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This autumn, our campus is open for students to enjoy. We are providing a blend of physical, on-campus teaching and online teaching, and an excellent student experience. Find out more below.

In January 2021, our intention is that we will continue to deliver a blend of physical teaching, on campus, with larger lectures online. On most of our courses, we will continue to also offer the option for students to study completely online, should they wish to.

Study safely on campus, or from home

 

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Covid 19 - Our measures for your safety

 

This Autumn, our spacious 54-acre parkland campus is open for students and staff to enjoy safely. This includes our teaching facilities, library, accommodation and other amenities, all with appropriate physical distancing in place.

For students starting in January 2021, we plan to continue to provide smaller group on-campus teaching, with larger lectures online. We intend to be as flexible to your needs as we can be and we will therefore also provide the option of studying entirely online for the first term if you would like to, where this is possible. 

 

You can see the full summary of the measures we have put in place to keep our campus safe on our dedicated webpages.

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Flexible learning and support services

At Roehampton we pride ourselves on ensuring all of our students, whether on campus or at home, can access as much support as possible in way that suits them, including academic support.

  • We are delivering physicial teaching this September, and can also deliver all of our teaching online, through live and recorded lectures and seminars, interactive content and 1:1 online support
  • You can access your teaching resources, including lecture content, online and anywhere
  • We have an online academic guidance system, available 24/7, providing personal advice on your essays and assignments
  • We have extensive online careers support, including online advice, a CV builder and access to paid jobs and placements
  • All our main library resources are all available online
  • Wellbeing and health advice services are also available online
  • The University has an on-site NHS medical centre and offers nurse and General Practitioner appointments 
  • We provide plenty of support for students commuting to campus to make their journey easy, including car parking facilities, cycling facilities and a free shuttle bus. You can find out more on our website.

Student Life

We pride ourselves on the wider student experience we provide, including over 50 student societies. We are offering a mixture of on-campus and online student experience activities, from social events, sports activities, music events and chaplaincy activities. On-campus activities will be appropriately physically distanced for as long as they need to be.

We offer plenty of online activities so that you can participate wherever you are, recent activities have included streamed yoga classes, esports tournaments and online cooking classes with our famous Growhampton.

We also have a brilliant Student Ball, one of the best in London, and plenty of dinners and socials which we look forward to reinstating as soon as it is safe to do so.

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Further Information

The health and safety of our students and staff is always our top priority, and in light of the current coronavirus situation we are also putting in place plenty of new measures to provide a healthy and safe environment, for students living in halls of residence on campus, and for those travelling to us from home.

We are lucky to have a spacious, green parkland campus, with all the amenities you need in one place.  

  • We have an on-campus NHS medical centre with GP and nurse led services available to all students  
  • We have hundreds of staff and student Mental Health First Aiders 
  • We have College Wardens available after hours, 7 days a week for students living on campus  
  • We offer 24/7 security  
  • All student spaces, teaching and social, and student flats are regularly cleaned 
  • We are located in a leafy corner of south west London with lots of outside space

Specifically to ensure our students are safe from coronavirus we have introduced a wide range of other measures:

  • all teaching and social spaces will be COVID-secure, in line with the latest government guidelines on social distancing
  • enhanced cleaning across campus, including teaching spaces, places of worship, social areas, the Library, diners and in student accommodation (such as kitchens and other communal areas)
  • reception desks and student-facing contact points, including counters in shops and catering facilities, will have screens and sanitation points installed, and there will be an enhanced provision of hand sanitisers across campus
  • we are encouraging the use of facemasks inside buildings and ensuring teaching rooms are well-ventilated
  • social distancing measures are in place in our Library and returned books being quarantined for 72 hours before being shelved
  • new access and one-way pedestrian routes have been introduced around the University, designed to ensure safe passage around all buildings
  • we are working with and guided by central and local government, including the NHS, Public Health England and our local NHS provider to make decisions on supporting and protecting our students
  • should there be any cases of coronavirus at the University they will be managed on an individual level with daily support for the student provided by the medical centre, and our NHS partners. We have specific accommodation for resident students needing to self-isolate

Many of our students commute to campus which is why we offer flexible support to ensure all students get the best out of their time with us. 

  • Roehampton is located in the heart of south-west London, with excellent transport links by bus, train, tube and car. We are close to Barnes station, and with over 20 buses an hour going past the campus with direct routes to Wimbledon, Tooting, Kingston, Richmond, Putney and toward central London
  • Our teaching, academic and student support are designed with commuting students  in mind – including online academic advice and careers support available 24/7  
  • We have a free shuttle bus running regularly between our campus, Barnes station and Hammersmith Bridge, exclusively for students and staff  
  • We have free cycling facilities, with secure bike storage units, showers, and lockers to store your belongings 
  • We also have free college kitchens, with facilities to heat and eat food you bring in with you. We also have a very wide range of on-campus catering outlets. 
  • For those that want to drive, we can offer our students parking around campus

 

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At Roehampton we have a wide range of affordable on-campus accommodation, all utilities, internet, contents insurance and PA testing for personal electronic goods are included in the cost.

To apply for halls on-campus you will need to make Roehampton your firm choice and use your student ID to complete your accommodation booking.

