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    Hey everyone!

    A huge congratulations to everyone waking up to the exciting news that they'll be joining Royal Holloway this September! We hope you're as excited as we are

    This thread is for you to ask any questions you may have (whatever they may be!) and to meet other students joining us next month.

    For those of you who may not have achieved the results you were expecting and are now considering Clearing, you can check out our Clearing webpages and our vacancies list to see if any of our available programmes are of interest. We also have some space left in our Undergraduate halls and are able to guarantee a place in accommodation to Clearing applicants who refer themselves to us on UCAS by 7am on Friday 19 August.

    Whatever stage you are at, I'm here to answer any questions you may have!

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    (Original post by Royal Holloway, University of London)
    Hey everyone!

    A huge congratulations to everyone waking up to the exciting news that they'll be joining Royal Holloway this September! We hope you're as excited as we are

    This thread is for you to ask any questions you may have (whatever they may be!) and to meet other students joining us next month.

    For those of you who may not have achieved the results you were expecting and are now considering Clearing, you can check out our Clearing webpages and our vacancies list to see if any of our available programmes are of interest. We also have some space left in our Undergraduate halls and are able to guarantee a place in accommodation to Clearing applicants who refer themselves to us on UCAS by 7am on Friday 19 August.

    Whatever stage you are at, I'm here to answer any questions you may have!

    Camilla
    Does Royal Holloway email successful applicants before UCAS track goes live ?
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    (Original post by Franckenstar)
    Does Royal Holloway email successful applicants before UCAS track goes live ?
    You should have received an email from us regardless of the outcome of your application. If you've not received anything, please can you private message me your full name, Royal Holloway student ID and email address so I can take a look into it for you?

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    We've received a few messages asking for clarification regarding how to accept an offer through Clearing. Thought I'd share this here in case anyone else is confused about this.

    Essentially, there are 5 steps:

    To accept your offer and apply for accommodation if you'd like to, you need to follow a few straightforward steps.

    Step 1:The team member you spoke to will have assessed your grades and suitability for the course you've selected and made you a verbal offer based on the information you gave us over the phone.

    Step 2:Royal Holloway will send you an email confirming your Clearing offer about an hour after your phone call. This will include the 'institution code' and 'course code' you'll need to use in step 3, below.

    Step 3:You then need to 'refer' yourself to us on UCAS in order to accept your offer. UCAS will update automatically once you've done this. If you were made on offer on Thursday 18 August, your deadline to refer yourself is Friday 19 August at 7am. If you miss this deadline and would still like to accept your offer, contact us to check there are still places available on your chosen course. If you are made a Clearing offer on Friday 19 August, or after, you need to refer yourself to Royal Holloway on UCAS Track as soon as possible; places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. You won't receive a notification from Royal Holloway at this stage, but don't worry, you'll hear from us later.

    Step 4:Our team will check that the information matches what we spoke to you about over the phone and will also verify that there are still places available on your chosen course. At this point, if everything is correct, we'll send an email to you confirming your place at Royal Holloway. It will show that you have an Unconditional Firm (U/F) offer to study. This should take around 24 hours from the time you refer yourself on UCAS. If there are no longer places available or we have any queries about the information you provided on the phone, we’ll contact you as soon as possible.


    Step 5:Once you've got this email from us showing that your status is Unconditional Firm (U/F), you can apply for accommodation from about an hour later. Your email will tell you how to do this. To be guaranteed a place in Halls, you must refer yourself to Royal Holloway on UCAS by 7am on Friday 19 August. Once you've referred yourself and received confirmation of your place at Royal Holloway and that your place is Unconditional Firm (U/F), you have until Wednesday 24 August to apply for accommodation.

    On another note, if you're still looking for a place in Clearing, we'll be back on the phones (+44 (0)1784 772455) from 8.30 - 16.30 tomorrow.

    Give me a shout if you have any questions!

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    Hello!

    I was just wondering if we are able to have a guest to stay in halls for a night whilst at uni; I have friends and my sister who would love to come and stay one day, would this be allowed?

    Thank you
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    (Original post by bleakley16)
    Hello!

    I was just wondering if we are able to have a guest to stay in halls for a night whilst at uni; I have friends and my sister who would love to come and stay one day, would this be allowed?

    Thank you

    The official policy is that you can't have guests stay overnight for fire safety reasons I believe. There is accommodation available on campus that you can book onto, it's also very near to most the student accommodation.

    Having said that, when I was a student I had friends from home visit time to time and they always stayed with me in my room. I didn't perceive it to be a rule that was highly enforced and as long as it doesn't become a permanent arrangement it shouldn't be much of an issue. I would always check with your flatmates first though
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    Hi I've received my student finance letter regarding the payment for the course but it says that the expected pay is in October but I start in September. Would that be a problem?

    Thank you
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    (Original post by daisylim)
    Hi I've received my student finance letter regarding the payment for the course but it says that the expected pay is in October but I start in September. Would that be a problem?

    Thank you
    This is normal - don't worry!

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    Hi,
    I was wondering how you book your arrival slot for arrivals day as i couldn't find anything on the website?
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    (Original post by bellaKB)
    Hi,
    I was wondering how you book your arrival slot for arrivals day as i couldn't find anything on the website?
    Yes was wondering too it mentions arrival pass and windscreen sticker how do we get these
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    (Original post by sammyf32)
    Yes was wondering too it mentions arrival pass and windscreen sticker how do we get these
    On the welcome week website, it also says that all these will be sent to us but I don't know how
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    Should I have received my welcome pack by now??
    TIA 🙂🙂
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    how do i get back to egham station from the uni on the campus bus?
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    (Original post by Bubbles26)
    how do i get back to egham station from the uni on the campus bus?
    The College bus leaves from the Founder's bus stop by the tennis courts. You may also wish to find the short cut to walk down to the station from the bottom of campus, which can be accessed via the back gate near to Runnymede hall - best to google map this the first time you go!

    Camilla
 
 
 
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