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 2021/22
  2. attend the PGR induction events and view our induction videos and presentations 
  3. read the 2021/22 PGR student handbook
  4. let us know if you would like a PGR peer mentor
  5. meet with your supervisor and send your supervisory team arrangement 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:


Arrival from outside of the UK

If you are travelling from abroad, we understand that your travel to the UK may be delayed due to Covid-19 travel restrictions. If you are delayed, you may well be able to start your research remotely, with the aim to arrive on campus as soon as the situation allows. We recommend that you contact your supervisor to discuss how effectively you will be able to start your research programme away from campus.  If this is indeed possible: 

When you do then arrive in the UK, please complete the Arrival in the UK form

The College has introduced a quarantine and self-isolation support package to support students with an EU or international fee status and who are currently abroad and will be travelling to campus for the 2021/22 academic year. Find out more


Postgraduate research student handbook 2021/22

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:

Find out how our Helpdesk team can help you online

Quick links

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PGR student handbook