University of Roehampton
- Undergraduate Students
- Postgraduate Students
- International Students
- 4.00 / 5.00
- 2.83 / 4.00
- 0.67 / 1.00
- 64.1 / 100.0
- 68.2 / 100.0
- 82.2 / 100.0
Roehampton is committed to ensuring that all students, regardless of their background, fulfil their potential. Students will become the kind of graduate that employers value: a confident, critical thinker; adaptable, able to work well with people from all walks of life and with an ongoing passion for learning. The university prides itself on providing students with high levels of contact time with excellent teachers working at the cutting edge of their subject areas.
- Please refer to the university website for details.
- All students are taught by leading professors from their first year of study. The university’s size means that students get to know their lecturers and fellow students, giving them a more personal learning experience.
Type of Qualification:
- The university is committed to providing students with the option to pursue study abroad, and has a growing community of overseas students on study abroad programmes on its own campus.
- Innovative programmes of study enable students to pursue particular areas of interest.
Student Services and Facilities
- Teaching facilities include modern lecture theatres, sport and science laboratories, dance studios, drama performance spaces and film and media facilities.
- Computer suites are accessible 24/7 throughout the year.
- The library is open 24 hours a day during peak times in the academic year, and at least until midnight all year round. Plans to enhance the campus include building a new library, which will open towards the end of 2017, providing modern facilities within a stunning parkland campus in the heart of south west London.
- Disability Services support disabled students throughout their time at Roehampton. Please refer to the university website for details.
- The service can communicate with student’s academic departments, make exam arrangements, and help them apply for the Disabled Students' Allowance.
- 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.
Availability of Part-Time Work
- The Unitemps service provides students part-time jobs or temporary jobs on campus and nearby; students can sign up before they begin their studies.
- The university offers a significant range of paid internship opportunities to all students and recent alumni.
- Career skills are central to every one of the university’s academic courses, so no matter what course each student studies, the university helps give them the skills they need for the job market.
- The university offers students personalised careers advice, CV workshops and online resources. Each academic department brings in guest speakers to talk to students about careers in which they have interest.
- The university’s Graduate Mentoring Scheme partners students with Roehampton alumni working in a variety of different work sectors both in London and internationally, such as authors, journalists, scientists and teachers, helping them get tailored advice in a field in which they are interested and to build their networks.
- Roehampton’s employment rates are testament to the quality of education the university provides: the most recent Destinations of Leavers in Higher Education survey of graduates showed 93% in work or further study within 6 months of gaining their degree.
8,752 students in 2015–16:
Level of study
- Undergraduate 81%
- Postgraduate 19%
Mode of study
- Full Time 90%
- Part Time 10%
Where students come from
- UK 89%
- EU 4%
- Other 7%
- Male 29%
- Female 71%
- Roehampton has a proud history in higher education stretching back almost 175 years through its 4 colleges, the oldest of which, Whitelands, was one of the first HE institutions to admit women.
- The university’s character derives from this rich history, built on community, engagement and partnership, and a belief that no matter what their background, it can help students realise their ambitions.
- 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.
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