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Facilities and academic support for postgraduate students

Royal Holloway provides a supportive environment in which to undertake exciting, innovative and challenging study.


Bedford Library study group

We provide dedicated spaces for you - if you are a postgraduate research student - to study and meet with fellow students. This includes 24-hour postgraduate computer labs with scanning and printing facilities.

You'll also have access to senior common rooms complete with comfortable seating and kitchen equipment - great if you need somewhere to relax between lectures and you live off-campus.

facilties and academic support

We offer a range of academic skills support, with every student having access to an interactive e-learning module for self-directed study. 

Through this course, you can practise writing, critical thinking, reading and note-taking. You'll also learn about  referencing helping you avoid plagiarism. One-to-one support is also available to students with additional learning needs.

Every department runs its own subject-specific training sessions to complement your studies as well as discipline-specific training.

You can also take part in writing consultations and workshops throughout the academic year.

As a postgraduate srecruitmentagentstudent, you’ll be assigned a personal tutor. They will be available to discuss and advise on your academic and personal progress on a one-to-one basis. 

Your personal tutor, departmental advisers and supervisors are likely to become your closest contacts at Royal Holloway.

English language support


If English is your second language, Royal Holloway International offers an assortment of English language courses to help you become a confident learner of English for academic purposes.

For example, in-sessional English language courses and one-to-one writing workshops cover essay-writing skills, how to deliver an effective presentation and discussion skills to aid your postgraduate studies.

International Student Support Office

This service provides advice on living in the UK as an international student, including immigration and visa guidance. Find out more about this team

Student Counselling Service

The Student Counselling Service is professionally accredited and offers personal, emotional and psychological support to all students in a confidential, friendly and non-judgemental setting.

Help with a complex range of issues is available including stress, anxiety, cultural issues, relationships, sexuality, alcohol and drugs on an one-to-one basis or in workshops. 

Health Centre

Our Health Centre is for students living on campus or in the local area. 

Residential support

This team promotes a happy hall environment for students living in Royal Holloway accommodation by organising social events and dealing with discipline and welfare issues in halls.

Community Liaison and Support

If you live off-campus in the local area, the above team will provide support.

Student Financial Advice Office

This service provides advice on Access to Learning Funds, budgeting, loans and grants.

Educational Support Office (ESO)

The ESO advises students and staff about educational support for disabled students or those with specific learning difficulties, such as dyslexia. This includes provision of specialist hardware and software, note-takers, personal helpers and a specific learning difficulties tutor.

Chaplaincy and Faith Support

Royal Holloway is a multi-faith community with many different beliefs represented on campus and excellent cooperation between faiths.

Take a look at our Support, Health and Welfare page for more information about any of these services. 

Student Services Centre


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