Graduating during a recession | Claire Johnson | Alumni

This is a turbulent and uncertain time to complete your degree. Our alumna, Claire Johnson, had a similar experience when she graduated with a BA in Nutrition and Health in 2009 during a recession. Recently we caught up with Claire to see what advice she had for current graduates. You graduated during a recession, which…

Dr Nina van Gessel | Roehampton Spotlight

Spotlight showcases the staff, students and alumni who make up our friendly, diverse and vibrant community here at Roehampton. Hear from members of our community about who they are, what they are working on, what is taking place across the University and what is important to them – all in their own words. This month…

Racheal Olaosebikan-Somoye | UR Launchpad 2020 Winner

Racheal Olaosebikan-Somoye is a 2020 graduating student from BA Mass Communication. She is also the winner of the 2020 Launchpad competition. We recently caught up with her to discuss her project and future plans. Can you tell us about your business? Desireé Dolls is a new line of dolls that celebrates fashion and diversity. Desireé…

Living at home for university? Here are some tips | Sophie Pavlou

University. When you think about it, what comes to mind? Living away from home, gaining a wealth of independence and having the time of your life as that independent young adult? While that is the traditional notion, living away for university is not for everybody, even when you think it might be (I lived away…

4 tips to make your Clearing process easier

With Results Day just around the corner, we understand that this can be a very stressful time. However, we want to reassure you that this doesn’t have to be the case and whether everything works out as planned or not, there’s always another option. Whatever your situation, Clearing could help you start your exciting journey…

Hal Davidson | Our Graduates

Hal Davidson is a 2017 graduate from BA English Language and Linguistics. Recently we caught up with him to talk about his career and experience since completing university. What did your first year out of university looked like? During my third year I was working part time as a lifeguard, a football coach, and as…

Fat Burning: The truth about HIIT | Life Sciences

Is HIIT the magic bullet for fat burning? High Intensity Interval Training (or HIIT) is often cited as a magic bullet to increase ‘fat burning’ while reducing body weight and improving overall health. There is little doubt that HIIT, or any kind of exercise for that matter, improves health contributes to weight management and fat…

A Guide to Being Organised: University Edition | Sophie Pavlou

Anyone who knows me knows that I am really (and, sometimes, annoyingly) well-organised. After my distinctively short height (which I recently evaluated in another blog), I’d say it’s one of the first characteristics that others notice about me. Just a couple of years back, I remember one of my (many) aunties explaining to me that she…

5 tips to maintaining a healthy diet within a budget

After a long day of lectures, it can be a challenge to cook a healthy meal or consume at least 3 nutritious meals a day. Living on campus, or at home, preparing and cooking meals for yourself can be a struggle and time-consuming. The majority of the time we want to turn to UberEats or…

Healthy & Student-friendly Recipes | Isis De Carvalho Stelmo

It is common sense that to have a healthy lifestyle we have to include fruits and vegetables in our daily diet. Since we are little kids, we hear from our family/relatives: you better eat your veggies if you want to grow stronger! Well, this is true. And not a coincidence that governmental campaigns like the…

Tips on preparing for your degree in September | School of Humanities

Take care of your mental health and wellbeing Many of us have struggled physically and emotionally in recent months. While there is a seemingly endless list of things you could be doing, don’t feel like you need to be productive. The suggestions here are all optional and intended to be pressure-free ways of spending your…