Who we are

University Of Roehampton

About us

The University of Roehampton is driven by a mission to provide a student education that changes lives, by equipping our students with the confidence, knowledge, and adaptability they need for a successful graduate career, and fulfilling life.

The research we produce is anchored in, and enriches, the communities around us, acting as a catalyst of social progress and improves society locally, nationally, and internationally.

We are committed to providing an inclusive community of learning, for students from all backgrounds. Our staff work in partnership with our students, in an environment that values people as individuals, encourages freedom of thought and expression, and helps them to achieve their aspirations.

Our values derive from the heritage of our four founding Colleges, whose history dates back over 180 years, and whose ethos and commitment to social justice and widening access to education informs who we are today.

Roehampton’s parkland campus in south-west London offers the best of both worlds - an inclusive and safe campus community within easy reach of all that central London can offer. Our on-site accommodation is some of the most affordable in London and we are home to modern teaching spaces, specialised, industry standard facilities and one of the best university libraries in the capital. We have cafes, bars, and social spaces to suit all tastes, dozens of student societies and excellent spaces for sports, music, and gaming. 

About us

Community, engagement and partnership

The University has a strong research profile, jointly recognised in the REF 2021 as the best modern university in the country for research, and the highest-ranked modern university in London.

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 180 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 over 14,000 students from all over the world, creating a friendly and welcoming community. 

Community, engagement and partnership

Key Facts

Vice Chancellor

Professor Jean-Noël Ezingeard

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The year our first college was established

77% of research

'World leading' or 'internationally excellent' (REF 2021)

Silver Award

Teaching Excellence Framework