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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.
Whitelands College is hosting a week of interactive events, and talks from experts in sports, psychology and nutrition, devoted to different areas of healthy living.
An innovative performance La Poème shows the performer sliding egg-yolks on her flesh to depict the fragility of life and the inevitability of death.

Two Roehampton graduates were among the England Women’s Rugby squad who claimed the BBC Sports Personality of the Year team award on Sunday, in tribute to their World Cup win in August.

New information on how animals react to stress has been uncovered by a Roehampton research team.
The British Virgin Islands (BVI) are home to 15 species of exotic breeding seabird but populations are declining dramatically. With limited logistical capacity to launch conservation measures and a sketchy understanding of the species at risk, conservation efforts to date have been relatively ineffective. Funded by the UK, this project lead by Dr Lewis Halsey (Department of Life Sciences) will conduct comprehensive seabird surveys, track seabird movements and trial habitat enhancements, in order to generate a recovery plan for these charismatic species.

Roehampton academics and students will be at the forefront of new research to understand how watercourses naturally react to protect themselves from pollution and climate change, so they can be better managed by industrial users and regulators.

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.

Roehampton PhD student Sarah Weldon, who is preparing to become the first person ever to row around Great Britain solo, has officially launched her boat at the huge Technopop show in Stratford, East London, with help from Olympic rower Debbie Flood.

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.