Royal Holloway, University of London

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Marie Ennis - Director of Communications and External Relations

Marie Ennis joined Royal Holloway, University of London, as Director of Communications and External Relations in September 2014.

Prior to this she worked in commercial PR companies, supporting clients including BHP Billiton, Cathay Pacific, eBay, GSK, Lloyds Banking Group, Unilever and P&G. In house she led communication and marketing teams at Terrence Higgins Trust, Barnardo’s and CSV (Community Service Volunteers) and delivered strategic communication initiatives while working at Aviva and then The Law Society.


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9,844 students, including 2,030 international students


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Over 74,000 alumni of the University


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1,575 staff members across academic, administrative & support areas


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About Royal Holloway, University of London

Royal Holloway, University of London is a constituent college of the University of London, a collegiate of 18 colleges, nine research institutes and a number of central bodies. Its roots date back to 1849, when Bedford College and Royal Holloway College were first founded, and later, were admitted to the University of London in 1900 and merged in 1985. Through this, the university has over 150 years of historic discoveries, notable alumni and academic innovation.

Recognised as world-class experts in the arts, humanities and sciences many Royal Holloway academics act as advisors to policy-makers and the Government on a wide range of issues, such as combating radicalisation and terrorism.

Notable alumni include novelist George Eliot, suffragette Emily Davison, the first woman doctor in the west Dr Elizabeth Blackwell, EU Foreign Minister Baroness Cathy Ashton and Paralympics Triple gold medallist Sophie Christiansen.

International Relationships

Royal Holloway, University of London believes that international collaboration is fundamental to providing excellent teaching and research. 

Academic staff at the School of Management collaborate with academic staff at the following universities in jointly researching a wide range of international business and management topics. The scale and depth international research is undertaken at the School of Management is unparalleled in the United Kingdom.

The University has a variety of links to international institutes for purposes of research, education, business-related consultancy and student exchange agreements.

Research links with universities from 31 countries, including Hong Kong University, University of Amsterdam, Lund University and National University of Singapore.

Teaching links with 26 universities globally, including University of Queensland and University of Western Australia.

Consultancy links with 35 for-profit and not-for-profit organisations, including Saatchi & Saatchi and the Japanese Government. 

Formal joint student exchange agreement links with many European and Canadian universities. 


Notable Research Areas

Royal Holloway sits within the top 25% of universities in the UK for research rated ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent' by the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014.

Our world-leading researchers continue to address global challenges, including the development of treatments and therapies for rare diseases and life-limiting conditions, the rapid decline of bees and protecting the UK's national infrastructure from cyber-attack.

Royal Holloway's successes include:

81 per cent of our research is within the world-leading (4*) or internationally excellent (3*) categories: an increase of more than 20 per cent from RAE 2008.

In addition, 30 per cent of our research is classed as 4*, the highest category.

Geography is ranked the top Geography department in England for 4* and 3* research.

Six of our departments are in the top 10 for 4* and 3* research, including Earth Sciences (second), Psychology (fourth), Mathematics (fifth), Music (fifth), Media Arts (ninth) and Drama and Theatre (10th).