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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.

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.

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.

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.

Roehampton’s students have given the University a resounding show of support and graded it ‘first class’ in the National Student Survey, with overall the best ever results being recorded this year.

Outstanding poets and researchers David Harsent, Fiona Sampson and Paul O’Prey will illuminate Wimbledon’s BookFest in October, when they share favourite works including war poetry with audiences, it has just been confirmed.

A host of big name speakers are set to illuminate Wimbledon later this year at the town’s expanding annual BookFest, which the University of Roehampton is a key partner in.

An expert in Muslim law, an eminent professor of American culture, and a man who has dedicated his life to protecting endangered species have been awarded honorary doctorates by the University of Roehampton.
More than 2,500 students will graduate from the University of Roehampton with degrees from Dance to Human Resources Management today and tomorrow, and for the first time ever, they will be graduating at the Royal Festival Hall, on the world-famous South Bank.
A total of 92 per cent of full-time first degree graduates from the University of Roehampton were in work or further study six months after finishing their courses, a figure higher than almost any other university in London, according to the latest data released by the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

New figures show Roehampton is the safest inner London university, after nationwide research highlighted low levels of crime within a three mile radius of the campus.

A new collection of some of the most poignant poetry from World War One challenges the notion that all poems by soldiers and nurses at the time were of an anti-war sentiment.

Organising reading groups for prisoners in more than 30 jails across the UK has secured a category win in a national awards ceremony for University of Roehampton academics Jenny Hartley and Sarah Turvey.

Creating an app to explain a historic London monument, launching reading groups in prisons and helping people suffering from Parkinson’s Disease to dance has secured three University of Roehampton staff a place in the finals of a national awards.

English and Creative Writing PhD student derek beaulieu has been named Calgary’s Poet Laureate and celebrated his appointment by projecting his poem, Prose of the Trans-Canada, on the Calgary Tower.
The University of Roehampton will host an event as part of the Being Human festival (15-23 November), the UK’s first national festival of the humanities. The event is made possible by a grant from the festival organisers, the School of Advanced Study, University of London and is supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the British Academy.
Award winning authors Adam Foulds and Iain Sinclair are offering eight lucky writers exclusive one to one tutorials. 
The University of Roehampton in conjunction with the Guild of St George, are pleased to announce that Professor Dinah Birch will deliver the inaugural Whitelands Ruskin lecture on Wednesday 14 May at 6pm. The topic will be Thinking Through the Past: John Ruskin and the Whitelands College May Festival.

The University of Roehampton has today unveiled a new series of videos providing a glimpse into undergraduate life.

The Trouble with Parallel Universes is the first publication from the University of Roehampton’s own printing press, Fincham Press.