Studying BSc Psychology at Roehampton

We spoke to current third year BSc Psychology student Alexandra Bicu about her experiences studying here at Roehampton. Alexandra was a programme representative for two years, before becoming department representative for the Department of Psychology in her final year. Watch the video below to hear more about why she chose Roehampton, what it’s like to…

Diverse Dance Styles | Beverley Glean MBE (IRIE!)

Diversity in Training and the Importance of Collaborative Partnerships The BA (Hons) Diverse Dance Styles is now in its 3rd year of operation having welcomed its first cohort in September 2018, run by IRIE! dance theatre and validated by University of Roehampton; the course is the first of its kind in Europe to give serious…

Digital Skills Programme | Summer Term Programme

  The Digital Skills Programme is a series of completely free short courses offering 4-day intensives so you can learn the skills graduate employers are looking for. Open to all students and 2020 alumni, this active learning programme will provide you with a competitive edge ready to enter the graduate job market. These sessions will…

Week 5 and 6 | 2021 Summer Term Programme

The Summer Term Programme is here to inspire you and give you a head start in today’s competitive graduate job market through a blend of short courses, webinars, workshops and one-to-one sessions. The Summer Term Programme schedule can be found on the University of Roehampton app.  Available on GooglePlay here and on the App Store here,  the app is completely…

Top 10 Places to Visit in London | Geri Stidston

Moving to London was something that I always aspired to do, so when I got a place at the University of Roehampton, I was ecstatic! Over the course of my four years of study, I’ve made the effort to visit places in London that I’d always wanted to see. Now that I’m coming to the…

Research Rockets | International Women’s Day 2021

The first of its kind, Research Rockets brings together PhD students from across our community to share their research. Each speaker has 3 minutes to speak about their research before ‘handing the mic’ to the next speaker. The first event was held on 12 March 2021 as part of the University’s International Women’s Day celebrations…

Stress Awareness Month

April is Stress Awareness Month and so we sat down with Dr. Aleata Alstad-Calkins, Director of Student Support Services and Tessa Watson, Programme Convener of our MA Music Therapy programme and qualified music therapist, to discuss the impact of stress and what steps you can take for support.   What can be some of the…

Global World Book Day | English and Creative Writing Picks

Ian Kinane The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver I read this first as a teenager; it was the first book that made me realise what language could do beyond the functional. The fact that each narrator has such a unique voice made me feel as though I was listening to a conversation, or sitting around a…

Roehampton Climate Network Launch

Humanity is facing an existential crisis as a result of ongoing environmental damage and destruction. One of the most urgent manifestations of this crisis is in the climate emergency, an issue that is now at the forefront of policy-making across the world. The House of Commons’ Climate Assembly indicates that the public is ahead of…

Top 5 Healthy Habits for Studying at Home | Geri Stidston

Since the first lockdown of March 2021, I have had a lot of time to reflect on and rethink my studying habits to fit the lockdown lifestyle. Achieving the ideal work-life balance has been the toughest it’s been in my four years at university, especially with social distancing and online learning to tackle. As I…

Week 3 and 4 | 2021 Summer Term Programme

The Summer Term Programme is here to inspire you and give you a head start in today’s competitive graduate job market through a blend of short courses, webinars, workshops and one-to-one sessions. The Summer Term Programme schedule can be found on the University of Roehampton app.  Available on GooglePlay here and on the App Store here,  the app is completely…

A beginner’s guide to Haiku | Haiku Poetry Day 2021

Perhaps you’ve heard of it before, even if only in passing, but do not know much about this traditional form of Japanese poetry. On International Haiku Poetry Day (17th April), we thought we would share some information about this beautiful form of writing, how to write one, and the history behind Haiku dating back centuries….