University of Roehampton

At the University of Roehampton there is a strong emphasis on supporting our students to reach their full potential and helping them to launch themselves onto successful graduate careers. The emphasis is on contact with academics who are internationally known for their work. Our graduate employment rates are among the best in London.

Roehampton is the only campus university in London, located in the south-west of the city, about 30 minutes from the West End. Our campus offers excellent facilities for learning, teaching and working, and a wide range of opportunities for students to get involved, through volunteering, playing sport, or joining one of our many student societies. It is also one of the safest campuses in the capital.

The University has a strong research profile, with a third of our research rated internationally excellent, and ranked as the best in the UK for our research in Biological Anthropology and Dance. The University has been awarding honorary degrees and fellowships since 1991 when it was the University of Surrey, Roehampton.

Some 9,000 students attend the University, 25% of whom are postgraduates. There is a cosmopolitan atmosphere, with more than 130 different nationalities on campus. We have a proud history stretching back 170 years through our four Colleges. Our strong values come from this rich collegiate history, built on community, engagement and partnership. At the same time, we have a very contemporary outlook, preparing our students for success in the modern world.

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Model and television host Heidi Klum poses for photographers prior to the start of the Project Runway show during New York Fashion Week. Reuters/Keith Bedford

About supermodel Heidi Klum and that ‘old lady’ Halloween outfit

Ageing is taboo in the world of the rich and the famous and it is represented as something terrible. Since when did looking old become something to laugh at?
All hail the penis. Ian West/PA Archive

Oscar nominations 2015: it’s still a man’s world

This year’s Oscar nominations quickly prompted ire from all quarters. This isn’t unusual, the awards are an easy target. “Everything is awful”, moans the Telegraph: “The Lego Movie, the most successful…
Michael Keaton in Birdman. 20th Century Fox

Birdman and the intoxicating alchemy of cinema

Birdman is awash with in-jokes, but laugh and then forget about them. And forget about the fact that Birdman is a backstage comedy set in a crappy 800-seat theatre in New York. Because this is really a…
Decision time. Board meeting via Rawpixel/Shutterstock

Small cliques often take control of school governor boards

As the investigations continue into what happened at the schools implicated in the Trojan Horse extremism affair in Birmingham, the issue of who controls a school’s governing board has received unprecedented…
He didn’t get Rush Limbaugh’s vote, that’s for sure. Agência Brasil

Person of the year Pope Francis reminds us of our nobler side

Pope Francis has been named Time Magazine’s Person of the Year for “pulling the papacy out of the palace and into the streets”. He beat nine others including NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden and Bashar…
Understated as ever. ANSA/Osservatore Romano

Pope Francis brings religious subtlety to Catholic dogma

Liberals are enthusiastic, while conservative Catholics express deepening dismay. The Pope must be giving interviews again. Reactions to Francis’s sit-down with Antonio Spadaro, editor in chief of La Civilt…

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