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Activities by subject

Activities by subject

To find out more about subject-specific activities and resources for schools and colleges, please find the relevant department below.

Not sure which subject to choose? Have a look at our 'What can I do with my A-levels?' page.

You may also be interested in the research our departments have been doing in relation to Covid-19.

Our academic departments

Biological Sciences offer a series of year-round events, talks and activities for students.

Members of the Classics department have recorded videos on hot topics from some of their most popular talks for you to watch, or produced PDF versions of PowerPoints and handouts full of information and suggestions for further reading that you can download and use. 

We are keen to motivate young people, across age groups and of all genders, to study computer science. We run an extensive programme of activities with schools to promote student interest in the field of Computer Science at all levels.

Dedicated to improving public and student understanding of our planet, Earth Sciences have developed crib sheets, complete with fun practical exercises, aimed at Year 12 / 13 students. 

The Department of Economics at Royal Holloway produces world leading research and teaching on topics ranging from the effect of immigration on labour markets, to how and why stock markets soar and plummet just before news is released, to why children born during financial crises underachieve, to the economic impacts of Brexit, and various issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Electronic Engineering have collated various videos, posters and tutorials for schools and colleges.

Activities for schools and colleges
Webinar: What you should know about Studying English Literature or Creative Writing at University

Location: Online

When: Thursday 25 March 2021 16.00-18.00

Are you interested in studying English Literature or Creative Writing at University? Interested in hearing what it is like from a current student? And wondering what your career might look like as an English Literature or Creative Writing graduate? Then this webinar is for you. During the session you will hear from students and lecturers from Royal Holloway and Reading from English Literature and Creative Writing:

  • Why studying Literature and Creative Writing is important
  • What to expect in the first year of study, what you might study, how you’ll study and how you may be assessed
  • What to consider when looking and applying to university
  • The daily life of a student
  • Advantages of taking the subject further
  • How you can apply the skills learnt from a Literature or Creative degree to your career.
  • We will be touching on some aspects of your current study, such as Unseen Texts and reading critics.
TeacherHub>English

Our initiative for KS4 and KS5 English Literature teachers

  • Contemporary resources for teaching GCSE and A-Level texts
  • Community and connection
  • Inspiration, collaboration and continuing professional development

Click here to visit the English TeacherHub.

The Department of Geography is committed to inspiring the next generation of geographers through a wide programme of activities every year.

TeacherHub>Geography

Please visit our TeacherHub>Geography page to find out more about the activities on offer for Geography teachers.

Our HistoryHub provides learning resources for Key Stage 4 History. 

Resources for schools from a world-renowned department.

The Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures (LLC) is committed to working with schools and are engaged in a broad range of outreach initiatives, from media work and online lectures to school visits and webinars.

The resources are designed to bring together a range of online resources for students of Modern Languages (French, German, Italian, Spanish), and covers aspects of language, literature, film, history and visual culture. Our interdisciplinary and comparative resources, reflecting our popular degrees in Comparative Literature and Culture, Liberal Arts and History of Art and Visual Culture, will also be of interest to students of English, Drama, Art, Film, History and other Humanities subject areas.

The Department of Law have created a free video series on key legal cases, 'Legal Landmark'.

Our Maths Department offers a range of activities for schools, such as a conference for Year 12 students (Exploring Maths) in June, Public lectures, Taster days, Science festival and a series of talks from academics.

StoryFutures Academy Podcast

This 8-part series, hosted by immersive director Shehani Fernando, gives listeners a practical look at how VR and AR productions actually get made. If you want to begin creating your own immersive stories or learn more about the XR sector, this is the podcast for you. With the help of some of the biggest names in the industry, she explores practical tips, case studies and the challenges that make this a really exciting area to work in.

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The Department of Music at Royal Holloway is very keen to forge links with schools and colleges. If you would like to discuss how our experts might be able to support your subject teaching, we would be delighted to hear from you.

There’s a host of Physics events and resources available to schools at every level of study.

The Department of Politics, International Relations and Philosophy at Royal Holloway University generates world-leading research and teaching on topics ranging from the study of elections, to global environmental policy, to issues of immigration and asylum, to youth movements and the politics of young Londoners, to the impact of Brexit, to women’s under-representation in politics, and problems related to Covid-19 pandemic. 

Our resources page is designed to share our work with you in a form designed for easy consumption, to stimulate ideas and discussion amongst teachers and pupils in secondary schools. The resources include blogs, newspaper articles, short academic articles, and podcasts produced by our academics, and organised into themes.

We’re always looking for ways to engage the next generation of psychologists.

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