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Coronavirus Update - 22 September

Tue 22 Sep 2020

Following the announcement that all pubs, bars and other hospitality venues in England must close by 22:00 from Thursday 24 September, we have today made a number of changes to our events programme and the opening hours of our venues.

 
The Rule of Six: What's The Deal?

Fri 18 Sep 2020

We want to try and clear things up around the new 'rule of six' and what it means for you and interacting with our services.

 
Welcoming You Back To Royal Holloway!

Fri 11 Sep 2020

VP Education Alissa Chohan is excited to welcome you (or welcome you back) to Royal Holloway. Ahead of the new academic year, she has put together lots of important information to give you an idea of what you can expect in terms of your educational experience.

 
Ensuring Safe House Viewings

Wed 24 Jun 2020

As your tenancies are coming to a close, estate agents and landlords have started booking viewings again. We want to make sure you know how to keep safe while a viewing is taking place in your home, or while you’re attending one.

 
Can I Move Into My New House Share?

Mon 22 Jun 2020

With government guidance regularly changing, and some of it far from crystal clear, you may be confused as to whether you should be moving into your new house share right now. Our Housing Advisor has put together some information to let you know where you currently stand.

 
Cutting Through the Current Context of the Higher Education Sector

Fri 12 Jun 2020

President Jack O'Neill and VP Education Kate Roberts take a look at the current challenges facing the Higher Education sector.

 
The Advice Centre Still Has Your Back

Fri 12 Jun 2020

The academic year may have come to an end, but that doesn't mean our support for students stops. Our Advice Centre is still on hand to give you help with anything you may need over the next few months.

 
Your Quick Guide to Flexible Education

Fri 05 Jun 2020

As you will have seen in the information released to students at the end of last week, the University is planning for a return to campus at the start of term in September. VP Education Kate Roberts sets out what this means for you and what we're doing to ensure your education and overall university experience can still thrive next year.

 
Council Tax: Know Your Rights & Responsibilities

Thu 04 Jun 2020

If you've just received a council tax bill from Runnymede Borough Council, make sure you read this article from our Advice Centre. They've also put together FAQs to guide you through everything you need to know.

 
Rate Your Union: Have Your Say

Fri 29 May 2020

As members and regular users of our services, you’re best placed to tell us what we’re getting right and more importantly, where we can improve. That's why each year we run our Rate Your Union survey so that we can make decisions directly based on student feedback. Complete the survey now for your chance to win £150 cash.

 
Safely Collecting Your Halls Belongings

Tue 26 May 2020

Last week, the government announced that students can return to university to collect their belongings, and the University have now published clear guidance on how you can do this. Find out how to book your slot and what you need to do to ensure you do so safely and effectively.

 
End of Tenancy Cleaning Top Tips

Fri 22 May 2020

If you're moving out of private accommodation, it’s that time of year when our Advice Centre is usually advising you to start booking in professional cleaners for your end of tenancy clean. This year, they are telling you to start organising your own cleaning instead. Read why and check out our top tips for if you do use a cleaning service.

 
Looking after your Mental Health

Tue 19 May 2020

With alternative assessments in full swing, many of you may have plans for long hours of revisions or all-nighters to complete an important assignment, but please remember to look after your wellbeing too! To mark Mental Health Awareness Week, we've put this article together to let you know that there is support out there for you during these difficult times.

 
Know Your Rights on Moves and Viewings

Wed 13 May 2020

With the announcement that estate agents and landlords can resume house moves and viewings in England from today, our Advisors have put together some guidance to ensure you know where you stand.

 
Digital Education Experience: Take the Survey!

Wed 06 May 2020

With the recent changes to how education is delivered, we're lobbying to ensure the best digital experience possible for all students at Royal Holloway. We can't do it without your support though so we're asking you to fill out our survey and let us know what you want and need! You could even win £100 for doing so!

 
Smoke & Mirrors: The HE 'Support' Package

Wed 06 May 2020

Earlier this week, the government responded to Universities UK’s proposal for investment into the sector. This proposal attempted to put forward the key challenges facing Higher Education institutions and recommended mitigating actions. So what is happening now, and what does this mean for you? SU President Jack O'Neill tells you more.

 
Working Well Remotely

Tue 05 May 2020

With alternative assessments now underway, VP Education Kate Roberts has put together a list of top tips for creating a good home working environment. There is also signposting to the support and services available to ensure that all students from all backgrounds have an equal opportunity to succeed.

 
Furlough: Being Sensible Now To Help In The Future

Fri 01 May 2020

SU President Jack O'Neill has today announced that a number of the Officer team are to be placed on furlough. Read his blog to find out more about why the team have made this decision.

 
Staying Productive During Lockdown

Fri 24 Apr 2020

Lately, it's hard to go online without being invaded by tons of articles or vlogs telling us how to stay really productive during the pandemic and use this time wisely. But just remember, one person’s ‘productive’ is another person’s 'impossible'.

 
Staying Entertained During Lockdown

Fri 17 Apr 2020

Following the latest recommendations from the government to stay at home during the Covid-19 pandemic, we wanted to give you a list of some great ideas to keep you entertained (and sane!) during this stressful time.