Graduates say: ‘Roehampton is a home away from home’

Nearly 2,000 students embark on the next chapter of their lives this week after celebrating their graduation from the University of Roehampton.

Posted: 27 July 2016

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Daniel Drakeford

Graduates had their degrees conferred by the University’s Chancellor Professor Dame Jacqueline Wilson, at the Royal Festival Hall on London’s Southbank. They have secured degrees in subjects spanning areas, including education, psychology, anthropology and business, and many others from the University’s 10 academic departments.

Daniel Drakeford, English Literature graduate spoke of his time at the University: “Roehampton is a home away from home; you feel like part of a family and there’s a strong sense of community. You get the best of both worlds here – it’s easy to get into London to explore the city but it’s a green and friendly campus and a stone’s throw away from Richmond Park. The friendships I‘ve made here are what I’m going to take away from Roehampton – even the campus cats Digby and Badger!”

Meanwhile, Biomedical Sciences graduate Nikhil Patel said: “I’ve had so many new experiences at Roehampton and have met so many new and different people. It’s helped me to come out of my shell, developing me as a person. At Roehampton, you’re not just a number; you have a personalised experience because lecturers are friendly, welcoming, and approachable and they get to know you. My department [Life Sciences] has been like my family for the last three years, I’m going to miss it a lot.”

This year, over 70% of students were awarded a 2:1 or above, the highest percentage in the University’s history, which has been steadily rising for the last nine years.

To find out more about what it’s like to study at the University of Roehampton, read our student blogs.

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