If you are considering studying at Roehampton, you are contemplating coming to one of the most modern universities in the UK. Fully independent since 2004, Roehampton is now making its mark as a university in its own right.
Online PR News – 23-June-2010 – – If you are considering studying at Roehampton, you are contemplating coming to one of the most modern universities in the UK. Fully independent since 2004, Roehampton is now making its mark as a university in its own right. There have been record intakes, with applications rising year on year. Successes in the latest Research Assessment Exercise, when Roehampton entered a much higher proportion of its academics than most of its peer group, will add to the university’s reputation. A third of the submission was judged to be world-leading or internationally excellent, with the university producing the best results in the country for dance and biological anthropology, and in anthropology and drama, theatre and performance studies doing extremely well.
Preserving our expertise in the field of education, we also offer courses in the human and life sciences, social sciences, and the arts and humanities. In our rapidly globalising world, we believe that it matters for students to be familiar with different cultures in order to do business, conduct international research and facilitate greater intercultural learning. With 140 nationalities amongst the student community, at Roehampton this learning takes place not just in the lecture theatre, but in the dining room, the sports hall and the lovely campus grounds too, as students befriend and chat to one another.
Roehampton ranked fifth amongst London Universities in the 2009 Times Educational Supplement Survey of Student Experience. All four colleges are based in a 26-hectare campus, with stunning parkland and lakes, on or adjacent to Roehampton Lane. Whitelands moved from Putney in 2004 to the 18th-century mansion, Parkstead House, overlooking Richmond Park, which also houses the School of Human and Life Sciences. The buildings have been refurbished with IT facilities, student accommodation, laboratories and teaching space. The colleges all have their own bars and other leisure facilities, although they are open to all members of the university.
A 15-year programme will bring further improvements, designed to enhance the student experience and provide an environment that can be enjoyed by the local community. The plans include a new library, halls of residence, a university congregation hall, more sports facilities, a new students’ union hub, cloisters, piazzas and a performing arts centre.
The University was ranked first among London universities for the environment on and around campus (THE Student Experience Survey 2009).
And, to give prospective students a ‘live’ idea of what studying at Roehampton can be like, we’re offering several Undergraduate Open Days on Wednesday 7th July 2010. Other open days will be available on 2nd October and 17th November this year. In 2011, further Undergraduate Open Days will be available on 12th February and 6th July.
These open days are your opportunity to find out first hand what learning at Roehampton will really be like. After registration (between 9.30am and 10.30am), you will receive a welcome talk and find out about some of the down-to-earth practicalities of studying here, like finance and accommodation.
Stroll along to our Information Fair and you will find our friendly staff waiting to answer your questions about all aspects of university life, from admissions to the Students’ Union, on a one-to-one basis. Staff from our International Centre will also be on hand to answer questions from overseas students or students wishing to study abroad.
In the afternoon, you can discover more about the subjects which interest you and meet tutors and future classmates in your chosen fields. And, to give you a living flavour of life at Roehampton, there’ll be campus tours on offer throughout the day, conducted by current students.