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Online resources

Online resources

Welcome to our online resources page. Please take a look at our content for students, teachers and parents.

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

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Our resources

Learning remotely during lockdown

As we move in to another lockdown, some students may find it difficult to access remote learning.

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 coronavirus (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 from the end of January 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.

Online

BBC Teach provides a wide range of educational resources aimed at primary and secondary age students. Customers using BT Mobile, EE, and Plusnet Mobile can access online BBC Bitesize content from the end of January without using their data allowance.

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.

We understand that teaching and learning remotely is difficult for students, teachers, advisers and parents. We would like to make it as easy as possible and will be continuing to add resources and advice to this page. If there are any resources that you think would be helpful, let us know by emailing schools@royalholloway.ac.uk

Webinars

Introducing our new Discover series - subject specific webinars presented by current undergraduate students from Royal Holloway. Each webinar will be approx. 45 minutes long and aimed at anyone who is currently studying or planning on taking one of the advertised subjects. Our passionate students will be presenting aspects of their studies that are bound to interest, excite and challenge your students

To sign up, please click the relevant link below:

Discover: History with Sofia | 2 February 4-5pm
Discover: Psychology with Rachael | 23 February 4-5pm
Discover: Business and Management with Nadia | 23 March 4-5pm

The importance of knowing how to be kind to ourselves and find ways of coping with periods of stress and anxiety drive this exploration of practical techniques. Suitable for any year group as well as those preparing for exams.

Tue, Mar 16, 2021, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Click here to register for this webinar

Making the most of Year 12

Wednesday 20 January 2021, 4:00 PM

UCAS Uncovered

Wednesday 27 January 2021, 4:00 PM

Researching Universities in a Virtual World

Wednesday 3 February 2021, 4:00 PM

Thinking about Careers

Wednesday 10 February 2021, 4:00 PM

Exam skills

Wednesday 24 February 2021, 4:00 PM

Coursework skills

Wednesday 3 March 2021 4:00 PM


Why Royal Holloway?

Wednesday 5 May 2021, 4:00PM

If you are just starting out on your university journey, or you're trying to decide between your Firm and Insurance choices, join us for our webinar all about Royal Holloway.

 

Please click the relevant link to register for our webinars.

How to choose your Firm and Insurance places

Thursday 25 February 2021 4:00 PM

Student finance explained

Thursday 4 March 2021 4:00 PM

Study skills for university

Thursday 11 March 2021 4:00 PM

Successfully transitioning to university

Thursday 18 March 2021 4:00 PM

Why Royal Holloway?

Wednesday 5 May 2021, 4:00PM

If you are just starting out on your university journey, or you're trying to decide between your Firm and Insurance choices, join us for our webinar all about Royal Holloway.

 

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

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. 

Other resources

To sign up for our webinars, or to find out more about them, contact us - schools@royalholloway.ac.uk

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

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.

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