Froebel College

Dear student,

I would like to extend a warm welcome to Froebel College and hearty congratulations on obtaining a place here at the University of Roehampton!

Froebel is one of the four Colleges that make up the University of Roehampton campus. Founded as the ‘Froebel Educational Institute’ in 1892 and is one of the oldest higher education establishments in the UK.

Froebel College began primarily as a teacher training college and the focus on education continues to this day, with the School of Education being a major part of the campus. The Department of Dance is also located in Froebel, with its superb facilities and modern dance studios. Aside from academia, we are home to Roehampton’s Student Union, Union Bar and the newly expanded Gym Roehampton, run by Nuffield.

The College system at Roehampton is one of its most distinctive features and offers a range of social opportunities and welfare support that really set us apart from other non-collegiate universities. We have a rich history and ethos and we are keen to ensure you quickly become part of the Froebel College community.

Let me introduce you to our College team: Daniel O’Donoghue is our student College President, and Penny Elliott- Miles is the student College Deputy President. Sophie Cutforth is our Student Wellbeing Officer and Jonathan Miller is the College Life Development Officer, responsible for many of the day-to-day tasks that keep the College running smoothly. We also have an enthusiastic “Flat Rep” team in place to help resident students settle in. Together, we will ensure that your time at Froebel is the most positive experience it can be.

There will be several events for both resident and non-resident Froebel College students during Fresher’s Week and beyond, and I look forward to meeting you there.

Do remember to follow our Facebook page to keep up-to-date with Froebel College news and events.

I am delighted that you are now a member of Froebel College, and I’m sure that your time with us will be a life-changing and positive experience.

Best wishes and good luck!

Simon Dorman
Head of Froebel College