Haleh Agar | In Conversation

Hello! I’m a Canadian-Iranian novelist. My debut novel Out Of Touch, about a fractured family, will be published by W&N (Orion, Hachette) in Spring 2020. I am currently working on my second novel. What journey did you take from joining Roehampton to being published? Writing a novel means drafting and redrafting. It means that you…

A Student Perspective | 15 Years of Change

My time at Roehampton is coming to an end, and whilst I know that the Roehampton community will always be here to support me in my career and future, it will feel strange to no longer see the sights and faces I know so well every day. Throughout my three years studying for a BA…

10 myths about life at university

1. You will only make friends in Fresher’s Week The great thing about going to university is that it’s an opportunity to meet so many people who you would never usually come across. There always seems to be a lot of pressure on Freshers’ Week but this shouldn’t be the case at all. Your university…

5 CareerLink tools you might not be familiar with

UR CareerLink is the online employability portal for Roehampton students and graduates. You can use this service to search for jobs, keep up with careers news and events, and complete tasks and exercises to measure and improve your employability. You can access CareerLink through the Student Portal and log in using your usual Roehampton credentials….

Raise a G.L.A.S.S | Isobel Rafferty

Raise a G.L.A.S.S – the campaign that doesn’t tell you to stop drinking but explains how to stay safe during a night out… Written by Isobel Rafferty – Safer Roehampton Intern – here to make your university experience safer, and to raise awareness of sexual harassment, sexual assault and hate crime. Not all students get…

Societies at Roehampton | Oscar Villalobos III

The Roehampton Dance Society The Roehampton Dance Society is a great way to stay active while avoiding the gym, if you ask me. As a student who also teaches here at Roehampton, I can vouch for the vast array of classes we offer. From latin fusion, jazz, lyrical, tap, to beginner kathak (a traditional Indian…

Downshire House | History Series

The early history and development of Downshire House is not clear but it is understood that work undertaken for General James Cholmondeley c.1770 can be associated with the building of the present house. Since 1770 the house has been much altered. From 1798 the house was owned by Arthur Hill, 2nd Marquess of Downshire until…

Campus Wildlife | 2018 Review

I’ve been very slack lately, away for Christmas hols, busy at times, a few days sick and arriving and leaving in the dark. Excuses, like fine words, butter no parsnips, so best to just get on with the fine words. Rather late, but let’s start with a review of 2018: Well before the end of…

Gays in Space | National Student Drama Festival

Every year, final year students from the Drama, Theatre and Performance department set up their own theatre company and devise a show. Drama alumna Rhiannon Kay recently returned to Roehampton to perform with production company Gays in Space and it just so happened that the judges of the National Student Drama Festival (NSDF) were in…

ChuChu Nwagu | 15 Years of Change

Professor Paul O’Prey, as our Vice-Chancellor, has been instrumental in driving forward positive change. Throughout my time here as a student and now a member of staff, I have been fortunate to witness and experience life at this wonderful university under Paul’s leadership. Paul’s compassion for staff and students, and his commitment to Equality, Diversity,…

Anthony Anaxagorou | In Conversation

Anthony Anaxagorou is joining the Department of Social Sciences as an 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 with…