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Exploring Royal Holloway this summer

Exploring Royal Holloway this summer

Join us for a campus tour 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. 

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).

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

Please note:

Booking is compulsory and unfortunately we will not be able to accommodate anyone who has not booked in advance. 

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.

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.

We have an accessible tour route, please let your Ambassador know if you need to avoid any stairs and take this step-free route.

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

We strongly encourage all guests to take a lateral flow test prior to travelling to campus.  More information about how to access these can be found here.

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.

Campus tours

You will arrive on campus for your pre-booked arrival time (you can double check this on Eventbrite if you're not sure). 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 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.

Please note: we are taking advantage of the summer holidays to make essential upgrades to some of the infrastructure on campus, meaning that the main entrance to campus will be closed.  You will need to enter campus through the Piggery Gate (on Egham Hill).  Once on campus, you'll still be directed to the relevant car park where you can register.

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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