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Online resources

Online resources

Welcome to our online resources page. Here you will find a library of free learning resources for students, parents and teachers covering all aspects of the University application process.

If there's anything missing from this page that you think we should include, let us know - schools@royalholloway.ac.uk 

If you're a UK student and you'd like to request a callback from our team about your application to Royal Holloway, please complete our form.

Our resources

Webinars

All of our upcoming webinars can be found on our webinars page.

To watch back our recent webinars, please visit our sign up page.

Videos & workshops on demand

5 Things to Think About When Choosing a Course
5 Things to Think About When Choosing a University
Making the Most of Year 12
Choosing a University and a Course

Additional resources:

 

5 top tips for... applying to uni!
You can UCAS

Super Quick Guide to Clearing

Personal Statements - How do you structure a Personal Statement?
Personal Statements - What should I write about?

More personal statement resources

Student Finance in 60 Seconds
Personal Statements in 60 Seconds
UCAS in 60 Seconds
Royal Holloway in 60 Seconds

Choosing a University in 60 Seconds

Choosing a Course in 60 Seconds

5 top tips for... studying at uni!
Study Skills for University
Ellie - 5 Things I Would Tell My Sixth Form Self
Henry - Royal Holloway Accommodation Experience
Aleks - Student Life at Royal Holloway
Natalie - Royal Holloway Student Life Vlog
Student finance Explained
5 Things I Love About Student Life at Royal Holloway

Check out our partner HEON's videos and resources related to wellbeing. 

Downloadable packs

Everything you need to know about making an application to University through UCAS. This pack will walk you through how to apply as well as provide guidance on how to choose your course.

In this pack you will find content for students, parents and teachers, including workbooks, videos, PowerPoints, lesson plans and parent/guardian fact sheets.

This pack of resources covers everything you need to know about Student Finance, from how to apply for your loan to what your future repayments will look like after you leave University.

In this pack you will find content for students, parents and teachers, including workbooks, videos, PowerPoints, lesson plans, Kahoot! Quizzes and parent/guardian fact sheets.

Are you struggling with writing your UCAS personal statement or aren’t sure where to start? To help with your University application, this pack includes our top tips and examples of what makes a successful personal statement.

In this pack you will find content for students, parents and teachers, including workbooks, videos, PowerPoints, lesson plans and parent/guardian fact sheets.

Do you need help choosing a University and a course? This pack of resources will take you through the different factors that need to be considered when making your decision.

In this pack you will find content for students, parents and teachers, including workbooks, videos, PowerPoints, lesson plans and parent/guardian fact sheets.

Other resources

We have created some interactive Kahoot! session on key areas related to studying at university. In these sessions, students are taken through the key information, and then given an opportunity to test their knowledge on their own, or as a class.

Student Finance: https://kahoot.it/challenge/005673013

Personal Statements: https://kahoot.it/challenge/006205998

Choosing a Uni & Course: https://kahoot.it/challenge/006117813

Support with devices and internet connections

Students without access to a laptop or tablet for their remote learning, or who do not have consistent access to the internet may be eligible for government support. Please visit get-help-with-tech.education.gov.uk/ to find out about the devices, internet access and support available to provide remote education and access to children’s social care during Covid-19.

We have also created a guide to show how teachers can request additional data for mobile devices for their students. Customers using BT Mobile, EE, and Plusnet Mobile can access online BBC Bitesize content without using their data allowance.

Internet Service Provider (ISP) Hyperoptic are working with 37 local authorities to offer free broadband to families who do not have a reliable broadband connection.

Device donations

Business to Schools Initiative - supplies tech and other resources to schools

BBC Give a laptop - lists various initiatives and how to donate and access devices

Accessing learning on consoles

Both Xbox and PlayStation consoles can access Office 365, including Microsoft Teams. Students can use these devices to learn remotely if they don't have access to laptops or tablets or need to share devices between family members.

Resources for home learning

Online

BBC Teach provides a wide range of educational resources aimed at primary and secondary age students. 

Oak National Academy are offering an online library of free e-books and audiobooks, and online lessons.

On television

Programming for primary school pupils will be on CBBC between 09:00 and 12.00 every weekday. Programmes for secondary school pupils will be on BBC Two, between 13:00 and 15:00. Bitesize Daily lessons will also be shown on the Red Button service on TV. The full broadcast schedule can be found on the BBC website.

Learning away from the screen

Teachers

Tired of setting work online? We’ve collated some ideas for how to get your students learning, but far away from the screen.

Students

You’ve finished your set work on your laptop for today… now what? Try out some new things that allow you to take a break from your screen.

Brought to you by our Schools and Colleges team, Preparing U for Uni is a podcast created to help you on your university journey. From revision tips to the details on Clearing, click here to find out more.

We have put together a ‘UniPrep’ Scheme of Work, which gives students a grounding in understanding university, how to apply, student finance and getting their study skills up to scratch for university. This includes all the required lesson plans and resources. 

These blogs have been created by our current students. They will provide a useful insight into university life from those who study here and give tips on how best to approach your time at university.

Subject resources

Resources created by our academic departments can be found on our activities by subject page.

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

For parents and supporters

Check out our parents and supporters section for details on webinars, our mailing list and helpful articles on supporting your child's journey to higher education.

First steps - thinking about university
Is higher education the right path for your child?

Researching courses and institutions
What should my child study? Which is the best university for them?

UCAS and the application process
A guide to the ins and outs of the application process including personal statements.

Financing university studies
It doesn’t have to be doom and gloom, financing university studies is more straight forward than you might think.

Explore Royal Holloway

Get help paying for your studies at Royal Holloway through a range of scholarships and bursaries.

There are lots of exciting ways to get involved at Royal Holloway. Discover new interests and enjoy existing ones

Heading to university is exciting. Finding the right place to live will get you off to a good start

Whether you need support with your health or practical advice on budgeting or finding part-time work, we can help

Discover more about our 21 departments and schools

Find out why Royal Holloway is in the top 25% of UK universities for research rated ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’

They say the two most important days of your life are the day you were born, and the day you find out why

Discover world-class research at Royal Holloway

Discover more about who we are today, and our vision for the future

Royal Holloway began as two pioneering colleges for the education of women in the 19th century, and their spirit lives on today

We’ve played a role in thousands of careers, some of them particularly remarkable

Find about our decision-making processes and the people who lead and manage Royal Holloway today