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Starting university

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Starting university can be a daunting experience and as a parent you may be concerned about your son or daughter settling in. That is why we run Welcome Week - a friendly introduction to life at Royal Holloway which helps students get used to the campus community, meet new friends and enrol for their courses.

We also have student volunteers to help students move into their halls when they first arrive at Royal Holloway, as well as showing them around their new campus. New students should plan to arrive the Saturday before the first term starts to take full advantage of the social events we organise.

Personal tutors

Studying at university is very different to school or college and students are expected to conduct a lot of independent study. Students should not be alarmed if they are not in lectures and seminars as much as they thought.

At Royal Holloway there is a system of personal tutors who offer guidance and support for each student throughout their time here and act as a first point of contact.

In addition to Personal Tutors we have a Peer Guidance Scheme where groups of first year undergraduate students are allocated an older student from their department to help them settle into university life.


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