Joanna Briggs | Alumni Stories

Joanna Briggs graduated from Roehampton in 2017, and was then elected to the role of Vice-President of Education in the Roehampton Students’ Union. Since then, Joanna has gone on to work in the finance industry, alongside founding her own Social Enterprise: What Matters CIC. She recently caught up with us about her time at Roehampton,…

Anant Naik | Alumni Stories

Anant Naik graduated from Roehampton in 2009 and then went on to work for the Roehampton Students’ Union for two years as a sabbatical officer. Since then, he has gone on to work in a number of roles within the charity and not-for-profit sector, including his current role as Head of Marketing and Communications at…

50 songs to consider for Karaoke Night

Welcome back! Hope you all had a great Christmas and New Year with your family and friends. Now that we are all back on campus and classes are back in full swing, the University’s social events are also back! Personally, one of my favourite weekly events is the karaoke night every Thursday in the Union…

“Dear first-year me…”

With the beginning of a new academic year rolling in next month and many new students getting ready to join us at the University of Roehampton, we asked our current students what they would say to their first-year selves. We hope that their advice might be helpful for our new students preparing for their first…

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…