A message from the Principal
As the university gears up for the start of a new academic year, we are excited to welcome a new cohort of students to our university, and to our community. As part of the wider community we are keen that our students settle in to their halls and homes safely and considerately, and become good neighbours.
Our students bring many positives to the local area, from award-winning volunteering initiatives, creative community events and investment in local businesses and enterprises. However, we do recognise that a very small number of students take time to adjust to their new living arrangements and this does occasionally cause concern for their neighbours.
As such, we are taking a number of steps before the start of term to ensure that we communicate to students the importance of being considerate neighbours, and our expectations of them. This edition of Community Matters also provides some important local updates relating to the start of term.
I’d like to thank you for your continued support of the university. I am always delighted to hear the many positive comments that come from you, whether from those who benefit from student projects, those who attend our events on campus or those who simply enjoy spending time in our beautiful surroundings.
I hope this relationship continues to grow throughout the academic year as we look forward to welcoming students to the Runnymede area.
Professor Paul Layzell
Principal, Royal Holloway, University of London