Give it a Go

Didn't make it to a club or society social? Want to meet new people? Just want to try something new? Give it a Go is your chance to get involved in activities you may have missed out on during Welcome Week or simply have fun joining in with some exciting events!

5 Week Beginner's Self-Awareness & Defence Course
23rd February 7pm - 23rd March 8pm
Arts Building, Ground Floor 003
Back by popular demand. Book now.
Trip to Brighton
25th February 10am - 7:30pm
Meet outside the Students' Union
We're heading to culture-filled Brighton for the day.
Insanity Radio Training Day
25th February 11am - 5pm
Arts Building
Open to all students, come and meet some professionals from the radio industry.
Equestrian Journalism
28th February 7pm - 8pm
Join Riding and The Orbital for a free event, with Pippa Roome, Editor of Horse & Hound
Disney Movie Night
28th February 7:30pm - 10pm
Founder's Main Lecture Theatre
We're putting on another classic Disney film for you to enjoy.
Highland Dancing Fundraiser
2nd March 6pm - 7pm
Wettons Annexe
Join Dance Society and Fencing for a SocSport mix up!
Go Karting
9th March 6pm - 10:30pm
Meet outside the Students' Union
Join us for an evening of Go Karting at a special student rate!
Colour Run
12th March 1pm - 4pm
Meet on decking outside the Sports Centre Reception
Get involved in the first Royal Holloway Colour Run; the most colourful event on campus!
Puppy Therapy
13th March noon - 2pm
Students' Union Main Hall
Come along and spend some time with our furry friends.
Cocktail Masterclass
17th March 8pm - 10:30pm
Tommy's Bar - Students' Union
Come and learn how to make the perfect cocktails!
Musical Movie Night
21st March 7:30pm - 10pm
Boilerhouse Lecture Theatre
RAG Jailbreak - information evening
23rd March 6pm - 8pm
Windsor Building 1-05
Your aim, should you choose to accept, is to get as far away from campus as possible in 36 hours!
Trip to Birdworld
29th April 10am - 4pm
Meet outside the Students' Union
Discover a whole range of animals at Birdworld.
How to Save a Life - CPR Training
2nd May 6pm - 7pm
Arts Building 021 (2nd floor)
Do you know how to deal with someone whose heart has stopped beating?
Petting Zoo
4th May 10am - 4pm
Founder's Field
Take some time out of revising and come and meet the animals!
Puppy Therapy
8th May noon - 2pm
Students' Union Main Hall
Come and meet the dogs!
Trip to Bicester Village Shopping Outlet
13th May 10am - 5:30pm
Meet outside the Students' Union
Boutique items at reduced prices? Yes please!
Trip to Bournemouth
20th May 10am - 8pm
Meet outside the Students' Union
Enjoy a variety of shops and restaurants, or just spend the day lying on the beach!
Weekend Trip to Scotland
26th May midnight - 28th May 11pm
Meet outside the Students' Union
What a better way to celebrate the end of exams than a little weekend away with your uni friends!
Trip to Gunwharf Quays Shopping Outlet
1st June 10am - 7:30pm
Meet outside the Students' Union
Shop for famous brands, with up to 60% off!


What ID do I need to bring with me?

Please bring your college card and age ID.

I've changed my mind or can no longer attend. Can I get a refund/transfer my ticket?

All tickets once sold are non-refundable in all circumstances except where the event is cancelled by RHSU. You may be able to transfer your ticket to another student by emailing at least 3 working days before the event with the full name of the student you wish to transfer to. This will be at the discretion of the Events & Give It A Go Coordinator, and will not be authorised until an email has been sent to you confirming this.

What happens if it rains?

Assume the trip will go ahead unless we tell you otherwise (via social media). We'll cancel the trip/event if adverse weather conditions could risk the safety of it. A full refund and/or options to reschedule will become available shortly after. The presence of rain, wind or unpleasant weather conditions will not automatically entitle participants to a refund.

I've bought a ticket for a friend. Do I need to sign them in?

No, please arrive at the event with your friend and ensure they have age ID with them.

What if I'm late?

Students must arrive on time to the meeting point or the transport will leave without them. This is the case both leaving and returning. If you're not going to make the transport on time, you will need to call 07939 360180 and speak to the event leader who will make the final decision. No refund will be issued if you miss the transport.

Should I take expensive or sentimental belongings with me?

We advise against you taking expensive or sentimental belongings on to these trips/events. RHSU cannot be held liable or responsible for any lost property.

What if I misbehave?

We're pretty laid back in the SU, but all participants must observe the authority of the event leader and follow all reasonable instructions. Our staff and guides are there to help. Failure to adhere to instructions given by RHSU staff and guides may trigger the SU's disciplinary procedure, which can be found here.

I've got a great idea for a trip/event. Who should I tell?

Please email with as much detail as possible.

How do I make a complaint about an event I went on?

Please email all comments to

Will there be photography/video taken during an event?

Filming, photography and broadcasting may take place during events organised by Royal Holloway Students' Union. All persons at these events give their express consent to the use of their actual or simulated likeness and voice in connection with the production, exploitation and advertising of the event without compensation or credit. Many of these images are used for promotional purposes such as appearing on the Students' Union website and social media channels. If you do not wish to be included in any photographs and would like your photo/footage removed please contact