During Your Tenancy: Dealing With Issues

Fri 03 Dec 2021

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.

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.

Private Housing Rights For International Students

Thu 02 Dec 2021

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.

Executives: What Have They Been Up To? Round One

Wed 01 Dec 2021

Find out what went down at the first round of Executives this academic year as school reps, Collective convenors and student group members met with your VPs to discuss key projects and issues.

What Next? A Guide For Students Graduating In December

Wed 01 Dec 2021

As your degree is coming to an end, the question “what next?” can be daunting.  While you’re only a member of the SU until you graduate, you can be assured that we are thinking of how to make your life better until your last day. This article will give you some ideas to get you started on planning your next moves.

Housing Costs: What To Expect When House-hunting

Wed 01 Dec 2021

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!

Give Feedback as a Student Group

Tue 30 Nov 2021

VP Societies & Sport, Alex, has been working hard on his manifesto aim to make sure our student groups feel listened to and supported. Read this blog on a new way committee members can give feedback to our Student Opportunities team.

Housing and Disability: Your Rights

Tue 30 Nov 2021

It can be hard finding accessible housing and even harder securing it. To celebrate Housing Week, your VP Wellbeing & Diversity has put together this blog to try and help you understand your rights and how to access support if you need it.

Sandra's Story

Mon 29 Nov 2021

To celebrate Disability History Month (18 Nov - 18 Dec), we're putting the spotlight on Sandra, a Royal Holloway Masters student. Sandra tells us about her autism diagnosis and how she has found her experience at university.

Where to Start: House Searching and Viewings

Fri 26 Nov 2021

Our Advice Centre gives you all the information you need so you can start your search for accommodation with confidence. Get an idea of what to expect when you're looking for housing and attending viewings.

Meet Your Student Advisors

Thu 25 Nov 2021

Our Advice Centre is here to support you with a whole range of issues and can offer guidance on just about everything that may affect you during your university journey. We're introducing you to Shells and Sophie, our dedicated Student Advisors, who can help you with just about any issue, big or small.

Avoiding Unfair Deposit Deductions

Tue 05 May 2020

Moving out of private accommodation soon? Our Advisors are on hand to give you all the guidance you need to ensure you're not unfairly charged when it comes to getting your deposit back.

Disability Week 2021 Round-Up

Tue 23 Nov 2021

VP Wellbeing & Diversity Alice Goode takes a look back on all the ways you celebrated her Disability Week campaign - which was all about demonstrating that disabled people live full, happy lives just like everyone else.

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.

Union Shop Black Friday Clothing Sale

Fri 19 Nov 2021

Next week, the Union Shop will be bringing you some cracking discounts on clothing in their Black Friday sale. Bag yourself a discount of up to 60% off between 22 to 28 November. Find out more about all the items included in the sale!

UCU Announce Strike Action

Fri 19 Nov 2021

Photo of VP Education Maia Jarvis stood in Windsor Gap with Founder's Building in the background

VP Education Maia Jarvis gives you an update on the recent announcement from the UCU that there will be three days of strike action from Wednesday 1 December to Friday 3 December.

Everything You Need to Know about Extensions

Wed 10 Nov 2021

With assessment deadlines on the horizon, it’s important to make sure you know what tools are available to help you succeed in your studies. Our Advice Centre has put together some information about extensions for this academic year.

Transgender Day of Remembrance

Thu 18 Nov 2021

On Transgender Day of Remembrance, we take a moment to think about why the day's importance only grows. Amber Onver, Trans Rep for LGBT+ Society, has shared a tribute for the vigil taking place today.

Union Shop Receives Lord-Lieutenant Award

Wed 03 Nov 2021

We’re delighted to announce that the Union Shop has been recognised by the Lord-Lieutenant of Surrey for its extraordinary work to support students throughout the pandemic. Find out more about the award.

Your Bright Ideas So Far

Wed 17 Nov 2021

Come check out the latest from the Bright Ideas platform! We've received lots of suggestions from you about how we could help to improve your university experience.

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