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…

Growing Ancient Grains in the City | Growhampton

The grow-your-own movement is so much more than carrots and kale. In the leafy suburbs of south-west London students on a university campus have been busy cultivating ancient grains. In the act of re-imagining the city, youth volunteers for Growhampton, a student-led food-growing initiative for Roehampton Students’ Union (SU), show that peri-urban spaces are well-suited…

Veganuary Recipes | The Hive Café

Are you taking part in Veganuary? Need a little direction? Well, look no further because here are some cheap, quick and easy ideas. Whatever your reasoning for taking part it’s a great way to get creative and experiment with some new recipes, so get stuck in! Sweet Potato Chilli Ingredients: 1 large onion 4 cloves…

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…

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!…

Raise a G.L.A.S.S | Isobel Rafferty

Raise a G.L.A.S.S – the campaign that doesn’t tell you to stop drinking but explains how to stay safe during a night out… Written by Isobel Rafferty – Safer Roehampton Intern – here to make your university experience safer, and to raise awareness of sexual harassment, sexual assault and hate crime. Not all students get…

Societies at Roehampton | Oscar Villalobos III

The Roehampton Dance Society The Roehampton Dance Society is a great way to stay active while avoiding the gym, if you ask me. As a student who also teaches here at Roehampton, I can vouch for the vast array of classes we offer. From latin fusion, jazz, lyrical, tap, to beginner kathak (a traditional Indian…

ChuChu Nwagu | 15 Years of Change

Professor Paul O’Prey, as our Vice-Chancellor, has been instrumental in driving forward positive change. Throughout my time here as a student and now a member of staff, I have been fortunate to witness and experience life at this wonderful university under Paul’s leadership. Paul’s compassion for staff and students, and his commitment to Equality, Diversity,…

Veganuary with Growhampton

A total of 3.5 million people (or 7% of the population) in the UK are now vegan. A staggering figure and testament to growing awareness and concern for our planet. At Growhampton, we try to stay tuned-in to conversations on veganism and recognise the different motivations for plant-based living: nutrition, animal care, climate change, racial…

6 Steps for an Incredible Roehampton Instagram Takeover

Social media is the most effective way of advertising in this current age. Therefore, if you’re running a society or organisation at Roehampton, getting heard on the internet will be the easiest way to communicate to your target audience. Luckily, the university gives opportunities to those wanting some free promotion and offers up it’s Instagram…

You can sit with us | Societies at Roehampton

A new academic year means a whole host of chances for you to enrich your university life. First-years, this is your moment to set the tone for your time with us, and final-years, this is your last window to take advantage of the unique offerings that Roehampton holds. Do you want to get involved in…

Chuchu Nwagu | In Conversation

‘We are people too’, laughs Chuchu Nwagu, admitting that students expect the ‘sabb’ team to respond immediately to messages and emails – even in the early hours. Acknowledging a widespread lack of understanding among students and professionals about the true nature of a sabbatical role, the next Roehampton Students’ Union President wants improved awareness of…