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Royal Holloway, University of London

Egham | South East England

Creative Town Campus Rural

Ucas code: R72

Royal Holloway has one of the most beautiful campus settings in the UK - including the historic Founder's building at the centre of student life and modern academic and social facilities all within easy reach of London. Beyond the buildings there are acres of woodland and open spaces. Over 2,600 Royal Holloway students participate in 100 clubs and societies offered by the students' union.
Source:Students' Union Royal Holloway, University of London

What students say about this university

Dialog 853 comments (247 students)
    • Academic Experience

      In the first year as a joint-honours Geography-Geology student I had one of the most busy schedules out of most first years...

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      2013, 1st year, Physical Geography

      Academic Experience

      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.

      2013, 1st year, Physical Geography

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    • Academic Experience

      Usually we have an essay per week which I think is really good because it refines your writing skills, gets you used to time...

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      2016, 1st year, Animal Sciences Not Elsewhere Classified

      Academic Experience

      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

      2016, 1st year, Animal Sciences Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • The downside

      Could be more politically active

      2013, 1st year, International Politics

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    • The upside

      Beautiful location, challenging and diverse course, loads of people, loads of shirts and societies

      2013, 1st year, English Literature

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    • The upside

      Lecture materials are excellent, as are the facilities. The lecturers are knowledgable in their fields and most are working on...

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      2012, 1st year, Geology

      The upside

      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.

      2012, 1st year, Geology

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    • Creative scene

      There is a dance society and there are various performances from the choir throughout the year.

      2014, 2nd year

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How students describe this university

We asked more than 11,000 undergraduates to say how far they would describe their uni as having the following characteristics. We carry out this analysis where we have scores from at least 30 students. You can also see whether these ratings are high, medium or low compared to other universities.

Creative

66%

HIGH

Political

55%

MED

Varied union activities

66%

MED

Sporty

63%

MED

Diverse local nightlife

31%

LOW

Vital stats

Sources: NSS, DLHE & HESA
% of graduates in work or further study 96% MED
Average graduate salary £20k MED
Student score 81% MED

Overall student satisfaction

88%

of students are very or quite satisfied with this university

Number of students

9,985

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

75%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

11%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

60%

of students are female

Young / Mature

12%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

30%

of students here are from outside the UK

Student union satisfaction

62%

of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union

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