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University of Roehampton

The University of Roehampton is committed to ensuring that all students, regardless of their background, fulfil their potential. Students will become the kind of graduates that employers value: confident, critical thinkers who are adaptable, able to work well with people from all walks of life, and who possess an ongoing passion for learning. The university has a proud history in higher education stretching back 175 years through its four colleges.

UCAS Code: R48

League Table Scores

  • Entry Standards
    Entry Standards

    The average UCAS tariff score of new students entering the University. This table uses the old UCAS tariff.

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    280
  • Student Satisfaction
    Student Satisfaction

    A guide to how satisfied students are with the quality of teaching they receive.

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    4.00 / 5.00
  • Research Quality
    Research Quality

    A measure of the quality of the research undertaken in the University.

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    2.83 / 4.00
  • Research Intensity
    Research Intensity

    A measure of the proportion of staff involved in high-quality research in the University.

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    0.67 / 1.00
  • Graduate Prospects
    Graduate Prospects

    A guide to the employability of graduates on completion of their courses at the University.

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    64.1 / 100.0
  • Student-Staff Ratio
    Student-Staff Ratio

    The average staffing levels at the University.

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    14.3
  • Academic Services Spend
    Academic Services Spend

    A guide to how much the University spends on supporting services such as libraries and IT.

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    1,583
  • Facilities Spend
    Facilities Spend

    A guide to how much the University spends on supporting facilities such as the careers service, health and counselling services and sport facilities.

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    497
  • Good Honours
    Good Honours

    The percentage of graduates achieving a first or upper second class honours degree – the class of degree achieved can impact a graduate’s employment prospects.

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    68.2 / 100.0
  • Degree Completion
    Degree Completion

    The proportion of students expected to successfully complete their studies and gain a degree from the University.

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    82.2 / 100.0

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

TEF Bronze is awarded to institutions that deliver teaching, learning and outcomes for their students that meet "rigorous national quality requirements" for higher education in the UK. Find out more about TEF.

Student Statistics

Student population

Small
<5,000
Medium
5–10,000
Large
10–25,000
Largest
>25,000

Level of study

  • Undergraduate 83%
  • Postgraduate 17%

Mode of study

  • Full Time 90%
  • Part Time 10%

Where students come from

  • UK 90%
  • EU 4%
  • Other 6%

Student gender

  • Male 39%
  • Female 61%

Student Services and Facilities

Library

  • Roehampton has London's newest university library: opened in September 2017, it has hundreds of thousands of books, a wide range of computer suites and 1200 study spaces, including private rooms for group work and quiet areas where students can study individually.
  • Highly-qualified library staff provide advice and support on using the library, and other academic support, such as help with referencing and bibliographies.
  • Several special collections are housed in the library, reflecting the university's rich and diverse history as a higher education provider.

Student jobs

  • The university has an onsite recruitment agency to help students find part-time work or volunteering opportunities while studying, and full-time placements afterwards.
  • There are also a range of placement opportunities available in the university.

Careers advice

  • Career skills are central to every one of the university's academic courses, with programmes designed to equip students with the skills they need for the workplace.
  • All students are enrolled onto Careerlink, an online careers service with a range of resources, including a CV builder, interactive mock job interviews, volunteering and jobs directories and skills courses.
  • Students can also join the Career Mentoring Scheme, which links students with an experienced Roehampton graduate. The university has mentors working in a wide range of careers.

Health services

  • The university has an on-campus Student Medical Centre with three GPs and nurse-led services. The Medical Centre also offers online services and an electronic prescription service.
  • Additionally, each of the four colleges has a full-time Student Well-being Officer, the first point of contact for students with any problems including including mental health or sexual health.

Counselling services

  • General support and counselling is offered by the Student Well-being Officers. There are also professional counsellors on campus, along with free psychological therapy for depression through the university's Centre for Research in Social and Psychological Transformation.
  • Staff can also provide students with access to online self-help resources and local NHS support, including CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy), should they need help with anxiety and depression.

