Anthony Anaxagorou | In Conversation

Anthony Anaxagorou is joining the Department of Social Sciences as a Honorary Lecturer. He is a British born Cypriot award-winning poet, fiction writer, essayist, publisher and poetry educator. He has published several volumes of poetry, a spoken-word EP and a collection of short stories. His new collection of poetry After the Formalities will be published…

21 amazing 3D Google Map views of campus and beyond

We’re all familiar with the 2D version of Google Maps. BUT… did you know you can now hold CTRL + drag with the mouse to enter an incredible 3D version of our beautiful part of London. Now, some of you will be thinking ‘that feature has existed for years’, and you’re right. However, Google only…

How to stay motivated

2019 is well underway, and for many, this is when the hard work really starts, and third-year dissertations get underway. Right on cue, an inevitable dip in motivation often accompanies the build-up of assignments; we have some tips to help your productivity and motivation, to help you achieve your best in your degree. Set goals…

10 reasons to attend the Accommodation Fair

The Accommodation Fair will be taking place from Monday 25th to Thursday 28th February 2019. In case you don’t know what the Accommodation Fair is all about, we’ve come up with 10 reasons why you should attend! Decide where to live The first and arguably biggest reason to attend our Accommodation Fair is to help…

Do animals exercise to keep fit? | Fitness February

As it is Fitness February, here’s an interesting question that Dr Lewis Halsey from the Department of Life Sciences talked about earlier last year at New Scientist Live in London. If humans want to get fit, we have to expend quite a bit of energy through exercise. In terms of our basic anatomy and physiology,…

6 reasons you should attend an Offer Holder Day

If you’ve already received your offer to study at Roehampton, you might be thinking ‘Job done’ and feeling content to put your feet up and chill, at least when it comes to university prep, till results day rolls around (just breathe, it’ll be fine). And, especially if you’ve already come to one of our Open…

Winter Graduation in Photos | 2019

Ceremony 1 Our Winter Graduation ceremony took place on the morning of Monday 28 January at the Royal Festival Hall on London’s South Bank. Students and excited guests began to fill the auditorium before the ceremony began. At 10:30am, the lights went down, and the Procession entered the auditorium. Cue dramatic lighting. Our vice-chancellor, Professor…

World Wetlands Day | Victoria O’Sullivan

A Journey to the Land of Mirrors When a tree falls in the forest and no-one is around, does it make a sound? I have decided that the answer to this question is the obvious; yes, of course. Forests are teeming with life, so the question is rendered pointless since someone is always around to…

What does alumni really mean?

Graduation is just around the corner for many Roehampton students, and life after university awaits. Whilst completing your degree and graduating from Roehampton is what you joined us to do, what actually is an alumni? Here is a helpful explanation and a summary of all the benefits that being a Roehampton Alumni gives you access…

My Citizens Advice Placement | Julia Cwierz

As a Law student I was able to choose a Pro Bono initiative with Citizens Advice as one of my modules. As an aspiring solicitor, I was thrilled that I would be able to practice and extend my legal knowledge while helping others. However, don’t worry if you aren’t a Law student as legal knowledge…

Veganuary with Growhampton

A total of 3.5 million people (or 7% of the population) in the UK are now vegan. A staggering figure and testament to growing awareness and concern for our planet. At Growhampton, we try to stay tuned-in to conversations on veganism and recognise the different motivations for plant-based living: nutrition, animal care, climate change, racial…

January Graduation: What’s New?

Winter graduation is fast approaching and the excitement is building. On January 28th at the Royal Festival Hall, thousands of Roehampton graduands, family, friends and staff will come together to celebrate the hard work and achievements of those who have completed their degrees. If you’re one of the students who will be graduating, don’t forget…