What does a students’ union do?

If you’ve been researching universities, you’ve probably already heard quite a bit about students’ unions – and probably most of what you’ve heard relates to bars, club nights and entertainment. While it’s true that putting on events is a big part of what a students’ union (or SU, for short) does, they also have roles…

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…

Derek Beaulieu | In Conversation

Why did you choose to do a PhD in Creative Writing, and why at Roehampton? The lecturers in Creative Writing at Roehampton are all exceptional – they bring the best of engaged practices in fiction, poetry and criticism along with student-focused teaching. Dr Peter Jaeger, Dr Tim Atkins, Jeff Hilson, Dr Isabel Waidner – to…

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…

National Diabetes Week | Life Sciences

Facts about Diabetes Diabetes is one of the most well-known and rapidly expanding chronic metabolic conditions, affecting 4.5 million people in the UK today. According to Diabetes UK, about 90 percent of people with diabetes have Type 2. The main issue with the condition is that sugar levels in the blood become too high. People…

Anthropology at Roehampton | Chloe Rooks

We recently caught up with Anthropology student, Chloe Rooks, to find out all about her experience studying Anthropology at Roehampton. Her adventures include visiting South Africa as part of her dissertation project which was recently published. Why did you choose to study at Roehampton? I was drawn to studying in London to begin with because…

Kew Gardens | Beyond Roehampton

Summer is approaching, which means you’re probably looking for things to do around London. If you’re one with nature, then this one is definitely for you! Kew Gardens, officially known as the Royal Botanic Gardens, is one of my favourite places to visit on a sunny day – and at £8, it’s just half the…

10 tips to get you through exam season

  It’s May, which means we’re officially into this year’s exam season. It can be extremely difficult to study efficiently while maintaining a healthy mind during this time, so we’ve come up with a few tips to help you out.  Take regular breaks While studying for exams, people often try to study for long periods…

10 Signs of a healthy relationship | Pillow Talk Campaign

Whether this is a relationship with a parent, family member, best friend or sexual partner, the elements of a healthy relationship remain the same.  Ten signs you are in a healthy relationship The relationship makes you feel happier, overall.  All relationships go through bad times and can cause stress, but overall, a relationship should make…

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…