Wednesday 05 May 2021

13:30 - 15:30

Zoom

Housing Advice Zoom Drop-In

Our advisors run weekly Zoom drop-in sessions so you can fire away with any worries or concerns that you have around housing. You can pop in alone or with your classmates to get some general advice or ask specific questions.

Join the drop-in

What can you help with?

Here are some of the main topics our advisors help students with:

  • Checking in/out of properties
  • Council tax queries
  • Housemates dropping out
  • Setting up energy and internet accounts
  • Troubleshooting with estate agents and landlords
  • Unfair deposit charges

Don’t let your housing worries grow. It’s your responsibility to deal with them now, and it’s ours to guide and support you if you get stuck.

How does the drop-in work?

  • You don’t need to download anything. Just click on the link to join the meeting through your web browser.
  • We strongly recommend using your PC instead of your phone as it makes file and screen-sharing easier. PCs have a more reliable connection too.
  • You will first enter into a digital ‘waiting room'. If our advisor is free, they will admit you into the meeting. 
  • If our advisor is already talking with someone, you will have to wait to be admitted. Don’t worry though, they can see you’re waiting. 
  • You can use the Zoom link at any point during the drop-in times.
  • If your case is complex, you may be given an appointment at a later time.

Further support

We appreciate the volume of information being sent your way could be quite overwhelming, so we've created a Coronavirus Hub to give you quick links to key advice, guidance, and our latest news updates. With dedicated pages for housingacademic, and welfare advice, as well as links to government advice and College FAQs, it's your one-stop shop for all the vital information during this time.

The Advice Centre is a free, independent and confidential service for all students here at Royal Holloway. Our friendly, experienced and professional staff will provide a listening ear and offer general and specialist advice. We’re here to support you with a whole range of issues, big and small, and if we’re not the best people to help you with a particular issue, we’ll point you in the right direction.

Email us at advice@su.rhul.ac.uk with any questions or to ask for a phone appointment.