Disability support

  • The University of Roehampton welcomes students with disabilities. Its campus is accessible to all users and it offers flexible support services tailored to the needs of students, staff and visitors. Disability Services are based on the main campus.
  • The Access Centre (Access@SW15) provides needs assessments for students who have successfully applied for Disabled Students' Allowance (DSA) funding. It also offers Assistive Technology (AT) training to ensure students who are recommended software or hardware in their DSA assessment can use it confidently.

Other services and facilities

  • Students can seek personal advice on budgeting from the university's Student Welfare Officers; and there is a range of financial support, including generous scholarships, and a Student Hardship Fund.
  • Study support services include a dedicated personal tutor, extensive online resources and supportive staff who can help students gain the skills required to do well in their degree. This extensive support service is one of the reasons that the university's students thrive: in 2016, 70% of students gained a first or upper-second class degree.
  • Reflecting the diverse community of the university, a multifaith chaplaincy has chaplains, chaplaincy community workers and faith supporters from a number of faith traditions.

Students' Union

  • The Roehampton Students' Union co-ordinate, facilitate and support a range of opportunities for students, from joining student societies, volunteering on projects, presenting on Fresh Air TV and radio stations, through to representing their college in the College Cup. Societies are as diverse as the students who organise them and range from the Hogwarts Society, for Harry Potter fanatics to attend 'potions class' and participate in Quidditch matches, to the Roehampton Players Society for those passionate about musical theatre. Students can start up their own societies too.
  • Based on the Froebel campus, the union hosts regular events, from the student-led Black and Minority Ethnic conference, to its club night, THE BOP, on every Friday night throughout term. In the summer, the union courtyard plays host to a range of food stalls.
  • The RSU runs its own environmental, social enterprise, Growhampton, on campus. Students can volunteer to help grow vegetables on campus allotments, help run the Hive Café, which serves freshly cooked food using ingredients grown on campus, or help out with Market Day every Thursday. The RSU also offers plenty of opportunities for volunteering in the local community, such as helping out with sports or hosting tea parties in local care homes.

History

  • The university has four colleges – Froebel, Southlands, Digby Stuart, and Whitelands – each established in the nineteenth century.
  • The university federated to form the Roehampton Institute of Higher Education (RIHE) in 1975.
  • In June 2004 Roehampton was granted independent university status by the Privy Council.

Fascinating Fact

  • At the University of Roehampton, London, during the Second World War a V-1 Flying Bomb caused blast damage to the Grove House estate.

Notable Alumni and Famous Faces

  • Toby Anstis – radio and TV presenter on the Heart network.
  • Dame Helen Metcalf, DBE, FRSA – headteacher of Chiswick Community School, credited for turning the school around, becoming a Dame for her 'services to education' before her death from long-term breast cancer.
  • Deepak Tripathi, PhD, FRHistS, FRAS – a British historian noted for his work in regard to South Asia, the Middle East, the Cold War and the United States in the post-Soviet world, who received his Doctorate in social science from the University of Roehampton in 2012.
  • Darren O'Shaughnessy – author who writes under the name Darren Shan, who is the main character in his young adult fiction series The Saga of Darren Shan.
  • Niki and Sammy Albon – twins whose YouTube channel has gained over 197,000 subscribers since its launch in June 2013.
  • Matt Henry MBE – Olivier Award-winning singer and actor, known for his role as Lola in the West End production of Kinky Boots.
  • Rachel John – British actress, best known for her work in musical theatre, including in the West End production of Hamilton.
  • Margaret "Maggie" Alphonsi MBE – former English rugby union player who played as a flanker for Saracens W.R.F.C. and England. Former Sunday Times Sportswoman of the Year (2010).

Address

University of Roehampton, Erasmus House, Roehampton Lane, London, SW15 5PU