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According to research by Dr James Davies and Dr Todd Rae from Roehampton's Department of Life Sciences, over a quarter of a million people in the UK have been using Benzodiazepines, which treat a range of conditions including anxiety, insomnia and panic disorders, for at least twelve times longer than the recommended period of two to four weeks.

175 years ago today, Whitelands College – now part of the University of Roehampton – enrolled its first student, Elizabeth Ransom.

University of Roehampton Council Member, Janet Cooper has been appointed Officer of the British Empire (OBE) for her services to equality, women's empowerment and employee share ownership in the New Year's Honours list 2017.

Congratulations to Professor Fiona Sampson, Professor of Poetry at the University of Roehampton, who has been appointed a Member of the British Empire in the New Year's Honours list for her services to literature and the literary community.

We are investing £35million in a new world-class Library based at the heart of our campus.

Professor Jolanta Opacka-Juffry will work with a senior official from the Home Office, to help educate society on the risks of novel psychoactive substances (NPS), previously referred to as 'legal highs'.

Recent research from the University of Roehampton has revealed how and why apes manoeuvre through tree-tops by studying the movement of parkour athletes.

Secretary of State for Education urges 14 and 15 year old girls to see their own potential, "You just need to be you to be a great leader". The Rt Hon Justine Greening MP addressed 175 young women from across London to motivate them to become leaders as part of the University of Roehampton's Class of 2020 initiative.

Professor Paul O’Prey’s address to Parliamentary Group: "You can’t have a world-class university system that isn’t open to the world – it’s a contradiction in terms."

On Thursday 13th October the University of Roehampton celebrated the opening of new halls of residence, Chadwick Hall and the unveiling of ‘The Watchers’, a well-known sculpture by Lynn Chadwick CBE. To mark the occasion Vice-Chancellor Professor Paul O’Prey CBE welcomed a host of guests including Lynn Chadwick’s family, Justine Greening MP and the Mayor of Wandsworth, Richard Field to the University.
For the second year running, the University of Roehampton has joined forces with The Booker Prize Foundation to distribute over 3,000 free copies of a contemporary fictional novel as part of the RoeReads initiative.
The University of Roehampton’s £32 million new student accommodation and conferencing centre has opened its doors.
A tell-all book about the colourful life of a former resident of Roehampton’s Grove House has been published; The Beauty of Her Age by Jenifer Roberts, an English historian.
Roehampton is part of consortium of universities which have been awarded a prestigious Doctoral Training Partnership by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). This means Roehampton will play an even greater role in providing high-quality postgraduate training.
This week more than 700 students graduated with qualifications in teaching at the University of Roehampton’s graduation event at Royal Festival Hall. They join the hundreds of thousands of graduates who have studied at Roehampton since the foundation of its Whitelands College 175 years ago.
Nearly 2,000 students embark on the next chapter of their lives this week after celebrating their graduation from the University of Roehampton.
Over 1,950 students from the University of Roehampton will be graduating on Tuesday 26 and Wednesday 27 July with degrees in a range of subjects including Primary Education, History, Marketing and Drama. Graduands will receive their degrees in one of five ceremonies presided over by University Chancellor, Professor Dame Jacqueline Wilson over the course of two days at London’s Royal Festival Hall.
The University of Roehampton has launched a new initiative which aims to enhance the ambitions of 175 young women through the power of education.
Professor Paul O’Prey, Vice-Chancellor at the University of Roehampton has been appointed Commander of the British Empire in the Queen’s 90th Birthday Honours list for his services to higher education and the literary history of the First World War.
The University of Roehampton’s Grove House Estate will be open to the public for self-guided tours on Sunday 19th June between 11am and 4pm as part of London Parks & Gardens Trust’s Open Gardens Squares Weekend.