An active social life is an important part of university, and Royal Holloway students can enjoy a thriving scene on and off campus.
The wide variety of College sports, clubs and societies means there really is something for everyone - and you don't have to venture off campus to find it.
The local area provides opportunities for shopping, eating out, history and culture, and exploring the countryside. Because of our proximity to London, students can also benefit from all the capital has to offer.
When it comes to entertainment, Royal Holloway has a reputation for having one of the best Students’ Unions in the London area.
The function hall, with a capacity of more than 1,200, hosts an impressive array of themed club nights, bands and DJs as well as comedians, cabarets and non-alcoholic slumber parties.
Recent years have seen a variety of acts such as Labrinth, The Hoosiers, Wheatus and Karl Kennedy from Neighbours, as well as events ranging from Unitrash by Ministry of Sound to Oxjam Music Festival.
The entertainment calendar closes the year in style with the Summer Ball – 12 hours of entertainment held in the floodlit quads of Founder’s Building with live bands, fairground rides, dance tents and themed bars.
The Ball is the biggest event of the year and has attracted acts such as Nero, Zane Lowe, Girls Aloud, The Automatic, Taio Cruz, Example and Alesha Dixon.
Daytime events are also popular, with the Union hosting weekly Market Days selling a wide range of products from fresh fruit and vegetables, to bakery, fudge and delicatessen. There are also frequent poster, clothing, books and plant sales throughout the year.