Royal Holloway, University of London

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Mathematics with Foundation Year

(5)·By Jeslene B·Mathematics· Jun 2023
I have enjoyed studying in the Foundation programme at Royal Holloway. I feel that I have the appropriate resources provided to me from the lecturers and I feel that I have made a lot of progress especially in the Mathematics module.
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Environmental Science, Graduate

(5)·By Jack E·Environmental Science· Jul 2021
Great, met lots of new faces, learnt a lot about what was to come in the coming years of the course, and had a great time at the freshers parties. Stayed in Penrose Court for my first year and that was my only year in uni accommodation. Was a shared house and was cosy. Had all the facilities I needed but had a very noisy boiler. Kitchen was shared also and was self catered. Library was excellent, £50 million spent on it during my first year to get it built. Was open 24 hours so great for those late night projects. 3G pitches for football and a good sized gym for students. I loved Geography, and we went on trips to Sicily and Nerja in southern Spain, all coordinated to the highest level of expertise. Some Great memories made. All the support I needed was given during my studies and personal tutoring was fantastic. The town of Egham was small and quiet but good travel links to central london meant it was easy to access a better night life and travel around.
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Geography, Year 2

(5)·By Chelsea W·Geography· Jul 2021
A very social week for first year students. Great ways to make new friends Lived in Founders Building, a very community area Brand new library with many facilities can be used, many sports and different clubs to be join Most lectures are in person, with many contact hours for students. Great course teach by many great professors It's 30 minutes away from central London, which is not to far for a day out in the city. Egham is a small town with enough facilities for students
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English Studies, Year 2

(5)·By Cyann F·English Studies· Jul 2021
Amazing! My university really pulled out all the stops to make it a fun time. They had outdoor cinemas and event nights so there was something for everyone. The student accommodation at RHUL, is some of the best I've seen. They were student friendly, cleaned regularly and very aesthetically pleasing with plenty of study space in each room. The facilities at RHUL are what drew me to the university. The sports centre is huge with many clubs, there are lots of societies, great study spaces including cafes and a wonderful modern library. The SU is also always creating new exciting events for students. For English especially, the split of lectures and seminars really helps for in depth studies. Looking at literature broadly in lectures and then more focused in seminars really aids individual learning and interests. RHUL is situated just outside London city, which is perfect for a balance of country lifestyle and city lifestyle. With great walks to Windsor and Virginia Lake, and then a 40 minute train to Waterloo, everything really is in your doorstep.
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Psychology / Criminology, Year 2

(5)·By Mollie B·Psychology· Jul 2021
Amazing! Lots of different events for all tastes and always had the best vibe at the SU. I had a lovely self catered, en-suite room with a double bed. There were 8 people in each flat and mine all became my best friends! It was quite pricy but we are classed as in London so my loan covered it. Library is basically brand new and has lots of room! All my lectures were also in a brand new lecture theatre. Psychology is so interesting! The course at Royal Holloway is good because some of our lecturers have their own textbooks etc so they know what they are talking about. We are a campus university and are placed in a small town named Egham. A 5 minute train journey away from Staines and a 10 minute drive from Windsor.
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Business Studies / Management, Graduate

(5)·By M B·Business· Jul 2021
Well organised with events on campus and events in London - wristband system for the week 10/10 - best university accommodation in the country. Founders - historic and renown with catering facilities. Newer accommodation build for the 2012 olympics and new builds built 2 years ago - large and accommodating 10/10 - royal Holloway has heavily invested in the a new library which recently opened The calibre of staff is world class - endless opportunities to connect with the large international presence of students & courses are up to date to on-going current affairs. Egham as a town is small and humble but great transport links to London within 40 mins
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First year at Royal Holloway, University of London

(5)·By Maria V·Psychology· Jun 2023
This first year has given me the opportunity to study a subject I love, with a great social life around campus, great quality on the modules, as well as good organised and the work opportunities they offer you for a future.
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Great university

(5)·By Evinta D·Law· Jun 2023
Royal holloway is a very unique university. The founders building is old fashioned and very pretty but also has many more modern buildings like the library which is my favourite facility there. It provides comfortable areas to study in as well as a coffee shop to catch a break. The campus itself is very special and big. And the lecture halls are massive and very creative.
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Royal Holloway

(5)·By Lucy O·Music· Jun 2023
You might know it as the fictional university that professor Jonathan (Joe Goldberg) teaches at in the most recent series of 'You', but I simply know it as my uni.

I've loved the last three years at RHUL, with its beautiful campus and perfect location for country side walks and easy transport links to London. It's the best place to be!
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Biological Sciences, Year 2

(5)·By Francesca B·Accounting· Oct 2018
I've been doing my PhD for two years now having stayed on after an undergraduate degree here too. I absolutely love Royal Holloway and it's friendly yet dedicated approach to research. My department is amazing and I wouldn't want to be anywhere else!

The social aspect has lots of societies and clubs which are normally very welcoming and an easy way to make friends for life. Campus has lots of cafe spots and a few bars with more in the local area. This is right up my street but for those that like clubbing Windsor is closest.
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Engineering, Year 2

(5)·By George W·Engineering· Jul 2021
Honestly fantastic. I met a lot of true friends and began to come out of my shell Wedderburn was a really nice place to stay. Room was comfy enough with en-suite The SU was really good. Library is beautiful and a great place to get work done. The course was and is very interesting. The lecturers are engaging and professional Egham is a very quiet place. There's not a lot to do besides going to Staines-Upon-Thames
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