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What can I do from 12 April?

Fri 09 Apr 2021

As England prepares to move into Step 2 of the government's Roadmap out of Lockdown, we update you on all the changes and what they mean for you and our venues/services.

Reopening Our Venues: Services Update

Fri 26 Mar 2021

As we head into the Easter break, there is finally some light at the end of the tunnel as we can begin to plan the reopening of our venues and services, in line with the government’s Roadmap out of Lockdown.

Statement: Summer Ball 2021

Thu 25 Mar 2021

Today we are in the unfortunate position where we have to announce that this year’s Summer Ball will not take place.

The Pandemic: One Year On

Tue 16 Mar 2021

12 months on from face-to-face teaching halting at Royal Holloway, SU President Kate Roberts reflects on the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the resilience of the student community, and the sheer dedication displayed by students and staff to combat the effects of an incredibly challenging year.

Our Graduation Sympathy

Wed 10 Mar 2021

Your sabbatical officers give their reaction after the University announced its decision to postpone summer 2021 graduations (and all outstanding ceremonies for 2020 graduates) until 2022.

Grade Inflation: The Higher Education Context

Tue 02 Mar 2021

President Kate Roberts and VP Education Alissa Chohan unpick the complicated topic of grade inflation, discussing what it is, what is being done to tackle the concerns around it, and what it means for you in the context of this academic year.

Tuition Fees: The Higher Education Context

Fri 12 Feb 2021

There has been significant discussion in the media about the particular issues students have faced during the COVID-19 pandemic, which has prompted greater interest in tuition fee compensation or refunds. President Kate Roberts discusses Government failings and the reality of providing refunds without financial support from the Government in her latest blog post.

Academic Quality: The Higher Education Context

Fri 12 Feb 2021

Who is responsible for maintaining quality and standards and what happens when they are not upheld? Should a lower quality education mean lower tuition fees? And what part does the government play in the quality of the Higher Education sector? VP Education Alissa Chohan discusses this and more in her latest blog post.

Exams and Assessment Policies 2020/21

Wed 03 Feb 2021

VP Education Alissa Chohan breaks down the key areas of the Fairness and Assurance Policy and outlines the series of safeguarding measures put in place by the University to ensure you are not academically disadvantaged this year.

Student Housing Survey: Have Your Say!

Thu 28 Jan 2021

In the next stage of her Policy Inquiry into student housing, President Kate Roberts invites you to complete a short survey to tell us about your experiences.

An Update On Extensions

Thu 26 Nov 2020

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.

Test and Travel: Your Choices

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.

Looking After Yourself And Your Mental Health

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.

Great Deals To Help You Save Money During Lockdown

Thu 05 Nov 2020

We're extremely excited to let you know about some new deals exclusive to deliveries that we're introducing to help you save some money and get you going during the lockdown!

Coronavirus Update - 4 November

Wed 04 Nov 2020

We want to share our plans with students regarding changes to Students’ Union services in light of the upcoming national lockdown which begins on Thursday 5 November.

Coronavirus Update - 2 November

Mon 02 Nov 2020

Find out the latest news about our venues and services ahead of the national lockdown coming into force in England on Thursday 5 November. Includes some cracking drinks deals across our venues with draught beer from just £1!

Life as an Online Student: How to Study Effectively

Fri 16 Oct 2020

VP Education Alissa Chohan brings you a guide on how to effectively study online and tells you all about the support that is available to you!

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.