6 tips for writing assignments | Kristina Kjoenigsen

While our world is turned upside down and our normality seems to change every day, it is difficult to sit down and work on university assignments. Motivation has fled and your brain is all over the place, trying to make sense of the new and uncertain situation you’re in. Yet, you still have deadlines coming…

Distance Learning | Marcia Amsterdam Kean | Part 2

We’ve already discussed the ‘big picture’ of online learning.  Now, some specific tips. When you encounter a problem, ask yourself who is best suited to address it.  For example, if your password doesn’t bring you into Moodle, it may be a Tech problem.  Email the IT folks (but please first read the info on the…

Distance Learning | Marcia Amsterdam Kean | Part 1

The profound pleasures (and superficial terrors) of distance learning… As I sit at my computer here under virtual house arrest during the pandemic, I’m thinking back to my first encounters with the Roehampton distance MA degree in Children’s Literature.  If this is your first online learning attempt – not by choice, I presume – here…

7 Tips for Studying at Home

Studying from home can prove hard sometimes as it’s much easier to get distracted. However, you can definitely make your studying from home routine much easier by following these 7 simple tips! Create a Timetable Creating a timetable is a great way to keep on track and not get distracted during your study hours. Divide…

Laura Riaz | Our Graduates

What did you study and what do you do now? I’m Laura, I graduated with a degree in Journalism and Creative Writing in 2015. I run my own business as a Copywriter and Social Media Manager, I teach English online to Chinese kids and I also tutor GCSE Media at an education centre. Having just…

My first time in front of a classroom…

“It felt like a thousand pairs of eyes were on pinned on me.” What’s it like to stand in front of a class for the first time? Charlie Kay Year 1 BA Primary Education The first time I stood in front of the class it felt as if a thousand pairs of eyes were pinned…

Women in Tech | Carly Holness

Interview with Carly Holness, a PGCE computing alumna on a mission. What do you do currently? I completed my PGCE in Secondary Computing at Roehampton last summer on the School Direct route, and I now teach in a secondary school in the London Borough of Lambeth. What attracted you to computing? I took my degree…

Dissertation Survival Guide

Writing your dissertation is a huge part of any student’s third year, but there are lots of steps you can take to make the process that little bit easier. Here are some steps to help you survive your dissertation! Have a clear goal in mind While writing your dissertation, it’s so easy to lose sight…

Sun, sea and short-finned pilot whales in Tenerife

Last summer, two third-year BSc Zoology students went to Tenerife to collect data on pilot whales for their final year research projects. Working with a citizen science company called Biosean and with funding from Roehampton, Jenny and Kayla worked on data collection, studying pilot whales and other marine wildlife. We asked them to write a…

Dr Cecilia Essau | Department of Psychology

Professor Cecilia Essau works in the Department of Psychology at Roehampton and specialises in researching the factors that may lead to emotional and behavioural problems in young people. Her research aims to enhance the assessment of childhood and adolescent mental health and to design more effective interventions to help young people live healthy lives. Read…

Festival of the Sea | Jonathan Skinner

We caught up with Dr Jonathan Skinner, Reader in Social Anthropology from the Department of Life Sciences who tells us about his adventure to Madagascar with Paul Antick, Senior Lecturer in Media, Culture and Language. In partnership with an organisation SEED (Sustainable Environment, Education and Development) Madagascar, they organised the Festival of the Sea, a…

From trainee to trainer | Jasmine Childs-Fegredo

Dr Jasmine Childs-Freredo is a lecturer in the Department of Psychology at the University of Roehampton. She was recently featured in this month’s edition of the The Psychologist and we caught up with her to find out what life is like training to become a counselling psychologist. Why did you choose to become a Counselling…