About the University of Roehampton
The University of Roehampton is located about 6 miles from the heart of London, but set in beautiful parkland located on 54 acres, it combines green field campuses with close proximity to London (about 15 minutes by tube from central London). The University is well known for its academic standards, reflected by good Teaching Quality Assurance scores and its extensive research profile. The University provides a high level of on-going support, ranging from practical support to the academic and non-academic support in place to help students throughout their stay.
Brockport offers two options for studying abroad at Roehampton: The Brockport University of Roehampton Freshman Program (for first-year Brockport students only) & the traditional study abroad program which is open to undergraduates from all colleges and universities nationwide.
Visit their website at: http://www.roehampton.ac.uk/
University of Roehampton Program offers you the opportunity to:
- Live, study and work in one of the world's most rewarding and cosmopolitan environments
- Receive instruction in small classes, seminars, and tutorials from members of the faculty of University of Roehampton,
- Have guaranteed on-campus accommodations
- Improve your writing and research skills,
- Have total integration with students from University of Roehampton as well as international students.
Your experience at University of Roehampton will:
- Integrate you into British society and the British educational system,
- Make you a better student,
- Expand your outlook on the world,
- Build your self-esteem and self-confidence,
- Greatly enhance your career prospects.
At University of Roehampton, you will:
- Live with British students in one of the university's halls of residence,
- Receive a comprehensive on-site orientation to study at University of Roehampton that will maximize the benefits of your semester/year of study,
- Have the benefit of an on-going program of field trips, excursions, and social events. The Brockport London Extras, organized specifically for the Brockport program participants,
- Enjoy the security of a complete package of academic and non-academic support services provided by the International Office at University of Roehampton, and Brockport's Office of International Education
NOTE: US Citizens do need a visa in order to study in the UK but do not typically have to apply for one ahead of time if they hold a US passport (the visa will be issued upon entry in the UK with proper documentation and is free of charge) unless they plan to stay in the UK for longer than 6 months, work while there, intern or volunteer off-campus. Students who find themselves wanting to do any of those things will have to apply for a visa ahead of time. In addition, students who are not US citizens (do not hold a US passport) may have to apply for prior-entry clearance. If a student studying abroad on this program does need to apply for a visa ahead of time then after being accepted to the program, Brockport will help guide you through the application process. For further information about UK visas, please visit: http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/visas-immigration/visiting/student/visa/#
The City of London
London is, in addition to being the center of British politics, business, art, music, and culture, a great city for students. There is always lots to do and see, and many opportunities for research, study, entertainment, and fun.
For a preview of the excitement of today's London, visit one of these sites on the web:
Housing & Orientation for all Brockport University of Roehampton Programs
Accommodation on campus is automatically reserved for Brockport participants in standard rooms. Standard rooms have shared bathrooms. You may request an en suite (private bathroom) which is slightly more expensive and subject to availability (please note, it is important to make this request as early as possible). If you do choose an en suite room you will be responsible for the additional cost. All rooms are single occupation. Room furniture varies but all rooms include a single bed, mattress, wardrobe, desk, chair and shelving. All rooms have shared kitchens. Smoking is not permitted in any University accommodation.
A pre-session Orientation Program is an integral part of each semester's program. Students are expected to arrive in London in time to begin their studies with this orientation program. As part of your pre-departure advising, Brockport will inform you of the suggested dates to arrive in the UK as well as other important dates to know in order to make your travel plans. Typically, students arrive around the second week in September and finish classes in mid-December.
In order to help you immerse yourself in London and the UK, University of Roehampton provides a Study Abroad Social Programme. This social program will not only take you around the country but also make your stay at Roehampton memorable! The activities will provide the perfect setting for you to meet other international students and to get to know London and the UK better! All trips will be accompanied by Roehampton's Study Abroad Resident Assistant, a current student who will give you a unique insight into British culture.
The programme is updated every semester and full details will be sent to you in the pre-departure information Roehampton emails you before your program. In Spring 2015, students took part in trips to Greenwich, Hampton Court Palace, a weekend trip to York and the North of England, Cambridge plus a walking tour and theatre performance in London.
Fees for the Brockport University of Roehampton Semester Program
Budget Sheet for Undergrad Program (Fall 2015): $16,352.50 (Est.)
Budget Sheet for Undergrad Program (Spring 2016) : $16,395.75 (est.)
- TUITION (at Brockport and at University of Roehampton in most Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences programs*)
- HOUSING (Standard single room, shared bathroom, self-catered accommodation)
- Presence of an on-campus Resident Hall Director
- Program acceptance fee
- Pre-departure orientation materials
- On-site orientation upon arrival at University of Roehampton
- Roehampton's Study Abroad Office Services
- Airport Pick-up
- Roehampton's Study Abroad Social Program****
- Brockport's Study Abroad Office Services
- SUNY International Health Insurance**
- Various campus-specific fees*** (college fee, technology fee, etc.)
DOES NOT INCLUDE:
- Housing Security Deposit
- Airfare to and from London (or from London to/from Europe)
- Transportation while in London
- Personal Expenses
As a very rough guide, a participant in the Brockport Roehampton Program will need around £400 to £500 per month to pay for daily local travel, textbooks and other school supplies, entertainment, meals and other necessities.
