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…

Job Support During Covid-19 | Careers

Have you lost your part-time job, or been asked to stay away from work? The University of Roehampton is focussed on supporting our students and graduates over the weeks to come. Thank you to everyone for staying in touch and reinforcing the strong Roehampton community at this time. The following tips, links and press articles…

What is the difference between Yoga and Pilates? | Sport Roehampton

By Jennifer Ilsley – Sport and Active Communities Project Officer / Pilates and Yoga Teacher. In all the years I have been teaching  and taking classes myself, I have been repeatedly asked the same question – what is the difference between Yoga and Pilates? The answer to the above is both simple and at the…

Securing a part-time role in the imminent future | Careers

Whether you’re a student or a graduate, there’s no doubt that many of you will be worried about the impact of Covid-19 on your career opportunities. The University of Roehampton Careers Team are working remotely and continuing to add services to help support you and your career in this unprecedented time. We’ve recently begun running…

Distance Learning | Marcia Amsterdam Kean | Part 2

We’ve already discussed the ‘big picture’ of online learning.  Now, some specific tips. When you encounter a problem, ask yourself who is best suited to address it.  For example, if your password doesn’t bring you into Moodle, it may be a Tech problem.  Email the IT folks (but please first read the info on the…

Distance Learning | Marcia Amsterdam Kean | Part 1

The profound pleasures (and superficial terrors) of distance learning… As I sit at my computer here under virtual house arrest during the pandemic, I’m thinking back to my first encounters with the Roehampton distance MA degree in Children’s Literature.  If this is your first online learning attempt – not by choice, I presume – here…

Women’s Hockey | Emily Snow

What is your name and course of study? My name is Emily Snow and I’m a 3rd year psychology student. Which sports team are you part of? I’m the captain of Women’s Hockey here at Roehampton. What is your favourite memory so far at uni? My favourite memory from uni would have to be Sports…

A brief history of April Fool’s Day at Roehampton

Now we realise that these days you have to get up pretty early to fool the internet; and this is also no time to be spreading fake news on our social media channels. However, we do recognise that in these unprecedented times of physical-distancing, being able to laugh (or cringe) together is important. So, on…

7 Tips for Studying at Home

Studying from home can prove hard sometimes as it’s much easier to get distracted. However, you can definitely make your studying from home routine much easier by following these 7 simple tips! Create a Timetable Creating a timetable is a great way to keep on track and not get distracted during your study hours. Divide…

Laura Riaz | Our Graduates

What did you study and what do you do now? I’m Laura, I graduated with a degree in Journalism and Creative Writing in 2015. I run my own business as a Copywriter and Social Media Manager, I teach English online to Chinese kids and I also tutor GCSE Media at an education centre. Having just…

Roehampton Esports takes on COVID-19

Roehampton Esports has joined the Folding@Home project to help with the research on Covid-19. All of 20 gaming PCs at Roehampton Esports Arena are being used to help researchers at Stanford University to better understand how coronavirus works. Folding@Home is a distributed computing project for disease research that simulates protein folding, computational drug design, and…