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Why choose Royal Holloway?

Of course, we'd love your son or daughter to consider Royal Holloway as a choice.

Here's why.

Our friendly, community-focused safe campus

Recently named one of the most beautiful campuses in the world, thanks to our iconic Founder’s Building and surrounding woodland, your son or daughter will join a cosy yet vibrant community.

They’ll find that Royal Holloway is a beautiful and inspiring place to live and study with award-winning buildings and facilities a few minutes walk away from their halls.

You can also be reassured that they’ll stay in our high-quality accommodation. What’s more, our friendly campus is situated in one of the safest counties in the country – Surrey.

Your son or daughter will enjoy excellent transport links to London, where they can use all University of London facilities including Senate House Library, as well as having Egham, Staines-upon-Thames and Windsor on their doorstep.

Our investment in their future career

Your son or daughter will graduate with a world-recognised University of London degree and will get the chance to develop their employability skills while studying.

Our Careers Service will help them find part-time work through their regular job fairs, as well as internships and work placements in the holidays. They also host CV workshops, talks about jobs in certain sectors, give students advice and ask alumni to share their top tips for finding employment after graduation.  

We also run the Royal Holloway Passport scheme, which rewards students for their extra-curricular activities at university, whether it’s volunteering or being a committee member of a society.

Our support services

Leaving your son or daughter at university for the first time can be worrying for parents but you can be assured we will make sure your child is happy and secure thanks to our excellent support services.

These includesupport for residents living in halls, including maintenance, security and social events designed to help students meet new friends, and support for those in the private sector through Community Liaison Officers.

Your son or daughter will also have access to financial advice, an on-campus health centre, the educational support office, faith support and the student counselling service if they are feeling homesick. The Students’ Union is also there to organise cultural and social events on campus.

The social life

We have plenty of sports clubs to choose from ranging from lacrosse to rugby to netball for your son or daughter to join as well as plenty of student-run societies from the Historical Re-Enactment Society to the Hindu Society that bring together people with similar interests and beliefs.

They will also have the chance to take part in music or drama performances as well as other cultural events, while our Students’ Union run weekly fruit markets and themed evenings. 

We’re committed to providing students with a safe and responsible social life, which is demonstrated by our involvement with the NUS Alcohol Impact programme and our increasing range of alcohol-free social activities. Read our statement detailing our aims for more information.

We run a College bus service until 10pm during the week while the Students' Union operates a minibus to take students home, which runs into the early hours when the SU is open late.

Our personalised education

Your son or daughter will be taught by leading academic experts who will be able to pass on their passion and expertise to them while knowing their name.

They will also have one-to-one contact with their lecturers and tutors as well as their own personal advisor who will make the transition to university life easier.

Your son or daughter will also be able to choose which subjects they cover on their course as well as the way in which they are assessed and their final year project topic.


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