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Life as a student

Life as a student

Your future graduate is about to experience a whole new world – they will have access to opportunities, learning and social activities on a level that far surpasses their school life. Here are a few pointers for you.

This is a big decision and options will vary dependent on where in the UK your future graduate decides to study. Please read our Parent’s and supporters' guide to accommodation and also discover the choices available at Royal Holloway.

Taking the first step and mixing with others is vital to ensuring your future graduate finds a friendship group with whom they feel comfortable and connected. Encourage them to put themselves out there and make new friends. Royal Holloway offers a wide variety of volunteering, social, sporting and cultural options and you’ll see there is something for everyone, take a look at our being a student pages to find out more.

A way to help balance the budget is for your future graduate to take on part-time work that will dovetail with their studies. Royal Holloway’s Careers and Employability Service offers support and guidance throughout the year. You can find out more about what is available here.

It’s time for you to step back and empower your future graduate to take their own journey. We understand that you will need to know if they are safe, well and happy and if they’re not, then who will be there to help?

Royal Holloway is located in an extremely safe environment and our security operate 24/7. We have on-campus services available to give advice and support on an array of matters from mental health to budgeting. We take the health and well-being of our students incredibly seriously and will be there for them regardless of the problem.

You can find our more on our Help and support pages.

Our Preparing U for Uni podcast by our Schools and Colleges Liaison team will give you and your potential student tips and pointers about starting university. To see our episodes and tune in please click here.

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