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Welcome to Royal Holloway


Welcome to Royal Holloway. This page provides introductory information about the College for new members of staff. More detailed information about College policies and procedures is provided in our staff induction checklists and new starter FAQs

Your induction

Find out what to expect in your first few weeks of work.

College history

Find out about our history, which began with the creation of two pioneering women's colleges. You may also be interested in our notable alumni and art collections.

The College today

The academic function is made up of six schools. The College aims to deliver both high quality teaching and world-class research. You can find out more about the impact of our research and keep up to date with latest news via the RH Research Twitter feed. There are also some facts and figures to give you a sense of the College's scale and our place in university league tables.

The College is the place of study for a growing number of students, who may live on campus or the nearby towns or commute in from surronding areas. We also offer some courses in central London and distance learning options. You can see what study and life are like for our students through these virtual tours

We value diversity and promote equality of opportunity for all, both in our employment practices and admissions decisions, and in our teaching, learning and research activities. You can read about our commitment to equality and diversity.

Professional Services support

The Professional Services provide essential support for the College's academic function. The broad areas of function are:

  • Delivering frontline services for our students
  • Research support
  • Student recruitment, change, business intelligence and communicating what we do
  • Developing infrastructure
  • Corporate support for the College to deliver

Online marketplace

There are many sources of support and information for new staff.

Getting to know colleagues

You can find out ways of meeting people on this page.

Getting to know the campus

We have produced a self-guided tour of the campus for new members of staff. You can complete it on your own or with members of your team.

Working Well Hub

Guidance for staff working from home and on campus.

Hybrid Working Hub

Information for staff whose role involves hybrid working.

Frequently asked questions

You can find out detailed information about College policies, procedures and benefits on the new starter FAQs page.