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Roehampton students get great all-round university experience

Students say they love Roehampton because of the hard work which goes into creating a high quality all round experience: A great lifestyle plus a respected degree coupled with skills employers want which will get graduates into work.

Posted: 12 August 2014

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Second year education student Emily used the Twitter hashtag #IamUR to explain why she loves being at the University of Roehampton.

Many lecturers who teach courses are recognised nationally for their expertise. They include Aisha Gill, an expert on human rights, novelist and writer Adam Foulds and Molly Scott Cato, the Green Party MEP and first ever professor of Green Economics.

Daily Mail and Guardian writer Ros Coward is in our media culture and languages department, while BBC World Affairs Editor John Simpson has been our Chancellor for nine years, and has debated the industry with journalism students. New Chancellor, children’s author Dame Jacqueline Wilson is a member of our English and Creative Writing Department.

Students use the hashtag #IamUR on Twitter to explain what they love about the University of Roehampton. Jake, 21, a Journalism graduate said: “The course set me up perfectly for a smooth transition into employment,” while Joy, who studied Music Psychology said: “As an international student, I was proud to call the campus home.”

Friends Kate and Rachael agreed Roehampton had ‘the best dance course in the country, in the perfect location,” and Sports Physiology student Jamie described ‘great facilities and an amazing campus.’ Drama, Theatre and Performance graduate Matt, said: “My proudest moment at UR was getting a high 2:1 for my 12,000 word play.”

Primary education students Sarah and Ashley became friends and said: “We met through our course as we have loads of classes together.” Martin, 21, said: “I love being so close to Central London here at UR, and everything the city has to offer.” Second year education student Emily said: “I’m so grateful for the two schools I had placements in.”

Roehampton has one of the most attractive wide-open campuses in London, complete with ponds, open lawns, classical and modern buildings and nature walks, plus the advantage of being 30 minutes from the West End in one direction and 25 minutes from Westfield shopping centre in the other.

There are more than 30 clubs and societies as well as numerous sports groups including everything from Fresh Air radio and Fresh magazine, as well as a Laser Tag group, a Hogwarts Society and snow sports club, all run from an active students’ union which has a bar and regular party nights.

The University was named the second safest in the capital this year by the Compete University Guide, while The Guardian listed it among the top 100 universities in the UK, and it was found that more than 92 per cent of graduates were in work or further study within six months of finishing their courses. The National Student Survey, released this week, has shown a strong performance for the University with 86 per cent of final year students satisfied overall with their time at the University of Roehampton.

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