Lessons from Wimbledon BookFest: Student Journalists

Wimbledon BookFest has come to an end for another year, and we’re already missing its buzz. From Graham Norton to Nadiya Hussain, via Reggie Yates and Suzannah Lipscomb, the bill was packed with engaging speakers and exciting events, drawing in crowds from across the country to Wimbledon Common. As principal sponsors of BookFest, we sent…

10 things I miss about Roehampton as a graduate | Thia Gayle

When major aspects of our lives come to an end, we start to appreciate and miss it more than ever. In my experience, this certainly rings true when you graduate from the University of Roehampton. Personal Tutor I had a great relationship with my personal tutor, and there’s no shame in admitting you will miss…

10 Top Tips for Life in London: Roehampton Study Abroad

London is the third most-visited city in the world, but our lucky students get to live here and can call themselves ‘Londoners’, if only for a short while! Here are our top ten tips for living in the capital. 1. Do these 101 things I challenge you to get bored in London. It’s just not possible!  If…

Campus Wildlife | October 2018

New term, new academic year, new students. We’re all back from our summer holiday, but what of the birds? Autumn migration is an exciting time of the year for birds, but autumn begins: For astronomers, at the equinox (this year 23 September) For the University of Roehampton, 3 September For meteorologists, 1 September For birds…

Heathers the Musical | Theatre Review

Heathers is a hit musical adapted from the 1988 film of the same name. Set one year one in 1989, we follow the story of Veronica Sawyer, a ‘damaged’ high-school girl, who decides to adapt herself to fit into a social group called Heathers. This group is considered the highest and the best within the…

My Journey to Roehampton | Lea Wittig

It has been exactly 23 days since I arrived in London and more than one year of preparation for beginning my studies at the University of Roehampton. I have so much to say about my country of origin, my studies for combined Creative Writing and English Literature here in London, and my experiences as a…

Wimbledon BookFest | Free London

It’s that time of year again, when students, locals, celebrities and fans flock to Wimbledon in the name of literature. Right on Roehampton’s doorstep, or 30 minutes on the 493 if you’re being pedantic, Wimbledon Common offers a host of events and opportunities in the form of Wimbledon BookFest, an annual festival designed to enrich and celebrate all things…

Bay windows and Belgian bricks; The inside story of Chadwick Hall

Considered accommodation solutions As London’s campus university, one aspect of student life that Roehampton is eager to get spot on is the provision of onsite accommodation. Thanks to its legacy of four colleges, each with generous grounds, we can proudly assert that all new students will be offered a place in halls. With growing student populations…

Street Art in London | Beyond Roehampton

London’s street art scene You may have noticed on London’s walls, lining subways, railway arches, hoardings and on every other conceivable painting surface, that the city hosts an ever-widening array of urban art. Most notably with the rise to fame of Banksy, awareness of uncommissioned works has gone some way to making London one of…

The Royal Opera House | Free London

London is one of the most vibrant cities in the world. You might think that you can’t enjoy all that the city has to offer on a student budget, but in truth, there are so many things you can see and do absolutely free. If you’re looking for free things to do in London, you…