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Widening Access

Widening Access

We're committed to supporting students from all backgrounds to access higher education.

We know that for some students, university education can seem like an impossible dream. Maybe you don't think it's the place for you, like you wouldn't belong. Maybe no one else in your family has been or you haven't had the same opportunities in life up to now. We're here to make sure you can access higher education, whatever your background.

Our founders helped pave the way for women to go to university and today we're following in their footsteps to break down barriers. We're proud of our groundbreaking history but we know that helping to create a more level playing field is even more essential today.

We're out in schools and colleges, talking to you about the amazing opportunities of university and crucially how we can help you access it, whether it's with contextual offers, financial support or helping you understand all your options, and give advice and encouragement.

Follow the links below to find out more about our Widening Access offer or sign up for one of our residential events.

If you're a teacher, you can also find out how to book a visit to your school or download some useful information for talking to your students about how they can access higher education.

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Get help paying for your studies at Royal Holloway through a range of scholarships and bursaries.

There are lots of exciting ways to get involved at Royal Holloway. Discover new interests and enjoy existing ones.

Heading to university is exciting. Finding the right place to live will get you off to a good start.

Whether you need support with your health or practical advice on budgeting or finding part-time work, we can help.

Discover more about our academic departments and schools.

Find out why Royal Holloway is in the top 25% of UK universities for research rated ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’.

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

Discover world-class research at Royal Holloway.

Discover more about who we are today, and our vision for the future.

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.

Find about our decision-making processes and the people who lead and manage Royal Holloway today.