Royal Holloway, University of London
Egham | South East England
Ucas code: R72
What students say about this university853 comments (247 students)
In the first year as a joint-honours Geography-Geology student I had one of the most busy schedules out of most first years...
In the first year as a joint-honours Geography-Geology student I had one of the most busy schedules out of most first years with around 26 hours of lectures/ taught activities per week. I also registered to attend extra classes in Geology as I had never studied it before, and these classes helped me greatly in the mandatory courses I had to take. I was mostly taught in the form of lectures, but in Geology I had a lecture and then in most cases a practical immediately afterwards related to the contents of the lecture. Every week or fortnight I would meet with my tutor and we would have smaller group activities to complement lectures. We were set essays and reports which I found to be challenging and required a lot of further reading to achieve good marks. The course was very interesting, but I found that, especially at the beginning, there was a lot of overlap with what I had been taught at A-Level, but with extra reading it certainly expanded my knowledge of subjects I found interesting. We had to do 3 essays in Geography each term, which were marked by our tutor and we received detailed feedback from our tutor of what we did well in and what we could improve. We also had to do fieldwork, which involved writing up 2 field reports based on our findings in the field. The fieldwork was also one of the best and most interesting aspects of my course. The lecture theatres are well equipped for students and the labs, computer rooms and reading rooms are all well designed and useful.×
Usually we have an essay per week which I think is really good because it refines your writing skills, gets you used to time...
Usually we have an essay per week which I think is really good because it refines your writing skills, gets you used to time management without too much stress and you receive constructive feedback. Lecturers have their own styles so be prepared for at least 1 different method a week. The library is an excellent resource, both libraries in fact. But don't buy anything from there; it's really expensive×
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Beautiful location, challenging and diverse course, loads of people, loads of shirts and societiesReport
Lecture materials are excellent, as are the facilities. The lecturers are knowledgable in their fields and most are working on...
Lecture materials are excellent, as are the facilities. The lecturers are knowledgable in their fields and most are working on world leading protects and theories - which makes lectures very interesting as we are learning from experts in the field. Field trips are also fantastic.×
There is a dance society and there are various performances from the choir throughout the year.Report
How students describe this university
Overall student satisfaction88%
of students are very or quite satisfied with this university
Number of students9,985
students attended last year
Undergraduate / Postgraduate75%
of students are undergrads
Full-time / Part-time11%
of students are part-time
Male / Female60%
of students are female
Young / Mature12%
of students aged over 21
UK / Non-UK30%
of students here are from outside the UK
Student union satisfaction62%
of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union
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