Studying at Royal Holloway, University of London can help you find your purpose. The University was founded by two social reformers who pioneered the ideal of education and knowledge for all who could benefit, and their vision lives on today. As one of the UK’s leading research-intensive universities, Royal Holloway is home to some of the world’s foremost authorities in the sciences, arts, business, economics and law.
Through world-class research that expands minds and changes lives, the dedication of Royal Holloway’s teachers and the feel of the overall experience is what makes the University different from others. Royal Holloway help inspire their students to succeed academically, socially and personally.
Six Reasons to Study at Royal Holloway
1. Graduate employability
Royal Holloway take the employability of their graduates very seriously. Career guidance and support is available throughout your degree, and students can book one-to-one appointments, CV and application checks and practice interviews, as well as attend a variety of skills workshops.
The Careers and Employability Service at the University is part of The Careers Group, the largest and most comprehensive careers service in Europe. 91% of Royal Holloway graduates are employed or go on to further study within six months of graduating (Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education 2018).
2. Great student satisfaction
Students rate their experience at Royal Holloway very highly. Overall satisfaction in the 2018 National Student Survey was 87%, which was 4% above the national average. This also saw the University score higher than 19 of the 22 Russell Group universities in the survey!
3. World changing research
In the most recent Research Excellence Framework, it was confirmed that Royal Holloway sits within the top 25% of universities in the UK for research which is rated ‘world-leading’ (4*) or ‘internationally excellent’ (3*). 30% of research was rated 4*, the highest category, and several departments are in the top five highest scoring for their subject in the UK.
Studying at Royal Holloway provides the opportunity to learn directly from world experts, with focus on research-led teaching.
4. It’s recognised in the UK and internationally
Royal Holloway is ranked in the top 25 universities in the UK (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019), making it the fourth highest performing London university in the guide. On a global scale, Times Higher Education ranked the University in the world top 300.
5. Stunning campus
The Royal Holloway campus is frequently named as one of the most beautiful campuses in the world, and the Founder’s Building is widely recognised as one of the most spectacular university buildings.
- Royal Holloway is ideally located only 40 minutes by train to London and just seven miles from London Heathrow Airport.
- Most teaching, accommodation and social activity takes place on campus.
- Continually evolving, multi-million pound estate investment programme continues to enhance the campus and a virtual tour can be taken here.
6. International outlook
With almost a third of students from outside the UK, Royal Holloway is made up of a diverse and cosmopolitan community with a strong international spirit. The University is truly international in ethos and impact and alumni are located in 165 countries across the world.
Study at Royal Holloway University
Applications for all undergraduate (2019 and 2020 entry) and postgraduate (2019 entry) courses at Royal Holloway are open. Arrange a free consultation at our offices in London or Manchester to learn more about how we can help you successfully apply.