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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.

For teenagers, the number of Facebook friends is a sign of popularity, but the number of relationships in a macaque monkey’s social network can literally be a matter of life or death, according to university researchers.

The University’s Chancellor, Professor Dame Jacqueline Wilson, has received a lifetime achievement award in recognition of her significant contribution to children’s enjoyment of reading around the world.

Highly respected choreographer Akram Khan has been commissioned to make a new dance which will be performed around the world – and students from Roehampton’s Department of Dance are playing a vital role in its creation.

Experts advising the United Nations on gender perspectives on torture and ill-treatment will take evidence from Roehampton Criminologist Professor Aisha K Gill from the Department of Social Sciences early next month.

A four year study into the success of the English National Ballet’s Dance for Parkinson’s programme, undertaken by academics from the University’s Department of Dance, has found organised dancing offers those with the condition a physical activity which resonates deeply on intellectual, social, and emotional levels.

The results of a four year study into how dancing can help people suffering with Parkinson’s Disease will be revealed by University of Roehampton academics at an event at Sadler’s Wells Theatre this afternoon.

The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016 has again ranked the University of Roehampton as the best modern university in London, after its annual league table was published yesterday.

The Archbishop of Canterbury has given his backing to recommendations created by a University of Roehampton academic to improve relations between religious groups and the local government planning system.