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2015 Undergraduate prospectus

2015

2015 Undergraduate prospectus

Undergraduate prospectus

2015 Undergraduate prospectus
2015 Undergraduate prospectus
2015 Undergraduate prospectus
2015 Undergraduate prospectus

Connect with us

Connect with us Come and take a look The best way to get a feel for

Come and take a look

The best way to get a feel for life at Royal Holloway is to come along to one of our open days.

at Royal Holloway is to come along to one of our open days. It’s a chance

It’s a chance to look around the campus, meet our students and teaching staff and find out more about studying and living here.

Open days in 2014 Saturday 15 March Wednesday 18 June Saturday 21 June Saturday 4
Open days in 2014
Saturday 15 March
Wednesday 18 June
Saturday 21 June
Saturday 4 October
Saturday 25 October

For more information and to book visit royalholloway.ac.uk/opendays

If you can’t make any of the open day dates, don’t worry; campus tours are offered throughout the year. Just email campus-tours@royalholloway.ac.uk

Connect with us

Just email campus-tours@royalholloway.ac.uk Connect with us Facebook Interact with current students, alumni and friends

Facebook

Interact with current students, alumni and friends via Facebook – search Royal Holloway, University of London

TwitterFacebook – search Royal Holloway, University of London Follow @RoyalHolloway for general news or @RHULScience,

Follow @RoyalHolloway for general news or @RHULScience, @RHULArts or @RHULManagement for faculty news. See department pages for additional feeds.

faculty news. See department pages for additional feeds. LinkedIn See our alumni network page, Alumni &

LinkedIn

See our alumni network page, Alumni & Friends of Royal Holloway & Bedford Colleges - Official, for a list of our LinkedIn groups and find out what some of our graduates are up to in the professional arena.

Flickrsome of our graduates are up to in the professional arena. Get an insider’s view of

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courtesy of our Students’ Union SURHUL’s photostream YouTube Browse videos posted by our professional and

YouTube

Browse videos posted by our professional and academic departments at:

youtube.com/royalhollowayuni for our Students’ Union videos visit:

youtube.com/surhultube

our Students’ Union videos visit: youtube.com/surhultube Read our Students’ Union magazine online at:

Read our Students’ Union magazine online at:

theorbital.co.uk

our Students’ Union magazine online at: theorbital.co.uk Insanity Radio Tune into 103.2FM (1287AM) to hear our

Insanity Radio

Tune into 103.2FM (1287AM) to hear our student- run radio station or visit insanityradio.com

Any questions?

UK and EU candidates please contact our Applicant Services team:

T: +44 (0)1784 414944 admissions@royalholloway.ac.uk

International candidates – please contact our International Admissions Team:

T: +44 (0)1784 276629 international@royalholloway.ac.uk

For detailed enquiries about specific courses please contact the relevant Admissions Tutor (see department pages for contact details).

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Welcome to Royal Holloway

Royal Holloway is one of the UK’s leading research-intensive universities, with 19 academic departments spanning the arts and humanities, sciences, social sciences, management and economics.

As the UK’s most international university, we combine world- class research with a global perspective, yet at the same time, our campus has an intimate human scale. This means our students learn from internationally renowned academics and researchers while also being known by name themselves.

Coming to Royal Holloway offers you a rare opportunity to join a friendly tight-knit community without compromising on the diversity, ambition and brilliance of the company you keep.

A pioneering spirit

Royal Holloway takes its name from our Founder, the Victorian entrepreneur Thomas Holloway, who established Royal Holloway as a college for women in 1886. Holloway was not the first visionary to realise the benefits of an education for women; Elizabeth Jesser Reid, a pioneering social reformer, founded Bedford College in 1849 as the UK’s first ever women’s college. The two institutions merged in 1985 and their combined strength and history has made Royal Holloway the world-leading university it is today. These far- sighted Victorians not only left us our extraordinary Founder’s Building (modelled on a French Château, no less) and a history of academic ‘firsts’; their spirit also lives on in our values and culture – to challenge convention, break new ground and make learning an adventure.

Where individuals thrive

We have a unique best-of-both-worlds location; a safe, leafy campus in Egham, Surrey – less than 40 minutes by train from central London and just seven miles from Heathrow airport. Students quickly feel at home here. Yet with so much going on, academically and socially, ‘home’ for our undergraduates is the most exciting, stretching, lively, eye-opening and dynamic place you could wish it to be.

eye-opening and dynamic place you could wish it to be. Truly world-class No 12 in the

Truly world-class

No 12 in the UK No 36 in Europe No 102 worldwide

Times Higher Education World University Rankings, 2013/14

89% overall student satisfaction.

Ipos MORI National Student Survey, 2013

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Why choose us?

Why choose us?

Research excellence We have an excellent reputation for research with many departments in the top
Research excellence
We have an excellent
reputation for research with
many departments in the top
ten for world-class research.
See pages 10–11.
the top ten for world-class research. See pages 10–11. Career success Our Careers Service offers plenty
Career success Our Careers Service offers plenty of support to accelerate your career. Our Passport

Career success

Our Careers Service offers plenty of support to accelerate your career. Our Passport Award scheme records your extracurricular activities, to demonstrate to employers the skills you’ve learnt outside your degree. See pages 20–22.

Welfare and support

We offer a high level of student support including free counselling, on-campus childcare, help with finances, healthcare, faith support and support for those with additional needs. See page 37.

Outstanding campus Our campus-based university is one of the world’s most beautiful with everything you
Outstanding campus
Our campus-based university is one of the
world’s most beautiful with everything you
need right on your doorstep all set in 135 acres
of parkland. See pages 26–37.
Brilliant location
We’re just 40 minutes by train
from London and seven miles
from Heathrow, with a number of
top attractions and international
sporting and entertainment
venues in easy reach. See pages
24–25.
International outlook We’re No 1 in the UK for international outlook and No 5 in
International outlook
We’re No 1 in the UK for international outlook
and No 5 in the world. That’s testimony to the
global impact of our research, as well as the
diversity of our staff and students on campus.
See pages 12–15.

Active community

With a huge range of clubs and societies and regular band and club nights, there’s plenty to enjoy for our students, who come from over 130 countries. See pages 26–27.

who come from over 130 countries. See pages 26–27. Individual education Our human-scale means that you’ll
who come from over 130 countries. See pages 26–27. Individual education Our human-scale means that you’ll
Individual education Our human-scale means that you’ll be treated as an individual; you’ll be known

Individual education

Our human-scale means that you’ll be treated as an individual; you’ll be known by name not number, and you’ll be able to customise your degree programme to match your aspirations. See pages 8-9.

by name not number, and you’ll be able to customise your degree programme to match your
by name not number, and you’ll be able to customise your degree programme to match your

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Contents

Welcome to Royal Holloway

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Why choose us?

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Our history

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Studying at Royal Holloway

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Teaching standards and styles

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Learn with world-changing researchers

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Our international spirit

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Study abroad and exchanges

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University preparation for international students

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IT

and library services

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Support for your studies

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Our alumni network

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Your future career

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Boost your employability alongside your studies

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Life at Royal Holloway

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Our best of both worlds location

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Top 10 things to do on campus

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busy community buzzing with life

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Sport

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Around campus

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Our Students’ Union

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Top 10 things to do off campus

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Living in halls of residence

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Welfare and support

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Scholarships & bursaries

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Key stages in the application process

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New programmes and facilities

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Course finder

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Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Classics

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Drama & Theatre

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English

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History

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Media Arts

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Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures

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Comparative Literature and Culture

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Music

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Politics and International Relations

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European Studies

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Philosophy

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Faculty of Management and Economics

Management

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Economics

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Law/Criminology and Sociology

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Faculty of Science

Biological Sciences

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Computer Science

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Earth Sciences

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Geography

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Mathematics

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Physics

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Psychology

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Fees and funding

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How to apply

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Entry requirements

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Terms and conditions of admission

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Index

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How to get here

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This Prospectus was edited and produced by the Communications and External Relations Office, Royal Holloway. It was published in February 2014 and the information given was correct at that time. It is intended primarily for those considering admission to Royal Holloway as undergraduate students in 2015. We reserve the right to modify any statement if necessary, to make variations to the contents or methods of delivery of programmes of study, to discontinue programmes or to merge or combine programmes if such action is reasonably considered to be necessary by Royal Holloway; every effort will be made not to do so, as much notice as possible will be given of any changes, and Royal Holloway will use all reasonable endeavours to provide a suitable alternative. Information about specific entrance requirements is intended as a guide only – offers of places will vary from year to year and applicant to applicant.

The text of this Prospectus can be made available in alternative formats upon request to the Educational Support Office.

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Our history

6 Our history Royal Holloway and Bedford Colleges combine over 150 years of historic discoveries, notable

Royal Holloway and Bedford Colleges combine over 150 years of historic discoveries, notable alumni and academic innovation. Here are some of the milestones along the way.

Our history

Here are some of the milestones along the way. Our history 1849 184 1886 1887 Bedford
1849 184 1886 1887 Bedford College is founded by Elisabeth Jesser Reid as the UK’s
1849 184
1886
1887
Bedford College is founded by
Elisabeth Jesser Reid as the UK’s first
higher education college for women
Royal Holloway College is opened
by HM Queen Victoria
The first 28 students begin
their studies, including our first
international student, from China
Early students include the novelist George
Eliot, famed for Middlemarch, and the first
woman doctor Dr Elizabeth Blackwell, who
trained nurses in the American Civil War
1894
1860
Sarah Parker Remond, the
slavery abolitionist and early
African American female
physician, is a student
Students include the suffragette martyr Emily Wilding
Davison, who died at the Epsom Derby in 1913, the
pioneering woman surgeon, Dr Louisa Martindale CBE,
and her sister, Hilda Martindale CBE, who argued for
equal pay and rights for women as a pioneering senior
civil servant
1910
Countess Frances Lloyd-
George CBE, the wife and
Private Secretary to Prime
Minister David Lloyd-George,
graduates in Classics
1900
Both Bedford and Royal Holloway Colleges are
admitted as Schools of the University of London
1905
The novelist Dame Ivy Compton-Burnett DBE and
Professor Helen Cam CBE, who will become the first
1912
female professor at Harvard, are students
Margaret Benson becomes
Professor of Botany at Royal
Holloway College, the first
female professor in the
country
1942
1914
Richmal Crompton, the
author of the Just William
books, is a student as is
Ethel Watts, the first
woman to qualify as a
chartered accountant
1922
Students include Dame Kathleen Lonsdale DBE FRS,
one of the first two women elected to the Royal Society
and Sylvia Scaffardi, co-founder of the Council for
Civil Liberties, now known as Liberty
Eunice Timberlake,
Geography lecturer at
Bedford College, develops
new techniques in air
navigation to aid air rescue
after attacks on Atlantic
convoys
1948
Dame Lillian Penson,
Professor of Modern
History at Bedford College
(1930–62) became
Vice-Chancellor of the
University of London
1939
1 1944
Bedford College
i is evacuated to
Cambridge during the
Second World War
Sir S William Hunter

McCrea FRS becomes Head of Mathematics at Royal Holloway. His discovery that the sun is composed mainly of hydrogen leads to the development ent of the Big Bang Theory

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2014 2003 7,000 people came to Royal Holloway to discover the world of astronomy with
2014
2003
7,000 people came to
Royal Holloway to discover
the world of astronomy with
BBC Stargazing Live.
1998
The Information
Security Group
wins the Queen’s
Anniversary Prize
f for Higher and Further
Education
Community
Action is founded
to enable students
to volunteer in the
community
2003
Sir Andrew Motion, the
Poet Laureate, is appointed
Professor of Creative Writing
and the singer and rapper
Example graduates in Media
Arts
2013
1996
The Brit Award-
winning singer KT
Tunstall graduates in
Music and Drama
Our Music department is
awarded a prestigious Regius
Professorship by HM The
Queen to mark her Diamond
Jubilee. Until now, only two had
been created in the last century
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1995
Professor Euan Nisbet
begins monitoring the
rising levels of atmospheric
methane, a highly potent but
neglected greenhouse gas
2010
1989
Comedian and actor Lenny
Henry CBE gains an MA in
Screenwriting. Renowned
alumnae sopranos Dame
Felicity Lott, Susan
Bullock and Sarah Fox
perform at College to mark
our Silver Jubilee
2011
The winner of five Paralympic
Gold Medals, Sophie
Christiansen OBE graduates
in Mathematics
The South East Asia
Research Group starts work ork
on intrepid mapping of this his
remote rainforest-covered ed
region
1980 19
1977
Po
Postgraduates include Janice
Baroness Catherine
1985
Hadlow, the future Controller
,
Royal Holloway and Bedford New College opens
following the merger of the two colleges. HM
Queen Elizabeth II inaugurates the new College
the following year
of BBC2
Ashton, who will become
the EU’s first ever foreign
minister, graduates in Social
Science
We are the Olympic Village for Rowing. Our particle physicists contribute to the discovery of
We are the Olympic Village
for Rowing. Our particle
physicists contribute to
the discovery of the Higgs
Boson particle
1969
Professor Samuel Tolansky
receives samples of moon dust
from NASA, brought back by
Apollo XI, for his diamond
research at Royal Holloway
1960
1982
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1954
Professor David Bellamy OBE,
the renowned broadcaster
and environmental activist,
graduates with a PhD in Botany
Jean Rook, the legendary
columnist, known as the
“First Lady of Fleet Street”
graduates in English
Students include Emma Freud OBE,
now Director of Red Nose Day and Dr
Simon Thurley CBE, the CEO of English
Heritage and Jayne-Anne Gadhia, CEO
of Virgin Money
1966
Students include Baroness Diana
Warwick, now Chair of the Human
Tissue Authority and Baroness Jean
McFarlane, one of nursing’s great
pioneers and England’s first Professor r
of Nursing
1957

