Commuting students

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Dedicated bus services

The University of Roehampton campus benefits from being at the heart of a busy network of transport links, with around 20 buses an hour serving our main site and even more services to Whitelands site, providing links to Barnes station, Richmond, Putney, Clapham Junction and more.

We also have our own dedicated free bus service, exclusively for our students and staff, that runs from our campus to Hammersmith Bridge. See here for a full timetable. This service runs roughly every 20 minutes, allowing easy trips between Hammersmith Bridge and Whitelands, via Barnes and the main campus.

Tube, train and cycling

Roehampton is in TfL zone 3, with plenty of options to get into central London. We are within a short (10-minute) walk of Barnes station. Trains from Barnes run to Waterloo, Clapham Junction, Hounslow, Richmond and more. You can also take a bus to Putney Bridge, a Tube station on the District line, and our own service to Hammersmith Bridge.

We also offer a range of facilities for cyclists, including plenty of secure storage areas for bikes, shower facilities and lockers for students to use.

Flexible and online support services

We provide a wide range of support for all our students, that are accessible on and off-campus. This includes online career support, digital learning resources, including our new 24-hour online academic guidance system, Studiosity. Our world-class Library is open 24 hours a day during the run up to key points in the year.

The Roehampton Students' Union and our Colleges run events designed specifically to provide opportunities for Roehampton students living off-campus to access support, and meet and socialise with other students. During Welcome Week, we run dedicated sessions for commuting students.

Tailored facilities

All four of our colleges have spaces specially designed for commuting students to relax, study and eat. These include College Kitchens, which have lockers and comfortable seating, along with fridges and microwaves to store and reheat food, and Pocket Lounges, areas with soft furnishings and powerpoints for you to charge your laptop or phone. There are are also Touchdown Spaces, with powerpoints for laptops, and chairs and tables.

The kitchens, lounges and Touchdown Spaces are located conveniently across both campuses and all four colleges. Additionally, our wide variety of cafés, dining halls and study spaces are open to all students.