About the University
Royal Holloway, University of London, is a research university located in the capital city of the UK, London.
It has six schools, 21 academic departments and over 10,000 students at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. Students are from over 100 countries internationally.
The university is in the top 25% in the UK for overall student satisfaction according to the National Student Survey (2014). In 2020, it was ranked 20th in the UK by the Times Good University Guide.
Times Higher Education Rankings
Guardian Academic Rankings
The majority of halls of residence are part of the main campus. Students have the option of self-catered or catered halls of residence. Halls vary between historical buildings that have been renovated and modern en-suite rooms. Recent developments have been designed to be environmentally friendly.
The university has recently undergone a £100 million redevelopment programme. The library holds over half a million books and has a range of study spaces. The university also has specialist laboratories, a Student Services Centre, an International Building as well as state-of-the-art sports facilities.
The Royal Holloway Students' Union represents students at the university and provides on-campus entertainment. It also organises societies, sports clubs, runs a Student Advice Centre and volunteering programmes.
There is also a large student media presence, including a magazine, TV station and radio station. There is also an independent newspaper, The Founder.
London city centre is a short commute from campus and students can immerse themselves in the vibrant and diverse nightlife. There is also a range of high street and independent shops, cafes, restaurants and bars. Moreover, London is home to some of the most popular attractions in the world, including the Victoria & Albert Museum, Natural History Museum, Tower of London and Buckingham Palace.
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