Royal Holloway voted UK’s Most Beautiful University
Royal Holloway has scooped the accolade of the UK’s Most Beautiful University following an online competition that attracted over 21,000 votes on the Holiday Lettings website. The university won with 31% of the votes. Read more.
Royal Holloway is a finalist for 3 Academic Venue Awards
Royal Holloway has been recognised as a finalist for three Academic Venue Awards, in the Best Catering Service, Best Accommodation and Best Wedding Venue categories for commercial guests. Read more.
Double gold medal scoop for Royal Holloway’s catering team
Several members of the Royal Holloway catering team competed in the finals of the annual TUCO (The University Caterer’s Organisation) Awards at Warwick University in April, winning a total of eleven awards between them. Read more.
Royal Holloway plays host to Gareth Malone’s The Choir: Best in Britain
At the end of November, Gareth Malone’s The Choir: Best in Britain reached the semi-final stage, with Royal Holloway providing the back drop to the contest to find Britain’s most entertaining, undiscovered amateur choir. Read more.
Royal Holloway achieves 1* award in Food Made Good Sustainability Rating
Royal Holloway has been awarded one star in the Sustainable Restaurant Association’s (SRA) Food Made Good Sustainability Rating, with a very commendable score. Read more.
Improving our historic campus
Come and see our Picture Gallery in a new light
An exciting lighting and conservation project has just been completed in the Royal Holloway Picture Gallery. Read more.
Catering team win bronze
Three members of the catering team took part in a “Cook and Serve Challenge” at Hotelympia, the UK’s largest foodservice and hospitality event at Excel, London. Read more.
Royal Holloway stars in the new Avengers film
Audiences watching the film Avengers: Age of Ultron will recognise the iconic Founder’s Building at Royal Holloway, which takes a star turn in one of the scenes.
Royal Holloway appears in a scene in the heart of the story. The character Thor, played by actor Chris Hemsworth, pulls up in a car outside and walks towards the west side of the Founder’s Building, where he meets the character Erik Slevig (Stellan Skarsgård). Royal Holloway has featured in a number of films and TV shows, including Downton Abbey, Midsomer Murders, Antiques Roadshow, Celebrity Masterchef, Basic Instinct 2 and Howard’s End. To find out more about filming opportunities at Royal Holloway, please contact us.
Sports re-development project is resounding success
Last year saw the completion of our sports development project, aimed at increasing and broadening our sports facilities and services.
High quality natural turf and artificial pitches, as well as 4 new floodlit tennis courts were constructed, while existing facilities benefitted from improved drainage and redevelopment of the natural turf. The opening of the new facilities has led to us having a higher than normal level of sports group enquiries over recent months. Don’t forget, all residential conference delegates are free to use our 60 station fitness suite, which is open daily. What’s more, our 135 acres of beautiful wooded parkland can provide the ideal backdrop for team building events and open-air activities.
Companies have used Royal Holloway’s outdoor space for treasure hunts, football tournaments, sports days, team games and more. Please get in touch if you would like to find out more.