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Leading children’s author Professor Dame Jacqueline Wilson has been confirmed as the new Chancellor of the University of Roehampton, a ceremonial role she said she was ‘honoured’ to accept.

A free festival showcasing the memories, joys, tastes and academic study of food is to be held at the University of Roehampton in mid-November, and Wandsworth residents are being invited to sign up and join in.

A career-long commitment to educating children in the Froebelian tradition has resulted in Professor Tina Bruce being presented with a lifetime achievement award by the highly respected Nursery World publication.

The Hive Café at the University of Roehampton has been announced as a winner of a national 2014 Soil Association Organic Award. The Café has been selected as the winner of the eating out category after a high profile month-long public vote.

A long-standing commitment to helping dancers across the UK develop as professionals, and for promoting community-led dance, has seen University of Roehampton lecturer Sara Houston receive a National Teaching Fellowship award.

Roehampton PhD student Sarah Weldon, who is preparing to become the first person ever to row around Great Britain solo, has officially launched her boat at the huge Technopop show in Stratford, East London, with help from Olympic rower Debbie Flood.

With just over a month until Remembrance Sunday, the families of people who died in World War One are being sought to attend the two minutes’ silence at the Society of the Sacred Heart’s war memorial at the University of Roehampton.

More than 130 trainee teachers were in Wandsworth’s primary and secondary schools during the past year, helping local children learn the essential skills that will prepare them for adult life.

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.