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…

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…

Winter Graduation in Photos | 2019

Ceremony 1 Our Winter Graduation ceremony took place on the morning of Monday 28 January at the Royal Festival Hall on London’s South Bank. Students and excited guests began to fill the auditorium before the ceremony began. At 10:30am, the lights went down, and the Procession entered the auditorium. Cue dramatic lighting. Our vice-chancellor, Professor…

What does alumni really mean?

Graduation is just around the corner for many Roehampton students, and life after university awaits. Whilst completing your degree and graduating from Roehampton is what you joined us to do, what actually is an alumni? Here is a helpful explanation and a summary of all the benefits that being a Roehampton Alumni gives you access…

January Graduation: What’s New?

Winter graduation is fast approaching and the excitement is building. On January 28th at the Royal Festival Hall, thousands of Roehampton graduands, family, friends and staff will come together to celebrate the hard work and achievements of those who have completed their degrees. If you’re one of the students who will be graduating, don’t forget…

12 Tips for Landing a Grad Job

It’s that time of year where the sudden realisation hits you as a final year student – what next?! One of the biggest struggles after graduating is actually finding a job you’re passionate about or that relates to your degree – so we’ve come up with a few tips to help you along the way!…

8 tips to make your CV stand out

Writing a CV is one of those things which you know you need to do, but never get round to actually doing. Although it may seem like a daunting task, it’s not actually as bad as you think, so we’re going to share our best tips on how you can make your CV stand out!…

10 things I miss about Roehampton as a graduate | Thia Gayle

When major aspects of our lives come to an end, we start to appreciate and miss it more than ever. In my experience, this certainly rings true when you graduate from the University of Roehampton. Personal Tutor I had a great relationship with my personal tutor, and there’s no shame in admitting you will miss…

Boomerang back to Roehampton | Jonathan Karkut

When casting my mind back to when my journey to and through Roehampton (then known as the Roehampton Institute of Higher Education) first began, I now have to double check my mental arithmetic. Yes, it was almost a quarter of a century ago that I grasped the opportunity to take a new step forward and…

Graduation | In Photos

Ceremony 1 It all began at 10 on Monday morning. The University Vice-Chancellor Paul O’Prey opened proceedings. Olivier Award winning actor (for his role as Lola in Kinky Boots 👠) and former Roehampton Drama student, Matt Henry, was awarded with the Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Alumni Achievement. Students from the departments of Drama, Theatre and Performance, Humanities…

7 helpful last-minute tips for Graduation

Only a few days to go until one of the biggest events of your life so far! It is a day to celebrate you – how hard you have worked, how far you have come, how bright your future is. Here are a few final last minute tips and reminders, to ensure that you have…

Timeless | My Journey To Writing Specular

Timeless. A summative word for one’s journey as an author, myself included. Since graduating from the University of Roehampton, I have learned a lot about the aspects of authorship. Some of these things my degree in English Literature prepared me for, but most can only be known with experience, and conquered with dedication. I consider…