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As news broke that scientists had discovered a new antibiotic resistant bacterial strain in China, more than 70 academics and Roehampton students debated the issue during a conference at the University as part of European Antibiotic Awareness Day.
Roehampton Zoologists are playing a key role in a project to reintroduce the endangered Lesser Antillean Iguana to an island in the Caribbean – and they will monitor the animals’ future progress using miniature radio transmitters.
For teenagers, the number of Facebook friends is a sign of popularity, but the number of relationships in a macaque monkey’s social network can literally be a matter of life or death, according to university researchers.

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.

Global leaders in psychiatry will gather at the University of Roehampton for a one-day conference to discuss the potentially harmful role that psychiatric drugs are playing in the profession.

Two stars of the World Cup winning England Women’s Rugby Squad, together with an RFU stalwart, have been recognised by the University of Roehampton for their great contribution to the sport, less than two months before London hosts the Rugby World Cup in Twickenham.

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.

Battersea Dogs & Cats Home Chief Executive Claire Horton has received an honorary doctorate from the University of Roehampton, in recognition of her conspicuous success in raising standards across the animal welfare sector.

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.

The Guardian University Guide 2016 has ranked Roehampton as the best modern university in London, the third major independent guide to do so in the last year.

Twenty-four Roehampton students who have gone above and beyond the call of duty to improve the quality of life for other people at the University or who live locally, have been recognised at an awards ceremony.

Educating children about healthy food has become a government priority, demonstrated by the introduction of cookery lessons as a compulsory part of the school curriculum in 2014.
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.

Leading research neuroscientists from around the world will be discussing the latest scientific advances to enhance brain repair.

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.

As part of Brain Awareness Week (BAW) 2015 Professor Gaetano DiChiara, a distinguished neuroscientist, will be on campus giving an open lecture about the brain’s responses to recreational drugs inspired by his extensive research.
The reliability and reproducibility of science are under scrutiny. Famous scientific findings from the past cannot be confirmed when the original studies are eventually re-examined, however new work by Dr Lewis Halsey and colleagues will help scientists understand why this happens.
Dr Peter Shaw, Reader in Zoology, has identified the first UK record of the luridly coloured springtail 'Bilobella braunerae' from specimens newly collected by Natural England staff. This was only described in 1981 from France, appeared in the Netherlands in 2007, and has now been found on a farm in Shropshire. DNA barcoding will be used to establish whether the UK and Netherlands animals are the same population.