College Freshman 2013-11-11T20:22:13Z
Health & Safety:
I feel safe around my campus and there is security that watches all parts of the school.
College Freshman 2013-11-11T20:20:41Z
I received financial aid, but it was a process
College Freshman 2013-11-11T20:19:33Z
England has a very good transportation system although some times it is delayed
College Freshman 2013-11-11T20:18:02Z
Just take a train into London and you have access to every night club and atmosphere.
College Freshman 2013-11-11T20:15:33Z
There are plenty of parking spaces and not a lot of people drive.
College Freshman 2013-11-11T20:14:54Z
I am a Communications major and my classes are mainly visual and media classes. However, I love my course and my instructors are very straight forward and helpful. The workload is manageable and there are loads of opportunities to get help and experience.
College Freshman 2013-11-11T20:14:54Z
We have the library which has a quiet area so that is a good place to go as well as the computer labs to get work done. We also have a writing and language center and a math center.
College Freshman 2013-11-11T20:11:46Z
The dorm are very nice and clean. If you ever have a problem maintenance will come and fix it
College Freshman 2013-11-11T20:10:47Z
There aren't many sport opportunities on campus.
College Freshman 2013-11-11T19:58:44Z
There are a lot of ethnicity here at Richmond. You learn a lot about different cultures.
College Freshman 2013-11-11T19:57:51Z
I love being here. You are so close to a major city with different cultures and people. Plenty of opportunities!
College Freshman 2013-11-11T19:57:08Z
It's not the best, but it is food
College Freshman 2013-11-11T19:56:35Z
Lots of places, but they close pretty early.
College Freshman 2013-11-11T19:55:44Z
Typical bi-polar weather. Somewhat cold
College Freshman 2013-11-05T03:45:45Z
At Richmond they follow British Law. Which means Students 18 and over are allowed to drink in the dorms and at special events, and drugs are illegal. If drinking begins to affect your schoolwork you can get in serious trouble though so its not a free for all. The school takes great pride in the Honor Code, and skipping class is not easy to get away with because with the small class sizes the professors are sure to notice.
College Freshman 2013-11-05T03:39:11Z
Guys & Girls:
Okay ladies one word, British. What could be better than that? The school itself has some pretty great guys, but if you cant find one there walk down the street and you'll find one. The great thing about the guys here, they dress way better than American guys! (and are a lot nicer too). There is a wide diversity of guys so ladies you will certainly find someone who will catch your fancy!
College Freshman 2013-11-05T03:34:20Z
Richmond is a very small school and Greek Life is not very prevalent or necessary. Everyone spends a lot of time together and the school community does a lot as a whole so there isn't much "Greek" life. Besides most things American fraternities are known for, like their never ending supply of alcohol, is not important at Richmond, for the simple fact that in England the legal drinking age is 18. Therefore all students above the age of 18 are allowed to drink in their rooms or at special school events.
College Freshman 2013-11-05T03:30:14Z
Food in London can be a bit more costly than most American foods, however it is worth it! The food is amazing! There are some dishes that are prepared much differently than most American dishes which may seem daunting at first but you will come to find it is very good. I find that most food is delicious as long as you don't ask what is in it and how it is prepared of course. There is a great place a few blocks from the school that has food from all over the world, and prepares a lot of American food so its nice if you ever want something from home. There are also numerous other ethnic food places all within walking distance of the school. I especially like to find the in-the-wall places in London that you wouldn't think would have great food!
College Freshman 2013-11-04T21:43:53Z
I had no issues getting financial aid from the school. Unfortunately because it is a European school it does not accept pell grants. I also got two scholarships which equaled $17,000. The first came in my acceptance letter, I didn't even have to apply for it. It was a Deans Scholarship so it was based on my GPA. The second was a student support scholarship which was easy to get, I talked to someone at the school and they walked me through the steps (which consisted of them evaluating my financial need). By the time my loans and scholarships added together it covered all of my tuition and nearly all of my room and board which was great. The school is really helpful with everything, you just have to ask them for help and they will do everything they can quickly and efficiently.
College Freshman 2013-11-04T21:36:19Z
Public transportation in London is the easiest thing in the world. You can take the underground railroads (subway), buses, trains, and taxis. Taxis are the most expensive and not really necessary unless its really late and you are far from campus. Richmond students get a discount on public transportation when they show their student ID. The great thing about transportation in London is first, you can get anywhere you want, and second, it takes you all over Europe (depending on the train of course).
College Freshman 2013-11-04T21:30:31Z
I have always dreamed of going to school in London so for me this has been a dream come true. I would do everything exactly the same if I had to do it over again. Everything about this school is great, from the great from the community to the location. It may seem a little scary at first and impractical to be moving to a different country, but after a few weeks it is completely worth it. The people are friendly, the area is beautiful, the academics are top notch, but most of all being at a European school full time offers you an unforgettable experience that no other school can offer you.
College Freshman 2013-11-04T21:26:13Z
There are plenty of computers for the students use so there is really no need to buy your own computer. However, it is convenient. Its nice to have a laptop which you can take outside on nice days, sit in the library with, take notes in class, or even take to a cafe in London. The only thing to keep in mind is that you will need an adapter for it, and possibly a transformer, due to the fact that England has different outlets that America. However, this is easy to get, pretty cheap, and you will probably need it anyway for some other electronics you may bring with you.
College Freshman 2013-11-04T21:11:38Z
Student parking at Richmond is virtually nonexistent. There is no need to park anywhere since everything is in walking distance. If you want to get out in London its easier, and cheaper, to take public transportation. Besides, the cost of gas in London is astronomical, about $6-$10 a gallon, so there is really no way a student could afford it.
College Freshman 2013-11-04T21:06:00Z
Living on campus is required for freshman and strongly suggest for everyone else. It is much less of a hassle and much cheaper than living off campus, in London, which can be very expensive. Housing for freshman is mainly in the castle, the main building, which is good for classes and its easy to meet new people. Housing at the Kensington campus is within walking distance of the school and is flat styled so as to make you feel as though you were living off campus, without the cost of actually doing so.
College Freshman 2013-11-03T18:58:01Z
Well, its London. Enough said. There is no shortage of things to do here. You can stay close to campus which has many pubs, restaurants, shops, theaters, etc, or if you plan on going farther into London you will find a never ending supply of fun, and pubs. Some of the things, such as the Theater, can be more expensive depending on where in London you go, but its not too bad. Getting around is especially easy, just take public transportation! Most people take the tube, which is essentially a subway. You can also choose to take the bus, or taxi. Taxi's are more expensive so should be avoided unless you are going far or staying out late and want to stay safe. Richmond students get a discount on public transportation when they show their student ID. Another great way to get around are the trains, which can take you anywhere in England, and anywhere in Europe, quickly and at a fair price.
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