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We exist for one purpose – to make student life better at Royal Holloway. That means we’ve always got your back when you need us.


The transition to university is exciting, but with it comes a number of potential challenges. Leaving friends and family, sharing living space with strangers, and managing personal finances are just a few examples. Taking care of your mental wellbeing is integral to making the most of university life, and our Advice Centre are here to offer dedicated support with academic, housing and a range of other issues.

This service is independent from the College, so it's the perfect place for confidential advice, no matter what it is you want to talk about. We also run a number of welfare campaigns throughout the year, including mental health awareness, sexual health and guidance, and exam stressbusting.

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If you’re coming to Royal Holloway via clearing or you need accommodation, HouseSearch is your free portal to hundreds of local properties near Royal Holloway. Run by your Students' Union, we want to make the house hunting process as stress-free as possible and help you find the perfect student accommodation.

Whether you're looking for a place in Egham, Englefield Green or further afield, we're committed to helping you find high-quality private accommodation that's the perfect fit for you. Our Advice Centre operates independently to HouseSearch. This means that if you ever have an issue with a property, you'll still be able to get free, impartial advice from our expert team of advisors. You can check out all of the listed properties on the website.

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Surviving Freshers

It can be tricky finding the right balance between work and play but it’s doable. Getting it just right allows you to enjoy both the academic and social sides of your time here. And after all, you don’t have to cram it all in this year.

With a plethora of clubs and societies available to join, go out and try anything that piques your interest. Throughout Freshers’ Festival and first term clubs and societies offer taster sessions that let you try what they have to offer for free. You may find a new hobby and make some great friends along the way! Go out and explore your halls, the campus, and the local area. It’s a great way to familiarise yourself with your surroundings.

Adapting to student life can be challenging. There may be moments when you feel overwhelmed, but you won’t be going through this alone. You can find help using our online resources or if you want to speak to someone, our Advice Centre advisors are on hand to offer you free and impartial advice. Alternatively, you can also have a chat with College Student Services. You can find out some more information on their Welcome Week website.

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