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What's great to do on campus?

Top ten tips from students and recent graduates


Join a society

"There's definitely something for everyone and, in my first year, I joined Christian Union and History Society which introduced me to new friends and gave me a break from my studies with regular meetings and fun socials."

Megan, BA History

Megan Filkins

Student journalism

"Getting involved has not only introduced me to a new group of friends and a different social scene, but helped me to develop skills which employers really value."

Laura, BA Economics, Politics and Internal Relations, Editor of Orbital magazine

Laura Denham

Performance societies

"I'm in Absolute Harmony, which is the un-auditioned a Capella choir on campus (think Pitch Perfect!), and the people I've met through it are now my closest friends."

Helena, BA French

Helena Skelly

Broaden your horizons

"If you're passionate about subjects outside of your degree, you have the opportunity to attend great lectures on a variety of topics, from social science to physics and more."

Andreea, Bsc Psychology


Shop at the SU Market

"The market is great, with a large selection of fruits and vegetables, and very well-priced! Sometimes we have book sales too on the same day."


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Do an internship

"I'm not only gaining great experience but also making some extra money. And the best part? I don't have to travel anywhere - it's just on campus."

Iqra, BSc Psychology, Clinical and Cognitive Neuroscience, Royal Holloway Development & Alumni Relations Intern


Part-time job

"Around one in seven students end up working at the university. Jobs range from bar work, security, catering, conferencing and much more."

Kaz, graduate, BSc Geography

Kaz Hassan 1

Get involved (SU election)

"Running in the elections is a great chance to try something you would never get to do at any other time. It made me so much more confident in myself."

Emma, graduate, BA Drama and Theatre Studies, former Students' Union President

Emma Peagam

Night out

"There are a great range of places to spend an evening, whether you're looking for live music or a chilled coffee with friends. The Students' Union runs great weekly club nights."


Top 10 things to do on campus

Be active

"There are a lot of sports to try out on campus. So you can have fun in your spare time as well as finding yourself a new hobby!"


Be active


Read about our societies on campus in one of our blog posts by a current student


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