Who we are
The University of Roehampton and our four founding colleges share a common purpose, to change lives by helping our students develop the confidence, knowledge and adaptability they need for a successful graduate career and fulfilling life. Our purpose guides our approach to delivering excellent teaching and world-class research.
Roehampton’s parkland campus in south-west London offers the best of both worlds, with a traditional campus community within easy reach of central London. We offer modern teaching rooms, specialised, industry standard facilities and one of the best university libraries in London. We have cafes, bars and social spaces to suit all tastes, dozens of student societies and excellent spaces for sports, music and gaming.
The University has a strong research profile and we develop ideas that help us to understand our world. With international reach, our research informs policy, enriches culture and improves people’s lives. We have a proud history stretching back over 175 years. Through the oldest of our four colleges, Whitelands, we have been providing higher education to women for longer than any other university in the country. Our values come from this rich history, built on community, engagement and partnership. We have 12,000 students from all over the world, creating a friendly and welcoming community.
Professor Jean-Noël Ezingeard
The year our first college was established
World leading our internationally excellent (REF 2014)
Teaching Excellence Framework