Events

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!

Chess Taster Session
23rd October 6pm - 11pm
Crosslands
Join Chess for free, drop in, drop out chess games in Crosslands. Running from 6-11pm, drop in whenever you wish.
Go Karting
26th October 6pm - 10:30pm
Meet outside the Students' Union
An evening of Go Karting at a special student rate!
Pumpkin Carving
30th October 1pm - 4pm
Tommy's Lounge, Students' Union
Come and carve your free pumpkin, to be used as decoration at the Halloween Monster Dash
Chess Taster Session
30th October 6pm - 11pm
Crosslands
Join Chess for free, drop in, drop out chess games in Crosslands. Running from 6-11pm, drop in whenever you wish.
Monster Dash
31st October 7pm - 9pm
Start at the Sports Centre Reception
It's our very first Hallowe'en Monster Dash! Follow the spooky trail around campus and collect treats along the way. Watch out for the tricks though!
Chess Taster Session
6th November 6pm - 11pm
Crosslands
Join Chess for free, drop in, drop out chess games in Crosslands. Running from 6-11pm, drop in whenever you wish.
How to Save a Life - CPR Training
9th November 6pm - 7pm
Munro Fox Lecture Theatre
Do you know how to deal with someone whose heart has stopped beating?
5 Week Beginner's Self Awareness & Defence Course
9th November 7pm - 8pm
International Building 243
A progressive five week course into the basics of self-awareness and defence.
Cocktail Masterclass
10th November 8pm - 10pm
Tommy's Kitchen
Learn how to make the perfect cocktails!
Board Games and Chill
11th November 2pm - 5pm
Munro Fox Lecture Theatre
Spend your Saturday afternoon chilling out with your friends over a bunch of board games
Pets As Therapy
13th November noon - 2pm
Students' Union
Dogs on campus! Come and visit our cute and furry friends.
Chess Taster Session
13th November 6pm - 11pm
Crosslands
Join Chess for free, drop in, drop out chess games in Crosslands. Running from 6-11pm, drop in whenever you wish.
Pottery Painting
14th November 7pm - 9pm
Genevieve's Gallery, Victoria Street, Englefield Green
Whether you're arty or not, we think you'll enjoy this
Reptile Experience
16th November 4pm - 7pm
Stumble Out
Expect lizards, snakes, a baby crocodile and more! Yes you read that right!
Playzone Portsmouth
17th November 6pm - 12:30am
Meet outside the Students' Union
Come and relive your childhood with an adults-only indoor play session!
Trip to Hampton Court Palace
18th November 10am - 4pm
Meet outside the Students' Union
Join us for a trip to our local royal palace, once home to Henry VIII
Chess Taster Session
20th November 6pm - 11pm
Crosslands
Join Chess for free, drop in, drop out chess games in Crosslands. Running from 6-11pm, drop in whenever you wish.
An Introduction to Tarot & Cold Reading
21st November 5pm - 6:30pm
Stumble Out
Come and learn the basics of tarot and cold reading
Meet the Guide Dogs
24th November noon - 2pm
Students' Union
Come and visit the guide dogs and owners coming onto campus to meet you
Chess Taster Session
27th November 6pm - 11pm
Crosslands
Join Chess for free, drop in, drop out chess games in Crosslands. Running from 6-11pm, drop in whenever you wish.
Santa Fun Run
3rd December 1pm - 3pm
Start at the Sports Centre Reception
The Santa Fun Run is back! Grab your free santa hat and run, walk or jog the 3km course
Chess Taster Session
4th December 6pm - 11pm
Crosslands
Join Chess for free, drop in, drop out chess games in Crosslands. Running from 6-11pm, drop in whenever you wish.
Christmas Movie Night
5th December 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Founder's Main Lecture Theatre
Come and chill out for the evening and watch a Christmas movie

FAQs

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 giveitago@su.rhul.ac.uk 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 giveitago@su.rhul.ac.uk with as much detail as possible.

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

Please email all comments to giveitago@su.rhul.ac.uk

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 marketing@su.rhul.ac.uk