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…

Campus Wildlife | Spring 2019

Spring migration is well under way, Swallows and Martins are back but long before most birds began to arrive, our Egyptian Geese at Digby started the ball rolling by hatching five cute goslings in the second week of March.  An introduced tropical species, these geese can breed at any time of the year even so…

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 central London, one of my favourite cities, and I am happy living at home as I have a loving…

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…

9 GIFs that every Roehampton alum can relate to

1. When you have to work out how to explain to your friends from home exactly where in London the campus is. 2. When you find out that there is now a free shuttle bus from Barnes Station to campus for the students of today. 3. When you’re visiting campus the first time since graduating…

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…

10 most Instagrammable locations in London

London is jam-packed with things to do and sights to see, from tourist musts to hidden gems. From the University of Roehampton, visiting all areas of London is made easy with public transport – our well-connected location gives you the option to hop on a bus, train or tube in minutes. While you’re out and…

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 accessories every student needs

Here are a list of essential accessories for every student. Let us know if you think we’ve missed anything by tweeting us @roehamptonuni. Doorstop A surefire way to make friends, propping your door open with a doorstop makes it clear that you’re free for a chat, and can help to break the ice in the…

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…