The University of Roehampton is leading a new project to address the barriers to student success and close the attainment gap for black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) students, after securing over £250,000 through Higher Education Funding Council for England's (HEFCE) Catalyst Fund.
On 28th February Professor Paul O'Prey CBE represented the university sector at a meeting with Peers in the House of Lords to discuss concerns about the new Higher Education and Research Bill currently going through Parliament.
The University of Roehampton has renewed its partnership with Santander Universities UK until 2020 which will see the bank donate a further £225,000 for career development initiatives, scholarships and study abroad bursaries.
Dr James Davies from Roehampton's Department of Life Sciences addressed The Guild of Health Writers and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at The Anxiety Epidemic event in February, calling for a change in the way psychological distress is understood and managed in the NHS.
Professor Paul O'Prey CBE, Vice-Chancellor at the University of Roehampton and Chair of the Universities UK (UUK) Longer Term Strategy Group, discusses why his university experience was important to him, saying "For me, it was about being the best I could".
London Southbank's Royal Festival Hall played host to Roehampton's Winter Graduation on Monday 23rd January, where 350 graduands celebrated the completion of their studies. Sharath Jeevan, founder and Chief Executive Office of STiR Education, was in attendance as he became an Honorary Doctor of the University.
According to research by Dr James Davies and Dr Todd Rae from Roehampton's Department of Life Sciences, over a quarter of a million people in the UK have been using Benzodiazepines, which treat a range of conditions including anxiety, insomnia and panic disorders, for at least twelve times longer than the recommended period of two to four weeks.
175 years ago today, Whitelands College – now part of the University of Roehampton – enrolled its first student, Elizabeth Ransom.
University of Roehampton Council Member, Janet Cooper has been appointed Officer of the British Empire (OBE) for her services to equality, women's empowerment and employee share ownership in the New Year's Honours list 2017.
Professor Garry Marvin and PhD student Melanie Ramaswamy from the University of Roehampton's Department of Life Sciences are using their expertise to help African women improve their livelihood through their flock of chickens.
Congratulations to Professor Fiona Sampson, Professor of Poetry at the University of Roehampton, who has been appointed a Member of the British Empire in the New Year's Honours list for her services to literature and the literary community.
Peter Kemp, Dr Billy Wong and Miles Berry from the University of Roehampton’s School of Education have conducted research to analyse the uptake of computing qualifications at GCSE and A level. The report urges there be an increase in the proportion of schools and colleges offering GCSE and A level computing following the figures.
We are investing £35million in a new world-class Library based at the heart of our campus.
Professor Jolanta Opacka-Juffry will work with a senior official from the Home Office, to help educate society on the risks of novel psychoactive substances (NPS), previously referred to as 'legal highs'.
Recent research from the University of Roehampton has revealed how and why apes manoeuvre through tree-tops by studying the movement of parkour athletes.
Secretary of State for Education urges 14 and 15 year old girls to see their own potential, "You just need to be you to be a great leader". The Rt Hon Justine Greening MP addressed 175 young women from across London to motivate them to become leaders as part of the University of Roehampton's Class of 2020 initiative.
Professor Paul O’Prey’s address to Parliamentary Group: "You can’t have a world-class university system that isn’t open to the world – it’s a contradiction in terms."