Advice Centre

Free | Independent | Impartial

Based on the first floor of the Students’ Union, the Advice Centre is a free and independent service for all students at Royal Holloway. We’re here to support you with a whole range of issues, big and small, and free from judgement.

While our advisors specialise in academic and housing advice, we can offer guidance on just about everything that may affect you during your university journey. If we’re not the best people to help you with a particular issue, we’ll point you in the right direction.

How can we help?

Start typing key phrases like finances, studying, assessments, or housing to see what help topics we have available. If you can't find what you're looking for, don't hesitate to get in touch with us.

Recent Articles

Cyber-attacks and Essay Mills: Are You at Risk?

Cyber-attacks targeting students are nothing new, with many scams typically dangling tempting financial opportunities. We've put together this helpful article so that you know how to avoid being scammed.

Six Top Tips for a Safe Night Out

Whether you’re planning a big night out for New Year’s, or just a festive pub trip with your housemates, staying safe while you’re out and about is more important than ever. We’ve got some top tips from Thames Valley Police to make sure you’re protecting yourself and those around you this holiday season.

During Your Tenancy: Dealing With Issues

Our Advice Centre supports students facing housing issues every day. There are a lot of common issues that many students will face during their tenancy that we can help you with. Some are easier to solve than others, but knowing when to seek help is important to make sure your time in a tenancy is as stress-free as possible. We’ve put together a guide to common issues that can come up and our advice for dealing with these.

Private Housing Rights For International Students

We know that being an international student comes with extra challenges, so at the SU we do our best to help you where we can. We have prepared this article full of key information to help you understand the complex process of private renting and to make sure you know your rights and keep safe.


Get in touch with an advisor

If you've already looked through our web pages and you can't find the information you're after, or if you'd prefer to discuss something with us, we’re here for you.

We hold drop-ins on Zoom every Tuesday and Thursday 13:30-15:30, and in person at the Advice Centre every Wednesday 13:30-15:30.

Check out our events calendar for more details, just filter by "Advice" on the left hand side of the calendar.

Call the Union Helpdesk on 01784 276700 for general enquiries about the Advice Centre .