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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.

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.

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

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.