Royal Holloway University of London
The Student Services Centre provides a central point of contact for enquiries and services in a way that is accessible to all. We are dedicated to responding to queries sensitively, fairly and efficiently; if we don’t have the answer to your query we'll work with you and our colleagues across the College to find the best solution.
- In halls you’ll meet your fellow students, make friends and get into university life. There’s a variety of accommodation available to suit a range of preferences and budgets - from the historic Founder’s Building, to our newest accommodation, the George Eliot townhouses.
- Staying in halls will keep you connected to wider university life, while helping you make friends with students at a similar stage of study.
Our extensive library has more than 450,000 books and 36,000 journals in both print and digital format.
In addition to this main collection we have a number of rare and valuable items, archival works, internal publications, and major databases. Students and staff can access our digital materials from wherever they are, on any device.
The Royal Holloway residential and campus wide network - CampusNet - is available wired or wirelessly.
There are CampusNet plug-in points both in halls of residence and also in some of the PC Labs and libraries. Using a network (Ethernet) cable, plug your device into the Ethernet port on the wall in your room. Then open your web browser - see 'connecting to the network' for the next step.
What happens if you fall ill while you’re studying at Royal Holloway? Here you can find out if you’re eligible for free UK healthcare.
- If you are a national from a European Economic Area (EEA) country, you and your family will qualify for most treatment under the National Health Service (NHS)
- If you are a national from a non-EEA (European Economic Area) country and studying in the UK for more than six months, you will have to pay the immigration health surcharge (IHS).
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, creating the environment where a close-knit community thrives.
Our campus is one of the most beautiful in the world with numerous teaching and study spaces, bars and cafés, high-quality accommodation, and sports facilities. All this is set in 135 acres of stunning parkland.
Most teaching and social activity takes place on campus and, with the exception of Kingswood Hall, 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.
The hub of sporting life is the Sports Centre on the main campus. Refurbished in 2013, it provides a multi-use sports hall, a 46-station fitness suite, aerobics area and changing facilities. There’s personal training and fitness classes.
We recently unveiled our world-class, floodlit outdoor pitches and courts, with all-weather playing surfaces.
Our Students’ Union has a well-deserved reputation for being one of the best in the UK.
It puts on a dazzling array of entertainment from top bands and comedy acts to cabaret, film nights, socials and even a visit from real reindeer at Christmas.
The Students’ Union also runs a weekly market where you can buy delicious artisan bread and other food plus books, clothes and plants. And if you like dogs, don't miss the puppy therapy sessions!
Other services run by the Students’ Union include an independent advice centre, the popular Tommy’s Kitchen burger bar, two shops and three bars.