The University has an international reputation for excellence in teaching. You will be taught in a variety of ways, including through lectures, seminars, field trips and individual one-to-one tutorials, supported by the virtual learning environment, Moodle. Every student has a Personal Tutor for academic advice and access to an Academic Learning Advisor to enhance your academic skills.

University of Roehampton Teaching Fellows

Since its inception in 2004 the University of Roehampton Teaching Fellowship has been awarded to 53 lecturers in recognition of the quality of their teaching and student support. In 2013 a fellowship was awarded to Dr Alaster Douglas, School of Education.


Higher Education Academy, National Teaching Fellowship Scheme

The University is proud to have been awarded National Teaching Fellowships by the Higher Education Academy for excellence in teaching and student support:

Sara Houston Profile

Susan Deacy (Principal Lecturer Humanities)
Susan has pioneered teaching the more difficult aspects of life in the ancient world, like infanticide and sexual violence, which some find hard to study. Her thoughtful teaching stimulates students’ curiosity and transforms their learning experiences. Dr Deacy is the only classical civilisation lecturer in London to hold the NTF accreditation, and was the first classicist in a decade to be named as a fellow.

Sara Houston Profile

Dr Sara Houston (Principal Lecturer Dance)
Sara is a tireless champion of professional development and work-related learning. She is also a leading figure in the community dance movement and has had oversight of national initiatives to safeguard quality and standards, and professional development in teaching and leading in the participatory and community dance sector.

Julie Hall

Julie Hall (Director, Department of Academic Enhancement)
A former NUS President said:
"Julie practices what she preaches when it comes to involving and empowering students to transform their education, whilst actively shaping developments across her institution and indeed more widely across higher education.’

Nicky Reid

Nicky Reid (Head of the Money Doctors Service, Student Life Office) 

A former student said: "Nicky Reid is the most awesome member of staff at Roehampton.
She is the reason I stayed and it's as simple as that!"

Carrie Winstanley

Dr Carrie Winstanley (Principal Lecturer, School of Education) 

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Jane Broadbent commends Carrie's insight and enthusiasm and states that:
"She has inspired and aroused curiosity in students for their work in Education Studies and also in staff here and elsewhere."

Teaching Qualifications

Roehampton is proud of its reputation for excellent Teaching, and encourages all academics to gain recognition for their expertise and experience in teaching.

We are therefore aiming for all staff involved in teaching to meet the UK Professional Standards for teaching and supporting learning in higher education. All academic staff are supported to become Fellows of the Higher Education Academy and you will see staff with PFHEA, SFHEA, FHEA or AFHEA after their name to indicate this. The University is recognised by the Higher Education Academy and SEDA to confer teaching qualifications on its staff.

All staff engage in continuing professional development to update their teaching knowledge and share good practice through workshops, action research projects and our annual Learning and Teaching Conference.