Libraries and environmental sustainability | Sarah Pyke and Shelley Trower

By Sarah Pyke and Shelley Trower “We’re recycling books every day. We’re recycling information and we’re sharing stories” – Rachel, Storyhouse Just before the pandemic hit, in 2019 and early 2020 we travelled on trains across England – from Falmouth in the South West to Newcastle in the North East – to carry out a…

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…

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…

IBM’s Call for Code, not your average hackathon…

By Shree Iyengar, a third year Business and Economics Undergraduate at the University of Roehampton This summer I embarked on an exciting challenge to attempt IBM’s Call for Code hackathon. It was a stretch from my comfort zone as I had to be creative with designing ideas and applying my business knowledge to a very…

Graduating during a recession | Claire Johnson | Alumni

This is a turbulent and uncertain time to complete your degree. Our alumna, Claire Johnson, had a similar experience when she graduated with a BA in Nutrition and Health in 2009 during a recession. Recently we caught up with Claire to see what advice she had for current graduates. You graduated during a recession, which…

Hal Davidson | Our Graduates

Hal Davidson is a 2017 graduate from BA English Language and Linguistics. Recently we caught up with him to talk about his career and experience since completing university. What did your first year out of university looked like? During my third year I was working part time as a lifeguard, a football coach, and as…

Fat Burning: The truth about HIIT | Life Sciences

Is HIIT the magic bullet for fat burning? High Intensity Interval Training (or HIIT) is often cited as a magic bullet to increase ‘fat burning’ while reducing body weight and improving overall health. There is little doubt that HIIT, or any kind of exercise for that matter, improves health contributes to weight management and fat…

Tips on preparing for your degree in September | School of Humanities

Take care of your mental health and wellbeing Many of us have struggled physically and emotionally in recent months. While there is a seemingly endless list of things you could be doing, don’t feel like you need to be productive. The suggestions here are all optional and intended to be pressure-free ways of spending your…

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…