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…

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…

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…

10 reasons to attend the Accommodation Fair

The Accommodation Fair will be taking place from Monday 25 to Thursday 28 February 2019. In case you don’t know what the Accommodation Fair is all about, we’ve come up with 10 reasons why you should attend! Decide where to live The first and arguably biggest reason to attend our Accommodation Fair is to help…

Do animals exercise to keep fit? | Fitness February

As it is Fitness February, here’s an interesting question that Dr Lewis Halsey from the Department of Life Sciences talked about earlier last year at New Scientist Live in London. If humans want to get fit, we have to expend quite a bit of energy through exercise. In terms of our basic anatomy and physiology,…

World Wetlands Day | Victoria O’Sullivan

A Journey to the Land of Mirrors When a tree falls in the forest and no-one is around, does it make a sound? I have decided that the answer to this question is the obvious; yes, of course. Forests are teeming with life, so the question is rendered pointless since someone is always around to…

My Citizens Advice Placement | Julia Cwierz

As a Law student I was able to choose a Pro Bono initiative with Citizens Advice as one of my modules. As an aspiring solicitor, I was thrilled that I would be able to practice and extend my legal knowledge while helping others. However, don’t worry if you aren’t a Law student as legal knowledge…