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Royal College of Music

About

Established in 1882 by the then Prince of Wales- Later Edward VII, the Royal College of Music caters more than 800 students from more than 60 countries studying at undergraduate, masters or doctoral level. The college is one of the world's great conservatoires, training musicians from all over the world for international careers as performers, and composers. Royal College of Music is one of the four conservatories of the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music and a member of Conservatoires United Kingdom. Two new performance spaces, practice rooms, new museums, social spaces, spaces for recording and rehearsals will be introduced in the year 2020 after a recent major investment is made for transforming the college campus. The RCM also enjoys partnerships with London's leading orchestras, and concert halls which enables RCM students to perform on a stage, alongside famous figures in the music industry.

The college was ranked as the top institution for Performing Arts in both the U.K. and Europe in the Q.S. World Rankings 2018. It was ranked second across all Performing Arts institutions worldwide. Royal College of music has trained many British and International composers such as  Holst, Vaughan Williams, Turnage and Britten; conductors such as Leopold Stokowski, Sir Colin Davis and Sir Roger Norrington; singers such as Dame Joan Sutherland, Sir Thomas Allen and Alfie Boe; instrumentalists such as Sir James Galway, John Lill, Gervase de Peyer, and Natalie Clein.

Student accommodation Royal College of Music

London is a student-friendly city with many universities and massive student population, so if you are a university student looking out for the student housing in London, do not worry as London houses a wide range of student accommodation to cater to the housing needs of the students, which include budget-friendly halls of residence, student dormitory and cheap private housing options. The Royal College of Music offers hall of residence namely Prince Consort Village providing convenient and secure accommodation for up to 400 students.Royal College of Music Accommodation or on-campus accommodation are usually built by the college to provide an on-campus housing option for the students. The students can rent and stay in the on-campus accommodation for their academic period but note that the Royal College of Music generally gets occupied at a rapid pace. 


So students can always opt from the vast range of available student flats in London, which includes lavish yet affordable non-en-suites, en-suites apartments, studios and shared flats. Moreover, the rent of these private student housing are inclusive of all the utility bills. Though there are lots of student accommodation in London to choose from, some of the famous private accommodation near the Royal College of Music include Urbanest King'sKing's Cross, Blithehale Court, iQ Kingston, AXO Oxford Circus, Urbanest St Pancras, Kensal Green Garrow House and many more.

Location

The University's current estate is in four parts. The primary or main campus and the new Naylor library is on the Waldegrave Road in Twickenham near the grounds of Strawberry Hill house. A hall of residence is located at 16 Strawberry Hill Road; The main sports fields are located on the Teddington Lock campus in Broom Road in Teddington. Students can travel directly to Strawberry Hill station from Waterloo station using the Kingston loopline operated by South Western Railway. The journey takes approximately 30 minutes and the students can even use an Oyster card for this journey. St Mary's is a 5-minute walk from Strawberry Hill station,and the University is only a mere 10 minutes' walk from Twickenham and Teddington. Easy access to public transport makes it convenient for students to head to shopping and leisure facilities in Kingston, Twickenham or Richmond. The closest airport to St. Mary's is London Heathrow. The easiest way to reach the University from Heathrow airport is by taxi, and the other way is to take a bus for a relatively cheaper journey and can get off at the 'St Mary's University' stop on Waldegrave Road.

Student life

About to start your student life in London? Well, you are definitely in for one of the best phases of your lives. London is, without a doubt, one of the best cities in the world for the students since along with quality academics, it also offers quality student life. Students can make their on-campus life exciting by joining the University's student union. The union is committed to providing social events, information, support, and representing the voice for students. Students can also join students association or society to indulge in a hobby, meet like-minded people and make friends from around the world and there are more than 50 clubs and societies to choose from. Need help in research? Well, you will be glad to know that the University has two libraries; one on campus with 300 study spaces, and the other is within a 10-minute walk from the campus offering around 270 study places to suit different working styles, plus a café. Because the city has many happening places to offer, student life in London can be really lively, and students will surely have the best time in London. London boasts some delightful and budget-friendly restaurants, a huge range of entertainment options in the nearby riverside towns of Kingston and Richmond and an excellent range of shops and cafes. Kingston nightclubs also offer special deals and discounts for St Mary's students.

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