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The University of Roehampton
The University of Roehampton is based in the heart of south-west London, close to Putney and Hammersmith and within easy reach of central London. It's close-knit campus is undoubtedly the most beautiful in London and it is ranked the best modern university in London according to all three major UK league tables, giving you the best of both worlds: the community feel of a traditional university campus, with the culture and nightlife of one of the greatest cities in the world.
Times Higher Education (2021)
Complete University Guide (2022)
Guardian League Table (2021)
Teaching Excellence Framework
Green Credentials (2019)
Young vs Mature
Male vs Female
The University is spread over 54 acres of parkland, with historic buildings sitting alongside modern, cutting edge facilities. It's currently a year into its £80m masterplan to modernise facilities across the University, create new student accommodation and further improve the landscape. The centrepiece of the strategy is the creation of a state-of-the-art library, which will be a visually impressive focal point.
Students at Roehampton are members of one of four colleges - Digby Stuart, Froebel, Southlands and Whitelands - depending on what they are studying. These colleges give students a sense of community and an instant identity, and the colleges serve as the focal points for the University's vibrant social scene and provide intercollegiate rivalries in sport and other traditional celebrations. Each college has its own accommodation and social spaces.
The University has its roots in the traditions of its four constituent colleges, all of which were founded in the 19th century as teacher training colleges to educate poor and disadvantaged children. In 1975, the four colleges joined to form the Roehampton Institute of Higher Education and since 2004 it has been known as Roehampton University.
- Department of Dance
- Department of Drama, Theatre and Performance
- Department of Education
- Department of English and Creative Writing
- Department of Humanities
- Department of Life Sciences
- Department of Media, Culture and Language
- Department of Psychology
- Department of Social Sciences
- Roehampton University Business School
In the 2014 REF 66% of the University's research was classed as either ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’. Dance was their top performing subject, with 94% of research rated 4* and 3* making it the highest rated department in its subject area in the UK. They were also the 3rd best-ranked of any London university for research quality in Education, and the 4th best in the capital in English.
Roehampton offers students the chance to study abroad through the Erasmus programme and also has connections with universities outside Europe including Australia, Ecuador, Mexico, Japan, France, Spain and the United States. With 42 countries worldwide to choose from, Roehampton's partnerships give you the chance to experience new and exciting cultures, and expand your knowledge in campuses across the world.
UK Students (2021/2022)
The University of Roehampton offer music scholarships of up to £1,2000 to enable undergraduate students meet some of the costs of developing their talents through lessons, courses, or the purchase of relevant equipment (instruments/strings/sheet music etc.). In return, music scholars enhance the cultural life of the University through performances and enrich their colleges by being available for events chosen by College Heads.
The Scholarship for Sporting Excellence offers students between £500-£1,500 per year, support to manage academic studies, and a ROEActive gym membership to encourage talented sports men and women to meet their full potential in their academic studies, as well as their chosen sport.
The Whitelands Bursary of £500 is offered to students with a talent for sport who are studying an academic course based at Whitelands College and are representing Roehampton teams in BUCS competitions.
The Library holds around 350,000 print books, artefacts and audio visual materials and more than 300,000 eBooks. They also hold subscriptions to nearly 200 print-only journals and more than 32,500 e-journals. There's over 260 open access PCs and approximately 400 study spaces for you to choose from, while if you need help with your studies there's a range of academic, library and study skills workshops.
Roehampton's facilities are designed to enhance your learning, and include a state-of-the-art science laboratory, a fully-equipped film editing suite and modern studios for dance and drama.
Sport Roehampton is the University's sports department and is responsible for organising the wode range of sport and physical activity programmes on offer to students. They believe in "sport for all", so as well as sports clubs and competitions, they offer exercise classes, dance-based activities, and social and recreational sport.
Roeactive Gym is the onsite fitness facility open seven days a week, and equipped with the latest Technogym equipment, an extensive weights area and a studio. Their exercise classes include Spin, Pilates, Yoga and Aerobics. As well as the on-campus gym, the University also boasts a sports hall, outdoor courts and playing fields.
