“Dear first-year me…”

With the beginning of a new academic year rolling in next month and many new students getting ready to join us at the University of Roehampton, we asked our current students what they would say to their first-year selves. We hope that their advice might be helpful for our new students preparing for their first…

Top 10 Places to Visit in London | Geri Stidston

Moving to London was something that I always aspired to do, so when I got a place at the University of Roehampton, I was ecstatic! Over the course of my four years of study, I’ve made the effort to visit places in London that I’d always wanted to see. Now that I’m coming to the…

Top hidden locations to escape the house while social distancing

By Ben Patterson, Digby College Now that social distancing is in full swing, everyone is spending a lot more time indoors. This means that you want to make sure any time spent outside is extra special. You may not know it, but nearby, there are some areas close to Roehampton which are absolutely stunning and…

What’s in our local area? | Beyond Roehampton

Shopping View this post on Instagram Happy Friday! See our Insta story for three of the best (or should we say, two of the tastiest) reasons to visit this weekend ☀️#westfieldlondon #weekendplans A post shared by Westfield London (@westfieldlondon) on May 18, 2018 at 8:18am PDT When you need a little retail therapy, Roehampton is…

Growing Ancient Grains in the City | Growhampton

The grow-your-own movement is so much more than carrots and kale. In the leafy suburbs of south-west London students on a university campus have been busy cultivating ancient grains. In the act of re-imagining the city, youth volunteers for Growhampton, a student-led food-growing initiative for Roehampton Students’ Union (SU), show that peri-urban spaces are well-suited…

10 things to do in London this Christmas | Monica Giuliani

The most magical time of the year: Christmas! The lights are going up, the nights are getting chillier, and the smell of cinnamon, chestnuts and all things Christmassy is gracing the crisp December air. Whether this is your first festive season in London, or you are just looking for new things to do, here are…

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. I’ve put together a list of 10 hacks for public transport in London,…

8 day trips from London

Living in London is great, but sometimes it’s nice to escape the city and take a day out somewhere a little quieter. It’s so easy to travel by train to different cities around the country, so here are 8 of my favourite day trips to make from London! Oxford Oxford is a city West of…

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…

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…

21 things to do in London this summer

Sky Garden If you’re looking to go somewhere for great views of London this summer, the Sky Garden is the perfect option. Tickets are free and slots can be booked on their website. As you can imagine, it gets booked up pretty quickly, so it’s best to get on the website as soon as tickets…