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Nearly 2,000 final year students from the University of Roehampton are being congratulated for their dedication and ‘sheer hard work’ by the University’s top academics at graduation ceremonies this week. 

The ninth annual Wimbledon BookFest is back this autumn bringing the worlds of literature, the arts, popular culture, film and sport to Wimbledon Common for 10 days in October.

Uncovering hidden domestic violence in under-threes will be made easier for nursery and children’s centre workers and other professionals now a new protocol has been launched by a Roehampton professor.

Two students from the University of Roehampton’s Business School are directly benefitting from a construction project creating the University’s new multi-million pound hall of residence and library, after securing internship roles with contractor Osborne.

Research into countering ‘honour’ killings and forced marriage, which has helped shape Government policy, has resulted in University of Roehampton academic Dr Aisha K. Gill being awarded a Celebrating Impact prize from the Economic and Social Research Council.

Greater support should be provided to students worried about their living costs whilst at University, according to an independent panel of experts including Professor Paul O’Prey, Roehampton’s Vice-Chancellor.

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.

TS Eliot Award winner and Roehampton lecturer Professor David Harsent premiered a new poem this week, commissioned by the Friends of Richmond Park, at an event introduced by Roehampton Honorary Graduate Sir David Attenborough.

The latest opera created by acclaimed composer Sir Harrison Birtwistle with a libretto by Roehampton professor, David Harsent, will open as part of a double bill at the world-famous Royal Opera House in London’s Covent Garden on Thursday, for a six-performance run.

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.

The first ever English language translation of a series of 2,000 year old letters, once believed to have been written by Marcus Brutus, an ancient Roman politician and military leader who played a key role in the assassination of Julius Caesar, will be carried out by a Roehampton classicist.

The editor of The Independent newspaper, Amol Rajan, has told Roehampton students the best way for journalism graduates to get a job in the industry is to ‘go digital’ and start publishing news stories, on blogs and social media.
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.

A key detail of the life story of Isaac Newton may have been uncovered by a researcher from the Centre for Hearth Tax Research (CHTR) at the University of Roehampton.

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.

The quality of Roehampton’s trainee teachers has been described as ‘first class’ by the former Director of Education at Wandsworth Council, one of the most senior figures in London local government.
Professor of Music in the School of Education, Adam Ockelford, has been awarded over £177,000 to expand the work of his children’s music charity Soundabout to over 2,500 Children’s Centres in the UK.
Psychotherapists are being encouraged to break away from traditional therapeutic approaches in Professor Mick Cooper's new book Existential Psychotherapy and Counselling. It provides practical guidance for therapists to devise better tailor-made treatments to suit unique client needs.

A new league table published in the respected Times Higher Education magazine shows Roehampton is the best new university in London for student experience. The University has risen 28 places from last year in the annual review of students’ opinions.

Building on Roehampton’s strong research profile to become a centre of research excellence is the pledge from newly-appointed Roehampton Business School Director, Professor Sharon Mavin.