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World class education for global graduates

"At the heart of our institution lie principles of academic excellence and focus on the needs of students" - Dame Margaret Hodge, Chair of Council

Our world is constantly changing, with new challenges.

Royal Holloway is committed to preparing our students through a world class education that addresses the unique needs of our increasingly diverse student body, supports students holistically throughout their academic journey, and sets them up for success beyond the classroom.

Our education aims

Our principles

Access: All talented students, irrespective of background, who wish to attend Royal Holloway will be supported to do so with targeted interventions for underrepresented groups.

Success: All students offered a place at Royal Holloway will be provided targeted support to ensure they thrive and complete their studies.

Progress: All students will be comprehensively equipped for the world of work through the development of specific skills required by employers.

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

Royal Holloway has been awarded Silver in the Office for Students (OfS) Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) assessment. TEF is a national scheme run by the OfS to assess the quality of learning and teaching in English universities and helps inform students’ choices about what and where to study.

Silver is awarded to those universities that provide very high-quality experiences and facilities that ensure all students are significantly challenged and supported in their studies. The feedback from the TEF assessors included many highlights, including the relationship between our research and research-informed teaching which has been ranked as outstanding.

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Royal Holloway is a research intensive university and our academics collaborate across disciplines to achieve excellence.

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Royal Holloway began as two pioneering colleges for the education of women in the 19th century, and their spirit lives on today.

We’ve played a role in thousands of careers, some of them particularly remarkable.

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