10 tips to get you through exam season

  It’s May, which means we’re officially into this year’s exam season. It can be extremely difficult to study efficiently while maintaining a healthy mind during this time, so we’ve come up with a few tips to help you out.  Take regular breaks While studying for exams, people often try to study for long periods…

10 Signs of a healthy relationship | Pillow Talk Campaign

Whether this is a relationship with a parent, family member, best friend or sexual partner, the elements of a healthy relationship remain the same.  Ten signs you are in a healthy relationship The relationship makes you feel happier, overall.  All relationships go through bad times and can cause stress, but overall, a relationship should make…

Visiting Penguin Island | Tessa Van Walsum

My name is Tessa, I am a current (part-time) PhD student within the Department of Life Sciences. I am based in the Centre for Research in Ecology, Evolution and Behaviour and work with Dr Lewis Halsey and Dr Andrea Perna. I feel like I have the best PhD topic of all – king penguins! Where…

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…

Life as a first year off-campus student | Monica Giuliani

When deciding whether to move away from home for university, the answer for me was simple: no. I am lucky enough to have Roehampton 20-30 minutes away by bus, the University itself is extremely close to the centre of London, one of my favourite cities, and I am happy living at home as I have…

Dr Sarah Walton | Alumni Week

Hello again Roehampton! I have fond memories of the fun I had in your leafy nook of London. It’s Dr Sarah Walton here – I’m now a novelist, Doctor of Creative Writing, Digital Consultant, Coach and Public Speaker. You’ve been an important part of an exciting journey – which hasn’t finished yet! You were the…

Crystal Fickers | Alumni Week

Our Alumni team recently caught up with MA Human Rights and International Relations alumna, Crystal Fickers. Why did you choose to study at Roehampton? I first studied in the UK for a short summer term study abroad course and had the most thrilling experience. After I returned I graduated with an undergraduate degree from a…

How to prepare for 19/20 | Freshers

Course offers are out and the countdown has started for students across the country who will be joining us at the University of Roehampton in September. Preparation is key to success in any new situation and the jump to university is no different, which is why we have compiled a list of actions that will…

10 key dates of the final semester

Summer is here, and with it comes the final semester of 18/19 and a whole host of events. From College football matches to black tie dinners, there’s something for everyone to enjoy in the last months of this incredible academic year. Have a read through, make notes in your diary, and come celebrate with us!…

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…