Professor Paul O'Prey CBE, Vice-Chancellor at the University of Roehampton and Chair of the Universities UK (UUK) Longer Term Strategy Group, discusses why his university experience was important to him, saying "For me, it was about being the best I could".
Posted: 14 February 2017
Speaking at the UUK Annual Conference, Professor O'Prey reflected on his own experience of going to university, discussed the skills he learned and how it shaped his life.
Professor O'Prey's own university experience emulates what Roehampton students can expect today; a personalised academic experience which helps them to become confident, critical thinkers who are adaptable to our ever-changing world. Students who choose Roehampton also have the opportunity to meet people from all walks of life; committed to widening participation, Roehampton's community is made up of students and staff from across the world and from all types of backgrounds. Read more about what our students think about university life on our student blog pages.
Students graduate alongside Honorary, Sharath Jeevan
London Southbank's Royal Festival Hall played host to Roehampton's Winter Graduation on Monday 23rd January, where 350 graduands celebrated the completion of their studies. Sharath Jeevan, founder and Chief Executive Office of STiR Education, was in attendance as he became an Honorary Doctor of the University.
Posted: 24 January 2017
New research reveals some psychiatric drugs are overprescribed twelvefold
According to research by Dr James Davies and Dr Todd Rae from Roehampton's Department of Life Sciences, over a quarter of a million people in the UK have been using Benzodiazepines, which treat a range of conditions including anxiety, insomnia and panic disorders, for at least twelve times longer than the recommended period of two to four weeks.
Posted: 18 January 2017
175 years since first student was welcomed at Whitelands
175 years ago today, Whitelands College – now part of the University of Roehampton – enrolled its first student, Elizabeth Ransom.
Posted: 13 January 2017