Student Life

A Warning to Graduates against Application Fraud

Thursday 17th July 2014

Recently, there have been numerous articles and warnings being circulated among universities by CIFAS- the UK’s Fraud Prevention Service- about the dangers of application fraud. Many students across the country are paying the price; don’t be the next.

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Growhampton gets a weekly article in the Wandsworth Guardian

Wednesday 2nd July 2014

A new blog promoting the best ways to grow your own fruit and vegetables will be available to thousands of local people following a new partnership between the Students’ Union’s Growhampton team and the publishers of the Wandsworth Guardian newspaper.

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Have a great summer!

Wednesday 4th June 2014

It’s the time of the year sadly to say goodbye to not only our outgoing staff and sabbaticals, but to all of the students here at Roehampton as well...

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Guide Dogs Calling for Student Superstars

Friday 30th May 2014

Students looking to make an extraordinary difference, look no further; Guide Dogs is calling for thousands of new student volunteers throughout the UK as part of Volunteers’ Week this June.

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Paris Study Tour

Tuesday 27th May 2014

From 27 July to 17 August there will be a Paris Study Tour open to all Roehampton students. Apply here.

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Summer Ball update & secret act revealed

Friday 23rd May 2014

RSUs Summer Ball is less than 20 hours away and we can’t wait. The weather at this stage isn't looking so great for Saturday; however, we will stay optimistic, so keep your fingers crossed.

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Please join us at the RSU Awards 2014

Wednesday 14th May 2014

The RSU you would like to invite you to celebrate our achievements throughout the year and to pay special recognition to the outstanding contributions that individuals have made.

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Q & A with Molly Scott Cato – Green Party MEP candidate

Friday 9th May 2014

With the local and European Parliament elections just two weeks away, the UK political parties are vying for the general public’s attention. Whether it’s plastered across billboards, shouted from a podium or broadcast across the airwaves, each potential representative is looking to get their message out there.

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New Opportunity: Entertainments Coordinator

Thursday 1st May 2014

RSU is looking for an entertainment professional to deliver a dynamic events schedule for our students to engage and enjoy. This will include the co-ordination of weekly events, annual events and supporting events being organised by colleagues, societies or other departments.

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Fresh Magazine is hiring!

Monday 28th April 2014

Fresh Magazine is recruiting for the next academic year and we’re looking for students who would like to become part of the magazine and gain valuable work experience in journalism, photography, magazine design and much more.

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Mobile printing is here

Thursday 17th April 2014

Mobile printing is easy, convenient and needs you to give it a try.You will no longer have to log onto an open access computer in order to send your work to print via the University printing network.

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Make £100 for our RAG charities

Wednesday 16th April 2014

This year we have seen a great deal of activity across our campus of people raising money for various charities and causes which has been fantastic to see.

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Societies Presidential Handover

Thursday 10th April 2014

The final date for the hand in is Monday 28 April. The forms need to be either returned to or brought up to the Student Life Office.

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Marking boycott update

Thursday 10th April 2014

You may have heard about potential industrial action taking place at UK universities. I wanted to write to you and provide some information as to the situation.

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Win a trip to Bilbao BBK Live with Contiki

Wednesday 9th April 2014

This month’s WINNER will be whisked off to one of Spain’s best festivals, Bilbao BBK Live . This 5 day trip will give guests the chance to see live performances from Franz Ferdinand, The Prodigy and The Black Keys amongst other amazing acts on the bill!

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The Student Led Teaching Awards

Thursday 3rd April 2014

The Student Led Teaching Awards is a recognition scheme run by the Students’ Union. It allows students and staff to nominate under various categories, members of staff who have credited to their student experience at Roehampton.

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Marking Boycott – 28 April

Monday 31st March 2014

The University and College Union (UCU) is proposing that its members undertake a boycott of assessment from 28 April 2014 as part of a national dispute over pay. Further talks on pay are underway with a view to concluding these discussions ahead of the planned boycott.

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Assessment & Examination Deadlines

Thursday 27th March 2014

It’s that time of year where everyone is weighed down with essays and the impending examination period. The RSU would just like to highlight a few important points regarding the assessment and examinations period.

