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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.

The Bishop of Kingston is to become the latest fellow of the University of Roehampton’s Whitelands College, bringing a wealth of educational and theological experience to students.

Wimbledon’s annual BookFest starts on Friday 3 October, with a host of talented authors, poets and speakers set to illuminate the town for the next 10 days. They include Alexander McCall Smith, Shami Chakrabarti, Faisal Islam and James Naughtie.

Students at Roehampton will have more chances to play sport after staff at the University were successful in winning £152,000 of National Lottery funding from Sport England’s University Sport Activation Fund.

Roehampton PhD student Sarah Weldon is preparing to become the first person ever to row around Great Britain solo, and she will use her own body as a research tool during her arduous 14 week challenge.

A new mobile phone app launched this week is giving Roehampton students the chance to learn about their Students’ Union, the University and London with just a quick shake – and it could pave the way for similar apps across the country.

An online game designed to teach ethics to students could soon be adapted to train bankers, insurers, journalists, local government staff and other professionals after its creator received a huge amount of interest since claiming an international award.

A minor miracle has meant a Roehampton dance student suffering from scoliosis can continue her studies, leading towards her dream of performing professionally and owning a dance company after she graduates.

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.

Third year Roehampton student Kurt Nagy will be performing in a new version of William Golding’s Lord of the Flies when he joins the ensemble of Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures touring theatre company at London’s famous Sadler’s Wells Theatre.

University of Roehampton social anthropologist Dr Michal Garapich is one of five finalists in the Times Higher Education magazine’s awards, in the most innovative teacher of the year category.

Wandsworth’s gardeners, allotmenteers and organic food lovers are being urged to get behind the University of Roehampton Students’ Union’s Growhampton project, as it bids to win a prestigious Soil Association national award for its café.

Three celebrated authors will take part in a Desert Island Discs style event when they share the books they would take to the proverbial uninhabited island with audiences at this year’s Wimbledon Book Festival.

Rugby World Cup winning University of Roehampton graduate Alex Matthews has become the youngest women ever to be given a full time contract to play the sport professionally, the RFU has revealed.

Roehampton students are among the most likely in London to be working or continuing to study soon after they graduate, thanks to the University’s commitment to raising awareness of employment skills and helping students arrange internships.

The first ever woman president of the University of Roehampton’s Students’ Union has just taken up her new position, with a pledge to increase links between ‘town and gown’ in Wandsworth through volunteering.

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.

Students say they love Roehampton because of the hard work which goes into creating a high quality all round experience: A great lifestyle plus a respected degree coupled with skills employers want which will get graduates into work.

Outstanding poets and researchers David Harsent, Fiona Sampson and Paul O’Prey will illuminate Wimbledon’s BookFest in October, when they share favourite works including war poetry with audiences, it has just been confirmed.

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.