Health and Safety
Once you have completed your enrolment you will be asked to complete mandatory online health and safety training. This will give you the information you need for studying, working and living safely at Roehampton.
Please keep an eye on your University email as you will be emailed a link to complete this training.
In the meantime, please see below for some key infomation to help you stay safe, and what do do in an emergency during your time at Roehampton.
We are now able to confirm further decisions on the Covid-safe measures we will introduce and our approach to learning, teaching, assessment and campus life in the next academic year.
Safety and wellbeing
Since the start of the pandemic, we have introduced a number of measures to help keep our community safe. We are planning to put in place the following safety measures which we will regularly review:
- Face coverings will continue to be required in most indoor spaces, unless exempt
- Protective screens will remain in classrooms and social spaces
- Hand sanitiser will be available across campus
- Enhanced cleaning schedules will continue
- Home testing kits will be available across campus and if possible, an on-campus test centre will be re-introduced
- A campaign to encourage all members of our community to have both doses of the COVID-19 vaccination if they can
- Continued contact tracing for those who develop symptoms
- Reducing the number of students in classrooms and other learning and teaching settings, whilst maintaining contact time.
Learning, teaching and assessment
We are looking forward to the return of learning and teaching for all our courses on campus (unless you are studying on a distance learning course). This approach will continue to be reviewed across the summer in line with local and national guidance.
We will use a combination of assessments (written and practical assignments, exams, presentations and subject-specific practical activity) to ensure that learning is effectively assessed throughout the year. We are planning for practical assessment, including demonstrations and performances, to take place on campus.
Our approach to assessment ensures that the quality of a Roehampton degree will not be impacted, even if we need to make changes during the year due to coronavirus.
Student experience and campus life
Alongside the Colleges and Roehampton Students’ Union, we are planning for Welcome Week and the return of in-person events and activities, while still providing for those who are unable to make it back campus. We look forward to offering a wide range of in-person activities across next academic year and we have also developed plans to ensure that our student services remain flexible, to ensure they suit your needs.
We will do our best to reschedule activities or run them differently if we need to make changes due to coronavirus.
We continue to encourage members of our community to take up the opportunity to receive their COVID-19 vaccination if they can.
As part of the campaign to keep our community safe, you should continue to undertake regular testing.
Once you have your Roehampton username and password, you will be able to access the Student Portal. This is where we will post any Covid-19 updates, so we encourage you to regularly check the announcements section here.
You can also find out more about how we are preparing for September, and details on the safety measures we have put in place on our Coronavirus webpages here.
If you have any further questions at this time, or are isolating due to Coronavirus, please contact email@example.com.
If an emergency takes place on campus you should call the emergency telephone line on extension 3333 or from your mobile dial 020 8392 3333. It's a good idea to save this number as a contact in your phone.
Situations may arise when you may need to call the emergency services directly. Please inform Security if you have requested the Emergency Services directly so they can be sent to the correct location on arrival.
All Roehampton Security Officers are first aid trained and first aid boxes are placed throughout the University. If an emergency takes place on campus you should call the emergency telephone line on extension 3333 or from your mobile dial 020 8392 3333.
We have fire alarm systems fitted in all the buildings throughout the University and every bedroom has a smoke sensor installed to ensure your safety, however these won't save you if you ignore an alarm or you don't know what to do if it sounds. Please take a few moments to read the fire emergency notices in your residence and make sure you know all the escape routes out of the building. Fire alarm testing is done on a weekly basis, and will take the form of a 10 second sounding.
Faulty or unsafe electrical equipment can injure through electric shock and is also a common cause of fires. Estates and Campus Services will be visiting all student residences during the first month of the term to test all your electrical equipment to make sure that it is safe. If you are uncertain whether any of your electrical equipment is safe, or if it is suitable for connection to the UK power supply, then please don't use it until it can be tested.
Based on advice from Public Health England, the University strongly recommends that all incoming students are vaccinated for Meningitis before they arrive. If you do not receive the vaccine before you start university, our on campus Student Medical Centre does offer a free service to all students.
The Student Medical Centre is based on Froebel College and the telephone number is 020 8392 3679.
A PEEP is a bespoke plan for students who require assistance in evacuating a building in the event of an emergency.
If for any reason, you are not able to evacuate a building unaided during an emergency situation, please click the student portal link to download the questionnaire that must be completed to start the setup process. If you have any questions, please email Health and Safety: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Everyone at Roehampton, whether studying, working, or visiting, has the right to feel safe. Harassment of any kind is completely unacceptable, and our community is an environment where prejudice and socially unacceptable behaviour are never tolerated.
Our Report + Support tool will allow you to report unacceptable behaviour, and access the support you need. Click here to find out more.
To improve your safety when out on the street you should:
Stay alert - Remember, if you are wearing headphones or chatting on your mobile phone you will be distracted from your surroundings and will not hear trouble approaching.
Invest in a personal safety alarm – These can be used to shock and disorientate an attacker giving you vital seconds to get away.
Make sure you avoid danger spots - Stick to busy well lit streets whenever possible and avoid quiet or badly lit alleyways, subways or isolated parks or waste grounds. Take the safer route, even if it is longer.
Plan ahead - Know where you're going and the best way to get there. Whenever possible, avoid long waiting times at bus stops and stations by checking the arrival times before leaving home.
Listen to your instincts - If you feel threatened, head for a safe place where there are lots of people, such as a pub, shop, garage etc.
Ensure you take the same precautions wherever you are - It's natural to feel more relaxed and comfortable in your own neighbourhood than an unfamiliar area but it's important not to get complacent about your personal safety even when close to home.
For more safety tips go to www.suzylamplugh.org