Why study at Roehampton
- Work placements: Previous students took part in the selection panel for the Gamemakers of the Olympics 2012
- Guest speakers, real-life business cases and field trips
- Exposure to contemporary issues in employment and in the workplace
Whether you aspire to be a Human Resources Management professional, or a manager, an understanding of how to attract and retain the best people is an important skill. We look at critical contemporary issues of Human Resources such as wellbeing and equality and diversity in the workplace. Students are encouraged to share their own experience and generate lively debate in a course that will develop future Human Resources leaders.
Employment is a life-changing activity in individuals' lives. People's jobs define their incomes, careers, benefits and even quality of life and work/life balance. Human Resource Management is the key function responsible for the management of employment. This programme exposes students to contemporary issues in HRM, adopting a practical approach to enhance employability.
In 2011, our HRM students worked with the London 2012 Olympics delivery authorities, playing a key role in the recruitment of the 70,000 volunteers needed to staff the Olympic Games events and supporting activities. Last year, students explored specific companies' graduate recruitment schemes and designed graduate recruitment and selection campaigns. This year, the focus was on Diversity and Inclusion practices. Tom Morrell of Approaches for Performance Excellence Ltd, Organisation Performance Specialists, who used to be a senior officer at the Metropolitan Police Service, provided students with a detailed case study insight on the complexities faced by the Metropolitan Police Service with regard to Diversity and Inclusion. Recent guest speakers also included HRM professionals from Sony Ericsson as well as the Historic Royal Palaces (which include Hampton Court, Kensington Palace, the Tower of London, and Kew Palace).
- Introduction to Human Resource Management
- Ethics, Organisations and Society
- Contemporary Case Studies in Human Resource Management
Graduates may follow careers as recruitment and selection specialists, employee relations managers, personnel managers, training and development advisers, diversity and equal opportunity advisers, and performance management specialists.