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Peer Guides


Are you a new first year undergraduate student in September 2021?

If so, good news! A few days before you arrive, you will be automatically added to your departmental Peer Guide chat in Microsoft Teams, where you can chat to your Peer Guides.


What are Peer Guides?

Peer Guides are current students (in the same School as you) and are a great source of information: they will be able to provide you with practical guidance and helpful resources during your first weeks as a Royal Holloway student. They can also signpost you to other College services if you have specific queries or concerns.

If you would like to meet individually with a Peer Guide, or in a smaller group, you can sign up by filling in a quick form pinned in the 'general' channel of your department's Peer Guide chat team.


What is the Peer Guidance Scheme?

We recruit and train second and final year undergraduate students, as well as continuing postgraduate students, to help guide new undergraduate students through their first few weeks at Royal Holloway. 

The relationship between Peer Guides and new students is informal, non-academic and provides a non-judgmental level of advice and guidance about being a student at Royal Holloway. If necessary, the Peer Guide will refer students who need more structured support to one of our specialist Student Wellbeing teams.

Applications to become a Peer Guide for 2020/21 are now open. You can apply via the Peer Guide role page.


Any questions?

You can contact


I'm a New Student


I'm a Peer Guide


Peer Guide Resources


Meet Your School Peer Guide Coordinators