This autumn we are offering a range of opportunities for you to explore our campus and courses using a mixture of online and on-campus events. You are welcome to choose which option best fits your needs, or attend both an on-campus and online event.
Online Open Days
At our Online Open Days, you’ll be able to find out about our departments and courses, and gain an understanding of what it’s like to study here. You’ll also be able to get a taste for our campus and facilities, including some of our student accommodation. Throughout the event, there'll be opportunities to get involved with lectures and Q&As, and live chat with academics, support staff and current students. To book your place, click one of the links below.
If you have any questions about our Online Open Days, please email email@example.com.
Autumn Visit Experiences
Due to the measures needed to keep everyone safe in light of Covid-19, it is not possible to run a full Open Day on campus this year. However, in order to provide an opportunity to visit campus in person, we are offering a number of Covid-secure Autumn Visit Experiences.
Following the Government’s updated guidance (Covid-19), the university is following the advice carefully. We currently expect these events to go ahead as planned, and are taking bookings as normal. If the situation changes we will contact those who have already booked directly, and also update the information on this page.
These events will give you an informative and personalised experience of what Royal Holloway is really like. During your visit you will have the opportunity to:
- Speak with staff from departments and key services
- Explore our beautiful campus
- Speak with current students
Due to the need to ensure the safety of our current students, unfortunately we will not be able show any accommodation at these events. However, there will be information on accommodation available, as well as staff available to talk to about what we have to offer.
In order to limit the number of people on campus, there will only be selected subjects available on each day:
Arts, Humanities and Social Science
Business, Management and Sciences
Drama, Theatre and Dance
Languages, Literatures and Cultures
Politics and International Relations
Business and Management
Booking is compulsory and we will not be able to accommodate anyone who has not registered in advance. We’ve been working hard to make sure our campus is safe following the current rules and guidance on social distancing. Please read the Eventbrite page fully when making your booking to understand how the visit will be organised. For more information about how we are making our campus visits Covid-secure, see the FAQ section below.
What will the Autumn Visit Experience look like?
You’ll arrive on campus for your pre-booked arrival time (don’t worry, we’ll remind you of your start time by email and SMS a few days before your visit). We understand it can be tricky to predict your travel times so we’ll be as flexible as possible, but may ask you to wait in your car if you’re early or miss your slot, until we can fit you in.
At the main entrance to campus, staff will direct you to one of the two car parks being used. We’ll be spacing guests out across these car parks so please do follow the directions given to you, as it is likely to differ from the car in front of you.
Once you’re parked, please make your way as a household/family group to the registration gazebo in the car park. You’ll be asked to queue in groups, maintaining 2m between each group.
We’ll check you in (don’t worry, you don’t need your ticket, just your name), and provide you with a goodie bag to help you with your visit.
We’ll allocate you one of our friendly student ambassadors who will stay with your group for the duration of your tour. The ambassador will be wearing a face covering and will keep 2m from your group at all times.
We’ll also provide you with a card detailing all the advice stands available to visit and your ambassador will help you decide who, if anyone, you’d like to book to meet. We’ll then book you appointments in 10 min slots for an hour after your arrival, which will allow you to complete your campus tour and then head to your appointments. Your ambassador will stay with you to direct you to your appointments. We recommend you stick to one or two appointments.
Your ambassador will take your household group on a guided tour of campus, which will include the key buildings and facilities available to all students, as well as some areas more relevant to your particular department.
When you’ve finished your tour your ambassador will take you to your appointments, if you’ve booked any. Each advice stand will be allocated an individual area so they can easily distance from your household group.
Once you’ve completed your tour and appointments, you’ll return to your car park and you’ll be all set to head home.
Autumn Visit Experience FAQs
Do my guests need tickets?
No, your guests do not need their own tickets, but when booking a student ticket you will be asked to let us know how many guests you will be bringing. All guests do need to be from the same household.
Will there be a programme for the event?
There will be no set programme for the event - you will be offered an opportunity to book appointments with academics or advice services staff when you arrive. These will take place after you have been on your campus tour.
What if I'm travelling by public transport?
We encourage all guests to use public transport with caution, adhering to government and service provider guidelines. If you do use public transport, there is a bus that runs from Egham train station to our campus. In this case, you will be directed to the nearest car park registration point.
How can I change my details on the Eventbrite booking system?
You can amend your booking by logging on to the Eventbrite website by clicking ‘Tickets’ from the drop-down menu under your name, select the ticket and then 'edit'.
Is there an accessible tour route?
If you require a step-free campus tour route, please let your student ambassador know on the day.
To find out more about general accessibility on campus, please view our AccessAble profile.
How is Royal Holloway making the visits Covid-secure?
We’ve been working hard to make sure our campus is safe following the current rules and guidance on social distancing. You and your family/household group will be given a tour of the campus by a Student Ambassador, who will be with you for the duration of your visit. Visits will last for approximately an hour and will give you lots of useful information about Royal Holloway and help prepare you for student life.
Ambassadors and staff will wear a face covering, which recognises the potential protection it affords to others. Whilst face coverings are not mandatory, we strongly encourage you to join us and use them. Please bring your own face covering with you as we cannot provide these. If you need any more information about our campus visits, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call on +44 (0)1784 414112.
- Each group booking must be from the same household; bookings must not include people from multiple households.
- In order to safely move visitors around the campus we will operate a one-way system throughout your campus tour.
- We have an accessible tour route, please let your Ambassador know if you need to avoid any stairs and take this step-free route.
- We’ll provide access to toilets throughout your visit, please just let your Ambassador know and they’ll direct you to the closest to you at the time.