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The Bishop of Kingston is to become the latest fellow of the University of Roehampton’s Whitelands College, bringing a wealth of educational and theological experience to students.

Wimbledon’s annual BookFest starts on Friday 3 October, with a host of talented authors, poets and speakers set to illuminate the town for the next 10 days. They include Alexander McCall Smith, Shami Chakrabarti, Faisal Islam and James Naughtie.

Poets across London are being encouraged to mark National Poetry Day on Thursday 2 October by starting work on a new poem to enter for the inaugural Ruskin Prize which has been launched by the University of Roehampton’s Poetry Centre.

Students at Roehampton will have more chances to play sport after staff at the University were successful in winning £152,000 of National Lottery funding from Sport England’s University Sport Activation Fund.

Poets seeking greater exposure for their work are being called on to submit a new poem for the inaugural Ruskin Prize which has been launched by the University of Roehampton’s Poetry Centre.

There is just one week left to show your support for locally-grown food by voting for The Hive Café at the University of Roehampton as the best place to dine out on organically produced meals.

Roehampton PhD student Sarah Weldon is preparing to become the first person ever to row around Great Britain solo, and she will use her own body as a research tool during her arduous 14 week challenge.

Four completely different buildings in Roehampton, including the beautiful 250-year old Parkstead House, will throw open their doors to the public during this year’s Open House London weekend which starts tomorrow.

A new mobile phone app launched this week is giving Roehampton students the chance to learn about their Students’ Union, the University and London with just a quick shake – and it could pave the way for similar apps across the country.

An online game designed to teach ethics to students could soon be adapted to train bankers, insurers, journalists, local government staff and other professionals after its creator received a huge amount of interest since claiming an international award.

A minor miracle has meant a Roehampton dance student suffering from scoliosis can continue her studies, leading towards her dream of performing professionally and owning a dance company after she graduates.

Planning permission has been granted for the University of Roehampton’s new £30million landmark library and accommodation buildings, after a unanimous vote in favour by Wandsworth Council’s planning committee last night.

Third year Roehampton student Kurt Nagy will be performing in a new version of William Golding’s Lord of the Flies when he joins the ensemble of Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures touring theatre company at London’s famous Sadler’s Wells Theatre.

University of Roehampton social anthropologist Dr Michal Garapich is one of five finalists in the Times Higher Education magazine’s awards, in the most innovative teacher of the year category.

Wandsworth’s gardeners, allotmenteers and organic food lovers are being urged to get behind the University of Roehampton Students’ Union’s Growhampton project, as it bids to win a prestigious Soil Association national award for its café.

Three celebrated authors will take part in a Desert Island Discs style event when they share the books they would take to the proverbial uninhabited island with audiences at this year’s Wimbledon Book Festival.

Rugby World Cup winning University of Roehampton graduate Alex Matthews has become the youngest women ever to be given a full time contract to play the sport professionally, the RFU has revealed.

Roehampton students are among the most likely in London to be working or continuing to study soon after they graduate, thanks to the University’s commitment to raising awareness of employment skills and helping students arrange internships.

A pair of Roehampton sports graduates are set to help England triumph in the Women’s Rugby World Cup on Sunday, after being part of the national side which beat Ireland 40-7 on Wednesday evening.

The first ever woman president of the University of Roehampton’s Students’ Union has just taken up her new position, with a pledge to increase links between ‘town and gown’ in Wandsworth through volunteering.