Royal Holloway, University of London
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What are the worst things about studying at your university?

2017

"There are no on-campus food brands apart from many Starbucks shops. The uni seems to take on a higher number of students each year, reducing the space available for study."
"The uni is quite isolated so we need to travel for lots of things."
"My course is poorly structured and the fees are too high. There are also no decent connections with industries for placements."
"The lack of mental health support and the cost of things on campus."
"There's a lack of social venues as we're outside of the main city/towns."
"Unfortunately, as it is close to the London area, the accommodation is relatively expensive. This also includes some of the events that take place. Clubbing experiences are available at the university but they are limited to the students' union. Many students choose to go to London or the surrounding areas."
"Course choices are limited. There's not much to do in the local area and the library does not have enough study space or enough course-related books to study."
"The gym facilities are very limited considering the number of students. It's always a nightmare finding free equipment as it’s so busy."

2016

"I don't mind the area but, after a while, you realise that there isn't much choice about where to go for a night out. You either end up always going out to the same places and seeing the same people or you can spend money on travelling and having nights out in central London."
"I've had problems with the way some of the lectures are conducted."
"There's not a very active social scene."
"It's not as close to London as I had anticipated."
"It's quite a quiet area so some students want a more social environment."
"Sometimes I wish it were a City uni and a little bigger."
"Not all lecturers are approachable and the gym isn't very good."
"It is a small university comparatively so the nightlife is not great."

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