Apr 21 2021

As the new term approaches, we wanted to give you an update in light of recent government guidance.  Throughout the pandemic, the advice we have been giving to postgraduate researchers about coming on to campus has mirrored the advice given to staff i.e. to work out home unless you have a compelling reason for coming on to campus.  In the spirit of continuing to play our part in minimising the transmission of Covid-19, the change in government rules does not immediately change this advice.  The current expectation is that staff / postgraduate researchers should expect to continue working from home, where possible, until at least the end of the summer term.


For those of you, however, who do need to come on to campus – be it to use labs, to find study space as you do not have suitable study space at home or to help your well-being by allowing face to face contact with your contemporaries – the campus remains open.


If you teach, you may also be interested in a similar update being sent to UG and PGT students today.


Study space

If you would like to come to campus to study, the Library has extended its opening hours and is now open from 8am to 11pm, Monday to Sunday. You can find information on additional study spaces around campus here.


What you need to know about being on campus

The College continues to work hard to create a safe campus for all our students and staff.


To keep our campus Covid-secure, the Government and the College encourages everyone to take part in twice-weekly lateral flow testing to enable us to play our part in helping to control the spread of Covid-19. Social distancing rules also still apply.


Thanks for testing

The ‘Thanks for testing’ scheme earns rewards for you and your favourite club, society or student volunteering programme.  Find out more.

What’s on?

The College has now been able to open outdoor venues and we’re providing seating areas for groups of six and up to two households to meet. The Students’ Union has regular events at the open venues and from 17 May the Give It A Go events will be in person.


Clubs are returning to training sessions from the beginning of term. Societies are online and making plans to meet. Keep checking back at the SU calendar here as more and more events are added. And for the latest follow @RHCampusLife and @SURHUL and all the info is also on the Welcome to Royal Holloway app.


Halls accommodation

For those of you in Halls accommodation, if you’ve been unable to return to your campus accommodation and have had your rent removed so far, we need to know your plans, so please click here to let the Accommodation team know.


Travelling to the UK for the first time

If you’re an international student (not EU/EEA) and planning to arrive in the UK, click here for more information on how to register your UK visa with the College.


Checking your study location

If your study location is changing for term three, click here for more information on how to update this on Campus Connect.


Wishing you the very best for the coming term.