We are also offering all students living in on-campus accommodation a free annual gym membership for Roehampton Gym. 

You can choose to live off-campus, if you prefer, at home or in a wide variety of accommodation available to rent in Roehampton and the surrounding area. You can still benefit from all that the university has to offer. This option suits some students better than others but the choice is yours to make.

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We are in the heart of south-west London, a green, safe and exciting part of the capital and close enough to the centre to allow you to get anywhere quickly.

South-West London offers something for everyone, from world class sport, music and theatre, to shopping, food and plenty of green open spaces. And Roehampton is perfectly situated to allow you to experience it all.

We have excellent transport links by bus (including a free university bus), train, tube and car. We are close to Barnes station, and with over 20 buses an hour going past the campus with direct routes to Wimbledon, Tooting, Kingston, Richmond, Putney and toward central London.

There its lots to do in the areas surrounding Roehampton, with a huge range of restaurants, bars, pubs and shops in Putney, Wimbledon, Hammersmith and Richmond you won’t be short of somewhere to head for a catch up with your friends.

We are also located close to Fulham and Chelsea football clubs, Twickenham Stadium is just a short train journey away, and you can get to the famous Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Club on the bus.

If entertainment and culture are more your thing, you can get the bus directly from campus to some of London's biggest museums in South Kensington, or visit one of the local theatre or events spaces in Hammersmith and Battersea, as well as London’s famous west end which is within each reach of Roehampton. There are also plenty of cinemas near to campus for the movie buffs!

If our beautiful campus is not quite enough for you, we are on the doorstep of Richmond Park, and close to the River Thames which both provide plenty of space for you to stretch your legs. You can read more about the best parks in London to visit on our blog.

 

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Whether you are moving away from home to live on campus, or commuting further to get to us, we have a range of financial support and services available to to you to help you during your studies:

General financial support

  • A wide range of scholarships both academic and non-academic  
  • Hardship fund for students encountering financial difficulties associated with continuing their studies
  • Opportunities for part time work on or off-campus through our Careers Team
  • Apply to be a Student Ambassador and get paid to represent Roehampton
  • We have some of the most affordable student accommodation of any university in London and can guarantee it to UK students who accept an offer from us by 26 June

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We will be supporting international students with greater flexibility and assistance. Please read more on our frequently asked questions.

We understand that transitioning to university life can present challenges, particularly this September as we all navigate this new situation. We have a wonderful team who are able to support you with whatever concerns or worries you may have. This includes Student Wellbeing Officers based in every College who can support you with a range of situations. We are also able to offer professional counselling, mental health support and after hours support for those living on-campus.

All of our team are able to make virtual appointments with you, so regardless of your location you can still access the support you need.

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Roehampton welcomes students with disabilities and offers flexible support services tailored to your needs. Our Disability and Dyslexia Services are on the main campus, Digby Stuart, along with our Access Centre: Access@SW15.

If you have specific disability and support needs, we strongly recommend that you get in touch to let us know. Any information provided will be kept strictly confidential and will only be used to support you with your studies. If you have a specific learning difference (SpLD) such as Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Dyscalculia or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), please email: dyslexia@roehampton.ac.uk or phone us on 020 8392 3860. If you have a disability or long-term medical condition and would like to let us know, please email disabilities@roehampton.ac.uk or phone 020 8392 3636.

We encourage you to share information about your disability as early as possible so that any support or adjustments you may need can be discussed with you in an effective and timely manner.

A personalised experience: all our students have a personal academic tutor who will provide you with study advice throughout your time at Roehampton. We also provide a comprehensive support programme, which can help with a range of issues, including finance, mental health, and dyslexia and disability support.

A welcoming community: university isn't just about classes and coursework! As a Roehampton student, you'll become a member of one of our four historic colleges, joining a community of likeminded people. Our students' union also runs dozens of societies, focusing on activities ranging from vegan food to competitive dance, where you can pursue your interests.

Innovation: we've been providing higher education to women for longer than any other university in the UK. Today, we're keeping up our tradition of trailblazing with innovative scholarships (like our esports scholarship, the first of its kind), groundbreaking research and unique courses.

We are the most research-intensive modern university in the country. This means that you'll be taught by people who use their expertise to change lives, enrich our shared culture and improve our understanding of the world.

Find out more on our research pages.

We have a diverse and friendly community of 9,000 students, who come from all over the world, reflecting the diversity of the city we call home. Wherever you come from, you will feel at home at Roehampton. What's more, when you graduate from Roehampton, you will join our vibrant alumni community who will be with you throughout your career, helping you to build the networks you need to succeed and providing you with opportunities to give back to your community.

 

We have a proud history in higher education stretching back 175 years through our four Colleges. Our character derives from this rich history, built on community, engagement and partnership, with a belief that no matter your background, we can help you realise your ambitions.

We have a beautiful parkland campus, with cutting-edge facilities and a vibrant social scene. Best of all, we are in the heart of south-west London, close to Putney and Hammersmith and within easy reach of central London. Studying with us will give you the best of both worlds: the community feel of a traditional university campus, with the culture and nightlife of the greatest city in the world.