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Spring 2022

Royal Holloway makes significant contribution to the local economy

Royal Holloway is making a significant contribution to the local and national economy according to a new independent review. The report shows that from the £657.1m that Royal Holloway contributes to the UK economy, £221.3m goes to the county of Surrey and £190.8m to the university's local borough of Runnymede, with 2,760 jobs generated in the local area. Read more.

Platinum Jubilee community celebration at Royal Holloway

Royal Holloway Students' Union will be hosting a Platinum Jubilee community celebration on Friday 3 June, within the grounds of the university's Founder's Building. Local residents are invited to attend this family event which will feature street food stalls, a funfair, live music and children's entertainers. The full line-up will be announced in March. Find out more and book tickets here.

Immersive storytelling experience, StoryTrails unveiled as part of UNBOXED: Creativity in the UK

StoryTrails, led by StoryFutures Academy - the UK’s National Centre for Immersive Storytelling run by the National Film and Television School and Royal Holloway - will visit 15 towns and cities across the country this summer as part of UNBOXED, the UK-wide celebration of creativity in 2022. Audiences will time-travel via the wonder of new immersive technologies to experience untold local histories where they happened. Find out more.

New Department of Health Studies

Royal Holloway has opened a new Department of Health Studies which will welcome its first students from September 2022. The department will be a hub for world-leading research, knowledge exchange and public engagement with a focus on global popular health and the health of the environment. Find out more.

Four ways to help garden birds

More than a quarter of Britain's birds are now on the RSPB's red list, meaning that their numbers are in severe decline. Dr Becky Thomas from Royal Holloway's Department of Biological Sciences outlines four ways we can help struggling garden birds. Read the article.

Royal Holloway and the UK Supreme Court launch free online course

Are you interested to learn more about the UK's highest court? Royal Holloway has partnered with the UK Supreme Court to launch a free, two-week, online learning course via FutureLearn. The course will be taught by academics from Royal Holloway's Department of Law and Criminology and is accessible to all learners of any age. The free course begins on Monday 21 February. For more information, click here.

Royal Holloway to host UK Corporate Games

Royal Holloway will be hosting the UK Corporate Games from 1-4 September 2022. The games are Europe's largest multi-sport festival for businesses, and companies of any size can take part. On Wednesday 23 February 2022, there will be an opportunity for local businesses to come to the official launch at Royal Holloway's campus to learn more about taking part in this year's games. Find out more.

Christmas volunteering

Just before Christmas, Royal Holloway students rallied together to take part in initiatives designed to support the local community and those a little further afield.

Students donated toys, food, packed gift bags for older people and filled shoe boxes with presents for those who needed them most. Find out more.

Community call-in session on 15 February

Royal Holloway holds a termly call-in session for local residents. During the session there are bookable appointments, and these appointments are held over the phone. The next session is on Tuesday 15 February with bookable telephone appointments available between 5pm and 6pm. More information about the call-in sessions can be found here.

What's on: University events

Royal Holloway holds a number of events each year which are open to the public. The university is once again offering some events on campus, together with others that will be hosted online. Details of the events can be found here.
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