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Royal Holloway

About

Royal Holloway is formed from the merger between two colleges that offered higher education to women namely Royal Holloway College and Bedford Colleges. Founded by two social pioneers- Elizabeth Jesser Reid and Thomas Holloway, both the colleges became part of the University of London in the year 1900, and after being co-education in 1965, they merged to form Royal Holloway in 1995. Royal Holloway is a public research university, and a constituent college of the federal University of London. Royal Holloway has 21 academic departments and schools. The University's campus is based on the design of the Château Chambord, one of the largest and most distinctive châteaux in the Loire Valley. 


The campus is also considered as one of the most beautiful in the world. Royal Holloway caters over 9,200 undergraduate and postgraduate students from over 100 countries, and is also a home to 1,750 staff who work in administrative, academic and support departments. The University was ranked 20th in Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide, 2020 ranking of British universities based on league table performance. Royal Holloway is ranked in the top 25 among the universities in the UK and placed in the top 300 universities in the world. The University's alumni include Lenny Henry, and singer-songwriter KT Tunstall, novelist George Eliot, Sir Andrew Motion, the former Poet Laureate, who was also appointed Professor of Creative Writing in 1999.

Student accommodation Royal Holloway

Students who are already studying or planning to study at Royal Holloway need not worry about where to live in London as there are is a wide variety of Student Accommodation in London. Royal Holloway offers guaranteed on-campus accommodation for undergraduate and postgraduate students; The University provides halls according to the preferences and budgets of students- from the historic Founder's Building to the modern George Eliot townhouses. This option can be very convenient for those students who wish to live in the on-campus halls of residences. If you need accommodation in the Royal Holloway accommodation, you can head to the college's accommodation office and can discuss your options and help arrange your stay. Royal Holloway accommodation or On-campus accommodation is a convenient option for students because of its proximity to the college, but the on-campus student accommodation generally gets occupied at a rapid pace. Students can also choose from an extensive range of private halls of residences available, which are not only convenient, secure and affordable but are also inclusive of all the utility bills. These private accommodation are built in almost every major area of London, which makes them a convenient option for the students to commute to their respective universities. Urbanest King's Cross, Blithehale Court, iQ Kingston, AXO Oxford Circus, Urbanest St Pancras, Kensal Green Garrow House  are among some of the most exceptional private accommodations near the Royal Holloway that the city has to offer.

Location

Royal Holloway is based on a beautiful 135-acres of lush land with historic buildings, beautiful parklands and modern study and living facilities. The location of the campus is very convenient for the students as almost everything that is essential for an ideal student life including a health centre, outdoor sports facilities, fully equipped fitness suite, prayer room etc. is at a close proximity to the campus. Royal Holloway is located in Egham, Surrey, which is less than ten miles from Heathrow Airport and one can take a taxi from the airport which directly drop one at the university campus entrance.


By bus the journey takes over half an hour from London Heathrow Airport, Terminal 5 to Royal Holloway's main entrance. The University also provides bus services for students to travel to and from Egham station, and from the main campus to Egham, HOX Park and Kingswood Halls. Students studying in Royal Holloway can show their student ID Card, to get the travel discounts on Abellio bus services as well. 

By train The nearest railway station to Royal Holloway is Egham, which is situated next to Egham town centre. The duration of the journey from Egham to London Waterloo take about 40 minutes, and there are almost 2-4 trains every hour. Students are eligible for a 16-25 Railcard or a discounted Oyster card.

By cycle, students can get around Royal Holloway and the local area. The campus has over 600 spaces to park your bike, most of these spaces are covered so your bike stays secure.

Student life

Brilliant culture, striking views, delightful restaurants, and excellent education makes London one of the best students living spots. Wondering about whom are you going to enjoy your student life in Bristol with? Fret not! Because there are over 150 clubs and societies where students will meet people of similar interests. So whether you want to try your hand at cooking or dancing, perhaps screenwriting, radio station and TV channel there's always a group for you. Need a helping hand in research- Head to the new library at the heart of the campus, which is open 24/7. Students can access 600,000 volumes, 3,60,000 E-books and over 40,000 journal subscriptions. Well, the best part is that every Royal Holloway student can access all the other libraries within the University of London, including the Senate House library. After a long day at University, students can head to the nearest big town to Royal Holloway, which offers a range of restaurants, bars, pubs, trendy shopping areas, Thorpe Park. The best place to get a breath of fresh air is the idyllic Virginal water lake, as it's very popular among students. The city has something to cater to everyone's taste.

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