New Emily Wilding Davison building opened by The Princess Royal

The £57 million building incorporates different student-centred services to benefit the student population and local community. Services include:

  • A library open 24 hours a day, 350 days in the year
  • Student services centre
  • Careers and employability support
  • Event and exhibition spaces.

The student services centre and a careers and employability service will provide students with support to achieve the best possibilities for success during their degree and employment.

There is also a café, Student Union shop and a Santander bank alongside an exhibition space where art exhibitions are held.

The Emily Wilding Davison building has been named after Emily Wilding Davison, a former Royal Holloway student and a suffragette who campaigned endlessly to secure the vote for women, which led to the People Act 1918.

Professor Paul Layzell, Principal, said: “Our purpose at Royal Holloway is to advance knowledge and, by sharing it, to inspire others to do the same. We want to help every individual in our community to find their purpose and make a positive difference.”

Students who study at Royal Holloway, University of London International Study Centre are welcome to use the Emily Wilding Davison building and the study spaces within the building. Students can work in collaborative study spaces, group study rooms, or individual study pods.

This project is just another example of the University’s efforts to go further and beyond for its students. Recently Royal Holloway ranked in the top 30 UK universities in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018, and students are among the most satisfied at London universities.

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