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Exploring Royal Holloway this summer

Exploring Royal Holloway this summer

Join us at an Online Open Day or on-campus Visit Experience this summer to find out about your course and student life at our top 25 UK university.*

Throughout the pandemic, we have been working hard to adapt our event offering to provide Covid-19 secure opportunities in accordance with current Government guidelines. We’ve designed both our Online Open Days and on-campus Visit Experiences to enable you to explore our beautiful campus whilst meeting some of our world-leading academics, staff from key services such as Careers and Wellbeing, and some of our current students.

You can find out about all our undergraduate events below. Please note all events must be booked in advance, unfortunately we will not be able to accommodate anyone who arrives without registering.

(*Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide, 2021).

Online Open Days

At our Online Open Days, you can find out about our undergraduate departments and courses, and gain an understanding of what it’s like to study here. You will also get a taste of our campus and facilities, including a virtual campus tour, and a look at some of the student accommodation.

Throughout the event, there will be opportunities to get involved in interactive sessions with our academic departments, and talks on topics such as the UCAS process and student finance. You will also be able to use our live online chat service to ask our academic and support staff and students your questions. Book your place by clicking below.

Wednesday 30 June, 2-6pm

Thursday 1 July, 2-6pm

Please note, these events are designed primarily for students interested in undergraduate study.

Visit Experiences

Royal Holloway's on-campus, Visit Experiences offer an informative and personalised introduction to the university. One of our friendly Student Ambassadors will give you a campus tour, with just your household and possibly one other (if legal restrictions allow), and then you will have the opportunity to speak to representatives from academic departments and key support services. The event will last approximately two hours in total.

During our events, you will:

  • Discover how you could become a part of Royal Holloway’s exciting and vibrant community with over 130 societies and clubs
  • Meet some of the world-leading academics that teach our courses and teams from key services such as Careers and Wellbeing, as well as current students
  • See the beautiful campus in person and get an idea of our location and transport links.

More information about what to expect from your Visit Experience and FAQs can be found further down this page.  We recommend you read through this prior to booking.

To help manage the number of people on campus at a time, we have set out the schedule below, with selected subjects available on each day. You can then book a place on the day most relevant to you.

Business Management and Science Courses: Sunday 20 June and Saturday 26 June 2021, 9am-2pm - Book your place

Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences courses: Saturday 19 June and Sunday 27 June 2021, 9am-2pm - Book your place

If you need any more information about our Visit Experiences, please email us at campus-tours@royalholloway.ac.uk or call on +44 (0)1784 414112.

Campus tours

We are excited to offer a limited number of guided campus tours every weekday from 19-30 July, open to anyone interested in applying to Royal Holloway or anyone who may already have a place with us and would like to visit ahead of starting their course.

Lasting approximately 45 minutes, tours will be led by our friendly and knowledgeable Student Ambassadors, in a small group of no more than a few households (Government restrictions allowing). 

More information about what to expect from your campus tour and FAQs can be found further down this page.

Book a tour

Parent and supporter webinar

Royal Holloway is holding a webinar for parents and other people supporting someone applying to university on Tuesday 29 June, 6-7pm. Hosted by members of our Student Recruitment team, this webinar will give you advice and tips on how to best support your student on key areas such as the UCAS application, student finance and accommodation.

Register for the webinar

 

What will my Visit Experience look like?

You will arrive on campus for your pre-booked arrival time (don’t worry, we will 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 will be as flexible as possible, but may ask you to wait in your car if you are early or miss your slot, until we can fit you in.

At the main entrance to campus, staff will direct you to one of two car parks allocated for event attendees. We will 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’ve parked, please make your way as a household/family group to the registration gazebo in the car park. You will be asked to queue in groups, maintaining a two metre distance between each group. Hand sanitiser will be available for you at designated points across campus.

We will 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.

You'll also be given the opportunity to book appointments and/or lab tours for later in your visit.

Your Student 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. If restrictions allow, you may be joined by one other household group.

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 will provide access to toilets throughout your visit, please just let your Ambassador know and they will direct you to the closest to you at the time.

When you have finished your campus tour, your Ambassador will take you to the location of your first appointment or the start location of your lab tour.

Appointments will take place in a centralised location, with each department allocated a space so that members of staff can easily keep a two-metre distance from your household.

Lab tours will be available for select departments on Sunday 20 and Saturday 26 June.  These will leave from a central location, with small groups given a chance to see departmental areas and talk to academic staff.

Once you have completed your tour(s) and/or appointments, you will return to your car park ready to head home.

Who is the event for?

Anyone interested in applying for undergraduate study as well as parents or care givers.

Where does the event take place?

On campus at Royal Holloway:

Royal Holloway, University of London
Egham Hill
Egham
Surrey
TW20 0EX

Covid-19 guidelines: What do I need to prepare before attending the event?

Please be aware that each group booking must be from the same household; bookings must not include people from multiple households.

We encourage all visitors to take a rapid lateral flow test before attending. Visit the Government website for guidance on being tested local to you or to order a home testing kit. (Please note, Royal Holloway will not be able to provide these tests for event attendees).

Face coverings are mandatory for guests whilst inside our buildings (unless medically exempt), and strongly recommended throughout the entire visit. Our staff and students will be wearing face coverings throughout the event.

Please make sure to check for any restrictions on travel within the UK before starting your journey.  If your journey does not fit within these restrictions, we recommend attending an online event instead.

Do my guests need a ticket?

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 academic or advice services 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'.

What if myself or a member of my family need 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.

 

 

Campus tours

You will arrive on campus for your pre-booked arrival time (don’t worry, we will remind you of your start time by email a few days before your visit). We understand it can be tricky to predict your travel times so we will be as flexible as possible, but may ask you to wait in your car if you are early or miss your slot, until we can fit you in.

On arrival at the main entrance to campus, you will be directed to a car park, where there will be a gazebo with friendly students ready to sign you in and pair you up with your Student Ambassador guide.

The Student Ambassador will deliver the tour, showcasing all the important parts of campus, lasting approximately 45 minutes in total, before returning you to your car.  Accessible routes are available, please just let the Student Ambassador know if you need this when you arrive.

Although there won’t be any members of staff from academic departments or professional services available to speak to at these events, we can of course provide contact details if you have any specific queries.

Do my guests need a ticket?

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.

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.

How can I change my details on the Eventbrite booking system?

You can amend your booking by logging on to the Eventbrite website, clicking ‘Tickets’ from the drop-down menu under your name, select the ticket and then 'edit'.

What if myself or a member of my family requires 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.

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