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 the centre of London, one of my favourite cities, and I am happy living at home as I have…

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…

A Student Perspective | 15 Years of Change

My time at Roehampton is coming to an end, and whilst I know that the Roehampton community will always be here to support me in my career and future, it will feel strange to no longer see the sights and faces I know so well every day. Throughout my three years studying for a BA…

10 myths about life at university

1. You will only make friends in Fresher’s Week The great thing about going to university is that it’s an opportunity to meet so many people who you would never usually come across. There always seems to be a lot of pressure on Freshers’ Week but this shouldn’t be the case at all. Your university…