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Message from the Principal, Professor Paul Layzell

As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to impact our lives, the Principal of Royal Holloway, Professor Paul Layzell, provides an update on the new term at the university. Read more. 

Nasal spray proven to kill 99.9% of the coronavirus that causes Covid-19 being trialled in Surrey

An academic from Royal Holloway has played an instrumental part in the first UK clinical trials of a nasal spray proven to kill 99.9% of the coronavirus that causes Covid-19. The trials are taking place at Ashford and St Peter's Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in Surrey. Read the story here. 

Royal Holloway academic's 'Describing Diversity' report influences ITV's new audio-description policy

Broadcaster ITV has credited research by Royal Holloway’s Professor Hannah Thompson from the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, for directly influencing its new audio-description policy.  ITV’s policy sets out how the company will investigate and implement new guidance to govern how its audio-description (AD) service conveys race and other visible diversity cues to blind and visually impaired audiences. Find out more about the Describing Diversity report here.

New StoryFutures Academy podcast launches

Freelance filmmaker and Immersive Director of StoryFutures Academy, Shehani Fernando, is hosting a new eight-part podcast series. The podcast gives listeners practical insights into how virtual reality and augmented reality productions get made and offers advice to those who want to begin creating their own immersive stories. StoryFutures Academy is the UK’s National Centre for Immersive Storytelling run by the National Film and Television School and Royal Holloway. Find out more about the new podcast.


Free training for local businesses to meet skills gaps 

Royal Holloway is part of a group of colleges and universities who have initiated the Innovation South Virtual Campus offering a range of free online courses to help local employers fill digital skills gaps in their businesses. Find out more.

Academics win prestigious award for Blood Bricks research

Two of Royal Holloway’s academics have won a prestigious award for their incredible research into modern slavery and climate change in Cambodia.

Professor Katherine Brickell and Dr Laurie Parsons, both from the Department of Geography, won The Times Higher Award in the Research Project of the Year: Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences category for their Blood Bricks project. Find out more.

Royal Holloway students win international cyber security competition

Following the inaugural Capture the Flag competition of the International Cyber Security Centre of Excellence hosted by Royal Holloway, it was announced that two of the university’s students were amongst the winners at this international cyber security competition. Read more.

Revised planning application for Rusham Park student village approved

The revised outline planning application for up to 1,400 student-study bedrooms at Rusham Park in Egham, has been approved by Runnymede Borough Council. Read more.

Royal Holloway students support local residents over Christmas

Royal Holloway’s students rallied together to donate food to the Runnymede Foodbank and packed festive gift bags for older people who spent the festive period alone. These projects are all student led as part of Royal Holloway volunteering and you can find out more here.

Community drop-in session - 16 February

Royal Holloway holds a termly drop-in session for local residents and the next session will take place on Tuesday, 16 February from 5pm to 6pm. Click for further information.

What's on: University events

Royal Holloway holds a number of events each year which are open to the public. Due to the current coronavirus restrictions, these events have now moved online. Details of these events can be found here.
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