6 tips for writing assignments | Kristina Kjoenigsen

While our world is turned upside down and our normality seems to change every day, it is difficult to sit down and work on university assignments. Motivation has fled and your brain is all over the place, trying to make sense of the new and uncertain situation you’re in. Yet, you still have deadlines coming…

Top tips for isolating with family

By Fiona Elisabeth Henderson 3 weeks ago I moved out of halls and back home in order to isolate with my family. I mean, the library has been shut, lectures are cancelled and most of my friends moved back too. So like lots of people, I’ve packed up my whole life to be back home…

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…

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…

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…

Keeping Active at Home

Worried about how you’re going to get those endorphins flowing in self isolation? Don’t! Keeping safe at home doesn’t mean you can’t get in your daily exercise. In fact, it’s probably more convenient to do a workout when you’re watching your favourite Netflix show, or have 10 minutes free whilst waiting for your pasta to…

7 Online Resources at Roehampton

Studiosity Studiosity is an online study guidance service that will review the structure, grammar, language and standard referencing practices of your work. The service allows you to upload your work at any time of day or night, and receive feedback within 24 hours.  You can access Studiosity via the Moodle landing page or on the…