The future Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons and the House of Lords, Baroness Janet Fookes DBE, graduates in History

and the House of Lords, Baroness Janet Fookes DBE , graduates in History 1965 Both colleges

1965

Both colleges become fully co-educational

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Studying at Royal Holloway

Studying at Royal Holloway

8 Studying at Royal Holloway Studying at Royal Holloway Teaching standards and styles STUDENT SATISFACTION The

Teaching standards and styles

Studying at Royal Holloway Teaching standards and styles STUDENT SATISFACTION The UK Quality Assurance Agency (QAA),
STUDENT SATISFACTION

STUDENT SATISFACTION

The UK Quality Assurance Agency (QAA), which evaluates all UK universities, has awarded us the highest grade of confidence. They praised our student experience working groups, and our commitment to listening to what students want to improve the Royal Holloway experience. This helps to explain why Royal Holloway is consistently in the top tier of universities for students’ overall satisfaction:

89% overall satisfaction rate - above the national average and improving year on year

the highest satisfaction rate of the large multi-faculty colleges of the University of London

increasing satisfaction levels at a faster rate than most other universities*

*National Student Survey 2013, conducted independently with final year students.

Our teaching staff are active researchers and excellent communicators. As experienced practitioners and experts in their field, our staff draw on their own knowledge and hands-on experience to deliver professionally-oriented programmes.

Although our staff are experts in their research fields, we support new lecturers and postgraduate tutors with the development of their teaching skills. We also promote professional development by running teaching workshops for more experienced staff members – and recognise outstanding practice by awarding prizes for teaching excellence as well as encouraging innovation through awards for teaching initiatives.

DIFFERENT TYPES OF DEGREE

Our undergraduate programmes lead to one of five University of London degrees:

Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Bachelor of Science (BSc)

Bachelor of Science (Economics)(BSc (Econ))

Bachelor of Music (BMus)

Master in Science (MSci)

Most degree programmes last for three years. However, some subjects require an additional year for overseas study and others offer you the chance to extend your degree by a year in order to take up this opportunity.

THE CHOICES YOU CAN MAKE

Most Royal Holloway degree programmes consist of 12 full units (or the equivalent in half units), four in each year, and you have to pass at least three each year in order to proceed and eventually graduate. The major advantage of this system is flexibility. It means you can take all of your courses within the same department, select one or two courses in a different subject or combine two subjects on an equal or a major- minor basis.

“The ratio of staff to students is high, with an excellent record in teaching quality”

is high, with an excellent record in teaching quality” The Guardian Single Honours degrees Single Honours

The Guardian

Single Honours degrees

Single Honours degree programmes focus on one subject but it is often possible for students to take a unit outside of their main department (subject to timetable considerations and approval).

Joint degrees(subject to timetable considerations and approval). Joint degree programmes involve studying two different

Joint degree programmes involve studying two different subjects, usually six units in each.

studying two different subjects, usually six units in each. Major/minor degrees Major/minor degrees allow you to

Major/minor degrees

Major/minor degrees allow you to combine your 12 units in other ways, e.g. nine units in the major subject and three in the minor. You can adjust your programme of study if you need to, for example, to change emphasis within the first year. This helps to explain why our dropout rate is well below the national average.

why our dropout rate is well below the national average. Part-time study Many of our departments

Part-time study

Many of our departments also offer undergraduate degrees on a part-time basis.

Please contact the relevant Admissions Tutor to find out more (see department pages for contact details).

find out more (see department pages for contact details). Distance Learning Royal Holloway also offers distance

Distance Learning

Royal Holloway also offers distance learning through the University of London’s International Programme, along with other colleges of the University of London.

To find out more visit londoninternational.ac.uk

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Royal Holloway’s academic year is usually divided into three terms of 12, 11 and 7 weeks. Most teaching takes place in the first two terms, with examinations and assessment in the third term.

WHAT TO EXPECT AS AN UNDERGRADUATE

Our programmes are taught by a range of staff from professors to teaching fellows in a small, friendly, human-scale campus. We have a truly diverse, international student body that significantly enhances the learning experience.

All our programmes are research-informed and, where appropriate, draw on our academics’ own knowledge and research, meaning that they are based on current thinking and up-to- date literature. This provides students with the capacity to acquire their own research skills as well as critically evaluate the research of others. Our programmes include an element of problem-based learning and have employment- related and study-based skills embedded into them.

Throughout your time as a student, you will have the opportunity to have one-to-one discussions with your lecturers (during office hours) and with your personal advisor. In year one, during your first term, you are guaranteed informed feedback on your academic performance and then at regular intervals thereafter. Collective feedback on examinations is available to all students and exam papers can be made available on request. Often in the final year there is an opportunity to do project or dissertation work for all programmes.

Students also have the chance to do an additional year abroad in a variety of EU countries or further afield; some programmes (such as Modern Languages) offer integral years abroad as part of a four year programme.

TERM DATES FOR 2015–16

Autumn term (12 weeks) from Monday 21 September 2015 to Friday 11 December 2015
Autumn term
(12 weeks)
from
Monday 21
September 2015
to
Friday 11
December 2015
Spring term (11 weeks) from Monday 11 January 2016 to Thursday 24 March 2016
Spring term
(11 weeks)
from
Monday 11
January 2016
to
Thursday 24
March 2016

HOW YOU’LL BE TAUGHT

2016 to Thursday 24 March 2016 HOW YOU’LL BE TAUGHT Lectures Lectures give you the chance

Lectures

Lectures give you the chance to hear directly from our academics; often the leading authority in their subject.

Seminars, classes and workshopsour academics; often the leading authority in their subject. These sessions are led by a lecturer

These sessions are led by a lecturer or tutor, but they are more active than lectures and you’ll be encouraged to respond to the material and ideas being presented. You’ll also have the chance to raise and discuss your own ideas - and those of your fellow students.

discuss your own ideas - and those of your fellow students. Laboratory-based classes (‘practicals’) In lab-based

Laboratory-based classes (‘practicals’)

In lab-based science subjects, much of the week will be spent in class or in the lab, whereas in the arts, humanities and social sciences, there will be fewer practicals and more self-directed study.

there will be fewer practicals and more self-directed study. Field trips and study visits Wherever possible,

Field trips and study visits

Wherever possible, we’ll assist you in developing your interests and knowledge in appropriate settings off-campus.

interests and knowledge in appropriate settings off-campus. Independent research With an eye on future employability, we

Independent research

With an eye on future employability, we encourage all of our students to develop a creative approach to problem solving. With support, you’ll have the chance to carry out your own research projects, test your ideas and to put forward your findings in dissertations.

ideas and to put forward your findings in dissertations. Study abroad Some degree programmes include the

Study abroad

Some degree programmes include the opportunity to study abroad, either as an integral part of the programme or as an additional year (see pages 13-15).

of the programme or as an additional year (see pages 13-15). Placements and internships Some degree

Placements and internships

Some degree programmes allow for an integral work placement; others run competitive internship schemes or incorporate short work placements.

Summer term (7 weeks) from Monday 25 April 2016 to Friday 10 June 2016
Summer term
(7 weeks)
from
Monday 25
April 2016
to
Friday 10
June 2016

HOW YOU’LL BE ASSESSED

We use a variety of forms of assessment, including:

coursework

presentations

in-lab or in-class tests

electronic tests and quizzes

exams

Part of your assessment will be ‘formative’ (feedback but no grade). The remainder will be ‘summative’ (graded) and count towards your final degree (except in year one).

but no grade). The remainder will be ‘summative’ (graded) and count towards your final degree (except

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Learn with world-changing researchers

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“One of the finest research records of any UK university.” The Times

Royal Holloway has an excellent reputation for research, characterised by its originality, significance and rigour, as well as innovative creative practice. You will join an inspiring community of learning, making a difference every day. Here are some of our most recent successes:

Our world-renowned Information Security group developed new technology to protect against the cyber-attack,
Our world-renowned Information
Security group developed new
technology to protect against the
cyber-attack, ‘phishing’, believed to
have affected 37.3 million people last
year, and from online password theft,
which rose by 300% during 2012-13.
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In April 2013, three staff and alumni from our English department featured in Granta Magazine’s

In April 2013, three staff and alumni from our English department featured in Granta Magazine’s influential and prestigious ‘Britain’s Best Young Novelists’ awards, out of a list of 20. This success is testament to our Creative Writing programmes’ position as a major centre for new talent on a world stage.

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as a major centre for new talent on a world stage. 02 Last year we secured

Last year we secured record- breaking, multi-million pound funding from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council in Cybersecurity, the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the Natural Environment Research Council, to deliver doctoral training partnerships.

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Council, to deliver doctoral training partnerships. 03 In 2013, the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced that
Council, to deliver doctoral training partnerships. 03 In 2013, the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced that
In 2013, the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced that our Department of Physics would be

In 2013, the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced that our Department of Physics would be one of an elite group of university departments selected by the government to share £21.5million of funding to explore the new ‘wonder’ material graphene, one of the thinnest, strongest and most conductive materials known to man.

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‘wonder’ material graphene, one of the thinnest, strongest and most conductive materials known to man. As

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04 Led by our School of Biological Sciences, a group of leading scientists from across Europe launched a three-year project aimed at developing an oral vaccine against Clostridium difficile, an infection that kills around 4,000 people a year (almost four times more than MRSA) and for which there is currently no effective treatment.

around 4,000 people a year (almost four times more than MRSA) and for which there is

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Dennis Tourish from our School of Management is an expert on political cults, whose research explores how manipulative leaders can often exercise total control over their followers. Dennis appeared on all the main UK news programmes as well as other networks around the world to provide expert commentary on political cults, in light of the case in London of the alleged holding of three women as ‘slaves’ for 30 years.

Professor John Ellis from the Department of Media Arts was awarded £1.3m to carry out
Professor John Ellis from the
Department of Media Arts was awarded
£1.3m to carry out a major study into
the history of television technology
since 1960, exploring why old television
programmes look so strange and formal,
and how technology has made modern
shows such as Big Brother possible.
has made modern shows such as Big Brother possible. Professor Robin Williams and his team have

Professor Robin Williams and his team have been conducting important research into epileptic seizures, and this year identified specific fatty acids that could lead to the development of a new drug to help control them in both children and adults.

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drug to help control them in both children and adults. 07 08 As featured on A

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them in both children and adults. 07 08 As featured on A team of our scientists,
A team of our scientists, headed by Professor George Dickson, is carrying out pioneering research
A team of our scientists, headed by
Professor George Dickson, is carrying
out pioneering research into a number of
devastating, inherited diseases, including
Spinal Muscular Atrophy and Duchenne
muscular dystrophy, a condition that
affects 1 in 3000 young boys and leads to a
progressive muscle wasting and weakness
which is debilitating and ultimately life-
threatening.

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Professor Helen Gilbert, director of our Drama department’s project ‘Indigeneity in the Contemporary World:

Professor Helen Gilbert, director of our Drama department’s project ‘Indigeneity in the Contemporary World: Performance, Politics, Belonging’, curated EcoCentrix, an exhibition on London’s Southbank that brought the work of more than 40 artists from the Americas, Australia, the Pacific and South Africa, to the capital. Visitors were be able to see, touch and hear unique installations and performances and join a new conversation on world cultures.

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join a new conversation on world cultures. As featured in How we compare Royal Holloway’s position

How we compare

Royal Holloway’s position as a research leader was confirmed by the results of the most recent Research Assessment Exercise (RAE, 2008).

