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…

5 reasons to apply for UR Leaders | Farrah Black

UR Leaders is a two-day interactive leadership development programme for students taking place on 8-9 January 2020. Farrah completed UR Leaders last year and has come up with 5 reasons why you should apply too. Applications for UR Leaders 2020 close on November 20th 2019. Here are Farrah’s 5 reasons why you should apply to…

How to make the most of Careers Fair | CareerFest

Our annual Careers Fair takes place during CareerFest, which is a 4 day festival of events and workshops to inspire you to explore career options and find out what support is available to you throughout your time at Roehampton. CareerFest will be taking place from 28-31 October and the Careers Fair will be on Tuesday…

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…

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…

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…

Dr Sarah Walton | Our Graduates

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 | Our Graduates

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…

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….