Tips on preparing for your degree in September | School of Humanities

Take care of your mental health and wellbeing Many of us have struggled physically and emotionally in recent months. While there is a seemingly endless list of things you could be doing, don’t feel like you need to be productive. The suggestions here are all optional and intended to be pressure-free ways of spending your…

Kathryn Hibberd-Little | Volunteers’ Week

Volunteers’ Week, which ran from 1 – 7 June, thanks all those that freely give their time to their community. We celebrated our staff, students and alumni for their work as keyworkers and volunteers during this pandemic. Our alumni, Kathryn Hibberd-Little, has made a particularly significant contribution. Kathryn is a double Roehampton graduate, wife and…

Growhampton supporting the community | Volunteers’ Week

Volunteers’ Week, which ran from 1 – 7 June, thanks all those that freely give their time to their community. We celebrated our staff, students and alumni for their work as keyworkers and volunteers during this pandemic. Growhampton in particular has made a significant contribution. Growhampton is a sustainability initiative which aims to engage students…

6 tips for writing assignments | Kristina Kjoenigsen

While our world is turned upside down and our normality seems to change every day, it is difficult to sit down and work on university assignments. Motivation has fled and your brain is all over the place, trying to make sense of the new and uncertain situation you’re in. Yet, you still have deadlines coming…

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…

Job hunting during the COVID-19 outbreak | Ellie Ward

Ellie Ward is currently in her final year, BA (Hons) English Literature and Creative Writing.  She was interviewed by the Careers Service about her experience of job hunting during the outbreak of COVID-19. Did you work while you were at university? I worked throughout my degree doing professional acting, directing and producing.  Some of my highlights…

Psychology and Counselling | Hakan Sahin

Why did you choose to study at Roehampton? First of all, the University is 20 minutes in walking distance from my home and had the course I wanted to study, Psychology and Counselling. The close location of the uni allowed me to see my daughter regularly, study and work at the same time as I had to…

5 expert tips for lighting your video calls | Jonathan Wilson

I don’t know about you, but one of my favourite hobbies lately is surreptitiously checking out the various kitchens, studies, bedrooms, living rooms and offices of my colleagues whilst in video meetings. Don’t pretend that you don’t have a quick peek too when you’re in meetings. My Drama colleagues have been treated to a background…

Top tips for isolating with family

By Fiona Elisabeth Henderson 3 weeks ago I moved out of halls and back home in order to isolate with my family. I mean, the library has been shut, lectures are cancelled and most of my friends moved back too. So like lots of people, I’ve packed up my whole life to be back home…

Men’s Hockey | Ben Mcinnes

What is your name and course of study? Ben Mcinnes, a 3rd year Business Management student. Which sports team are you part of? Captain of Roehampton Men’s hockey.  What is your favourite memory so far at uni? It would have to be beating UCL to clinch the title, with two games to spare this year!…

Optimising your LinkedIn profile for recruiters | Careers

Job hunting on LinkedIn can happen in more ways than one. While you might use the site to actively look for jobs and make new valuable connections, opportunities might also come to you through recruiters approaching you directly for a role. That is, if they can find you. Just because you have a profile on…