Independent newspaper editor, Amol Rajan, explained to Roehampton’s Social Sciences students about the great value of becoming confident, independent thinkers and decision makers when he spoke at their annual conference today.

A £20,000 crowdfunding bid has been launched to expand and secure the future of the popular Hive Café at the University of Roehampton, which is part of the students’ union’s successful Growhampton project.

The editor of The Independent newspaper, Amol Rajan, will be the headline speaker at this year’s Department of Social Sciences student conference which for 2015 takes the theme of ‘independent thinkers’.

This year’s annual University of Roehampton Ruskin Lecture at Whitelands College will be given by author Sara Atwood, a specialist in the renowned Victorian critic and philanthropist John Ruskin’s educational work.
The University of Roehampton has been ranked as the top modern university in London by the Complete University Guide, which published its annual league table today.

A key detail of the life story of Isaac Newton may have been uncovered by a researcher from the Centre for Hearth Tax Research (CHTR) at the University of Roehampton.

Final year students from any university due to complete their bachelor’s degree this summer are being encouraged to apply for a postgraduate taught course at Roehampton, which has created 29 master’s scholarships.

The quality of Roehampton’s trainee teachers has been described as ‘first class’ by the former Director of Education at Wandsworth Council, one of the most senior figures in London local government.
Professor of Music in the School of Education, Adam Ockelford, has been awarded over £177,000 to expand the work of his children’s music charity Soundabout to over 2,500 Children’s Centres in the UK.

A new league table published in the respected Times Higher Education magazine shows Roehampton is the best new university in London for student experience. The University has risen 28 places from last year in the annual review of students’ opinions.

Building on Roehampton’s strong research profile to become a centre of research excellence is the pledge from newly-appointed Roehampton Business School Director, Professor Sharon Mavin.

The University of Roehampton has agreed a new publishing partnership with the world's leading academic publisher in the Humanities and Social Sciences, Routledge, Taylor & Francis, who will now publish Poem magazine.

Former Top Gear star Jeremy Clarkson has been compared to a 17th century political campaigner by senior Roehampton historian Professor Ted Vallance, who identified early modern parallels in both the petition supporting the presenter and Clarkson’s own response to it.

The historic 54 acre campus at the University of Roehampton is being used by students as the basis for a pioneering project including researching the lives of high society Georgian and Victorian figures.

Roehampton criminologist Amanda Holt has played a key role in creating a new Home Office backed guide aimed at helping family workers improve their ability to deal with child-to-parent violence.

Fifty high-achieving postgraduates are being offered the chance of a fully-funded PhD scholarship at the University of Roehampton, with opportunities in all 10 of the University’s academic departments currently available.

Celebrated children’s author, Dame Jacqueline Wilson, has revealed her favourite books to mark World Book Day today and to encourage people to enjoy learning about literature.

Women eating in restaurants and cafes are subconsciously influenced in their menu preferences by the server’s appearance, according to new academic research.

The three judges for the Roehampton Poetry Centre’s annual Roehampton Prize have been announced, as the Centre’s Director issues a call to publishers to submit poetry collections for this prestigious book of the year award.

More than 150 people have already applied to study at the University’s new Law School, which is offering qualifying LLB in Law from this September, according to the latest applications figures.