60% of our research is rated as world-leading or internationally excellent, against the national average of

50%.

Our Music department is ranked number one in the UK.

A further eight departments are in the UK top 10: Biological Sciences, Drama, Earth Sciences, Economics, Geography, German, Media Arts and

Psychology.

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Our international spirit

1 st No 1 for international outlook We are ranked first in the UK and
1 st
No 1 for international outlook
We are ranked first in the UK and
fifth in the world for international
outlook in the 2013/14 Times Higher
Education World University Rankings.
This ranking recognises our global
research impact and collaborations as
well as our student and staff diversity.

1 in 3

overseas students

Of the 9,000 students enrolled at Royal Holloway, around one third are from outside the UK. Over 130 nationalities are represented, making the Royal Holloway campus a diverse and cosmopolitan community.

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societies

A quarter of our 60 student societies have an international flavour

There’s a wealth of opportunities for you to make friends with others who share your interests, for example in the Japanese, Afro-Caribbean and Bulgarian societies.

in the Japanese, Afro-Caribbean and Bulgarian societies. Active in over 30 countries Royal Holloway representatives

Active in over 30 countries

Royal Holloway representatives travel to over 30 countries each year attending events, visiting schools and universities and providing information to prospective students. Our academic staff also conduct international research trips and guest lectures on a regular basis.

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partners

Students can study at one of our partner universities in Europe, Australia, Canada, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore and the United States.

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countries

New Zealand, Singapore and the United States. 30 countries Excellent English language support Royal Holloway provides

Excellent

English language support

Royal Holloway provides free academic and English Language support for all non-native English speaking students.

Alumni in 160 countries We have a global network of graduates working in industry, the arts and the public sector around the world.

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countries

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Our students are part of the UK’s largest university. So while our campus is intimate and friendly, students also benefit from the impressive range of facilities and services open to all University of London students.

Plus, the University of London degree is held in high regard by employers and institutions worldwide.

held in high regard by employers and institutions worldwide. £100,000 scholarships Each year we dedicate £60,000
held in high regard by employers and institutions worldwide. £100,000 scholarships Each year we dedicate £60,000

£100,000

scholarships

Each year we dedicate £60,000 to outstanding international undergraduate students via our International Excellence Scholarships. Subject-specific and merit- based scholarships bring the total to over £100,000.

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Study abroad and exchanges

Royal Holloway has International Exchange partnerships with universities worldwide.

Royal Holloway has opportunities for its own students to study abroad as part of their degree, as well as welcoming students from other universities overseas for a period of study with us. Royal Holloway students may study for a term or a year overseas or for a shorter period over the summer break. This can be either as a course requirement or as a matter of choice.

If you study abroad, you’ll benefit from:

better overall knowledge and understanding of your subject

learning to operate in another culture

widening networks of friends and future contacts

increased independence and self-confidence

improved language skills

DEGREE PROGRAMMES WITH A YEAR ABROAD AS A FORMAL REQUIREMENT

Students taking Single Honours, Major or Joint degrees in the following subjects normally spend

a year abroad as an integral part of their four-year programmes:

French

German

Italian

Spanish

European Studies

The year can be spent at a university, business school or you may be able to spend the year in employment overseas.

Students combining two languages can split this year between two countries. For further information, please consult the School of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures on page 66.

Other degree programmes which incorporate a year abroad as a formal requirement include:

Msci Geoscience with a year of International Study

BA History with an International Year

Study • BA History with an International Year OTHER OPPORTUNITIES FOR OVERSEAS STUDY STUDENT EXCHANGES

OTHER OPPORTUNITIES FOR OVERSEAS STUDY

STUDENT EXCHANGES THROUGH ERASMUS

Erasmus provides opportunities for Royal Holloway students to spend a year at another European university.

The time spent abroad is an integral part of your studies and the work completed counts towards your degree. Erasmus mobility grants are available to help towards the costs of studying in Europe.

Current departments and destinations:

Classics – The Netherlands, Greece

Drama & Theatre – Ireland

European Studies – France

History – France, Germany, Italy, Spain

Management – France, Italy, Sweden

Modern Languages, Literatures & Cultures French – Belgium, France, Switzerland German – Austria, Germany Spanish – Spain Italian – Italy

Music – Germany, Ireland, Italy

Physics – Denmark

Psychology – Cyprus

Italy • Physics – Denmark • Psychology – Cyprus STUDENT PROFILE Madeline White BA History, University

STUDENT PROFILE

Madeline White BA History, University of Toronto

“I cannot thank Royal Holloway enough for providing me with the opportunity to spend part of my degree studying abroad. The friends I have made and the things I have learnt have had an impact on my life that defies description and I am certain that my undergraduate experience has been a truly unique one as a result.”

that defi es description and I am certain that my undergraduate experience has been a truly
that defi es description and I am certain that my undergraduate experience has been a truly
that defi es description and I am certain that my undergraduate experience has been a truly

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14 Studying at Royal Holloway SCHOLARSHIPS FOR STUDYING ABROAD Royal Holloway offers: • 13 year-long study
SCHOLARSHIPS FOR STUDYING ABROAD
SCHOLARSHIPS FOR STUDYING ABROAD

SCHOLARSHIPS FOR STUDYING ABROAD

SCHOLARSHIPS FOR STUDYING ABROAD

Royal Holloway offers:

13 year-long study abroad scholarships and bursaries worth £1,500 each

15 Summer School scholarships worth £500, open to all students who have successfully secured a summer placement at an approved institution or organisation.

To find out more visit royalholloway.ac.uk/studyabroad

STUDENT PROFILE

Slavyana Karchinova BSc Management with International Business, University of Sydney

“Studying at the University of Sydney for a year is an opportunity of a lifetime. I would recommend doing an exchange year at the University of Sydney to any student who is not afraid to leave their familiar harbour. Certainly the returns on both the personal and academic levels outweigh any challenges throughout the year abroad.”

STUDENT EXCHANGES OUTSIDE EUROPE

Royal Holloway student exchanges provide

a wonderful opportunity to spend a year in

another country, studying at one of our many partner institutions worldwide. All students in

their first or second year are able to apply to go on

an international exchange to one of our partner universities abroad.

In some instances, the year abroad will add an additional year to your degree programme, but often it can be taken as an ‘integral’ year which does not extend the length of your degree. Further advice on additional and integral exchange placements, as well as other useful information about taking part in student exchanges, is provided at the Study Abroad Fair which is held annually on campus in the autumn.

Exchange students act as ambassadors for Royal Holloway and we look for students who are academically able and culturally adaptable, and who will derive maximum benefit from a year abroad. This means that the selection process is quite competitive.

ATTENDING A SUMMER SCHOOL OVERSEAS

If you’re unable to commit to spending a year

abroad, a summer school could provide a useful

alternative.

Through our network of partners, we are able to offer summer school opportunities to all of our students, providing a taste of what it’s like to study at an institution overseas.

of what it’s like to study at an institution overseas. AT THE TIME OF PUBLICATION, EXCHANGES

AT THE TIME OF PUBLICATION, EXCHANGES EXIST WITH THE FOLLOWING UNIVERSITIES:

In Australia Flinders University, Adelaide University of Melbourne University of Queensland, Brisbane University of
In Australia
Flinders University, Adelaide
University of Melbourne
University of Queensland, Brisbane
University of Sydney
University of Western Australia, Perth
In Canada
University of Alberta, Edmonton
Concordia University
University of Ottawa
University of Toronto
In China…
In Hong Kong
In Japan
Keio University, Tokyo
Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto
Waseda University, Tokyo
In Korea
Korea University
In Mexico
Universidad de Las Américas, Puebla
In New Zealand
Victoria University of Wellington
In Singapore
National University of Singapore
In the United States
Arizona State University
Boston College
University of Florida
George Washington University
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Mount Holyoke College, Massachusetts
Tulane University, New Orleans
Washington College

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15 INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS COMING TO ROYAL HOLLOWAY International students wishing to study at Royal Holloway for

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS COMING TO ROYAL HOLLOWAY

International students wishing to study at Royal Holloway for a semester or year, as part of a study abroad experience, can do so in one of three ways:

as Erasmus students – eligible students from 50 EU institutions can spend up to a year at Royal Holloway; they receive academic credit for this at their home university

as study abroad students – students are admitted either through arrangement with partner institutions or through individual application to Royal Holloway; tuition fees are charged

as international exchange students – students are admitted to Royal Holloway for up to a year through approved agreements with partner institutions; they receive academic credit for this at their home university.

WHAT YOU CAN STUDY

Visiting international students can study an extensive range of courses, covering the arts and humanities, social sciences and sciences. These courses are taught by highly-qualified academic staff members who are leading specialists in their fields. They are designed to be intellectually stimulating. Those seeking to develop their fluency in English are welcome to take our in- sessional English courses.

are welcome to take our in- sessional English courses. BACKGROUND TO MODERN BRITAIN COURSES FOR VISITING
are welcome to take our in- sessional English courses. BACKGROUND TO MODERN BRITAIN COURSES FOR VISITING

BACKGROUND TO MODERN BRITAIN COURSES FOR VISITING STUDENTS

Visiting students are able to study our Background to Modern Britain courses, to develop academic study skills through the study of British society and culture. These courses examine important social, cultural and political themes in recent British history and their impact on British culture. Students can take up to two half-course units.

Background to Modern Britain for the Arts – aimed at students of Drama, English Literature and/or Media Arts. You will study a number of selected art forms such as film, fiction and theatre and explore themes such as British identity, the family in Britain today and Britain as a multicultural society

Background to Modern Britain for the Social Sciences – designed for students of Economics, History, Management, and Politics and International Relations. These courses introduce some of the major developments in recent British economic, social or political history, and explore themes such as Britain’s relationship with the European Union, the role of advertising, workers’ rights and modern entrepreneurs.

of advertising, workers’ rights and modern entrepreneurs. STUDENT PROFILE Kathryn Squillace Bentley University, USA

STUDENT PROFILE

Kathryn Squillace Bentley University, USA

“I have had a great experience at Royal Holloway; everyone has been so welcoming and supportive. Throughout my stay, I have met so many great people and have learned a lot about other cultures and traditions. Royal Holloway is also in great proximity to many tourist destinations, so I’ve had the opportunity to explore much of England during my time here. I would recommend Royal Holloway to anyone looking to study abroad.”

to explore much of England during my time here. I would recommend Royal Holloway to anyone
to explore much of England during my time here. I would recommend Royal Holloway to anyone

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University preparation for international students

Our university preparation courses aim to provide students with the skills to succeed in their undergraduate degree courses.

the skills to succeed in their undergraduate degree courses. UNIVERSITY PREPARATION FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

UNIVERSITY PREPARATION FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION PROGRAMME

If you do not yet hold a qualification which would allow you to apply directly for UK university study, we offer the International Foundation Programme (IFP); a one-year course to prepare international students for admission to our undergraduate degrees. The IFP is taught on- campus at the International Study Centre, run on our behalf by Study Group, a world leader in education and training for international students. The programme has the following five subject streams to help you develop your academic, English language and study skills before starting on your chosen degree:

Arts

Business studies

Economics

Sciences

Social sciences

You can join the programme in September or January and if you pass the course to the required level, you will be able to progress directly onto your chosen undergraduate degree. Applications are submitted directly to Study Group, via the Royal Holloway website royalholloway.ac.uk/isc

If English isn’t your first language, you may need help to understand complex lectures and seminars and to complete your written assignments. That is why we offer pre-sessional and in-sessional English language programmes to make you more confident in your use of English in an academic setting.

PRE-SESSIONAL ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROGRAMME

This programme is available prior to the start of the academic year and is open to all non- native English speaking undergraduates and visiting students who don’t yet have the level of English required.

The programmes last for 12, 8 or 4 weeks, depending on your level of English and the level required for your degree course.

You will be assessed at the end of the pre- sessional English programme, but will not need to re-take an external English language test, such as IELTS. A separate tuition fee is charged and

accommodation is available on campus. To find

out more visit royalholloway.ac.uk/pelp

In-sessional English language support courses

are also available to International students. See

page 18 for more details.

In-sessional English language support courses are also available to International students. See page 18 for more
In-sessional English language support courses are also available to International students. See page 18 for more

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IT and library services

Our IT and library services work together to provide you with integrated support, from the day you arrive until you graduate.

OUR LIBRARY SERVICE

Our library has a stock of more than 600,000 printed volumes, DVDs and CDs, and a growing online collection of resources, all made accessible via our online search tool, LibrarySearch. We have access to over 300,000 e-books, and subscribe to over 38,000 journals.