The Roehampton Students’ Union (RSU) offers over 60 societies and clubs that you can join, including their own magazine, radio and TV station.
Across the campus there are cafes, bars and restaurants where you can socialise, build friendships and work together. The Union bar is the University's main social hub with a fully stocked bar, a variety of food and a popular schedule of karaoke, open mic and slap it on student DJ slots. Monte Hall is home to Roehampton's legendary club night THE BOP, held every Friday.
RSU's volunteering programme provides an exciting range of volunteering opportunities to suit every student. Make a Different (MAD) Projects get you out and about either on campus on in the local community through their partnership with charities while taking part in projects earn you points towards the College Cup.
Roehampton supports three charities each year and students fundraise for it through raising and giving (RAG). Their fundraising events include sleeping out, a dodgeball tournement, a pie eating contest and pub quizzes.
Religion & Spirituality
The University has a team of chaplains including Christian chaplains based in the three church foundation colleges, Digby Stuart, Southlands and Whitelands. They also have two Muslim prayer rooms whilst you've the opportunity to speak to either a Muslim faith adviser, a Hindu faith adviser and a Rabbi.
Health & Wellbeing
The University advise that you register with their on-campus doctor's surgery.
They offer help to students experiencing difficulties at university which may affect their studies. These include downloadable student welfare factsheets and counsellors who can work in a short-term solution-focused way. The Counselling service also offer drop-ins for anyone who has a question or concern about their own wellbeing.
The University welcomes applications from disabled students and offer a range of specialist support including providing reasonable adjustments, along with advice and guidance to ensure that you are able to achieve your full potential. This includes supporting you in applying for the Disabled Students Allowance, accessing assistive technology and software, liaising with university staff, enabling exam adjustments and support in the library and loan you digital recorders and laptops if you're unable to access funded support.
Roehampton's careers service helps you explore options, develop your skills, build a fantastic CV, create your own network and secure a graduate job.
Whilst at university, Jobshop is Roehampton's online vacancy board offering students the ability to find part-time and full-time employment or volunteering or work experience opportunities. URCareerLink is the University's online careers resources portal for students to use to help them find a job after graduating.
The Roehampton Internship Scheme offers three month part-funded internships to Roehampton students with a variety of SMEs. They can also realise their potential through the career mentoring scheme which matches Roehampton students to experienced professionals who offer them one-to-one career advice, support and guidance.
The careers service also host many careers fairs and events throughout the year for students.
Self-catered (per week) (2021/2022)
The University offers a wide range of accommodation on campus for undergraduate students each connected to a college. Every room is a single furnished bedroom with internet access and fees include utility bills and contents insurance. Rooms are either en-suite, semi en-suite (with a private shower) or standard where you share bathroom facilities with other sudents. All rooms have a wash basin. All accommodation is self-catered with shared kitchen facilities, and hall reps and resident wardens live within the accommodation to provide support to students.
The University also has allocated halls in Vauxhall (zones 1 and 2), near the banks of the River Thames for students who prefer to be closer to the cultural opportunities, social life and job opportunities of central London. Barnes station, which is a short walk away from the University, is a 15-minute train journey away.
Each room includes an en-suite shower room, small double bed, generous storage space, spacious work areas and communal kitches with space for relaxing and socialising. The development's facilities also include a private swimming pool, gym, laundry facilities and a social space designed for students with games, flat screen TVs and chill-out areas.
English Language Requirements
For students whose first language isn't English, they must satisfy the University's English language requirements of having 6.0 in IELTS with with no less than 5.5 in any individual element or equivalent
For each main intake the University organises a welcome and orientation programme for new international students and study abroad/exchange students to help you settle in, make friends and feel at home before classes start. You can familiarise yourself with the University and the surrounding area.
Their airport pick-up service is available from London Heathrow to take you to your University accommodation.
They offer pre-sessional intensive language courses that help you develop your academic English language skills whilst at University they can help build your skills through activities such as writing assignments and giving presentations. International students who don’t speak English as their native language are offered free English language support tutoring if required.