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Book a campus tour

Organised and self-led campus tours, and Postgraduate Visit Afternoons are currently unavailable.

This is a precaution, in response to the announcement by the UK government regarding its move into the ‘delay’ phase of its response to coronavirus (Covid-19).

You can still explore our campus with the Virtual Experience.

See the coronavirus updates page for more information and advice.

Come along to one of these events at our beautiful Egham campus to get a taste for life as a postgraduate student.

Your visit will begin with a campus tour given by a current student, who will show you the key facilities on campus including the library and the Students’ Union. You will then get a chance to have your questions answered over a tea or coffee by a member of the Admissions Team and our Postgraduate Recruitment Manager, Greg Goss-Durant.

Conditional on their availability, we will also invite a member of academic staff from your department of interest to discuss the courses on offer with you.

To find out more about accessibility on campus, please view our AccessAble profile.

Where does the tour start?

One of our Student Ambassadors will be waiting to greet you in the Emily Wilding Davison Building foyer. Starting with a welcome presentation, the tour will begin the tour at 2pm. We recommend you arrive 10 minutes early. They should be wearing a bright orange top. 

Will I get to see the accommodation?

Our Student Ambassador will show you as many of our facilities as possible, including one example of our Halls of Residence.

How long does the tour take?

The tour should take approximately 1 hour.

Will I be able to visit an academic department?

Our Student Ambassador can point out the various department buildings during the campus tour. If you would like you can contact the academic department you are interested in studying with to see if a meeting with a member of staff following the campus tour might be possible. Should you need help finding their contact details, just ask us by calling +44 (0)1784 414112 or emailing campus-tours@royalholloway.ac.uk .

Can I speak to the admissions team while I am on campus?

Our admissions team are available to meet on the day of your visit, providing you with the chance to chat with a member of the team and to ask any questions you may have about submitting an application to Royal Holloway. You do not need to book a space at the Admissions drop-in clinic, simply drop in to the Student Services Centre in the Emily Wilding Davison Building from 1-5pm on the day of your visit. 

Do I need to book tickets for my guests?

You can bring as many guests as you like and will only need one booking for yourself and your guests.

Where can I park?

It is free to park on campus for the duration of your visit. We are, however, required to assign you a parking permit for the day. Therefore, please ensure you provide you vehicle registration details when you are booking your campus tour. If you decide to drive after completing the booking form you can contact us on +44 (0)1784 414112 or email campus-tours@royalholloway.ac.uk to register your vehicle.

Can I get there using public transport?

Egham railway station is the nearest station to campus. It is approximately 1.2 miles from our Founder's Building and there are bus and taxi services between Egham railway station and campus.

Can I book at the last minute?

Bookings can be made until the tour start time through our online booking system, links to which can be found on this page. If you're unable to attend on a Wednesday, we will attempt to arrange a guided campus tour on a date that is convenient for you.

Can I update, change or cancel my booking?

It is possible to amend, update or cancel your booking from within your Eventbrite 'My Events' page. If you are unable to amend your booking on Eventbrite for any reason please contact us on +44 (0)1784 414112 or email campus-tours@royalholloway.ac.uk with the details of what you are trying to amend, update or cancel.

 

Any other questions? Contact us on +44 (0)1784 414112 or email campus-tours@royalholloway.ac.uk

Will I get to see the accommodation?

If you're taking a self-led tour you won't be able to look inside our student accommodation, but you can view images on our accommodation web pages.

Why do I need to book?

Booking a self-led tour is required so that we can provide you with pre-arrival information, we know which guests to expect on campus, and the correct materials are ready for your arrival. You book for the day you intend to visit, and may arrive any time between 9am and 5pm.

What happens when I arrive?

Your self-led guide and welcome pack must be collected from the Student Services Centre in the Emily Wilding Davison Building (Monday- Friday) or the library help desk in the Emily Wilding Davison Building (weekends). 

How long does the tour take?

As you will be showing yourself around campus, you can choose how long you would like to explore for. We would recommend keeping at least 45 minutes free to cover the key areas of campus.

Can I speak to the admissions team while I am on campus?

Our admissions team are available to meet Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, providing you with the chance to chat with a member of the team and to ask any questions you may have about submitting an application to Royal Holloway. You do not need to book a space at the Admissions drop-in clinic, simply drop in to the Student Services Centre in the Emily Wilding Davison Building during the below times.

11am-1pm - Monday & Friday

1-5pm -  Wednesday

Do I need to book tickets for my guests?

You can bring as many guests as you like and will only need one booking for yourself and your guests.

Where can I park?

It is free to park on campus for the duration of your visit. We are, however, required to assign you a parking permit for the day. Therefore, please ensure you provide you vehicle registration details when you are booking your campus tour. If you decide to drive after completing the booking form you can contact us on +44 (0)1784 414112 or email campus-tours@royalholloway.ac.uk to register your vehicle.

Can I get there using public transport?

Egham railway station is the nearest station to campus. It is approximately 1.2 miles from our Founder's Building and there are bus and taxi services between Egham railway station and campus.

Can I update, change or cancel my booking?

It is possible to amend, update or cancel your booking from within your Eventbrite 'My Events' page. If you are unable to amend your booking on Eventbrite for any reason please contact us on +44 (0)1784 414112 or email campus-tours@royalholloway.ac.uk with the details of what you are trying to amend, update or cancel.

 

Any other questions? Contact us on +44 (0)1784 414112 or email campus-tours@royalholloway.ac.uk

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