There are two campus libraries: Founder’s Library and Bedford Library, which offer 846 workspaces between them, encompassing a range of study spaces from bookable group rooms to silent study zones. Both libraries have long opening hours and Bedford Library stays open 24/5 (Sunday to Friday) during Autumn and Spring terms, and 24/7 prior to and during exams. During term time, Founder’s Library is open until 1am during the week.

We carefully manage stock to ensure that

it remains relevant and accessible. We buy

multiple copies of texts wherever possible and ensure that the most in-demand material is placed in our short loan collections. Our library

team is also involved in digitising the most widely sought-after course material. These course packs or ‘e-packs’ can be accessed via Moodle and read online, or downloaded and printed. You will also have access to the college archives;

a significant resource documenting the history

of women’s education at our founding Colleges –

Bedford and Royal Holloway.

Find out about our new library on page 40.

For more information visit royalholloway.ac.uk/library

40. For more information visit royalholloway.ac.uk/library LIBRARY AND IT FACILITIES Our IT and library services work

LIBRARY AND IT FACILITIES

Our IT and library services work together to provide you with integrated support, from the day you arrive until you graduate. We want to keep improving our services and we continually invest in the very latest technology and resources.

We encourage feedback through staff-student committees, user forums, and periodic surveys to ensure that we are meeting your needs effectively. Here are some of the resources we offer:

IT services which are designed to provide you with the best possible learning experience

free Wifi network allowing you study from your room, teaching areas, cafés and public spaces

easily accessible IT services when off campus, including your life-long email and secure file storage

several hundred open access pcs with printing/ photocopying facilities – many available 24/7

online teaching including lecture notes, exercises and lecture recordings

The Bedford Library is the one-stop shop for library and IT queries, also providing a free drop- in clinic for your own mobile devices and laptops. IT support experts are available over the phone, by email, online chat and in person.

IT AND INFORMATION SKILLS TRAINING

We offer a comprehensive programme of IT and information skills training. Sessions start at induction level and are designed to enhance and develop research and information skills to assist you with your essays, dissertation and project work throughout your degree programme and into the workplace.

For more information visit royalholloway.ac.uk/IT

For more information visit royalholloway.ac.uk/IT TLC@BEDFORD tlc@bedford is our innovative social learning
For more information visit royalholloway.ac.uk/IT TLC@BEDFORD tlc@bedford is our innovative social learning
TLC@BEDFORD

TLC@BEDFORD

tlc@bedford is our innovative social learning space; a group study facility, with whiteboards, loanable IT equipment such as laptops and

e-book readers, and a café. It also has

a help desk offering a single point of

contact for library and IT queries, and a route to detailed specialist help

if needed.

queries, and a route to detailed specialist help if needed. UNIVERSITY OF LONDON LIBRARY One benefit
UNIVERSITY OF LONDON LIBRARY
UNIVERSITY OF LONDON LIBRARY

UNIVERSITY OF LONDON LIBRARY

UNIVERSITY OF LONDON LIBRARY

One benefit of being part of the University of London is that all Royal Holloway students can make use of the main University Library at Senate House – one of the world’s most significant collections in the arts, humanities and social sciences.

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Support for your studies

Throughout your time at Royal Holloway there will always be help on hand to ensure you get the best our of your studies.

help on hand to ensure you get the best our of your studies. STUDENT PROFILE 3rd

STUDENT PROFILE

3rd year International Relations & Spanish student

“I have dyslexia and thanks to the Educational Support Office I get extra time in exams and friendly emails each month inviting me to take part in various job placements and other opportunities.”

IN-SESSIONAL ENGLISH LANGUAGE SUPPORT

In-sessional English language support courses are offered throughout the academic year and include workshops, 1-to-1 academic writing consultations, short and extended courses and online resources.

These courses help you to improve your written and spoken English. Courses include:

a-z key aspects of academic writing

academic listening and note taking

essay structure and academic language

critical thinking for academic writing

seminar and discussion skills

british issues through the media

exam skills and techniques

We also offer support specifically aimed at first-year students in a number of academic departments, including Management and Economics.

Students can sign up for in-sessional courses during the first weeks of each term.

PERSONAL ADVISERS

When you come to Royal Holloway, you’ll be assigned to a member of staff in your own academic department; someone who will make the time to get to know you – and who you can turn to for advice about personal and practical matters as well as your academic progress.

PEER GUIDANCE

Our peer guidance scheme helps students settle in quickly and to address the transition to student life. We recruit and train current students to guide new students through their first year at Royal Holloway. Volunteer Student Peer Guides are allocated small groups of new students in their own department or faculty. They meet them individually and as a group throughout the academic year and offer informal, non- judgmental support and advice about being a student at Royal Holloway.

EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT OFFICE

The Educational Support Office (ESO) is the

first point of contact for prospective and current disabled students with, for example:

hearing and visual impairments and mobility difficulties

medical conditions, such as arthritis

and asthma

Specific Learning Difficulties, including dyslexia and dyspraxia

conditions such as OCD, bipolar, depression and anxiety disorders.

The ESO can provide information about the physical accessibility of Royal Holloway and our accommodation, and about the curriculum.

Holloway and our accommodation, and about the curriculum. The ESO also supports students applying for the

The ESO also supports students applying for the Disabled Students’ Allowance from Student Finance England and registered students can be assessed for this allowance on site by qualified Needs Assessors. The funds can be used for:

personal support equipment, computers with speech recognition, screen readers and mind- mapping software

educational assistance, such as dyslexia tuition

non-medical assistance, such as note-taking, mentoring, mobility helpers and sign language interpreting.

We employ student helpers to act as note- takers, mentors and book fetchers for disabled students and Study Skills Tutors are available for one-to-one sessions with students with Specific Learning Difficulties. The ESO also co-ordinates a network of staff members from each department to deliver and monitor their students’ provision throughout the academic year. This helps us to keep improving the support we offer to better meet student need.

improving the support we offer to better meet student need. Download the guide You can download

Download the guide

You can download our handbook for disabled students and our Access Guide via our website royalholloway.ac.uk/disabledstudents

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Our alumni network – supporting students

Royal Holloway graduates automatically become lifelong members of a global network of alumni who have achieved success in a diverse range of careers. Our alumni network represents an invaluable resource for you, in terms of potential advice and opportunities. Over 65,000 alumni from more than 160 countries remain in touch with us, many of whom are happy to open doors and advise recent graduates on their chosen careers.

SUPPORTING CURRENT STUDENTS

Student placementson their chosen careers. SUPPORTING CURRENT STUDENTS Our alumni offer opportunities for current students to

careers. SUPPORTING CURRENT STUDENTS Student placements Our alumni offer opportunities for current students to

Our alumni offer opportunities for current students to undertake internships and summer placements within their organisations. Our Ignition Fund has been established to ensure that talented students are able to take up internships in the UK and overseas, regardless of personal financial circumstances.

Guest lectures

Alumni return to Royal Holloway to speak about their experiences at university, their career and to inspire our current students. Past alumni speakers include journalist Francis Wheen, Barclays Bank executive Toby Billington, mountaineer Bonita Norris, paralympian Helene Raynsford, former US Politician Preston Bryant and entrepreneur Iain Ross.

Alumni FundUS Politician Preston Bryant and entrepreneur Iain Ross. Each year, we award £100,000 in total to

Each year, we award £100,000 in total to promising student initiatives and projects, as well as to student societies and clubs. Our alumni generously donate this money in order to enrich student experience.

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Alumni receive regular updates via our monthly e-zine and our annual magazine Higher, which features articles about our ground-breaking research and alumni profiles, as well as Royal Holloway news, and updates from past students. In addition, we have alumni Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn pages to ensure graduates can keep in touch.

Invitations to events

As a member of our alumni community, you will be invited to an array of events. From reunions, to special lectures, concerts, black tie dinners and the alumni sports day, there are endless opportunities to stay involved and to come back to the campus after you graduate.

Alumni chaptersinvolved and to come back to the campus after you graduate. We have established international alumni

We have established international alumni chapters so that wherever you are in the world, you will be able to connect with fellow graduates. Chapters run annual networking events, including guest lectures and socials and are active on social networking sites making it easy to connect.

Alumni mentorsactive on social networking sites making it easy to connect. Many members of our alumni community

Many members of our alumni community volunteer to mentor recent graduates. This takes place in various ways; from alumni networking sessions to face-to-face mentoring, giving you a head start once you graduate.

To read about our alumni community and their varied and interesting careers visit royalholloway.ac.uk/alumni

and interesting careers visit royalholloway.ac.uk/alumni DEVELOPMENT AND ALUMNI RELATIONS DEPARTMENT T:+44

DEVELOPMENT AND

ALUMNI RELATIONS

DEPARTMENT

T:+44 (0)1784 414478

alumni@royalholloway.ac.uk

ALUMNI PROFILE

Emma Freud , OBE BA Drama & Theatre

Director of Red Nose Day and co-founder of Comic Relief. Originally a television and radio presenter, she helped to bring comedy classics such as Four Weddings and a Funeral, Notting Hill and The Vicar of Dibley to the screen.

LINKEDIN

LINKEDIN

See what some of our graduates are up to in the professional arena via LinkedIn . Search Alumni

& Friends of Royal Holloway

& Bedford Colleges – Official.

STUDENT PROFILE

Guy Doza

MA Rhetoric

“The new mentoring scheme is a brilliant opportunity for recent graduates to get some friendly and accessible advice, whilst making the transition from academia into the working world. My mentor was able to provide me with sound, stable, professional advice, which led to a series of internship offers.”

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Your future career

OUR CAREERS SERVICE

Our students have access to the largest and most comprehensive careers service in Europe, The Careers Group, University of London. They are on hand in the heart of campus, offering tailored support to help you boost your employability and prepare for the choices ahead.

Our graduates go on to succeed in many fields, from corporate law to teaching, marketing to environmental conservation. We have earned a reputation as a place where capable, thoughtful and creative leaders blossom.

We are very proactive in promoting our graduates to employers. Over 100 employers visit our campus annually to speak to students about graduate career opportunities and to offer career coaching. Recent visiting employers have included British Airways, Enterprise Rent A-Car, Ernst & Young, Bank of England and Samsung.

Alumni regularly return to share their stories and offer tips and advice to students as part of panel events in our themed careers weeks. We know that employers are looking for well-rounded graduates as well as a good academic record, so we offer plenty of opportunity for you to develop your skills and to meet employers – starting from the week you join.

PROFILE 02 Latisha Sharma BA Media Arts
PROFILE
02 Latisha Sharma
BA Media Arts

“My placement is possibly the best thing I have ever done over any summer holiday. A thoroughly rewarding and enjoyable experience which has opened doors for me in every direction. The future is genuinely looking bright. I recommend this to all!”

is genuinely looking bright. I recommend this to all!” We off er you the support of

We offer you the support of the largest careers service in Europe and a wealth of opportunities to gain experience and skills before you graduate.

HELPING YOU TO PREPARE FOR YOUR FUTURE CAREER

If you’re hoping to step straight onto the career ladder once you’ve graduated, you’ll need to start preparing from your very first day here. At Royal Holloway, we’re ready to help you from the start, and throughout your years here.

FIRST YEAR

come to our Welcome Fair and find out more about student representation roles and volunteering opportunities

attend our Part-time Jobs Fair to find opportunities on campus and with local employers

explore your interests and develop your skills with one of our student societies, such as politics, media or entrepreneurship

start collecting points towards your Royal Holloway Passport Award.

SECOND YEAR

check out JobOnline to find an internship or placement jobonline.thecareersgroup.co.uk/rhul

boost your leadership skills by captaining a sports team or taking a show to Edinburgh

get involved with the Students’ Union and or volunteer your time with Community Action

come along to a lunchtime workshop for help with career choice, finding work experience, CVs, applications and a number of other useful topics

be inspired at our alumni careers evenings, and find out how to break into a profession from someone who’s done it themselves

find out ‘What can I do with a degree in…’, at one of our targeted careers seminars in your department

follow us on Twitter and Facebook to find out about the latest events, opportunities and top tips.

FINAL YEAR

see what’s on offer at our October Careers Fair and beat the graduate recruitment deadlines

keep an eye on our Facebook and Twitter feeds to get regular updates on new openings and deadlines

make sure your CVs and applications are doing you justice by using our coaching service

attend our postgraduate sessions to find out whether further study could help you get further, faster

visit the Careers Service for help with preparing for interviews and assessment centres

take a career taster course, for example, the City Course or Careers in Marketing, Advertising and PR.

AND BEYOND…

It doesn’t end when you graduate; our alumni can:

subscribe to our Gradclub for up to two years’ access to our Careers Consultants and information resources

enjoy privileged access to our events, facilities, networks and support through an active and involved alumni community.

