The University of London degree is highly regarded worldwide. At Royal Holloway we bring together talented students in departments where academic staff are working at the frontiers of their subjects. Through top-class research, international networks and conferences, we are advancing knowledge and serving society in many different ways.
Royal Holloway is a powerful force in the region, building partnerships with the business community and playing a major role in economic success. We also take pride in our cultural influence, and welcome visitors to share in the life of the College through public lectures, concerts and open days.
Royal Holloway is an innovative and forward-looking university institution. Today we maintain the pioneering spirit of our Founders in a fast-moving world, and our global network of alumni is a legacy of the wealth of opportunities we continue to provide.
Surrounded by Surreys beautiful countryside, Royal Holloways 135 acre campus is home to an impressive range of modern academic and social facilities, close to a number of towns and villages, and within easy reach of London and the UKs major communications network. The campus is the focal point of student life where most teaching and social activities take place and where all our student residences are located (with the exception of Kingswood Hall which is about 1 mile away). Beyond the buildings there are acres of woodland and open spaces.
Royal Holloways beautiful campus is one aspect that really sets us apart from other colleges of theUniversity of London. But its the people who bring the campus to life and we are renowned for having a particularly friendly ambience.
Our close community means you cannot move far without seeing a familiar face and this creates a safe, relaxed environment. We also enjoy a cosmopolitan atmosphere created by our staff and students of many nationalities and the vibrant mix of cultures.
Beyond the campus, the College works closely with the wider community and shares the benefits of close cooperation between business and community partners, schools and neighbourhood organisations.
The whole community benefits from the rich and varied cultural life of the College. Public lectures, plays, concerts, campus tours, open days and other outreach events are held throughout the year.
Royal Holloways Community Action volunteering offers students and staff opportunities to get involved in a range of different activities, enhance transferable skills and employability, build a healthy long-term community spirit, have fun meeting new people, and all while helping people by making a difference in the local community.||
For staff and students at Royal Holloway there are many opportunities to meet people, take part in new activities, and develop your interests, for example by joining clubs, playing sports and taking part in performances.
Our thriving cultural scene at Royal Holloway is enjoyed by students, staff and the wider community.
The College is an important venue for 'home-grown' events involving our students such as the renowned Choir of Royal Holloway or our staff in delivering public lectures, to hosted events featuring well known performers such as The London Mozart Players and the 'Audience with' series of notable guest speakers. Throughout the year a programme of special events, outreach activities and volunteering initiatives extends the College's influence and involvement across the local area and beyond.
Our 135 acre campus, a lively and friendly place with a strong sense of community, sets us apart from other universities. The spectacular Founder's Building is home to the famous Picture Gallery containing Thomas Holloway's collection of Victorian paintings, the Chapel, and around 500 students. Many residents liken it to living in a castle!
Royal Holloway's multi-million pound estate investment programme continues to enhance our campus, ensuring award-winning modern additions such as the Windsor Building and new halls of residence sit comfortably alongside the historic buildings. Beyond the buildings, students can explore acres of woodland and open spaces full of wildlife.
As a student at Royal Holloway, you can expect to find all the facilities you need on campus. The College continues to invest in new facilities and improve the standard of the existing ones. Here's a brief overview:
Students are offered a wide variety of on-campus accommodation, within a few minutes walk of all the teaching and social facilities (with the exception of Kingswood Hall, which is one mile away and connected by the College bus service). Whether you are in self-catered or catered-pay-as-you-go accommodation, all halls of residence are well equipped and laundrettes are available throughout the campus.
The on-campus branch of NatWest bank offers students access to an ATM 24 hours a day, as well as a counter service if you wish to open a new account or have any queries. Other major banks and building societies have branches nearby.
Having a bookshop on-campus means you dont have to go far to find the texts required for your course, and as they buy and sell used textbooks, it can help save you a little cash. You can find the shop in Crosslands Bungalow, or online. |
Multi-faith worship facilities
The beautiful College Chapel is used for daily worship, with services open to everyone. The Muslim prayer room offers prayer and ablution facilities for men and women.
The recently refurbished Store on-campus is open throughout the year and offers a wide selection of groceries, frozen and chilled food, wines and beers, toiletries, stationery, birthday cards, gifts and College memorabilia.
Library and academic facilities
Royal Holloway's extensive library has a stock of more than 600,000 volumes, subscribes to over 17,000 print and online journals, and has around 900 study spaces. The College has recently invested in a £1.3 million refurbishment project to further develop library resources and facilities and to introduce innovative learning spaces. Students also have access to all other libraries in the University of London. |
A number of PC labs containing a wide range of software applications are available within the Computer Centre and around campus, most of which are accessible 24-hours a day. There is a wireless internet network which enables access throughout most of the College.
Each academic department has their own facilities; The Psychology Department, for example, is one of very few in the UK to have a magnetic resonance scanner on site for neuroscientific research, and the Department of Earth Sciences has an impressive 3D visualisation facility and IT laboratories, enabling students to view satellite imagery and seismic data in 3D.
Students Union entertainment venues
The Students Union provide safe and fun places for Royal Holloway students to socialise. Theres the main function space hosting at least two events per week, plus three pubs and bars, each with their own identity. |
Royal Holloway has an arrangement with Little Echoes nursery, located adjacent to the main campus, which gives students priority on places available.
Places to eat and drink
With six catering outlets on the main campus, and a further two in halls of residence, theres plenty of choice when it comes to grabbing a bite to eat.
Sports and recreation
The College's Sports Centre is home a multi use sports hall, 46 station fitness suite with weights room, aerobics area and substantial changing facilities. There are also outdoor pitches and courts, to ensure there are no barriers to students keeping fit while studying here.
Many organisations offer scholarships or grants. Some of these might help you to study for a Master at Royal Holloway University of London!