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The Roehampton Poetry Centre at the University of Roehampton is delighted to announce the winner of the third annual Roehampton Poetry Prize.

Professor Aisha K. Gill, Criminologist at the University of Roehampton has been appointed Commander of the British Empire in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list for her services in tackling forced marriages, ‘honour’ crimes and violence against women. 

Nine Roehampton research students have been awarded government-funded Research Council scholarships for the new academic year. They will join twenty-one current students on Research Council scholarships at the University, further strengthening the cohort of high achieving students at Roehampton.

Professor Adrian Heathfield from the Department of Drama, Theatre and Performance opened the Doing Time exhibition at the 57th Venice Biennale, which features the works of the renowned artist Tehching Hsieh. Housed in the Palazzo delle Prigioni, close to St. Mark's Square, Doing Time is the most comprehensive exhibition of the artist's work to date. Detailed installations of two of Hsieh's One Year Performances – 'Time Clock Piece' and 'Outdoor Piece' – are on show, in which he pursued unprecedented acts of endurance, as well as three previously unseen works for the camera: Road Repair, Exposure and Jump.

On Monday 15th May, 2,140 alumni who have made significant contributions to education were awarded honorary degrees from the University of Roehampton at London Southbank's Royal Festival Hall.

Dr Caroline Oliver, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Social Sciences is part of a successful bid led by Utrecht city council to secure €2.87 million from the EU Urban Innovative Actions (UIA) programme to develop the integration of asylum seekers into society.

The University of Roehampton has retained its position as the highest ranked modern university in London for the third consecutive year in the results of the Complete University Guide 2018.

On Saturday 22nd April, over a hundred 14 and 15 year old girls from across the capital learnt first-hand the excitement of studying science, as part of the University of Roehampton's Class of 2020 initiative.

Adrian Heathfield, Professor of Performance and Visual Culture in the Department of Drama, Theatre and Performance, will curate Taiwan's Pavilion at the 57th Venice Biennale, opening in May 2017.

On Monday 15th May, over 2000 alumni who have made significant contributions to education will be awarded honorary degrees from the University of Roehampton at London Southbank's Royal Festival Hall.

The University of Roehampton is delighted to announce Professor Dame Jacqueline Wilson has been re-appointed as Chancellor for another three years.

The University is adding to its expertise in modern and contemporary history, welcoming five new academics to the Humanities Department in 2017.

The University of Roehampton's Wellbeing team has established an initiative to safeguard its students against sexual assault after securing £50,000 through Higher Education Funding Council for England's (HEFCE) Catalyst Fund.

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.