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Boost your employability alongside your studies

ROYAL HOLLOWAY PASSPORT AWARD

The Royal Holloway Passport Award scheme enriches the student experience and enhances the employment success of our graduates. It’s a skills award which highlights the achievements and contributions made by students beyond their academic accomplishments.

Passport Gold recognises those who’ve gone beyond the Passport Award to demonstrate leadership skills and a breadth of experience.

HOW IT WORKS

Students achieve the award by earning 80 points, which are awarded for the completion of a range of activities or for taking on positions of responsibility. There are currently over 100 activities and roles to choose from, including SU

over 100 activities and roles to choose from, including SU club and society positions, a variety

club and society positions, a variety of training and careers workshops and an extensive range of volunteering and paid work.

A key element of the award is a group coaching session in which students reflect on the skills they have developed and learn how to articulate them to potential employers in a range of contexts.

Students celebrate their success in style at the annual Passport Award ceremony.

For more information visit royalholloway.ac.uk/passport

For more information visit royalholloway.ac.uk/passport The Passport Award highlights your achievements and

The Passport Award highlights your achievements and contributions beyond your academic accomplishments.

EMPLOYER PROFILE

Jennifer Korsak Marketing Executive (Universities), at ICAEW

“This Award develops communication skills, team working, decision-making, problem solving and many other skills, all of which are in high demand by our authorised training employers.”

EMPLOYER PROFILE

Vicky Clarke Talent Officer at Teach First

“The Award will help you to gain leadership, resilience and interaction skills; core competencies that employers such as Teach First are looking for applicants to demonstrate. The Passport Award is simple and straightforward, a great way to prepare you for your graduate level career.”

STUDENT PROFILE

Olga Turek

BSc Management

“It’s a great opportunity to stand out during the application process. I think it has improved my understanding of the significance of transferable skills, and motivated me to make the most of my co-curricular activities.”

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INTERNSHIPS AND PART-TIME EMPLOYMENT

WORKING FOR ROYAL HOLLOWAY

Many students stay closer to home and take up on-campus opportunities to develop new skills and supplement their income alongside their studies. There are over 1,200 students working on campus, many of whom hold multiple roles.

You can be a student caller for our Alumni Fund to help raise College donations; work in one of our many campus catering outlets; or assist with activities in one of our professional services departments such as the Careers Service, IT Services, Educational Support Office, Library, Residential Support, Customer Services, or International Support Office.

Some of our popular job opportunities, where large numbers of students are recruited, are for our Students’ Union – you can DJ; assist with student activities or security; be part of the technical crew team or work as catering staff. There are also lots of exciting opportunities working with our recruitment team as a student ambassador where you will assist at a range of external facing events such as Open Days – you will welcome visitors, give campus tours and assist with school visits.

Not only is working on campus a great way to earn some money, but also an opportunity to make new friends outside of your course and hall.

For further details about campus jobs visit royalholloway.ac.uk/campusjobs

about campus jobs visit royalholloway.ac.uk/campusjobs 01 Anatole Demonceaux Many students will have the

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Many students will have the opportunity to take up internships, either as an integral part of their course, or an optional extra. Students undertake placements with a diverse range of organisations - from publishers and media production companies to lab-based research and professional services. On their return, students are encouraged to reflect on their experience and its impact. Feedback from placement hosts is overwhelmingly positive and increasingly this is becoming a part of their recruitment process, with some students securing graduate positions as a result.

LOCAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Surrey is the home of over 50,000 businesses comprising 300 of the world’s premier multi- national blue chip companies, thousands of small and medium sized enterprises as well as plenty of opportunities in the creative sector. Within a 10-mile radius of Royal Holloway you will find companies like:

BP

British Airways

British Army

British Gas

British Sky Broadcasting

Canon

Cisco Systems

Colgate-Palmolive

Compassion in World Farming

Dell Computers

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

Esso

Exel Logistics

Fujitsu Siemens

Glaxo SmithKline

Hewlett-Packard

Kia Motors

Kimberly-Clark

Microsoft

Motorola

National Physical Laboratory

Nestle

Nikon

Oracle Corporation

Panasonic Business Systems

Pfizer

Philips

Procter & Gamble

Prudential

Samsung

Sharp Electronics

Superdrug

Toshiba

Toyota

Unilever

Veterinary Laboratories Agency

Waitrose

World Wildlife Fund UK

We’re also a 40 minute commute to London, putting the UK’s business and financial centre within easy reach.

BSc Management with Marketing, Student Ambassador

“Being a student ambassador is a unique experience. Not only does it allow you to foster

a wide range of valuable interpersonal skills, but you also get to work with a team of outstanding people, staff and students alike. The programme

is both fun and challenging and I would definitely

recommend it to other students!”

and I would definitely recommend it to other students!” 02 Roxy Proph et BA Media Arts,

02 Roxy Prophet

BA Media Arts, Video Production Intern

“So far I have produced 10 short films and edited a three hour production of the ‘Marriage of Figaro’ whilst working for Royal Holloway’s communications team. I have developed multiple skills. With film making, every time you take the camera out you learn something new!”

time you take the camera out you learn something new!” 03 Beth Bridewell BSc Psychology, Student

03 Beth Bridewell

BSc Psychology, Student Communications Intern

“The role surpassed my expectations – I got the chance to develop my writing and communications skills as well as the chance to learn how to promote student-facing campaigns. My role set me up for getting a graduate job in my chosen career of media and communications.”

job in my chosen career of media and communications.” FURTHER INFORMATION To find out about the
FURTHER INFORMATION

FURTHER INFORMATION

To find out about the careers our graduates go into and the companies they work for see the departments’ course listing pages or visit the Careers Service website royalholloway.ac.uk/careers

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23 GAINING SKILLS AND GIVING BACK THROUGH VOLUNTEERING Volunteering is a great way to learn new
23 GAINING SKILLS AND GIVING BACK THROUGH VOLUNTEERING Volunteering is a great way to learn new
23 GAINING SKILLS AND GIVING BACK THROUGH VOLUNTEERING Volunteering is a great way to learn new

GAINING SKILLS AND GIVING BACK THROUGH VOLUNTEERING

Volunteering is a great way to learn new skills, experience working in a team, learn to run projects and make friends, whilst also helping people in the local community. Community Action Volunteering offers training and support for students who want to take up any of the hundreds of opportunities we offer, ranging from animal rescue to youth work.

We host an annual Volunteering Fair and a Christmas Volunteering initiative as well as one-off events such as the national CSV Make a Difference Day, The Big Spring Clean and Volunteering Week. Students can design and lead their own projects too, such as ESOL Tutoring Young Refugees, Intergenerational Reminiscence, International Kitchen, Food Recycling Scheme, Sing-along Surrey and Love Your Campus.

Community Action is a member of the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO), an approved ‘vinspired’ award provider with the national youth volunteering organisation.

As well as boosting your CV, volunteering can contribute towards the Duke of Edinburgh Award and the Royal Holloway Passport Award.

For more information on Community Action Volunteering visit royalholloway.ac.uk/volunteering

Action Volunteering visit royalholloway.ac.uk/volunteering 04 Holly Powell-Jones BA Drama “One of the best things
Action Volunteering visit royalholloway.ac.uk/volunteering 04 Holly Powell-Jones BA Drama “One of the best things
Action Volunteering visit royalholloway.ac.uk/volunteering 04 Holly Powell-Jones BA Drama “One of the best things
Action Volunteering visit royalholloway.ac.uk/volunteering 04 Holly Powell-Jones BA Drama “One of the best things

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BA Drama

“One of the best things I’ve done with my time is volunteering. I’ve been a telephone support volunteer for Victim Support and also been involved in loads of one-off projects. Student Volunteering is challenging, rewarding and immensely positive: Give it a go!”

05 Maciek Szymanski

BSc Economics

“I personally believe that volunteering while you’re at university is one of the best things you can do! As an international student I really appreciate the opportunity to use English in so many different ways and to meet local people living in the area.”

erent ways and to meet local people living in the area.” 06 Chris Berger BA Politics

06 Chris Berger

BA Politics and International Relations

“During my time at Royal Holloway Community Action I was able to help the local community, but also develop my communication and teaching skills further. It feels good to help others.”

07 Patrycja Skurzak BA European Studies
07 Patrycja Skurzak
BA European Studies

“If you truly master the ability of giving, you will be bestowed with things, experience and memories that cannot be measured by money; it’s a priceless endeavour. Being nominated for the Student Volunteer of the Year Award came to me as a beautiful surprise and proved, once again, how rewarding and enriching volunteering really is”.

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Life at Royal Holloway

Life at Royal Holloway

24 Life at Royal Holloway Life at Royal Holloway Royal Holloway is surrounded by Surrey’s beautiful

Royal Holloway is surrounded by Surrey’s beautiful countryside yet our campus is just 40 minutes by train from central London.

Our best of both worlds location

train from central London. Our best of both worlds location TRANSPORT LINKS TRAIN Eghamrailwaystation(withinwalking
TRANSPORT LINKS

TRANSPORT LINKS

TRAIN

Eghamrailwaystation(withinwalking distance) is on the London Waterloo to Reading line and is also directly served by trains from Weybridge. From London, we are connected by fast rail links to the rest of the country, and to mainland Europe via Eurostar.

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Royal Holloway is just seven miles from London Heathrow Airport.

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Our campus is within a few minutes’ drive of the M25, M3 and M4.

is within a few minutes’ drive of the M25, M3 and M4. STUDENT TRANSPORT During term
STUDENT TRANSPORT

STUDENT TRANSPORT

During term time a low-cost bus service operates between the campus and Egham railway station as well as a free service to our Kingswood campus. The Students’ Union also offers a low-cost night time bus service to make sure that students living off campus get home safely. The service runs every evening during term time, dropping students who live within a three-mile radius of campus to their door.

Internationally-renowned galleries, museums and theatres, places of historic and sporting interest, world-class shopping areas and nightlife are all within easy reach of Royal Holloway, yet students can come home to a safe and leafy campus, where living costs are far more reasonable than in the capital.

living costs are far more reasonable than in the capital. THE IMMEDIATE AREA Our campus is

THE IMMEDIATE AREA

Our campus is situated between the village of Englefield Green (reportedly the site of the last duel to be fought in England) and the town of Egham. Englefield Green has small shops and a picturesque village green, complete with cricket pitch and traditional pub. Egham has the shops, supermarkets, restaurants and bars you would expect to find in any small town.

Slightly further afield (a few minutes by bus, train or bike), Staines-upon-Thames provides a wider range of shops, entertainment and leisure activities. Crowned by Windsor Castle and linked by the River Thames, the Royal town of Windsor is only a 20 minute bus journey from campus. The town has a rich mix of history, culture, heritage and fun.

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Top 10 things to do on campus

01 02 Become a student journalist Start reporting for our campus papers, The Founder and
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Start reporting for our campus
papers, The Founder and The
Orbital, hit the airwaves with
Insanity Radio, or get behind the
camera with Rhubarb TV.
Join one of 100 clubs and
societies
Take to the stage
There’s everything from diplomatic,
debating to dance societies, film, faith
groups, photography or even comedy.
Societies can bid to the Alumni Fund
for support.
You can join a band, sign up with
one of our choirs, perform in
musical theatre, sing in the opera,
act in a drama, or take part in a
classical play – and you might win a
RHOscar in our annual awards.
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win a RHOscar in our annual awards. 03 © Dance Society 05 Become a volunteer Mentor
05 Become a volunteer Mentor school children, teach English to asylum seekers, or befriend an
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Mentor school children, teach
English to asylum seekers, or
befriend an elderly person. It’s all
recorded in your Royal Holloway
Passport, along with your other
extracurricular achievements, so it’s
a boost for your CV too.
achievements, so it’s a boost for your CV too. Get involved Become a course representative, join

Get involved

Become a course representative, join a committee, stand for election, vote at a general meeting with the Students’ Union, or represent your fellow students at a national conference.

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represent your fellow students at a national conference. 04 Broaden your horizons Attend a lecture outside

Broaden your

horizons

Attend a lecture outside of your field of study. Lectures have covered subjects like German women in the Nazi killing fields; Consuming Buddhists; and Are you your brain?

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Get a job

Find a part time job through the Careers Service – make extra money working in our bars, library or shops – or add to your CV with an internship with one of our professional service teams.

