What our students say
Holly is in her final year of Drama
"For me, student life at Royal Holloway is as much about the extra-curricular as the degree itself. Anyone interested in drama will love the variety of productions to get involved in, not to mention plenty of memorable socials!
One of the hardest things about university is managing money and I would strongly recommend students look for a part-time job on campus – mine has been a lifesaver! Not only is it convenient and well-paid but has improved my job prospects for the future.
However, the best thing I’ve done with my time at university is volunteering. I’ve been a telephone support volunteer for Victim Support in my spare time and also been involved in loads of one-off projects through Community Action. Student Volunteering is challenging, rewarding and immensely positive: Give it a go!"
Victor has just graduated from Management with Accounting
“These three years have been really exciting! Royal Holloway has amazing things to offer students. During my first year I stayed in Founder’s Hall which was an incredible experience. It’s an extraordinarily beautiful Victorian building converted into very comfortable accommodation, located in the middle of a true uni campus. It has great views and the atmosphere is absolutely inspiring – it’s one of the best places to meet people and make friends, so is an ideal place for fresher’s to live in their first year.
The fact that Royal Holloway is campus-based allows students to enjoy a great social life within a very vivid student environment. Egham is a small but pleasant town, really friendly to students and there’s lot of interesting things to do like visiting Windsor Great Park, Virginia Water Lake, or enjoying the countryside close by.
The Students’ Union at Royal Holloway is one of the most exciting, innovative and active Students’ Unions in the country, offering a wide range of clubs and societies. Thanks to our great sports facilities, you can compete against other unis in your favourite sport at a very high level. You can also get involved with a society, which is a great opportunity to share interests and hobbies with other people. I strongly advise students to join clubs and societies as it’s the best way to make friends and have a lot of fun!
I hope you all enjoy Royal Holloway as much as I have.”
Liu is a postgraduate student in the School of Management
“As an international student, I lived in Royal Holloway accommodation in the first year. It is very convenient and a great way to make lots of friends. It makes access to all the facilities really easy, for example, I can use the library 24-hours a day, visit the Sports Centre, or our fantastic Students’ Union. Living in halls is very safe because security look after all the students. Also, as all bills are included in the hall fee, it makes things really simple.
I have a fabulous student life at Royal Holloway!”