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 hidden locations to escape the house while social distancing

By Ben Patterson, Digby College Now that social distancing is in full swing, everyone is spending a lot more time indoors. This means that you want to make sure any time spent outside is extra special. You may not know it, but nearby, there are some areas close to Roehampton which are absolutely stunning and…

Job hunting during the COVID-19 outbreak | Ellie Ward

Ellie Ward is currently in her final year, BA (Hons) English Literature and Creative Writing.  She was interviewed by the Careers Service about her experience of job hunting during the outbreak of COVID-19. Did you work while you were at university? I worked throughout my degree doing professional acting, directing and producing.  Some of my highlights…

Psychology and Counselling | Hakan Sahin

Why did you choose to study at Roehampton? First of all, the University is 20 minutes in walking distance from my home and had the course I wanted to study, Psychology and Counselling. The close location of the uni allowed me to see my daughter regularly, study and work at the same time as I had to…

5 expert tips for lighting your video calls | Jonathan Wilson

I don’t know about you, but one of my favourite hobbies lately is surreptitiously checking out the various kitchens, studies, bedrooms, living rooms and offices of my colleagues whilst in video meetings. Don’t pretend that you don’t have a quick peek too when you’re in meetings. My Drama colleagues have been treated to a background…

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…