History, Affiliations and Rankings
The University of Roehampton is London’s campus University that has a rich heritage spanning 175+ years. Founded in 1841 as the Whitelands College, it started as a women’s teacher training college established by the Church of England’s National Society to train women and educate disadvantaged populations. In 2004, the Roehmapton was granted independent University status by the Privy Council and soon, in 2006, research at Roehampton was named in the top 100 world-changing discoveries. Today, Roehampton University is regarded as one of the top 10 universities in London, and top 1000 globally known for its research, impact and career-focused education. Roehampton is affiliated with Universities UK, the Cathedrals Group, the European Universities Association (EUA), the Compostela Group of Universities (CGU), and the School of Pedagogical and Technological Education (ASPETE). The Times Higher education ranks Roehampton in the bracket #801-100 internationally, while it ranks in the range #201-250 in the Young University Rankings 2022.
Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses
Located at the heart of south-west London, the University of Roehampton is a splendid parkland campus comprising historic buildings and modern, cutting-edge learning facilities. Roehampton is a traditional University campus that is only a few miles away from the bustling central London. Roehampton University consists of four historic academic colleges, namely Digby Stuart, Frobel, Southlands and Whitelands, all of which were formed in the 19th century. A traditional campus University, Roehampton offers a unique experience and environment through its spectacular campus. Witness ducks on the Frobel lake, savor the most delicious coffee in the Hive Cafe or explore gaming in the Esports Arena which is equipped with 20 high-end gaming PCs. At Roehampton University, there are plenty of experiences to create. There are 6 Schools and Faculties in addition to a Graduate School, each offering a distinct area of study, namely, Arts, Business and Law, Education, Humanities and Social Sciences, Psychology and Life and Health Sciences. Doctoral degrees, teacher training courses, short courses, continuing professional studies and study abroad opportunities are also on-offer at the University.
Accomplishments and Alumni
The University of Roehampton is the most research-intensive modern University in the UK according to the Research Excellence Framework 2014. 66% of the research conducted at Roehampton was classified as “world-leading” and “internationally excellent.” Further, the University of Roehampton prides itself on having one of the best libraries in the city of London. In the Complete University Guide Rankings 2022, Roehampton ranked joint 4th in London for Student Satisfaction and #124 in the UK for Graduate Prospects. Roehampton has a vast and valuable alumni network, who live and work worldwide. Some of the notable names include - Djoumin Sangare (French Football Player), Daniel Kilson (English Comedian and Writer), Toby Anstis (Radio and Television Presenter), Revanta Sarabhai (Indian Film Actor), Chris Robshaw (English Rugby Union Player) and more.
Student Diversity and Visiting Companies
The University of Roehampton is a diverse, close-knit campus community with students from 140+ countries choosing to attend the University from worldwide. At Roehampton, there is a Pride Network and the Black Asian Minority Network Ethnic (BAME) to support LGBTQ+ and ethnic minority students on the campus. Further, there are a range of student activities to get involved in - you can play music or sports, watch or participate in theater shows, join one of the 50+ student societies, or savor the delicacies at one of the numerous cafes, bars and social spaces on the campus. When it comes to student employability, all the undergraduate programs at the University of Roehampton come with a professional placement, which the students must take between the second and third year of their program. The University also partners with industry giants and leaders to deliver career mentoring, employer talks, placements and internship opportunities. Top recruiters of the likes of Cisco, Microsoft, Amazon, BBC, EY, Vodafone, NHS England, Deloitte and others have a history of employing Roehampton graduates.