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

Improve Your Mental Wellbeing with Talking Therapies

Keeping up your mental wellbeing whilst at university is difficult; feelings of stress and anxiety can become overwhelming. If you’re feeling a little more down than usual, the NHS's Talking Therapies service could be a great way to help you.

Avoiding Attendance Warnings
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To be able to fully engage with your studies at Royal Holloway, it’s really important to attend as many of your classes as possible. Missing a couple of lectures because of unavoidable circumstances is understandable, but low attendance can become detrimental to your education.

Free Pregnancy Tests at the Advice Centre
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If you think you might be pregnant, you can request a free pregnancy test from our Advice Centre. Find out more about the tests and local sexual health services.

Is Your Relationship Healthy?

It can be difficult to define what a healthy relationship looks like, as what is “normal” will be slightly different for everyone. The Advice Centre has put together some information and resources about spotting abusive relationships and where to get help and support. CW: This article contains discussion of emotional abuse and domestic violence.


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 during term-time Tuesday and Thursday afternoons 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 .