Royal Holloway, University of London
- Undergraduate Students
- Postgraduate Students
- International Students
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Academic Services Spend
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- Royal Holloway is a leading, research-intensive university.
- The university has the highest overall student satisfaction in London.
- A genuinely close-knit community and unique culture.
- Applicants to Royal Holloway come from a diverse range of backgrounds and the university accepts a broad range of qualifications for its courses.
- Please refer to the university website for details.
Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)
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- Students learn from and engage directly with experts in their fields, and the teaching is research-led.
- Teaching methods are broad and include lectures, seminars and workshops, practical laboratory-based sessions, field trips and study visits and independent research.
- The university uses a variety of assessment methods (coursework, exams, presentations, laboratory work, electronic tests and quizzes) and this varies from degree to degree.
- Please refer to the university website for detail.
- The university offers a wide choice of programmes including single honours, joint honours and major-minor degrees.
- All undergraduates have the opportunity to study abroad, either as an additional year or an integral part of the degree.
- Some degrees also offer a year in industry, and many courses offer work placements as part of their programmes.
- Please refer to the university website's online course finder for details.
Student Services and Facilities
- The flagship new Emily Wilding Davison Building, open to students from autumn 2017, houses a library open 24/7, a student services centre, a careers hub, shop, bank and café.
- Students can also study in the university's Victorian reading room in the Grade I-listed Founder’s Building, and have access to the University of London library at Senate House.
- Please refer to the university website for details.
- The Students' Union is run by students for students and is led by 4 sabbatical offers, 22 executive officers and a team of permanent staff.
- The SU provides a huge range of employment opportunities as well as a thriving Community Action Volunteering programme.
- Inclusivity is at the heart of our SU and there are 140 clubs and societies run by students as well as an award-winning student magazine, radio station and TV channel.
Availability of Part-Time Work
- There are lots of local opportunities – Royal Holloway is surrounded by over 50,000 businesses comprising 300 of the world’s premier multi-national blue chip companies.
- Work is available on campus with a wide range of roles, from working as a barista, to doing a paid internship in one of the university's professional services departments.
- Students have access to part-time and vacation work opportunities locally and in London via the university's popular online jobs board JobOnline and a bi-annual Part-time Jobs Fair.
- Royal Holloway students are supported by the Careers Group, the largest careers service in Europe.
- There are regular careers fairs, talks and workshops to help students prepare for their future careers.
- An award-winning Passport Award scheme enables students to develop the skills they need to succeed in the work-place.
- Royal Holloway Entrepreneurs is a highly popular initiative run by students with college backing (Patron Sir Alex Reed CBE), providing weekly events relevant to the workplace. There have been numerous successful business start-ups and awards in regional and national business competitions.
Level of study
- Undergraduate 75%
- Postgraduate 25%
Mode of study
- Full Time 89%
- Part Time 11%
Where students come from
- UK 70%
- EU 8%
- Other 21%
- Male 40%
- Female 60%
- Royal Holloway, University of London, has its roots in two pioneering colleges for women, Royal Holloway College and Bedford College.
- Social reformer Elizabeth Jesser Reid founded Bedford College in 1849 while Royal Holloway was founded by Victorian entrepreneur and philanthropist Thomas Holloway, and opened by Queen Victoria in 1886.
- The colleges became part of the University of London in 1900 and after becoming co-educational in 1965 the two colleges merged in 1985 to become Royal Holloway, University of London.
- Susan Bullock and Dame Felicity Lott – international opera singers.
- Elliot Gleave – the rapper known as Example.
- Joby Talbot – concert, ballet and film composer.
- KT Tunstall – singer songwriter.
- Professor David Bellamy – botanist and environmental activist.
- Anna Hemmings – 6-time world champion marathon canoeist and Olympian.
- Francis Wheen – award-winning journalist.
- Lenny Henry – comedian and actor.
- Jeremy Northam and Mark Strong – film actors.
- Sophie Christiansen – 8-time Paralympic dressage champion whose success is commemorated with a gold postbox on campus.
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