Graduands say: 'Roehampton sets you up with skills for life'

Over 1,600 students look forward to their promising futures after celebrating their graduation from the University of Roehampton this week.

Posted: 21 July 2017

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Carys and Krina at graduation

Graduates had their degrees conferred by University Chancellor, Professor Dame Jacqueline Wilson Pro-Chancellor the Very Reverend Dr John Hall, and Pro-Chancellor Sir David Bell at the Royal Festival Hall on London's South Bank. They secured degrees in subjects including business, dance, education, and biological sciences, and many others from the University's 10 academic departments.

Krina Amin, Psychology graduate said of her experience at Roehampton, "Studying at Roehampton has been enjoyable and inspiring; learning from tutors who were conducting research while teaching and being able to analyse their research first-hand not only benefitted my critiquing skills but it also motivated me to produce work similar to my lecturers.

"The University is like a big family. You're bound to bump into someone you know every day around campus which made it feel like a close-knit community. I definitely think Roehampton sets you up with skills for life; skills that are not only academically useful but also professionally useful for the working world."

While English Literature and History graduate, Carys Wood said, "It's an amazing feeling – after three years of hard work, it's so exciting to think you've reached your goal and I'm proud of myself for what I've achieved already. I loved studying at Roehampton which is clear because I'm going to remain here to do my MA! It's such a beautiful campus with excellent facilities and encouraging lecturers."

Carys's advice to prospective students is to "make sure you have chosen a course you love, to get involved in all the academic and social events offered, and just enjoy university life because it really is one of the best experiences of your life!"

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