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I enjoyed the tutors and lecturers, the third year Psychology choices were the most unique and fascinating of the course including ones on Occupational Psychology and the Brain itself.
It was a difficult location in Egham to get to through public transport as it is not accessible through the London transport scheme.View more
Being a student at Royal Holloway University of London is something I would recommend to anyone. These past two years of my life have seen some of the most exciting and brilliant times I have ever experienced. The courses available to students of the humanities department range far and wide, from the fall of the Roman Empire to terrorism in the modern day, there really is something for everyone. The professors at Royal Holloway are incredibly knowledgeable and helpful- always wanting the best for their students, which is clear in the in-depth marking and guidelines. Overall, I could not recommend my university anymore- I have been incredibly impressed with every aspect of university life, including the nightlife and friends I have made along the way.View more
Like most universities, my time at Royal Holloway was largely shaped by the societies I was involved in. My social life in first year was driven by the number of societies I joined and therefore the amount of people I was able to meet. My accommodation was in the main Founders building. The corridors throughout the building are separated according to gender, and bathrooms are shared on each corridor. The food was catered in this specific hall, but considerably pricy compared to perhaps a self-catered hall. This was not what I was expecting when I came to Holloway, but actually it was not as big of a problem as I thought. There are also a variety of different halls to choose from within the campus, so you are able to choose exactly what you want. Royal Holloway is a very international university. Many of my friends were living in a different country for the first time, and the university caters well for this. I thoroughly enjoyed my course – economics, politics and international relations. I felt that, especially in my second and third year, I was able to really tailor my modules according to my interests. This was mainly due to the considerable variety of modules available. The only issues I did have with the course was the amount of students in my lectures and seminars; I found it difficult to give my opinion in seminars when there were so many people who also wanted to contribute. I felt I may have got marginally different grades if there were smaller seminar groups, although I think this is a change they are implementing next year. Holloway definitely has a limited nightlife, but it definitely is fun. The only issue is there are only two clubs on campus, and after a while you can get slightly bored if you go out regularly. It didn’t bother me too much though as I went out clubbing once every few months. I would recommend Holloway to anyone who enjoys the thought of a smaller campus; it definitely felt small by the end of my degree, but I do feel my opinion changed throughout my three years there.View more
I thoroughly enjoyed my time at Royal Holloway. Despite many people warning me of a small campus university, offering little nightlife and far away from London, I found the opposite. Yes, Holloway is further from the city than a typical ‘University of London’, but it’s green space and beautiful Founders building somewhat makes up for this. If you’re seeking more of a campus feel then this university is definitely for you. I was concerned that the nightlife was not going to be varied enough for me (with only two clubs on campus), however, I quickly found that the variety in themed nights and excitement of first year life was varied enough for me. The Students’ Union is a great support on campus and I have found they have been approachable and productive in dealing with issues both on and off campus. I found the student accommodation I had in my first year (Runnymede 1), was good, however advertised slightly differently on the website when I was initially applying for accommodation. However, I soon loved it and settled in quickly. I would definitely advise anyone looking for accommodation in their first year to properly research it though – this goes for any university you are looking at! Overall I have loved Holloway (as someone who is graduating next week), and would recommend it to anyone 🙂View more
I loved studying the courses being offered because the entire module structure was very student friendly and offered an amazing insight into the world of Business. I would recommend all people interested in studying Business or Marketing to consider studying Royal Holloway’s courses.View more
In many ways, Royal Holloway has provided me with a plethora of opportunities, insights and growing confidence. Taking a music degree at RHUL was initially an exciting prospect, after researching league tables and visiting the department on my gap year. However, the reality became clear quite quickly. My final year at Holloway was filled with departmental financial cuts and therefore my performance contact time was reduced.
On the other hand, the wider university community was excellent. Not only the social aspect but also the general day-to-day running of the campus was organised and efficient. My accommodation halls in my first year were outstanding and I felt at home very quickly. The RHUL student union body definitely set itself apart from other universities, providing well paid student staff jobs and putting significant money back into the union itself.
Overall, I would recommend RHUL to any prospective student looking for a friendly campus and a lot of green space! I would stress the importance, however, of thoroughly researching your course prior to applying as I experienced my own unforeseen circumstances.
In the UK, this is the first university that started Information Security ie., Cyber Security as a course for Masters. I am happy to be part of it. Professors in my department are very friendly and help students with their ups and downs. One thing I didn’t like here is that they are not conducting meetings with the students to hear about any issues they are facing in the university. Proud to be part of the Information Security group after a long academic gap. I feel that it’s one of the best universities in the world, especially for information security.View more
Royal Holloway is the perfect University if you want to experience campus life. You got everything you need on campus to study but also to have fun with your coursemates. You get to meet a wide range of friendly people and the staff is always alert to help a student when needed.
Unfortunately because of Covid, when it comes to my course I believe we could not cover as many topics as I expected, but the teachers are always open to questions and they reach out to students when needed.
In particular, I would recommend Royal Holloway to international students because it is a small community that can feel like home.