Coronavirus Hub Latest News

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.

 
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.