“Dear first-year me…”

With the beginning of a new academic year rolling in next month and many new students getting ready to join us at the University of Roehampton, we asked our current students what they would say to their first-year selves. We hope that their advice might be helpful for our new students preparing for their first…

Hey Tim, it’s David here | A letter from a former student

Roehampton student David Driver-Gomm has just finished his Creative Writing degree and found a great job using the skills he acquired on the course. David has given us permission to share the thank-you letter he wrote to Dr Tim Atkins, his course convenor, below. Hey Tim It’s David here. Now the degree’s pretty much done,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Humphrey | Our Graduates

Roehampton graduate Humphrey Aghoghovbia Jr won the UR LaunchPad competition in 2018 for his business Unique Skills Coaching (USC), which he launched directly after leaving university in 2015. The Launchpad competition gives Roehampton students, past and present, the opportunity to showcase their business ideas in hope of winning the £3,000 first place prize or the…

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…

Derek Beaulieu | In Conversation

Why did you choose to do a PhD in Creative Writing, and why at Roehampton? The lecturers in Creative Writing at Roehampton are all exceptional – they bring the best of engaged practices in fiction, poetry and criticism along with student-focused teaching. Dr Peter Jaeger, Dr Tim Atkins, Jeff Hilson, Dr Isabel Waidner – to…

Student Internships | Katie Cheetham

What is an internship? Internships are opportunities to work in a professional environment, learn the tricks of the trade and be taught by industry professionals. They typically last between 3 and 12 months and by the end, either offer you a job or will have given you enough skills to continue working in the industry…