Commuting students

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Roehampton 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.

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, web-based learning resources, including our new 24-hour online academic guidance system, Studiosity and remote access to Library resources. Our Library is open 24 hours a day during the run up to key points in the year.

The Roehampton Students' Union can also provide support in a number of areas, and also run various student societies you can join to explore your interests outside your studies. You can find out more about our provision below or by clicking through to the dedicated pages for each area of support.

Your College

When you join Roehampton as a student, you will become a member of one of our four historic colleges.

Membership to each College is automatic and depends on what you are studying. To find out more about what being part of a College means and which one you will be likely to belong to, take a look at our joining a College page.

Our Colleges help us provide the friendly, welcoming community that makes Roehampton unique in London. They provide social events, welfare support and opportunities to compete in sport and other activities – including the annual Roehampton College Cup.


Additional information


From your first year with us, you will be given the opportunity to build important career skills and gain work experience, to help you develop the skills you need for a successful career and fulfilling life.

We offer a fantastic online careers resource, Careerlink, that provides access to a CV builder, interactive mock job interviews, volunteering and jobs directories, online skills courses and more. You can also join Roehampton Connect, an online mentoring scheme that pairs our students with Roehampton graduates.


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We offer a range of financial support, including generous scholarships, a Student Hardship Fund for those in financial difficulty, access to undergraduate and postgraduate student loans and personal advice on budgeting.

We provide a range of study support services, including a dedicated Personal Tutor, extensive online resources and supportive staff who can help you gain the skills you need to need to do well in your degree. Our extensive support services is one of the reasons that our students thrive.

By using Moodle, our virtual learning environment, you can access various resources when off campus, including grades, feedback from your tutors and recordings of academic workshops. 

Studiosity provides students with access to a subject specialist who can review draft coursework submissions within 24 hours. The service includes looking at structure, grammar, language and standard referencing practices. You will be able to access Studiosity from anywhere with an internet connection – simply upload your coursework and wait for your professional feedback.

Roehampton is a diverse community, made up of people from all faiths and none, coming together to share our journeys through living, studying and working together. We celebrate the diversity of our University by serving the religious and spiritual needs of our staff and students and by promoting dialogue and peaceful co-existence to all members of the community and beyond

To reflect this we offer a multi-faith chaplaincy with chaplains, associate chaplains, chaplaincy community workers and faith supporters from a number of faith traditions. All chaplains offer support in a friendly and welcoming space, away from work and studying.

Current students can access various kinds of support via the Student Portal. This is also the main point of access for news, events, links to support services and key contacts. Checking the Portal on a regular basis will help you keep up-to-date with all aspects of university life when you're off-campus.

From 2019/20, we are introducing new provision including lockers, so that you can keep your belongings safe while on-campus without having to carry them with you, and fridges and microwaves, so that you can store and reheat food you bring from home. These will be located at various convenient places around campus, so that they're easily accessible wherever you happen to be.

All students have access to support such as security and wardens out of hours when on campus. If you need support when off-campus, we will direct you to services such as the police or ambulance services, or charities such as the Samaritans.