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 unique events of the Christmas Day truce in 1914 where British and German soldiers broke from fighting, and met in no-man’s land to swap presents and play football, has inspired a play by University of Roehampton graduate Alex Gwyther.
Nicholas Cross, Charlotte Marigot and Sean Wai Keung, two Drama, Theatre and Performance and one Creative Writing alumni are to debut their first professional play, ‘DARK MATTER’, at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival throughout August. 
An award of £15k from the Department for Education (DfE) has been granted for a study into the impact of funding on the attainment of children with additonal needs.

Celebrations and expectations for future employment are top of the agenda for 1,900 students who have graduated from the University of Roehampton this week.

Final year students from the Department of Drama, Theatre and Performance have explained what graduation means to them and what they have enjoyed most about Roehampton, after donning their robes and being awarded their degrees at the Royal Festival Hall.

Celebrations, gowns and mortarboards will be the order of the day when 1,900 students graduate from the University of Roehampton, in ceremonies at the Royal Festival Hall on London’s Southbank on Monday and Tuesday.

A team of film and drama students from the University of Roehampton are hoping to see their latest film broadcast at festivals up and down the country this summer, after successfully crowdfunding the project.

The latest opera created by acclaimed composer Sir Harrison Birtwistle with a libretto by Roehampton professor, David Harsent, will open as part of a double bill at the world-famous Royal Opera House in London’s Covent Garden on Thursday, for a six-performance run.

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.

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.

Professor of Theatre and Performance studies, Jennifer Parker-Starbuck, has recently been appointed co-editor of Theatre Journal - a leading, international journal for theatre studies.

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.

Roehampton drama graduate Emely Neu has joined a prestigious group of artists including Damien Hirst and David Hockney, after being selected to join the Bloomberg New Contemporaries exhibition.

Professor Jennifer Parker-Starbuck received an Outstanding Article Award for "Animal Ontologies and Media Representations: Robotics, Puppets, and the Real of War Horse," which appeared in Theatre Journal.
Roehampton’s Department of Drama, Theatre and Performance recently hosted a duets symposium at the world famous Sadler’s Wells theatre, after witnessing a rise in the number of duo performances in the theatre circuit.

Leading children’s author Professor Dame Jacqueline Wilson has been confirmed as the new Chancellor of the University of Roehampton, a ceremonial role she said she was ‘honoured’ to accept.

A free festival showcasing the memories, joys, tastes and academic study of food is to be held at the University of Roehampton in mid-November, and Wandsworth residents are being invited to sign up and join in.

The University of Roehampton is the top new university in London according to the Sunday Times, which published its Good University Guide at the weekend.

Six students from the Department of Drama, Theatre and Performance were invited to take part in an artist residency with acclaimed, London-based theatre group GETINTHEBACKOFTHEVAN.