Dr Cecilia Essau | Department of Psychology

Professor Cecilia Essau works in the Department of Psychology at Roehampton and specialises in researching the factors that may lead to emotional and behavioural problems in young people. Her research aims to enhance the assessment of childhood and adolescent mental health and to design more effective interventions to help young people live healthy lives. Read…

10 things to get involved with on campus this year

Sports and Societies There are many sports teams for you to get involved with at the University including Football, Hockey, Basketball, Netball and so much more. We also have a gym right here on campus to help you keep fit. However, if sport isn’t your thing, there are also many societies which you can join,…

10 hacks for public transport in London

London is an incredible city for transport with it’s endless bus routes, intricate tube system and cycle lanes on almost every road, but it’s worth knowing some of the best hacks to save you time, money and stress when travelling through London. We’ve put together a list of 10 hacks for public transport in London,…

Festival of the Sea | Jonathan Skinner

We caught up with Dr Jonathan Skinner, Reader in Social Anthropology from the Department of Life Sciences who tells us about his adventure to Madagascar with Paul Antick, Senior Lecturer in Media, Culture and Language. In partnership with an organisation SEED (Sustainable Environment, Education and Development) Madagascar, they organised the Festival of the Sea, a…

10 parks to visit in London this Summer

With a heatwave scheduled to hit this week, there’s no better way to spend your free time than relaxing in one of the many parks around London. Whether you want to keep it local or head elsewhere in London, there’s something for everyone, so check out our list of 10 parks to visit in London…

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…

What to pack for University | Freshers 2019

Planning to live on campus? It’s now time to look forward to university and prepare for the move in September. It’s surprisingly easy to forget the essentials, so we’ve come up with a list of things to pack. Clothes, shoes and hangers Deciding on which clothes to bring is possibly the most difficult part about…

How to make the most of our Open Day

Campus Tours During our Open Days, we offer a full tour of campus including both accommodation and facilities. We recommend taking lots of photos so that you have something to look back on and help you make a decision after attending the Open Day. Ask Questions There is no such thing as too many questions….

What does a students’ union do?

If you’ve been researching universities, you’ve probably already heard quite a bit about students’ unions – and probably most of what you’ve heard relates to bars, club nights and entertainment. While it’s true that putting on events is a big part of what a students’ union (or SU, for short) does, they also have roles…

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…

5 tips for finishing University | Wellbeing

Prepare yourself emotionally for university finishing A note from our lead counsellor: ‘This is the end of a journey and also perhaps, your time in education. With any ending, there can be a sense of loss, as well as excitement or anxiety about what is to come. Your journey through university might have had ups…

National Diabetes Week | Life Sciences

Facts about Diabetes Diabetes is one of the most well-known and rapidly expanding chronic metabolic conditions, affecting 4.5 million people in the UK today. According to Diabetes UK, about 90 percent of people with diabetes have Type 2. The main issue with the condition is that sugar levels in the blood become too high. People…