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okay so I'm going into my second year of doing law at RHUL and hopefully, this will all be really helpful.
Don't worry about results, they're super lenient, I was supposed to get AAB but got BBC and got in.
Accommodation- the accommodation is fine, George Eliot is by far the nicest. I lived in Runnymede which was alright but it's only somewhere to live.
Night life- ****.
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(Original post by laurab21)
okay so I'm going into my second year of doing law at RHUL and hopefully, this will all be really helpful.
Don't worry about results, they're super lenient, I was supposed to get AAB but got BBC and got in.
Accommodation- the accommodation is fine, George Eliot is by far the nicest. I lived in Runnymede which was alright but it's only somewhere to live.
Night life- ****.
Looks useful for current/prospective students. 04MR17 QFA!
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Looks useful for current/prospective students. 04MR17 QFA!
Thank you :excited:
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Thank you :excited:
No worries. Happy to help - seen that useful project you've started and this caught me eye.
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Not really all that helpful, even if correct.

1. Don't worry about exams too much. The uni is lenient. Subject-dependent of course.
2. George Elliot is the nicest but Founders provides the most 'Royal' experience.
3. Make sure to join up with societies and clubs to find new people. I was very lonely throughout my first week until I found the clique I still hang out with today by going to a social.
4. Come prepared, look at the uni lists of things you need to get and do get them. Even if you don't use them this year, you most likely will next year when you move into private accommodation.
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This uni only has 9,000 people compared to about 20-30,000 in other British unis, does this affect how many friends you make, disrupt socialising etc, or take away from the busy bustling feeling? Also, how big is it? I know the founders area is large and beautiful but how about other facilities? Are they nice and big and well like awesome? 😂 Lmfaooo I’m excited though I’ve seen pictures (unfortunately haven’t visited, applied late afff like in May but got unconditional, was my first choice too!) and love the grand, royal, hog warts vibe! Already know I’ll be spending my whole life in founders library 😍
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This uni only has 9,000 people compared to about 20-30,000 in other British unis, does this affect how many friends you make, disrupt socialising etc, or take away from the busy bustling feeling? Also, how big is it? I know the founders area is large and beautiful but how about other facilities? Are they nice and big and well like awesome? 😂 Lmfaooo I’m excited though I’ve seen pictures (unfortunately haven’t visited, applied late afff like in May but got unconditional, was my first choice too!) and love the grand, royal, hog warts vibe! Already know I’ll be spending my whole life in founders library 😍
Hey, excuse me jumping in here - I'm just about to go into my second year at RHUL so thought I could maybe chip in In all fairness Royal Holloway does feel like a small uni - I'll see people I know or at least recognise almost every time I leave halls hahaha. But that makes it feel really friendly, in my experience, and there's enough going on that it still feels busy during the week. This is especially true if you get involved in societies, there's always something going on and you'll meet a whole variety of people from different years and courses.
(The one exception to this is weekends which are admittedly very, very quiet. But that means you can almost always get a seat in the library/there's hardly any queue in the SU shop )

The facilities are by and large really good. Founders of course is beautiful and will provide many a good instagram photo (although I'm sorry to burst your bubble - there's no library in there anymore, or at least there wasn't last year since everything's been moved to the new library!). The new library is fantastic for 99% of the year, the only exception being if you can't find a seat during exam time haha. Department buildings and lecture halls are generally really nice too, and the SU shop - whilst I think it's a little bit more expensive than shops in town - has a pretty good variety of stuff and is incredibly convenient.

I lived in catered halls so I can't speak for the cooking facilities, but Founders dining hall is THE GREATEST (their crumble is life-changing).

Hope you enjoy RHUL when you arrive ) apologies for the very long answer but hope it helps a bit !!
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