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Battersea Arts Centre (BAC) and the University of Roehampton have joined forces in a new partnership to support the organisation’s Homegrown Company. The programme connects young people with professional artists to create innovative pieces of theatre, which are then performed at Battersea Arts Centre in front of the public.
The first known virtual game created to teach business ethics to students is in advanced stages of development at the University of Roehampton – and its creator says private sector firms have already shown interest in using it to educate employees.
Former Guardian newspaper editor-in-chief Alan Rusbridger, one of the leading figures in the news industry, has given Roehampton journalism students a first hand insight into how to become a reporter.
Multi-award winning poet and librettist David Harsent, who has been named as a judge for this year's Man Booker Prize, will speak about 'the raw truth of poetry' when he gives this year's Hopkins Lecture at the University of Roehampton.
A new chameleon species and frog species discovered by a Roehampton zoologist and his team in East Africa demonstrate a link between two regions previously thought to be highly distinct and different. The finding of these new species has provided an exciting new perspective on the biogeographic history of these two areas.
Roehampton’s inaugural cohort of law students heard directly from the Law Commissioner for Criminal Law for England and Wales, Professor David Ormerod QC this week about the importance of constantly reviewing legislation to ensure it is fair, modern, simple and effective.
The former editor-in-chief of The Guardian, Alan Rusbridger, has been made an honorary Doctor of Letters by the University of Roehampton, at its annual Winter graduation ceremony. The award is in recognition of his significant contribution to the journalism industry.
Roehampton’s role in London’s thriving arts and cultural scene has led to a new partnership with the world famous Southbank Centre and its Imagine Children’s Festival.
Some of the earliest examples of Victorian work by past students from the University of Roehampton’s Whitelands College, from as far back as the 1840s, are currently on display in a major showcase event.
Young people with low level vocational qualifications are less likely to vote or engage in political activity and may feel isolated from the ‘political community’ according to new research by a Roehampton professor.

The judges of the 2016 Man Booker Prize for Fiction have been announced this week, and include University of Roehampton professor, David Harsent.

A key debate on human rights in Scotland hosted by the country’s government and its human rights commission has been informed by research carried out by Roehampton senior law lecturer Dr Katie Boyle.

Every police force in England and Wales needs to improve how it deals with and investigates cases of crimes related to ‘honour’ against black and minority ethnic (BME) women, according to the first report of its kind on the issue by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary, which is published today.

Londoners and tourists who suffer from Vertigo or a fear of heights will be able to conquer their fears at the capital’s iconic Tower Bridge this weekend, thanks to mindful movement techniques developed by Dance Professor Emilyn Claid.
As news broke that scientists had discovered a new antibiotic resistant bacterial strain in China, more than 70 academics and Roehampton students debated the issue during a conference at the University as part of European Antibiotic Awareness Day.
Roehampton Zoologists are playing a key role in a project to reintroduce the endangered Lesser Antillean Iguana to an island in the Caribbean – and they will monitor the animals’ future progress using miniature radio transmitters.
A £105,000 grant has been secured by Adam Ockelford, Professor of Music at Roehampton’s School of Education, to fund the development and creation new musical learning resources for visually impaired children with learning difficulties, as part of the Sounds of Intent project.

Being a travel journalist is about much more than free holidays and sunny beaches, according to Andy Pietrasik, from The Guardian newspaper, who has just given a presentation to Roehampton journalism degree students.

A new 385,000 Euro project to help nurseries, schools and health workers better classify and understand children’s special educational needs and disabilities has been launched by academics, who say it is expected to provide greater detail and improve inter-agency co-ordination.

The oldest known image of a Chartist rally has been uncovered by University of Roehampton professor Ian Haywood, after lying untouched in a sketchbook in the US Library of Congress for well over 100 years since it was drawn by a teenager in 1839.