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Wimbledon’s annual BookFest starts on Friday 3 October, with a host of talented authors, poets and speakers set to illuminate the town for the next 10 days. They include Alexander McCall Smith, Shami Chakrabarti, Faisal Islam and James Naughtie.

Dr. Andrea Esser, Principal Lecturer in Media & Communications has been awarded a grant (£36,000) as part of her involvement in the project 'What Makes Danish TV Drama Series Travel?'
Michael Chanan, Professor of Film & Video in the Department of Media, Culture and Language is to be honoured with a retrospective of his films in Mexico.

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.

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.

Businesswoman and former journalist Dame Marjorie Scardino, tipped as the next head of the BBC Trust, has received an honorary doctorate of laws from the University of Roehampton.

Eminent BBC journalist John Simpson, the corporation's World Affairs Editor, has today been made an honorary fellow of the University of Roehampton, as he steps down from the figurehead role of Chancellor after nine years.
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 new partnership struck between Newsquest south London, publishers of the Wandsworth Guardian, and the University will create a three month paid internship for a student to learn first-hand how to be a reporter.

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.

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.
Dr. Miguel Á. Bernal-Merino will be the curator and host of the “Game Localization Round Table” (GLRT), a dedicated professional forum for video game developers, publishers and localisers part of the Localization World (LW) conference series (www.localizationworld.com). 

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

The Centre for Research into Film and Audiovisual Cultures (CRFAC) hosted a warmly received international conference on 4 April 2014, marking the 10th anniversary of the final episode of landmark HBO TV series Sex and the City.
Department of Media, Culture and Language alumnus, Dominic Buchanan, has latest film Lilting selected as the opening film of the London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival.
Shane O'Sullivan, who received his PhD in Film from the University of Roehampton in 2013, has released in the UK an award-winning Palestinian documentary through his distribution company, E2 Films.
Deborah Jermyn, Iain Smith and William Brown have all recently attended and presented papers at the Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS) Conference, held in Seattle, Washington, on 19-23 March 2014.
Staff members and students alike have been involved in the first Human Rights Student Film Competition held at the Ritzy cinema in Brixton in association with the Humans Rights Watch Film Festival.
Filmmaker Andrea Luka Zimmerman has visited Roehampton to show her film, Taşkafa, Stories of the Street, while Roehampton staff members William Brown and Michael Chanan have screened their films at Roehampton and elsewhere.