Financial aid applies towards fees. Please be sure to check with the Financial Aid Office at your home school. If applying or receiving financial aid, you will need to give the Financial Aid Office (at your home school) a copy of your acceptance letter and budget sheet.
*Enrollment in most Science and Engineering programs at Roehampton are at an additional extra charge.
** The SUNY International Health Insurance is mandatory and will be included on the student's Brockport invoice.
*** Varies depending on the SUNY campus at which the participant pays tuition.
****Arranged directly through University of Roehampton. This program will help students immerse themselves in London and the UK. It includes activities and day trips to fascinating cultural and historic locations in and around London. It also includes one full weekend trip in the UK. This program is updated every semester and full details will be sent to students in the pre-departure information that is sent to the student by Roehampton once student has been accepted into Reohampton's Study Abroad Program.
The cost (and items included in the cost) as listed on the website are subject to change and should be considered estimates. Final budget sheets will be mailed to the student prior to departure and usually upon acceptance.
About the University of Roehampton Freshman Program
The College at Brockport and University of Roehampton are happy to announce the addition of a new Freshman Semester program at Roehampton that is being offered in addition to our traditional semester study abroad program for sophomores and above.
The College at Brockport has a long-standing partnership with University of Roehampton and we are confident that this is a suitable program for first year students for many reasons.
- We think that the unrivaled campus location and broad array of outstanding academic programs makes this the perfect place for our new Freshmen Study Abroad Program.
- A list of course modules that have been pre-approved to meet General Education requirements at Brockport is below.
- Students from a variety of majors can also choose to take foundation level courses in their field.
- Safety and Supervision.
- The Roehampton campus is gated, has 24 hour security and is located in a beautiful and safe part of London.
Application Deadline: November 1 (Note: for best chance of acceptance, apply sooner. Brockport is planning to select 10 excellent Freshman for this program.)
If you have any questions, please call or stop by our office to talk with a Study Abroad Advisor. We will be pleased to meet and talk with you.
Prior to their departure, participants in Brockport's University of Roehampton program will select four courses. The courses are assessed by their Roehampton lecturers. The web site: http://studentzone.roehampton.ac.uk/programmedetails/ug/studyabroadcatalogue/ enables you to see typical modules under the various degree programs at Roehampton. Remember, not every module is offered every semester. For the autumn semester choose modules with the "A" designation and for the spring, please choose "S".
Participants in Brockport's University of Roehampton Program normally earn 12 - 18 credit hours for a semester of participation. 10 UK credit points are equal to 3 US semester credit points.
View a list of the possible academic subjects offered by the University of Roehampton as well as all of Brockport's university programs in England, here: Academic Subjects- Programs in England.pdf
Roehampton Community Action is all about volunteering, doing something different and rewarding. Students get the chance to give something back, get to know a new group of people and develop new skills. Roehampton Community Action is open to all Students at University of Roehampton. It offers opportunities to volunteer in the local community both short and long term. There are opportunities to help meet course requirements, test out vocations, try one off 'tasters', fund raising, gain office skills and much more.
Roehampton Community Action is here to help students look at volunteering options, create opportunities for local organizations to showcase themselves and to offer help with the recruitment process. These are some of the volunteering opportunities open to students:
- Administration, Fundraising and Retail
- Advocacy, Disability and Social Care
- Arts and Culture
- Befriending and Mentoring
- Conservation and Outdoors
- Crime and Justice
- Education and Literacy
- Health, Hospital and Hospice
- Mental Health, Helplines and Social Inclusion
- Older People
- Sports and Physical Activity
- Young People
Placements are detailed online at: http://studentzone.roehampton.ac.uk/volunteering/
Interested in Volunteering at Roehampton?
Volunteering is a brilliant way to meet people, improve your colloquial English and find out what living in Britain is really like. Volunteering proves to prospective employers that you have developed necessary skills and are a committed person. This is especially useful for application forms and job interviews. If you choose to work, intern or volunteer at Roehampton then you will need to apply for a Tier 4 student visa.
Before you arrive in the UK:
There are two things students can do to make volunteering in the UK a bit easier.
1. Get a copy of your police record from your home country
UK law requires law requires anyone working with children, young people or vulnerable adults to produce evidence that they have no relevant criminal convictions. Therefore, if you are interested in volunteering when you're at Roehampton, it would be a good idea to bring a copy of your record.
2. Get contact details for referees
Most organizations that need volunteers require references for their volunteers. Before you come, ask three people you know well to act as referees. These should be people you've known in a professional capacity for at least two years, and who are easy to contact. You will need to bring an up to date postal and email address, phone and fax number with you for each referee.
3. You will also be required to have a Tier 4 visa
When you arrive, please come and see the Staff & Student Volunteer Coordinator to investigate the hundreds of volunteering opportunities available to you.
"I had such a great experience that I returned to London and am now finishing up a master's degree. It was such a fulfilling experience, and I believe it helped me as a student by gaining experience in a different educational setting. Not to mention all that London has to offer! I also enjoyed the extra activities that were arranged for the group of us from the SUNY program."
Fall term 2015(Est): September 8th- December 27th, 2015
Spring term 2016 (Est): January 4th- May 13th, 2016
Important note: Please do not book your travel arrangements until you have received the official Travel Memo from your program advisor.