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Being a travel journalist is about much more than free holidays and sunny beaches, according to Andy Pietrasik, from The Guardian newspaper, who has just given a presentation to Roehampton journalism degree students.

A new 385,000 Euro project to help nurseries, schools and health workers better classify and understand children’s special educational needs and disabilities has been launched by academics, who say it is expected to provide greater detail and improve inter-agency co-ordination.

The oldest known image of a Chartist rally has been uncovered by University of Roehampton professor Ian Haywood, after lying untouched in a sketchbook in the US Library of Congress for well over 100 years since it was drawn by a teenager in 1839.

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 University’s Chancellor, Professor Dame Jacqueline Wilson, has received a lifetime achievement award in recognition of her significant contribution to children’s enjoyment of reading around the world.

Highly respected choreographer Akram Khan has been commissioned to make a new dance which will be performed around the world – and students from Roehampton’s Department of Dance are playing a vital role in its creation.

Experts advising the United Nations on gender perspectives on torture and ill-treatment will take evidence from Roehampton Criminologist Professor Aisha K Gill from the Department of Social Sciences early next month.

A four year study into the success of the English National Ballet’s Dance for Parkinson’s programme, undertaken by academics from the University’s Department of Dance, has found organised dancing offers those with the condition a physical activity which resonates deeply on intellectual, social, and emotional levels.

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.

The Archbishop of Canterbury has given his backing to recommendations created by a University of Roehampton academic to improve relations between religious groups and the local government planning system.

The latest official national survey of graduate employment shows 98 per cent of graduates from Roehampton’s teacher training courses are in work six months after graduation, with 99 per cent in work or undertaking further study.

Students at the University of Roehampton will be offered a free copy of the novel Pigeon English by Stephen Kelman during Freshers’ Week this week, thanks to a partnership with The Booker Prize Foundation.

The first full collection of poems by First World War nurse, Mary Borden, who set up her own field hospital on the front line at the Somme to treat injured soldiers, has been published 100 years after they were written.

A 20-year research programme carried out by an Australian academic, who died suddenly in 2007 while studying Schizophrenia among Malaysian tribal Iban people, is being rescued by a uniquely talented University of Roehampton professor.

The sympathy, pity, pain and fear 19th century surgeons and their patients experienced in the days before anaesthetic was used will be explored by academics at the University, thanks to a £570,000 research grant.

Students joining Roehampton’s new Law School in September can take advantage of a realistic on-campus court room to practise their legal presentation and debating skills.

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.

The Chief Executive and Artistic Director of Sadler’s Wells, Alistair Spalding, has been awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Roehampton, in tribute to his exceptional success and commitment to dance over 15 years at the theatre.