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an internship with one of our professional service teams. 08 06 Become an entrepreneur Join our
an internship with one of our professional service teams. 08 06 Become an entrepreneur Join our

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internship with one of our professional service teams. 08 06 Become an entrepreneur Join our busy

Become an

entrepreneur

Join our busy Entrepreneurs Society and take part in the London Apprentice or pitch your idea in our own Dragon’s Den style competition. You can even set up shop in the Night Market.

competition. You can even set up shop in the Night Market. Enjoy a night out Try

Enjoy a night out

Try a club night, live music event, pub quiz, hall event or talent contest, or perhaps a free movie night – and the shhh bus is on hand to get you home safely if you live nearby.

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09bus is on hand to get you home safely if you live nearby. 10 Be active

Be active

Join one of our 60 teams competing in sporting leagues, from American Football to Rugby, or keep fit by joining be.active, working out at the gym, or even learning belly dancing. Celebrate your successes at the annual Colours Ball.

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Life at Royal Holloway

A busy community buzzing with life

Life at Royal Holloway A busy community buzzing with life An active social life is an

An active social life is an important part of the university experience and Royal Holloway students can enjoy a rich and diverse range of opportunities on their doorstep.

rich and diverse range of opportunities on their doorstep. © Dance Society MUSIC Royal Holloway is
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range of opportunities on their doorstep. © Dance Society MUSIC Royal Holloway is well known for

MUSIC

Royal Holloway is well known for its music making and as a venue for performance.

The Choir of Royal Holloway broadcasts regularly on the radio and tours overseas every summer, and our Symphony Orchestra performs an annual concert at St. John’s Smith Square in London. We also have Chamber and String Orchestras, Balkan Ensemble, wind bands, big bands, a New Music Group, small jazz groups, the Gospel Choir and a capella group Absolute Harmony.

There are regular lunchtime and evening music performances on campus. For example, we have hosted a Javanese Gamelan group and a Japanese Taiko Drumming ensemble, and a master class and concert by renowned Russian pianist Sergei Dukachev.

and concert by renowned Russian pianist Sergei Dukachev. Search royalhollowaymusic to see recent performances THEATRE

Search royalhollowaymusic to see recent performances

THEATRE AND DANCE

Our Drama and Media Arts departments regularly host visiting performers, and there are plenty of opportunities to get involved in Royal Holloway productions, both on stage and behind the scenes.

The Drama Society is open to all students and produces several plays each year, including an

open air summer production performed in the Founder’s South Quad. Recent productions have included TwelfthNight, Philip Ridley’s MercuryFur and AClockworkOrange. The French, German, History and Classical societies have also produced award-winning plays, often in other languages.

A number of societies span music, drama and

dance, for example, the Musical Theatre Society

and Savoy Opera Society who perform operas and musicals, often with large casts playing to capacity audiences in the Students’ Union.

In recent years, the Musical Theatre Society

has toured productions outside the campus, including at London’s Bloomsbury Theatre, while the Savoy Opera Society has played to sell-out crowds both locally and further afield. Royal Holloway students and alumni are also

enjoying growing success at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. The Dance Society offers classes in all kinds of styles and stages frequent productions

as well as running inter-university competitions.

Student Workshop stages works ranging from the traditional to the more challenging and contemporary, such as Yasmina Reza’s God of Carnage, and our Centre for Japanese Noh Drama opens the door to an art form rarely seen outside of Asia.

opens the door to an art form rarely seen outside of Asia. See what we’ve been

See what we’ve been up to by visiting Royal Holloway Drama department’s photostream

form rarely seen outside of Asia. See what we’ve been up to by visiting Royal Holloway

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At Royal Holloway, we encourage student-led initiatives in the field of media. For example, our Media Arts students studying avant-garde film worked with Tate Britain to organise a study day on the films of Andy Warhol, while students studying screenwriting had their work exhibited at a public show.

Our Media Arts department is always looking for volunteers to join their film casts and there are many opportunities to gain new skills, both in the studio and on outside broadcasts around the campus. The Media and Film Festival Societies, as well as those covering Anime/Manga World Cinema and Institute for Impure Science (Sci-Fi and Fantasy) also host regular screenings.

You can hone your skills with our award-winning radio station, Insanity radio. Or you can try your hand at journalism, design or print production for The Orbital magazine and website.

or print production for The Orbital magazine and website. AWARD-WINNING MEDIA RUN BY OUR STUDENTS’ UNION

AWARD-WINNING MEDIA RUN BY OUR STUDENTS’ UNION

website. AWARD-WINNING MEDIA RUN BY OUR STUDENTS’ UNION theorbital.co.uk Produced entirely by students, The Orbital

theorbital.co.uk

Produced entirely by students, The Orbital contains news, comment, features, lifestyle, arts and sports and societies sections, each headed by a section editor, bringing up-to-date content together for the production of a new, free, issue every three weeks.

INSANITY RADIO 103.2FM

a new, free, issue every three weeks. INSANITY RADIO 103.2FM Run solely by students, Insanity Radio

Run solely by students, Insanity Radio broadcasts 24-hours a day as an FM Community Radio Station, providing opportunities for hundreds of presenters and volunteers; both students and local residents.

facebook.com/insanityradio103.2and volunteers; both students and local residents. @insanityradio Rhubarb TV is the SU’s online TV station,

@insanityradioand local residents. facebook.com/insanityradio103.2 Rhubarb TV is the SU’s online TV station, bringing both

residents. facebook.com/insanityradio103.2 @insanityradio Rhubarb TV is the SU’s online TV station, bringing both

Rhubarb TV is the SU’s online TV station, bringing both live and recorded content to Royal Holloway and covering many of the events on campus with a great range of materials and equipment for students to use.

For more information email rhubarbtv@su.royalholloway.ac.uk

The SU offers training in radio broadcasting and journalism and regularly hosts free talks from industry professionals.

SU off ers training in radio broadcasting and journalism and regularly hosts free talks from industry
SU off ers training in radio broadcasting and journalism and regularly hosts free talks from industry

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recreational sport to supporting world-class athletes. ALUMNI FUND Each year, thanks to our generous alumni who
ALUMNI FUND

ALUMNI FUND

Each year, thanks to our generous alumni who donate to the Alumni Fund, sports societies and clubs receive funding for new equipment and facilities in order to enrich student experience and help our students to become well-rounded individuals. The Alumni Fund has recently provided funding for a tackling sled for the Bears American Football team; goal keepers’ kit and face masks for the Hockey Club; lames (conductive jackets) for use in the Fencing Club’s electric fencing training sessions; a rain shuttle for the Tennis Club; portable mirrors for the Dance Society and new kit for our award-winning cheerleading squad, the Tom Cats.

kit for our award-winning cheerleading squad, the Tom Cats. PROFILE Sir Steve Redgrave Receiving his honorary

PROFILE

Sir Steve Redgrave Receiving his honorary degree from Royal Holloway

“It’s a great honour for me to be here with the STARS ambassadors seeing the scholarships they’ve been getting and hearing of their dreams.”

SPORT

Unlike many universities and colleges in London, we are fortunate in having our sports facilities on- site, making taking part and staying fi t really easy.

The campus boasts two grass football pitches and two grass rugby pitches with aspirations for a 3G football/rugby artificial pitch and a 3G hockey pitch. We also have floodlit netball and tennis courts, two squash courts, a multipurpose sports hall and an extensive 60-station fitness suite with weights room and aerobics studio. The sports centre also offers a wide range of services including personal training and fitness classes.

For the complete picture visit royalholloway.ac.uk/sports

For the complete picture visit royalholloway.ac.uk/sports STUDENTS’ UNION SPORTS CLUBS Students’ Union sports
For the complete picture visit royalholloway.ac.uk/sports STUDENTS’ UNION SPORTS CLUBS Students’ Union sports

STUDENTS’ UNION SPORTS CLUBS

Students’ Union sports clubs are run by students, for students, with support from the SU’s Student Activities department.

There are currently around 60 clubs up and running, ranging from football and hockey to ninjutsu and cheerleading. Joining these clubs gives you a chance to get active, to make friends, to represent Royal Holloway and to get invited to some of our best social events.

Our clubs compete at the highest levels in local and national competitions. Student Activities supports teams who compete in weekly British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS) and London Universities Sports Leagues (LUSL) and one-off competitions. However, many clubs also offer sport on a recreational level – with taster sessions perfect for beginners.

The majority of our teams compete in either the 1A or 2A leagues as part of the South East division. Teams currently competing at 1A level include fencing, tennis and lacrosse. Our cheer squad are reigning National Champions in Stunt, All-Girl Cheer, and Hip Hop, with our hip hop team securing a place representing the UK at the 2014 World University Cheerleading Championships in Florida.

If your sport isn’t catered for, we can help you start your own club.

For a full list of sports clubs visit su.royalholloway.ac.uk/sports

catered for, we can help you start your own club. For a full list of sports

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Our recreational sport and fitness programme, be.active, is available to all students who are looking to try a new sport, don’t have time to commit to a club or simply want to play for fun. With over 35 hours of activity each week across over 10 sports, there is something for everyone, including anything from netball to handball, table tennis to badminton and basketball to Zumba.

The programme is going from strength to strength with opportunities increasing each term. Engaging 1,500 students a year, the programme is always looking for ways to develop, welcoming the introduction of 3v3 competitions in basketball, coaching sessions in badminton and a regular table tennis competition.

As well as allowing the students who take part in these activities to meet new people, boost energy levels and relieve stress, be.active also offers volunteering opportunities that will help to strengthen participants’ employability status after their time at Royal Holloway.

employability status after their time at Royal Holloway. DISABILITY SPORT & PARALYMPICS Royal Holloway has a
employability status after their time at Royal Holloway. DISABILITY SPORT & PARALYMPICS Royal Holloway has a
DISABILITY SPORT & PARALYMPICS

DISABILITY SPORT & PARALYMPICS

Royal Holloway has a proud record of advocating disability sport – including supporting two gold medal-winning Paralympians Sophie Christiansen and Helene Raynsford, through the STARS programme.

Each summer we host a Super Human Sports Day to raise awareness of disability sport and offer an opportunity for all students to engage with RHULSport - activities include wheelchair basketball and Boccia.

Any student with additional needs who wishes to get involved in sport on campus is encouraged to speak to the Student Activities office to find out what support is available for them.

office to find out what support is available for them. PERFORMANCE SPORT We offer Performance Packages;

PERFORMANCE SPORT

We offer Performance Packages; extra support for teams with the potential to excel in British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS) leagues and contribute to the overall national rankings of Royal Holloway.

The teams currently on the programme include Women’s Basketball, Women’s Netball, Women’s Volleyball, Men’s Tennis and Women’s Tennis. In return for dedication to training and performance, the teams receive professional coaching and lifestyle management and players gain essential skills for achieving success once they graduate.

SPORTS BURSARIES

SPORTS BURSARIES

Royal Holloway helps student elite athletes to achieve their full potential. There are currently two bursaries on offer, STARS and the Wentworth Gold Bursary.

STUDENT TALENTED ATHLETE RECOGNITION SCHEME (STARS)

STARS supports around 30 athletes each year, from those who represent their county through to budding Olympians. They are offered a range of support services and assistance throughout their degree programme including:

financial support of up to £1,000 per year.

access to a strength and conditioning coach, osteopath and sports masseuse

free access to on-campus sports facilities and fitness suite

self-catering accommodation throughout study periods

special consideration regarding campus parking permits.

Since its launch in 1996, the STARS SchemehassupportedsixOlympians

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and national rankings. The success of the STARS programme can be seen every day on campus in the form of thegoldpostboxoutsidetheWindsor Building in honour of STARS alumna SophieChristiansenwhowonthree gold medals at the London 2012 Paralympics.

GRADUATE PROFILE

Emily Moss, BA German

“It has been a real honour to be on the STARS scheme. As a student athlete, fitting in paid work is difficult and the money has helped towards my travel expenses to races, new trainers and spikes and new memberships. The guarantee of accommodation is also a big benefit.”

WENTWORTH GOLF BURSARY

Just two miles from campus, Wentworth Golf Club offers a number of bursaries to students with a handicap of five or under.

bursaries to students with a handicap of fi ve or under. MORE INFORMATION For further information
MORE INFORMATION

MORE INFORMATION

For further information on bursaries visit royalholloway.ac.uk/ scholarshipsandbursaries

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Around campus

Founder’s is one of the world’s most

spectacular university buildings. Most teaching and social activity takes place on campus and, with the exception of Kingswood Hall (just a mile away), this

is where most undergraduates live in

their first year. It’s a friendly place, with

a strong sense of community as new

students soon become familiar faces.

of community as new students soon become familiar faces. Founder’s Building is home to our famous

Founder’s Building is home to our famous Picture Gallery containing Thomas Holloway’s fine collection of Victorian paintings and our beautiful chapel. It also houses a dining hall and library and provides a home for 500 students.

