Welcome to our new postgraduate researchers


Welcome to Royal Holloway.  This page provides key information to help you get started with us. 

In the first few weeks with us, you should:

  1. make sure that you have completed enrolment for 2022/23
  2. attend the PGR induction events and view our induction videos and presentations 
  3. read the 2022/23 PGR student handbook
  4. let us know if you would like a PGR peer mentor
  5. meet with your supervisor and send your Start of Session form to the Doctoral School

Have any questions?  Please contact the Doctoral School team.




How to enrol

You will need to complete the following in order to enrol with Royal Holloway:




If you are travelling from overseas, you can book free airport collection. This service is available between 8am and 8pm and only from Heathrow airport on 14, 17 and 18 September 2022.

For those of you starting in September, arrivals weekend is 17 and 18 September, followed by a week of induction events and a chance to meet your supervisor.



Postgraduate research student handbook 2022/23

The Royal Holloway MPhil / PhD student handbook provides a central source of information that you should refer to throughout your studies at Royal Holloway. You will find a range of useful information in the handbook including details about on-campus facilities and support services, as well College regulations, policies and procedures.

Find out more



PGR Peer Mentoring scheme

The Doctoral School runs a Peer Mentoring Scheme where you can apply for a mentor to provide advice on community and developmental aspects of PGR study. Past mentees have said they feel less isolated with a mentor and benefitted by discussing topics such as being new to HE, pastoral support, referencing, upgrades and annual reviews and dealing with overwhelm of information. We will try to match by discipline. Find out more 



Supervisory team arrangement form

Please complete this once you have met with your supervisor and return it to so that your record can be updated.



Doctoral School

The Royal Holloway Doctoral School provides a centre of expertise to support you with non-academic issues throughout your student journey, from induction right through to your award.  

Find out what services the Doctoral School provides

Contact the Doctoral School Helpdesk



Contact us

By email:

By phone:

  • 01784 276886
  • Manned 10am-4pm, Tuesday to Thursday

In person:

  • Visit our helpdesk in room S-105, Founder's South Tower
  • Open 10am-4pm on Tuesdays

Quick links

A to Z of the Doctoral School microsite


Enrolment FAQs


PGR student handbook

Official Royal Holloway app