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Studying at the International Study Centre is not all about learning in class. Here, you will get a well-rounded education which will also allow you to discover your personal and social interests, and make friends for life.
When you study at Royal Holloway International Study Centre, you will have access to all the University's facilities. This means you will be immersed in university life from the day you arrive. The campus has everything you might need in one place, from places to eat and socialise with friends, to study rooms and a library where you can do research as your programme requires.
Getting involved in student activities on campus will introduce you to other students and help you find others who share your interests. You can join 140 student-run clubs and societies, where you can for example:
Build your first app
Start developing your entrepreneurial and programming skills as a student.
Relax with yoga
Take the time to have a break from yours studies so you are more productive.
Join a music band
Take the opportunity to develop new creative skills.
Act in a play
This is a great to way to work on your public speaking skills.
There are no classes at the International Study Centre on Wednesdays, giving you the opportunity to join sports clubs and societies at the University. This is a traditional part of the university experience, giving you some extra free time when you can explore the campus.
If you have a unique interest but can't find a dedicated society or club for it, you can start your own. This is a fantastic opportunity to develop transferrable skills like leadership, organisation, time and people management, and problem solving. Such an experience where you have showed initiative will benefit your career development and impress employers.
“I like that the campus is very quiet and it’s quite serene here, it’s not like you’re on a city campus where it can feel crowded at times. Here you get a really relaxed environment and you feel like everyone is part of the community.”
Willow from Malaysia
Studied International Foundation Year in Arts, Media, Film and Music, progressed to BA English and Philosophy
You will find yourself in a friendly environment where you can enjoy yourself outside the classroom. Take the time to explore your interests, get involved, and become a well-rounded individual with strong academic skills and many talents.
Dedicate your time to something you believe in as a member of a student society.
Enjoy team and individual sports on campus.
Perform in a band with other students or learn to play a new instrument.
Access all facilities that are available on the University campus.
Relax or study in social and comfortable places around campus.
Get involved with the community to understand the UK way of life better and make friends.
Royal Holloway's overall satisfaction score is 88%
4% above the national average
National Student Survey 2017
Royal Holloway has recently invested in a number of new teaching and learning spaces to create a modern, inspiring study environment. You will benefit from new and fully equipped places for teaching, learning, getting active, and meeting with friends.
The University is working on more projects to improve your student experience and create learning and collaboration opportunities. This includes: