At the University of Roehampton, we offer a unique academic experience; a beautiful, vibrant parkland campus environment in the heart of south-west London, only 30 minutes from the West End.
We pride ourselves on the guarantee we make to all of our students: high levels of contact time with excellent teachers and researchers working at the cutting edge of their subject areas.
Our mission is to support all of our students, whatever their background, to reach their full potential. We provide a personal learning experience, helping them grow as individuals and to be responsible citizens and leaders. We ensure our students become the sort of graduates most valued by employers: confident, critical thinkers, adaptable and open to new ideas, able to work well with people from all walks of life, and with first-class communication skills. We are also focused on creating new knowledge and ideas that help us to understand our world and make it a better place.
We have a proud and extensive history in higher education stretching back over 170 years through our four Colleges. Our ethos derives from this rich collegiate history, built on community, engagement and partnership. Our Colleges are a key part of the student experience we provide, which is built on a close community of students and staff and excellent pastoral support together with a thriving community of alumni.
Our green campus offers modern facilities for learning, living, teaching and working. The campus environment helps create our close and supportive community of students and staff. Through our innovative Student Partnership, we give our students a say at all levels of decision-making in the University, helping us adapt and change. We also provide a wide range of opportunities for students to get involved, through volunteering, playing sport, or joining one of our many active student societies.
The University has a strong research profile, with some of the most highly regarded academic departments in the country. We are ranked first in the UK for our research in Biological Anthropology and Dance. Our students benefit from engaging with staff who are researching at the highest level.
Some 10,000 students attend the University, a quarter of who are postgraduates. Thousands more study with us through Roehampton Online; we are currently one of the fastest-growing providers of online education in the UK. There is a cosmopolitan atmosphere on campus, with more than 140 different nationalities studying with us, reflecting the growing international reputation of the University.
We combine a long history in higher education with a very contemporary outlook, preparing our students for success in a rapidly changing world. The employment rates of our graduates are among the best in London and our vibrant alumni community ensures that we maintain a relationship with our students throughout their careers.