Unfortunately, some students aren’t able to go back to a family home and the summer can be pretty rough for them with no student loan to fall back on. Last year at the SU Advice Centre we saw students who at times didn’t have enough to eat and were frustrated at how little help is available and how out of reach it is.
We are committed to making student life better at Royal Holloway and so we have been looking for ways to help. Our first victory came this week as we were authorised by the Trussell Trust to issue foodbank vouchers via Runnymede Foodbank to students in crisis.
If you or someone you know is likely to have problems in the holidays, please get in touch with the SU Advice Centre at firstname.lastname@example.org to ask for help.
We will use our professional judgement to identify those in genuine crisis, and will issue vouchers which can be redeemed at your nearest foodbank centre. For those living in Egham, there is a foodbank situated at Virginia Lodge, 68a Station Road, but you can see the locations of all other nearby foodbanks here.
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The Students’ Union, Royal Holloway
Egham, TW20 0EX