Housing Costs: What to Expect When House-Hunting

Fri 02 Dec 2022

In celebration of Housing Week here at the Students’ Union, today we’ll be going through some of the costs that come with searching and signing for a house so that you know what to expect when you start house-hunting!

Lobbying for Free Period Products

Thu 01 Dec 2022

The cost of living crisis is hitting students hard and we want to do everything within our power to support you. Over the last few months, your sabbatical officer team has been working with the College to bring free period products to campus.

Know Your Responsibilities

Fri 04 Nov 2022

From late-night outings to early morning lectures, it’s safe to say that being a student is exciting and challenging all at once. Nonetheless, it is important to take some basic measures in order to keep safe. The University’s regulations have been developed over a long period of time with the aim to help all students enjoy this community.

During Your Tenancy: Dealing with Common Issues

Wed 30 Nov 2022

At the Advice Centre, we support students facing housing issues every day. 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.

Shining a Light on SAD

Wed 30 Nov 2022

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We all know that shorter, winter days can have an impact on our mood and mental health. With the seasons changing, it's important to look out for signs of seasonal affective disorder (SAD). We've put together some tips to help manage SAD and where to get help if you need it.

Starting Your House Search

Thu 24 Nov 2022

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If you're starting the hunt for private rented accommodation - we've got your back. We're on a mission to make sure you have all the information you need so you can search for housing with confidence.

Rep of the Month: Jayden Bookout

Wed 23 Nov 2022

To celebrate all the hard work and dedication of our Academic Reps, each month we highlight one rep who has really gone above and beyond to improve the experience of the students within their department. Congratulations to third-year Law and Social Sciences School Rep Jayden Bookout for receiving Rep of the Month!

10 Places to Study on Campus

Fri 18 Nov 2022

Now that you’ve been a Royal Holloway student for a while, you might think you know all the best study spots on campus. But we’re here to tell you that studying on campus is so much more than the library. Read over our favourite spots to study on campus to try out this week!

Get Involved in Disability History Month

Wed 16 Nov 2022

From 16 November - 16 December, we're celebrating the national campaign which is all about recognising the achievements of disabled people, challenging disablism, and fighting for equality. This year, the theme is Wellbeing, so we've put together a programme of events that will get you moving, mingling, and motivated!

UCU Announce Strike Action

Wed 16 Nov 2022

Following the balloting of UCU members in September and October, the University and College Union (UCU) has announced three days of strike action: Thursday 24 November, Friday 25 November, and Wednesday 30 November.

Your Employment Rights

Mon 14 Nov 2022

With the impact of the cost-of-living crisis, we know that more students are working now than ever before. Getting a job is a great way to earn a bit of extra money to support yourself during your studies, but it’s crucial that you know your employment rights. We've highlighted some of your key rights to keep in mind when starting work.

Policy Inquiry: PGT Student Experience

Fri 11 Nov 2022

If you could change one thing about your experience as a postgraduate taught (PGT) student, what would it be? Let us know by taking part in our survey as part of our new policy inquiry into the PGT student experience.

NUS Delegate Results Live

Thu 10 Nov 2022

Check out who has been elected to join the sabbatical officer team at the NUS National Conference in March 2023!

UCU Preferendum Result

Thu 10 Nov 2022

Over the last three days, you've been voting for what stance the Students' Union should adopt towards the current UCU industrial action. The votes have been counted, and the results are in.

Academic Writing Skills: Reach Your Full Potential

Thu 22 Oct 2020

The fact that your classmate can complete their university essays with closed eyes, doesn't mean you have to be able to do that too. Every student comes from different educational systems, teaching methods and schools. Our Advice Centre have put together useful information to help you improve your writing and reach your potential.

Join us at NUS National Conference

Fri 28 Oct 2022

'SU Elections, nomination now open'

We're looking for a current student to join the Officer team, representing students' views and feeding into the topics raised at NUS National Conference (15-16 March 2023).

Fire Safety: Your Rights and Responsibilities

Fri 25 Sep 2020

With many of you having recently moved into new accommodation, it’s important to understand your rights and responsibilities as a tenant regarding fire safety in your rented home.

Avoiding Plagiarism: FAQs

Fri 28 Oct 2022

We’re fast approaching deadline season, and we want to make sure you have all the tools and knowledge to ace your assignments and avoid common mistakes.

UCU Preferendum Called

Thu 27 Oct 2022

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Following the results of the UCU Rising ballot, and in accordance with Byelaw B of the Union’s constitution, the elected sabbatical officer team are calling a preferendum on what stance the Students' Union should take regarding the ongoing University and College Union (UCU) industrial action.

Big Bears Wednesday: The Round-Up

Wed 26 Oct 2022

VP Societies and Sport, Hannah Hockin, reports the scores from last week's Big Bears Wednesday fixtures. Go Bears!

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