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Serves a wide selection of meals, including cooked- to-order stir fries, gourmet burgers and a
Serves a wide selection of meals, including cooked-
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Serves gourmet coffee, homemade cakes, baguettes,
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to chill out and socialise with friends in the evening.
Special events include Kingswood Karaoke, and
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Our campus pub.
Tommy’s bar is within our 1,250 capacity Students’ Union venue.
Tommy’s bar is within our 1,250 capacity Students’
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Located at tlc in the Bedford Library, the Bedford Café offers the perfect place to
Located at tlc in the Bedford Library, the Bedford
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snack when you’re busy studying.
Our own Quadro’s Pizza service delivers hot, fresh pizza to your door wherever you are
Our own Quadro’s Pizza service delivers hot, fresh
pizza to your door wherever you are on campus.
hot, fresh pizza to your door wherever you are on campus. PAYING YOUR WAY All students
PAYING YOUR WAY

PAYING YOUR WAY

All students have a College Card (an all-purpose ID card) linked to an RCS Account. This works in much the same way as a Maestro or Visa debit card, allowing you to make purchases in the dining halls, cafés and bars (apart from SU) and the store on campus, providing your account is in credit.

Using your RCS account also allows you to save the VAT element (currently 20%) when buying most food and hot drinks. You, or your parents, can top up your account online using our Upay system or at one of our convenient top up machines located across campus.

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Our Students’ Union

32 Studying at Royal Holloway Our Students’ Union Royal Holloway has one of the most innovative

Royal Holloway has one of the most innovative and active Students’ Unions in the country. It is the beating heart of the campus, dedicated to making your time at university as enjoyable as possible.

ALUMNI PROFILE

John Gore BA Drama & Theatre Studies

Is a leading theatre producer who helped bring ‘Wicked’ to the West End. An original investor in all the shows of Andrew Lloyd Webber, his company is now the leading presenter of Broadway musicals and plays for the touring market in the US and Canada.

and plays for the touring market in the US and Canada. Our Students’ Union (SU) is
and plays for the touring market in the US and Canada. Our Students’ Union (SU) is
and plays for the touring market in the US and Canada. Our Students’ Union (SU) is

Our Students’ Union (SU) is widely acknowledged as one of the most active in the country.

As well as providing entertainment, campaigning, media opportunities and a huge range of clubs and societies, the Students’ Union (SU) gives you the chance to:

find work in one of our commercial venues

take part in a campaign

write articles for our regular student-led publication

vote and have your say at a General Meeting

join one of our many sports clubs or societies

seek advice for our academic and welfare services

or run for a position yourself!

The main Union building on campus includes a large function hall, with a capacity of over 1,200. This hosts an impressive array of themed club nights, bands and DJs as well as comedians, cabarets and non-alcoholic slumber parties.

The Union also operates Medicine, a bar and games area designed by the creators of Ministry of Sound and our campus pub, The Stumble Inn.

In recent years the SU has attracted a wide variety of acts to perform in their venues, including Stooshe, Tinchy Strider, Professor Green, and Zane Lowe. They have also hosted events such as Malibu Mish Mash and Oxjam.

Daytimeeventsarealsopopular,withtheUnion hosting weekly market days selling a wide range of products from fresh fruit to fudge, and there are alsofrequentposter,clothing,bookandplantsales throughout the year. Every penny made by the Union is ploughed straight back into maintaining, improvinganddevelopingstudentservices.

into maintaining, improvinganddevelopingstudentservices. Clubs and societies The SU runs a huge variety of clubs and

Clubs and societies

The SU runs a huge variety of clubs and societies, giving you the chance to pursue your passions (and discover new ones), to meet like-minded people and to develop your skills in areas such as organisation, leadership, finance and publicity. They are also responsible for supporting RAG;

a dedicated group of students who raise money for various charities in wild and wonderful ways. From Anime/Manga and Jazz, to Sikh, Humans vs Zombies, and Taiwanese… If your interest isn’t provided for, you can always start your own. The Student Activities team is on hand to help.

For a complete list of clubs and societies visit su.royalholloway.ac.uk/societies

Making sure your voice is heardclubs and societies visit su.royalholloway.ac.uk/societies The SU is governed entirely by students and it provides an

The SU is governed entirely by students and it provides an important role in representing students’ wants and needs. One or more SU officers sit on most committees at Royal Holloway. This, alongside consistent liaison with the senior management team and other members of staff, is an essential part of Royal Holloway’s decision making process. The SU also provides representation at the National Union of Students (NUS) to which all Royal Holloway students are automatically members.

Offering advice and supportwhich all Royal Holloway students are automatically members. The SU’s Advice and Support Centre complements Royal

The SU’s Advice and Support Centre complements Royal Holloway’s own student support services, by providing ‘open-door’ advice and information on academic and welfare issues - anything from advice on wstudent housing, appealing degree results, or information on finance and employment. All enquiries are dealt with in the strictest confidence and students can make appointments to see a student counsellor, if they wish.

Providing job opportunitiesmake appointments to see a student counsellor, if they wish. The SU employs over 250 student

The SU employs over 250 student staff, including:

Bar staff

Technicians

DJs

Security staff

Minibus drivers

Human Resources administrators

Marketing assistants.

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Top 10 things to do off campus

Royal Holloway is well located for some of the UK’s best nightlife and shopping centres, beautiful countryside, and internationally renowned sporting venues.

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Discover the Hollywood heart of Staines-upon-Thames Staines-upon-Thames has a 10-screen cinema and it’s just a
Discover the Hollywood heart
of Staines-upon-Thames
Staines-upon-Thames has a
10-screen cinema and it’s just a short
ride away by train, bus or bike. The
cinema is surrounded by an array of
restaurants and retail outlets so you
can make a day (or night) of it.
01 Stroll through the Great Park to Windsor Follow in Queen Victoria’s footsteps and explore
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Stroll through the Great Park
to Windsor
Follow in Queen Victoria’s footsteps
and explore the sweeping deer lawns
of Windsor Great Park, the gateway to
historic Windsor, with its castle, cream
teas and ceremonial parades – as well
as memorable club nights.
ceremonial parades – as well as memorable club nights. 04 Picnic at Virginia Water Lake Virginia

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ceremonial parades – as well as memorable club nights. 04 Picnic at Virginia Water Lake Virginia

Picnic at Virginia Water Lake

Virginia Water is full of treasures:

lakes, Roman ruins, a decorative waterfall and a 100ft totem pole, popular with students for summer picnics or peaceful studying in the sun.

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Watersports on the Thames We’re right by the Thames, where you can sail, canoe, windsurf
Watersports on
the Thames
We’re right by the Thames, where you
can sail, canoe, windsurf or even jetski,
or maybe just hire a boat and float
down the river, enjoying the stunning
scenery at a leisurely pace.
05 Go clubbing with friends For a night out with friends or one of our
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Go clubbing
with friends
For a night out with friends or one
of our many clubs and societies, go
to one of the regular student club
nights in nearby Windsor, Kingston,
Guildford or London.
nights in nearby Windsor, Kingston, Guildford or London. Watch-or-play international sport Some of the UK’s premier

Watch-or-play

international sport

Some of the UK’s premier sporting venues are in easy reach, including Twickenham, for England rugby; Ascot, the world’s most famous racecourse; the All England Tennis Club at Wimbledon, and Wentworth’s Championship golf course.

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at Wimbledon, and Wentworth’s Championship golf course. 06 Explore London’s South Bank Take the train to

Explore London’s

South Bank

Take the train to London and in under 40 minutes you’ll arrive in Waterloo – just by the South Bank, bustling with restaurants, theatres (including the National Theatre) and music venues as well as the London Eye.

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Discover the

alternative London

Get to know London away from the tourist spots; take in the nightlife off the beaten track in Shoreditch, Notting Hill or Camden or visit London’s historic street markets at Portobello, Spitalfields and Petticoat Lane.

markets at Portobello, Spitalfields and Petticoat Lane. 09 Test your courage at Thorpe Park One of
markets at Portobello, Spitalfields and Petticoat Lane. 09 Test your courage at Thorpe Park One of

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Test your courage at Thorpe Park

One of the UK’s best theme parks is visible from the upper floors of Founder’s Hall. Thorpe Park offers free-fall thrills, white-knuckle rides and lots of fun – plus job opportunities for students too.

Soak up the river views in Richmond Richmond’s pretty Thames-side pubs and bars offer the
Soak up the river views
in Richmond
Richmond’s pretty Thames-side
pubs and bars offer the perfect
location for a drink, brunch or
lunch by the river. A 20 minute
train ride from Egham, Richmond
is known for its shopping centre
and lively nightlife.
by the river. A 20 minute train ride from Egham, Richmond is known for its shopping

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Life at Royal Holloway

Living in halls of residence

Royal Holloway offers you a wide variety of accommodation, most of it right on campus. We have 2,977 spaces available within our 13 halls.

campus. We have 2,977 spaces available within our 13 halls. ADAPTED ACCOMMODATION Many of our halls
campus. We have 2,977 spaces available within our 13 halls. ADAPTED ACCOMMODATION Many of our halls
ADAPTED ACCOMMODATION
ADAPTED ACCOMMODATION

ADAPTED

ACCOMMODATION

Many of our halls include rooms that have been adapted to make them suitable for students with additional needs and we allow medical priority for student accommodation applications. Where necessary, full-time carers can be housed in an adjacent room (at the usual rate).

For more information on adapted accommodation, please contact our Education Support Office on T: +44 (0)1784 443966 or email educational-support@ royalholloway.ac.uk

443966 or email educational-support@ royalholloway.ac.uk FINDING OFF-CAMPUS ACCOMMODATION Our Student Accommodation
FINDING OFF-CAMPUS ACCOMMODATION
FINDING OFF-CAMPUS ACCOMMODATION

FINDING OFF-CAMPUS ACCOMMODATION

FINDING OFF-CAMPUS ACCOMMODATION

Our Student Accommodation Office provides online listings of flats, houses and lodgings at housesearch.royalholloway. ac.uk We do not inspect private sector properties or guarantee their condition, quality or safety, but some properties are accredited by Runnymede Borough Council providing peace of mind that they reach a certain standard.

Halls vary greatly in size, appearance, age and atmosphere, from the unique character of our Victorian Founder’s Building (recently refurbished), to our most modern halls, Williamson, Tuke & Butler. They all provide comfortable accommodation, good value for money and a friendly community.

We guarantee a place in a hall for all new undergraduate students who firmly accept an offer and apply for student accommodation by the UCAS and student accommodation deadline.

by the UCAS and student accommodation deadline. In each hall, we employ a team of residential,
by the UCAS and student accommodation deadline. In each hall, we employ a team of residential,

In each hall, we employ a team of residential, operational, security and maintenance support staff dedicated to looking after you. So there’s always someone friendly and capable there if you need them.

LIVING OUT

The majority of second year and final year students live in private sector accommodation in the neighbouring areas of Englefield Green, Egham or Virginia Water, or a few miles away in Staines or Windsor.

Most local accommodation is of a high standard and the cost of living out compares favourably with other parts of South East England – and it is certainly more affordable than central London. Our Community Liaison Office and

Support Team offer support and advice to non-resident students and also liaise with local residents and community partners to ensure Royal Holloway students are welcomed into the neighbourhood. We also appoint members of staff who themselves live locally to support and advise students who are living out. These Deputy Community Liaison Officers aim to visit all first year students living off-campus at the start of the academic year.

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Halls of residence

SINGLE

TWIN

EN SUITE

STANDARD

CATERED-PAY-AS-YOU-GO

SELF-CATERED

UNDERGRADUATE 4

POSTGRADUATE

TENANCY (WEEKS)

TOTAL RATES 2013–2014 ,1 2

Founder’s Hall                    

Founder’s Hall

                   

Single and twin study bedrooms. Shared toilets and bathrooms with single gender floors.

PP

PP

P

£3,165 –

30

£4,889 3

Gowar & Wedderburn                    

Gowar & Wedderburn

                   

En-suite study bedrooms in flats of eight sharing a kitchen and dining space.

P

P

PPP

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£5,822 2

Kingswood 1                    

Kingswood 1

                   

A

mix of single and twin rooms with shared

bathrooms. Approximately a mile from campus; students can travel by free bus to campus. Dining room, common room and bar on site.

PP

PP

P

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£3,254 – £4,378 3 4

Kingswood 2

                   

Flats of eight or nine en-suite rooms. Most flats are mixed gender, some are single gender only. Approximately a mile from campus; students can travel by free bus to campus. Dining room, common room and bar on site.

