.

Once your meetings with academic and professional support services staff have concluded, you will be welcome to join us at our historic Founder’s Building for complementary food and refreshments. Postgraduate Ambassadors will be on hand to answer any questions you may have about your course, but are always happy to have a general chat too.

Tables for the food and refreshments will be themed by subject area, so it’s likely you’ll be able to chat to future classmates. If you prefer, feel free to take a stroll across campus to visit some of the accommodation we have available to view – directions will be provided – or simply enjoy a summer evening in the stunning surroundings of Founder’s Building.

More information about what to expect from your Visit Experience and FAQs can be found further down this page. We recommend you read through this prior to booking.

Please note that these events will still have some restrictions in place:

  • Each group booking must be from the same household; bookings must not include people from multiple households.

  • We encourage all visitors to take a rapid lateral flow test before attending. Visit the Government website for guidance on being tested local to you or to order a home testing kit. (Please note, Royal Holloway will not be able to provide these tests for event attendees).

  • Face coverings are mandatory for guests whilst inside our buildings (unless medically exempt), and strongly recommended throughout the entire visit. Our staff and students will be wearing face coverings throughout the event.

  • Please note all events must be booked in advance, unfortunately we will not be able to accommodate anyone who arrives without registering.

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

Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Courses: Wednesday 23 June 4.00-8.00pm

(Classics, Drama, Theatre and Dance, Economics, English, History, Languages, Literatures and Cultures, Law and Criminology, Media Arts, Music, Philosophy, Politics and International Relations)

Business Management and Science Courses, as well as select courses taught at our Central London Campus: Thursday 24 June 2021 4.00-8.00pm 

(Computer Science, Earth Science, Electronic Engineering, Geography, Information Security, Management and Professional Studies, Mathematics, Psychology)

(Central London courses: MSc Advanced Practice (Social Work), MSc Digital Marketing, MA Digital Documentary, MSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management, MA Producing Film and Television, MSc Social Work, PGDip Social Work (Step up to Social Work))

If your chosen course is not listed, or for any any further information about our Visit Experiences, please email us at pgevents@royalholloway.ac.uk or call on +44 (0)1784 414112.

What will my visit look like?

You will arrive on campus for your pre-booked arrival time (don’t worry, we will remind you of your start time by email a few days before your visit). We understand it can be tricky to predict your travel times so we will be as flexible as possible, but may ask you to wait in your car if you are 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 car parks allocated for event attendees.

Once you’ve parked, please make your way as a household/family group to the registration gazebo in the car park. You will be asked to queue in groups, maintaining a two metre distance between each group. Hand sanitiser will be available for you at designated points across campus.

We will check you in (don’t worry, you don’t need your ticket, just your name), and provide you with everything you need to help you with your visit.

You'll also be given the opportunity to book appointments for later in your visit.

Your Student 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.

In order to safely move visitors around the campus we will operate a one-way system throughout your campus tour. We have an accessible tour route, please let your Ambassador know if you need to avoid any stairs and take this step-free route.

We will provide access to toilets throughout your visit, please just let your Ambassador know and they will direct you to the closest to you at the time.

When you have finished your campus tour, your Ambassador will take you to the location of your first appointment.

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

Once you have finished your appointments, you can head to the South Quad for food, drinks and a chat with our Postgraduate Student Ambassadors, or simply make your way back to the designated car park if you prefer.

FAQs

Anyone interested in applying for postgraduate study, or anyone who already has a place to study with us but hasn't had a chance to see the campus yet, as well as guests from within their households.

The event will take place on our Egham campus:

Royal Holloway, University of London
Egham Hill
Egham
Surrey
TW20 0EX

Please be aware that each group booking must be from the same household; bookings must not include people from multiple households.

We encourage all visitors to take a rapid lateral flow test before attending. Visit the Government website for guidance on being tested local to you or to order a home testing kit. (Please note, Royal Holloway will not be able to provide these tests for event attendees).

Face coverings are mandatory for guests whilst inside our buildings (unless medically exempt), and strongly recommended throughout the entire visit. Our staff and students will be wearing face coverings throughout the event.

Please make sure to check for 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.

No, your guests do not need their own tickets, but when 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.

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.

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 registration point.

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.

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