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…

University Mental Health Day

Thursday 5 March 2020 is University Mental Health Day. This is a day to bring together the University community to make mental health a University-wide priority. There are a number of events on throughout the day designed to promote positive wellbeing which you can find information on below, as well as information on the other…

Dissertation Survival Guide

Writing your dissertation is a huge part of any student’s third year, but there are lots of steps you can take to make the process that little bit easier. Here are some steps to help you survive your dissertation! Have a clear goal in mind While writing your dissertation, it’s so easy to lose sight…