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Starting university

starting universityStarting university can be a daunting experience which is why Welcome Week is intended to help new students settle in, make new friends, get involved in the campus community and enrol for their courses

It is important for first year students to feel a part of the university in order for them to go on and achieve their best throughout their degree.

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 stay with the student throughout their time at the College. Personal tutors are the first point of contact for students and will guide and support them throughout their time here.

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 College life.


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