Welcome from the Head of Southlands College

Christopher Stephens

If you live at Southlands or study in the Faculty of Business and Law, you are a member of Southlands College: welcome!

Roehampton is made up of four colleges, each with long and rich histories. Every member of the university, staff and student, is also a member of a college, and this will come to mean as much to you as being part of Roehampton itself.

Being a member of Southlands College brings lots of opportunities for engaging more fully with the university, to make friends, extend your learning, develop skills and build your CV. You can join college teams, societies, leadership programmes and learning events, as well as a rich programme of college social activities. Information about these opportunities can be found on these web pages, on our social media, and in the College Guide.

Our approach to living and working together is grounded in our College’s strongly held values. These are shaped by our long history and our continuing relationship with the Methodist Church, which founded our college in 1872.

Our college community is a very diverse one. Students and staff come from all over the planet, speak numerous languages, practice many religions, look, think and behave in many different ways. Part of the college experience includes the opportunity to get to know people with different backgrounds, skills and interests to your own, to learn from them, and to become a more understanding and inclusive person. Above all, at Southlands we value the dignity of all people and encourage respect, kindness and inclusivity.

Whatever you are studying, I wish you every success and look forward to getting to know you during your time here.

Dr Christopher Stephens
Head of Southlands College