Fri 27 Nov 2020
If you're currently living in halls and considering your housing options for next year, our Advice Centre give you some things to think about as they compare the advantages of halls versus private housing.
Thu 26 Nov 2020
Over the past few weeks, school reps, Collective convenors and student group members met with your VPs to discuss the projects that have been happening in the last few months and feed into the direction of new streams of work.
Renting in the private sector is full of potential pitfalls from the moment you become a prospective tenant. Our Advice Centre's contract checking service not only helps to make sure there’s nothing dodgy in your tenancy agreement but will also provide you with information about your rights, how to set up your utilities and what to do when things go wrong.
As a result of the Christmas travel window and the implications that the Covid-19 climate has had on students this academic year, the College has revised its extensions policy to help support those students who are unable to meet deadlines due to their circumstances.
Wed 25 Nov 2020
Next up, for our mini-series of blogs in celebration of Housing Week, we'll be giving you all the tips and tools to help you work your way around house viewings, ensuring you're treated fairly and know what questions to ask, whether you're the one viewing the house, or the one expecting viewers in your current home.
Tue 24 Nov 2020
In celebration of Housing Week here at the Students’ Union, today we’ll be going through some of the costs that come when searching and signing for a house so that you know what to expect when you start house-hunting!
Mon 23 Nov 2020
"If you could change one thing about your housing experience, what would it be?" As we kick off Housing Week, President Kate Roberts is launching a policy inquiry into student housing to better understand the issues students are facing in University halls, private halls, and rented accommodation in the local area.
Fri 20 Nov 2020
The University has today announced their plans for mass COVID-19 testing on campus, in order to ensure that those who wish to travel home for Christmas can do so. It’s important that you understand the choices open to you and the impact that this testing regime will have on your academic experience as we head towards the end of term.
As we mark Trans Awareness Week, LGBT+ Society Transgender and Nonbinary Representative, Amber Onver, and President, Adrian Byrne, have their say on a challenging but hopeful year for trans people. They also let you know about the Transgender Day of Remembrance Memorial Vigil taking place online, as we honour the victims of anti-transgender violence.
Six of our amazing students share their inspiring stories as women in sport, breaking down barriers and leading the way to show that THIS GIRL CAN.
Thu 19 Nov 2020
Next up in this new series of blogs from Royal Holloway students, is Third Year Physics student Ellie Matthews, who shares what her online uni days look like, and what she gets up to in her 'free time' as a School Rep, writer for The Founder, editor of Orbital Magazine and member of four sports clubs!
Mon 16 Nov 2020
This week marks the start of the annual This Girl Can campaign, a week usually filled with a wide range of fantastic events run by both Royal Holloway Sport and our student groups. VP Societies & Sport Lucy Brown lets you know what she and the rest of the Sabbatical Officer team are up to this week to celebrate women getting active.
Fri 13 Nov 2020
We are now just over halfway through the term and we have faced more than a year’s worth of trials, challenges, and changes. Unfortunately, this has seen some students and groups display a counter-productive attitude when communicating with us. VP Societies & Sport Lucy Brown has put this blog together in the hope of creating a better working relationship between our student groups and the Student Opportunities team moving forward.
Thu 12 Nov 2020
Whether you’re a new or returning student, this academic year is going to present a lot of changes and challenges which might put a strain on your mental health. That’s why we’ve put together some useful resources and tips for maintaining your mental wellbeing, as well as what to do if you’re finding it difficult to cope.
First up in this new series, Second Year English with Creative Writing student Venus Ashu tells us all about what her days look like in this new 'normal', from online and in-person seminars, to her favourite stand at Market Day and her busy, creative and sporty evenings!
Tue 10 Nov 2020
It is that time of the year again, Paxman is returning and we need you to put him back in his place! The application process for University Challenge has now begun and we are searching for the next passionate team to represent us.
Fri 06 Nov 2020
Following the blended approach to learning this term, we’re interested to hear what your experiences have been like so far this term so we can collate a series of recommendations to take to the University. Give us your feedback and you could win £100!
As we launch our Don't Sign in Term One campaign, we give you advice on what you can do if you're feeling pressured into renewing your housing contract for next year.
After an incredible Black History Month, President Kate Roberts and VP Wellbeing & Diversity Henn Warwick reflect on the different events put together throughout October, and the work that we as a Students' Union will continue to do beyond this month in order to create an anti-racist culture.
VP Societies & Sport Lucy Brown has put together a list of over 50 ideas for different activities that you can do during lockdown to ensure you stay entertained and make the best out of this month! She has some amazing and creative suggestions, so make sure you check them out!
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