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RSU Elections 2014 - THE RESULTS

Thursday 20th March 2014

Congratulations and a big thank you to everyone who put themselves forward for one of the RSU positions. After three weeks of hard work, inspiring talks and creative campaigns we’re now happy to announce the Results!

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RSU Elections - Candidate Question Time

Wednesday 12th March 2014

We’re now half way through RSU Elections 2014 and can’t wait to see how everything will unfold! Congratulations and a big thank you to all RSU elections candidates who spoke last night at candidate question time.

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Wanted! Environmental Auditors

Tuesday 4th March 2014

Want to gain skills and experience for your CV? Want to find out more about sustainability in the university? Want to contribute to environmental improvements being made?

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Q&A with the SU President

Tuesday 25th February 2014

For those of you who don’t have the faintest idea what all this election talk is about, Student Union President Wade Tomlinson (who is in his final year of the role) is here to put the record straight. He admits to “barely getting them” in his first year at Roe too!

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Women in power

Monday 24th February 2014

It’s widely known that the University of Roehampton has a largely female population – 75% in fact, if you love a good statistic; however, there has only been one female Students’ Union President in the University’s history, a statistic that often astounds people.

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Fairtrade Fortnight – make bananas fair

Friday 21st February 2014

Fairtrade Fortnight 2014 is a national campaign that aims to transform the banana industry in the UK and make sure that the millions of banana farmers and workers, who are currently struggling, get a fair deal for their hard work.

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Welfare update

Wednesday 19th February 2014

Due to popular demand, we now have a batch of SKYN LATEX FREE CONDOMS available from the RSU! We also have regular ‘Durex’ condoms available (you can pick these up from our on-campus Medical Centre too)

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Service update

Wednesday 19th February 2014

NO MONEY? There may be help available from ALF. Eligible students can still apply.

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Growhampton update

Tuesday 18th February 2014

Some of you may have noticed that the snowdrops are already out and the days are getting longer! This means that winter is drawing to an end and spring will shortly be on its way. This is great news for the Growhampton team who have been eagerly awaiting an opportunity to get outside and get digging.

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Congratulations to our Little Big Africa volunteers

Monday 17th February 2014

This academic year the team in RSU have been working really hard to organise the first ever volunteering Trip Abroad! Details of the trip were advertised in December’s issue of Fresh but here is a brief overview and update!

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Land that job event

Monday 10th February 2014

The University of Roehampton is offering students and Alumni two FREE events this term which will support students in making a confident first step towards the working world.

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Do not use essay writing services

Wednesday 5th February 2014

Over the last couple of weeks we have found a numbers of flyers and business cards being distributed around the University promoting Essay Writing Services.

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Fall in love with your climate

Monday 3rd February 2014

Go Green Week is a national week of action on climate chaos in schools, colleges and universities. Every year, thousands and thousands of students come together to raise awareness and take action to tackle climate chaos.

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New term, new opportunities

Friday 10th January 2014

Re-freshers’ Fair was a success yesterday, so a big thank you to everyone who came along. If you missed the fair, don’t worry, there’s still chance to get involved.

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Refreshers Week 2014

Friday 3rd January 2014

Happy New Year to you all, we hope you had a wonderful Christmas and we wish you all the best for 2014! Refreshers Week is almost upon us and we have plenty of events lined up for you, to welcome you all back with a bang.

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Halls Stars review

Wednesday 18th December 2013

Hall stars was set up at the beginning of term by Sport Roehampton to give students the opportunity to get involved in sport and activity on the weekend. So far it has been very successful with over 70 students taking part collectively.

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Over £8000 raised for charity

Wednesday 18th December 2013

Thank you to all students who have taken time to raise money for various charities. This term we’ve raised over £8000 (Movember alone accounting for over £4000 of this!) and just under £1000 raised for our three chosen RAG charities: Regenerate, Missing People and Caudwell Children.

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What’s next with Growhampton?

Wednesday 18th December 2013

This term saw the start of Growhampton, the university’s new sustainability project, which everybody is getting excited about. Growhamptons’ mission over the next two years is to establish growing spaces and an ethical café and food cooperative on campus.