PPPP

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£5,427

Penrose Court                    

Penrose Court

                   

North of the A30, linked to the main

campus by a footbridge. Groups of four

P

P

PPP

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£4,645

to

six single bedrooms share kitchens and

bathrooms.

Reid Hall                    

Reid Hall

                   

Blocks of 22 en-suite bedrooms share a pantry, with microwave and fridge.

PPPP

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£4,463

Runnymede 1 & 2                    

Runnymede 1 & 2

                   

Groups of six to eight single en-suite bedrooms share a kitchen/diner. All residents share a common room.

P

P

PPP

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£5,448 3

Williamson, Tuke & Butler                    

Williamson, Tuke & Butler

                   

Grouped in flats of eight, en-suite study bedrooms with a large communal kitchen and dining space.

P

P

PPP

£4,821-

30/38

£5,822 3

1 2014/15 rates are put in as a guideline; these will increase in subsequent years to take account of rising costs. Adjustments may also be made to reflect the provision of additional services or facilities.

2 Health Centre and counselling fees are included in all rates.

3 Rates in all the Halls will include an approximate charge of £10 a year for the social fund.

4 Cost of the bus service is included for Kingswood residents.

Please note: information provided is correct for 2014/15, but is subject to change. This prospectus was published in February 2014 and the accommodation options listed were correct at that time. For up-to-date information visit royalholloway.ac.uk/accommodation

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Life at Royal Holloway

36 Life at Royal Holloway SINGLE-GENDER ACCOMMODATION All of our halls house both male and female
SINGLE-GENDER ACCOMMODATION
SINGLE-GENDER ACCOMMODATION

SINGLE-GENDER

ACCOMMODATION

All of our halls house both male and female students, but Founder’s and Kingswood have single-gender areas.

If you would prefer to be housed in this type of accommodation, please tell us on your online application.

of accommodation, please tell us on your online application. INTERNET ACCESS IN HALLS Every hall of
INTERNET ACCESS IN HALLS
INTERNET ACCESS IN HALLS

INTERNET ACCESS

IN HALLS

Every hall of residence bedroom has free, fast internet access via Wifi or wired connection.

STUDENT PROFILE

Liu, School of Management

“As an international student, I lived in Royal Holloway accommodation in the first year. It makes access to all the facilities really easy; for example, I used the library 24-hours a day. All bills are included in the hall fee making things really simple.”

WATCH A VIDEO OF ALL OUR HALLS

royalholloway.ac.uk/accommodation

A VIDEO OF ALL OUR HALLS royalholloway.ac.uk/accommodation TYPES OF HALL Catered pay-as-you-go These halls have

TYPES OF HALL

OUR HALLS royalholloway.ac.uk/accommodation TYPES OF HALL Catered pay-as-you-go These halls have pantries where you

Catered pay-as-you-go

These halls have pantries where you can make yourself hot drinks and snacks. The halls do not have kitchens however you can enjoy 50% discount on meals in our Founder’s and Kingswood dining halls (and in the Hub on Saturdays, when the Founder’s dining hall is closed). We recommend that you allocate around £30 per week for meals and if you have special dietary requirements, please check in advance to see whether they can be accommodated (most can!).

Self-cateredadvance to see whether they can be accommodated (most can!). This type of accommodation gives you

This type of accommodation gives you access to a fully-equipped kitchen, so you can cater for yourself. To make life easier, we have an on-campus shop, allotment, and a weekly fruit and vegetable market in the Students’ Union. If you would prefer a self-catered hall, please tell us on your online application. Please note that you’ll need to provide your own crockery, cutlery, glasses and cooking utensils.

TYPES OF LET

cutlery, glasses and cooking utensils. TYPES OF LET Term-time only lets These lets require you to

Term-time only lets

These lets require you to fully vacate your room during the Christmas and Easter holidays. During these periods the halls may be let to conference visitors so it’s not possible for you to leave any belongings on campus.

not possible for you to leave any belongings on campus. Sessional These lets are for the

Sessional

These lets are for the full length of the academic year, including the Christmas and Easter holidays.

academic year, including the Christmas and Easter holidays. TYPES OF ROOM Single rooms Due to high

TYPES OF ROOM

Single roomsincluding the Christmas and Easter holidays. TYPES OF ROOM Due to high demand, single rooms are

Due to high demand, single rooms are not always available at the later stages of the allocation process.

Twin roomsavailable at the later stages of the allocation process. All twin rooms are single gender and

All twin rooms are single gender and have two single beds. If one student leaves (interrupting their studies or withdrawing from their course), and there are no students waiting to take up their place, the remaining student can choose to rent the room at the single room rate, or keep paying the twin room rate on the understanding that Student Accommodation may allocate another student to the room or move them to another shared room with a vacancy.

PARKING

Parking at Royal Holloway is limited and students living on the main campus are not permitted to bring a car.

Residents of Kingswood Hall, Penrose Court, Highfield Court and the Victorian Houses cannot park on the main campus, but may have a permit to park at their hall of residence. If you want to bring your car, please indicate this in the appropriate space on your online application and put one of the above halls as your first choice.

indicate this in the appropriate space on your online application and put one of the above

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Welfare and support

Royal Holloway is a friendly and caring community, offering a high level of student welfare support to help you get the most out of your time here.

STUDENT FINANCE AND FUNDING

Our Student Finance and Funding Office provides advice and guidance on a variety of financial matters, including:

student loans

funding opportunities

budgeting

debt management

student bank accounts

working while you study

claiming benefits

funding childcare

hardship funds including Access to Learning.

CHILDCARE

We have arrangement with an independent nursery adjacent to the main campus, whereby students are given priority on the places available. In the holidays, our sports centre hosts an action-packed play scheme called Fit For Sport for children aged from 4 to 12-years-old. For further information visit fitforsport.co.uk

For further details about childcare provision in the local area visit surreycc.gov.uk

FAITH SUPPORT

Our two College Chaplains, Reverend Cate and Father John, are based in Founder’s Building alongside ‘Breathe’, a multi-faith space and meeting room. We also have a dedicated Muslim prayer room and a Muslim faith worker. We have many active faith groups and societies at Royal Holloway with Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, and Sikhism all well represented. The Chaplaincy encourages all Faith groups to work together, and also seeks to provide a reflective space for every student and staff member of all faiths and of none, by sponsoring a range of lectures and special services.

For a timetable of Chapel services and other faith events visit royalholloway.ac.uk/faith

and other faith events visit royalholloway.ac.uk/faith COUNSELLING SERVICE We know that emotional problems can get

COUNSELLING SERVICE

We know that emotional problems can get in the way of academic achievement – as well as life in general. To help, we provide our students with free access to professionally-trained counsellors accredited by the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. They can help with a wide range of issues including loneliness, depression, anxiety, questions about sexuality, eating disorders, bereavement, childhood sexual abuse, assault, rape, post-traumatic stress and drug or alcohol dependency. They can also help with problems specifically related to academic life, such as exam phobia, fear of public speaking and an inability to concentrate. Appointments can be made by phone, email, or in person. Out-of-hours help is available via the student Nightline service to which Royal Holloway subscribes.

HEALTH CENTRE

Royal Holloway’s Health Centre is a branch surgery of the Clarence Medical Centre in Windsor, located in Founder’s building. The Health Centre offers year-round medical support to all registered students, and can also help with matters such as with contraception, foreign travel advice and vaccinations, maternity care and cervical smears. In term- time there is a weekly sexual health clinic. There are also weekly physiotherapy sessions and access to a number of visiting mental- health professionals to ensure specialist student needs receive prompt attention. Health centre staff also provide first aid to all students, staff and visitors during centre opening times.

RESIDENTIAL SUPPORT TEAM

Our Residential Support team offers support and advice on any student issues you may face when living in our halls of residence such as sharing facilities, getting along with others and fire safety awareness. They also ensure that everyone knows the rules and regulations and help to deal with any problems. As a last resort, they also administer disciplinary procedures.

The team promotes a happy, safe and secure hall where everyone works together as a community and are considerate to each other’s individual needs. We have a number of Residential Support Assistants (RSAs) who may visit if they are concerned about you, or if there are reports of behaviour that breaches the regulations or a need to offer support and guidance. Our RSAs are all current Royal Holloway students who live in hall and have experience of life at Royal Holloway and living with other students.

The Residential Support team organise a range of events throughout the year, from the annual Halloween fancy dress party, formal Christmas dinner and Chinese New Year Celebrations, to more informal events like cupcake decorating, crafts, movie nights and BBQs.

PEER GUIDANCE SCHEME

In participating departments small groups of new students are allocated a current student volunteer Peer Guide who are usually from the same department. Peer Guides are available by email a couple of weeks before you join Royal Holloway and meet with you during Welcome Week. This is a great opportunity to meet new people and ask questions about your department, student life and the surrounding area. You can keep in contact with your Peer Guide throughout the year and most students find it a reassuring network to have.

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Scholarships and bursaries

Scholarships and bursaries

38 Scholarships and bursaries Scholarships and bursaries BEDFORD SCHOLARS Scholarships funded by Bedford College alumni
BEDFORD SCHOLARS

BEDFORD SCHOLARS

Scholarships funded by Bedford College alumni are grouped together and the recipients are called Bedford Scholars. Recipients are automatically members of the 5,000 strong Bedford Society through which they will have access to mentoring and networking opportunities.

will have access to mentoring and networking opportunities. US SCHOLARS US Scholars are funded by our
US SCHOLARS

US SCHOLARS

US Scholars are funded by our influential American Foundation who also provide networking opportunities and support for their scholars.

networking opportunities and support for their scholars. PROFILE Susan Bullock, BMus Music Internationally renowned

PROFILE

Susan Bullock, BMus Music Internationally renowned Soprano

“The training I received as a Choral Scholar at Royal Holloway was invaluable and has helped me enormously in my subsequent career.”

and has helped me enormously in my subsequent career.” Many of our scholarships are competitive, whilst

Many of our scholarships are competitive, whilst others offer an automatic entitlement.

competitive, whilst others offer an automatic entitlement. Academic success scholarships We recognise the excellence of

Academic success scholarships

We recognise the excellence of high performing students and reward this academic success by offering some exceptional scholarships.

Sports scholarshipsacademic success by offering some exceptional scholarships. We provide financial support to talented students with an

We provide financial support to talented students with an outstanding ability in a particular sport with evidence of international potential.

a particular sport with evidence of international potential. Music scholarships In recognition of the important role

Music scholarships

In recognition of the important role that music plays at Royal Holloway, we offer a range of instrumental and choral scholarships each year.

We offer a generous package of scholarships and bursaries to recognise both excellence and achievement and to support those for whom nance might prove a barrier to study.

those for whom fi nance might prove a barrier to study. Scholarships for international students We

Scholarships for international students

We offer scholarships for our international students who show outstanding academic achievement or potential.

Department scholarshipswho show outstanding academic achievement or potential. Some of our academic departments offer specific

Some of our academic departments offer specific scholarships based on academic success or other criteria.

scholarships based on academic success or other criteria. Income related and other bursaries Family income or

Income related and other bursaries

Family income or personal circumstance should not be a barrier to education. These bursaries provide additional financial support for students from lower income backgrounds or specific groups.

For more detail about our scholarships and bursaries and to find out if you are eligible visit

royalholloway.ac.uk/scholarshipsandbursaries

our scholarships and bursaries and to find out if you are eligible visit royalholloway.ac.uk/scholarshipsandbursaries

Key stages in the application process

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Key stages in the application process

UCAS Apply opens Early June 2014

01

UCAS Apply 2015 opens.

UCAS Extra opens February 2015

04

UCAS EXTRA opens for applications - you can use EXTRA if you have used all five choices on your application, have received your responses and aren’t holding any offers.

Accommodation deadline June 2015

07

Royal Holloway accommodation deadline for new undergraduates. If you have an unconditional offer, or have made us your firm choice, you will be guaranteed a hall place if you apply by this deadline.

Clearing and adjustment opens 13 August 2015

A-levelandAdvancedDiplomaresultsare published.FullClearingvacancyservicestarts. If you are interested in applying to Royal Holloway through Clearing call us on 01784 414944.

Adjustment opens for registration. If you have done better than expected and want to come to Royal Holloway instead of your initial choice, call us on 01784 414944.

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of your initial choice, call us on 01784 414944. 10 UCAS opens September 2014 02 UCAS

UCAS opens

September 2014

02

UCAS begins accepting applications for 2015 entry.

Your decision deadline Early May 2015

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Deadline to make your firm and insurance choices, if you received your offers by 31 March. If you make Royal Holloway your firm choice, you will become eligible for some of our competitive scholarships and be able to submit your application for accommodation.

Final application deadline 30 June 2015