Research Rockets | International Women’s Day 2021

The first of its kind, Research Rockets brings together PhD students from across our community to share their research. Each speaker has 3 minutes to speak about their research before ‘handing the mic’ to the next speaker. The first event was held on 12 March 2021 as part of the University’s International Women’s Day celebrations…

Stress Awareness Month

April is Stress Awareness Month and so we sat down with Dr. Aleata Alstad-Calkins, Director of Student Support Services and Tessa Watson, Programme Convener of our MA Music Therapy programme and qualified music therapist, to discuss the impact of stress and what steps you can take for support.   What can be some of the…

Global World Book Day | English and Creative Writing Picks

Ian Kinane The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver I read this first as a teenager; it was the first book that made me realise what language could do beyond the functional. The fact that each narrator has such a unique voice made me feel as though I was listening to a conversation, or sitting around a…

Roehampton Climate Network Launch

Humanity is facing an existential crisis as a result of ongoing environmental damage and destruction. One of the most urgent manifestations of this crisis is in the climate emergency, an issue that is now at the forefront of policy-making across the world. The House of Commons’ Climate Assembly indicates that the public is ahead of…

Top 5 Healthy Habits for Studying at Home | Geri Stidston

Since the first lockdown of March 2021, I have had a lot of time to reflect on and rethink my studying habits to fit the lockdown lifestyle. Achieving the ideal work-life balance has been the toughest it’s been in my four years at university, especially with social distancing and online learning to tackle. As I…

Week 3 and 4 | 2021 Summer Term Programme

The Summer Term Programme is here to inspire you and give you a head start in today’s competitive graduate job market through a blend of short courses, webinars, workshops and one-to-one sessions. The Summer Term Programme schedule can be found on the University of Roehampton app.  Available on GooglePlay here and on the App Store here,  the app is completely…

A beginner’s guide to Haiku | Haiku Poetry Day 2021

Perhaps you’ve heard of it before, even if only in passing, but do not know much about this traditional form of Japanese poetry. On International Haiku Poetry Day (17th April), we thought we would share some information about this beautiful form of writing, how to write one, and the history behind Haiku dating back centuries….

Week 1 and 2 | 2021 Summer Term Programme

The Summer Term Programme is here to inspire you and give you a head start in today’s competitive graduate job market through a blend of short courses, webinars, workshops and one-to-one sessions. You can find out everything you need to know about the programme, plus download the app and see the full schedule, here. Here’s some of…

If Humanity Counted | Molly Scott-Cato

When you look at the plunging growth charts that have been turning economists white over the past year, it is important to remember that these charts measure growth according to GDP (gross domestic product). And that it is only one way of looking what an economy does and – as a Green economist – I’m…

Roehampton’s 2021 Summer Term Programme

The 2021 Summer Term Programme launches on Monday 12 April to help you with your assessments, boost your career skills, find graduate opportunities, meet employers, and much more! The Summer Term Programme is here to inspire you and give you a head start in today’s competitive graduate job market through a blend of short courses, webinars, workshops…

Graduating as a Counselling Psychologist | Starie Naomi Uwins

Starie Naomi Uwins, a final year PsychD Counselling Psychology student, about to graduate and start her career as a Counselling Psychologist, spoke with us about her experience at Roehampton and her future aspirations. Why did you choose to become a Counselling Psychologist? My dream job since I was young has always centred around working in…

My Journey from Student to Novelist | Nikki Dudley

Nikki Dudley, a Roehampton Creative Writing alumna, talks about how her Roehampton journey led to her becoming a novelist. When I applied for a Creative Writing and English Literature degree at Roehampton, I had no idea it would be so impactful for me. When I first arrived, I was absolutely petrified about sharing my work…