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Organic apple juice for sale

Thursday 12th December 2013

We have some juice left over and tomorrow, Friday 13th December, from 11pm-1.00pm we will be selling 1 litre bottles for a small donation, while stocks last, first come first served.

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Growhampton’s new website

Thursday 12th December 2013

Today, we’d like to show you Growhampton’s website and give you the chance to watch the Growhampton launch film again.

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Don’t Diss My Ability Week

Monday 2nd December 2013

Tomorrow (Tuesday 3 December), in the Union and across the other campuses (fingers crossed) we will be selling home-made cookies, donated by Chartwells, to brighten up your day.

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RSU Snow Ball 2013

Thursday 21st November 2013

Celebrate the end of an amazing first term of 2013/2014 with a massive Xmas knees up at The Clapham Grand.

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People and Planet Society Relaunch

Thursday 14th November 2013

Want to become part of the largest student network in Britain campaigning to end world poverty, defend human rights and protect the environment?

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Phishing emails update

Tuesday 5th November 2013

As a direct result of several users responding to a phishing email, emails are now being blocked by several email providers.

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Green Impact is recruiting

Thursday 31st October 2013

The University of Roehampton is launching a sustainability competition across its campuses.We’re looking for student volunteers to become Project Assistants and gain practical work experience, have fun and help to make positive changes.

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Are you a Supermodal? Win a trip for two to Amsterdam!

Wednesday 16th October 2013

We’re looking for the UK’s supermodals. Are you part of a growing trend of people who give the car a break and choose different modes of transport? Are you someone who likes the flexibility of being able to travel your way, in your style? Enter the Supermodals photo competition.

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Fresh Air Radio update

Monday 14th October 2013

This year Fresh Air is proud to announce the broadcast of a new daily live show- The RSU Daily Show- hosted by members of the RSU and promising student presenters, this show explores life at the University of Roehampton, with the latest news, and brand new music. Get involved by tweeting @FreshAir_RSU, or entering our competitions to win free event tickets, official UR merchandise and much more!

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Coming soon—Halloween themed events

Thursday 10th October 2013

Its nearly that time of year again when Halloween fever strikes! We have a feast of Halloween themed events for you, two of which will be ticketed and only accessible by advanced tickets.

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Mumps outbreak

Monday 7th October 2013

We are writing to let you know that there has been a case of mumps on campus. This means that mumps is circulating locally and we would like you to be aware of the following information.

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RSU made £210 for Macmillan cake sale

Thursday 3rd October 2013

We'd like to say a HUGE thanks to everyone in the RSU who took time to make cakes for our Macmillan Cake Sale! We are pleased to say we made £210 (with more on the way!)

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Frontrunner Plus Leadership Programme

Thursday 3rd October 2013

The Employability and Entrepreneurship Department at the University of Roehampton are working with Common Purpose to once again run the Frontrunner Plus Leadership Programme for Roehampton students this October.

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Free bus service to Fez Club Putney

Wednesday 2nd October 2013

As of tonight, Wednesday 2nd October 2013, the free bus service to Fez Club Putney, will begin its journey at Froebel College, rather than Digby Stuart College.

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Cleaner Thames Challenge

Monday 30th September 2013

September 21 saw the return of the Annual ‘Thames Challenge Clean up’, a great collaboration with the charity Thames 21.

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RSU Election for Digby College President! 30 Sep-2 Oct

Tuesday 24th September 2013

The position of Digby College President will be filled by Wednesday the 2 October. A small election will begin on Monday 30 September. If you are interested in the position, please contact Wade Tomlinson today at

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Become a Programme Rep

Tuesday 17th September 2013

Do you want to….Become more employable?….Initiate change and developments?….Enhance learning and teaching for all? ….Then become a Programme Rep.

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Proposal to Extend Bus Route 22

Friday 5th July 2013

Our local community and UoR staff are currently working very hard to encourage TFL to extend the bus route 22... but we need your support!

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RSU Summer Ball 2013 - The Video

Thursday 27th June 2013

Big thanks to Tai Campbell and his team for putting together a truly great video, capturing our epic event held on Saturday 25th May 2013.

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