Presentation on theme: " Established as independent University in 2004 although history back to 1840 Focus on arts and humanities, social sciences and the human and life sciences,"— Presentation transcript:
Established as independent University in 2004 although history back to 1840 Focus on arts and humanities, social sciences and the human and life sciences, continued historic strength in education London based Commitment to widening participation, social justice, equality and human rights within University mission Over 110 different nationalities study at Roehampton
In total, approximately 750 undergraduate students 50 postgraduate students Around 20 academic staff 8 honorary research fellows Staff/student ratio of approximately 22:1 Department of Dance Department of Dance Department of Drama, Theatre and Performance Department of Drama, Theatre and Performance Department of Education Department of Education Department of English and Creative Writing Department of English and Creative Writing Department of Humanities Department of Humanities Department of Life Sciences Department of Life Sciences Department of Media, Culture and Language Department of Media, Culture and Language Department of Psychology Department of Psychology Department of Social Sciences Department of Social Sciences Business School Business School
Student Diversity at Roehampton
Programmes in Sociology, Criminology and Human Rights HEFCE centre of Excellence for Teaching and Learning in Human Rights from 2005 – 2010 95% of sociology submissions in 2007 RAE of national or international standing; 30% "world-leading" or "internationally excellent“ A Human Rights Centre Crucible: sociology of human rights, Balkan Area Studies, conflict and genocide, consultancy work i.e. Amnesty International and the Scottish Human Rights Commission; research and expert consultancy on so-called ‘honour killings’, disability and hate crime, prisons, drugs Migration and multiculturalism research group (Cromm) working on an EU migration, multiculturalism and diaspora studies
An interdisciplinary University Research centre Home to experts conducting research, teaching and training in the field of human rights, social justice and international relations Provides an innovative and vibrant base for human rights and social justice focused activities involving staff, undergraduate and post graduate students, visiting scholars and external partners
Crucible organises and hosts public seminars, conferences and lectures The centre is committed to creating a forum for discussion, debate and dialogue around issues in human rights to widen the scope of the Crucible's research.
Service Learning and Civic Engagement in Jordan and Lebanon – HEART – Higher Education Action for Rights Teaching – Developing Human Rights at the Heart of Higher Education in the Western Balkans HEARTwww.humanrightsteaching.org EU Public Policy - DEPOCEI
MA in Human Rights MA in Human Rights MA in Human Rights and International Relations MA in Human Rights and International Relations MA Erasmus Mundus Human Rights Policy and Practice MA Erasmus Mundus Human Rights Policy and Practice Erasmus Mundus Post-Graduate Degree in Human Rights Practice ( ) and Post- Graduate Degree in Human Rights Policy and Practice ( ) (in collaboration with Universities in Sweden and Norway)
four principal themes: 1) human rights education, 2) the sociology of war, genocide and global conflict and studies in post conflict reconstruction and reconciliation, 3) globalisation, social theory and the sociology of human rights and 4) gender violence, hate crime, and victims’ and prisoners’ rights. Crucible also has significant geographical expertise focused on the Western Balkans and EU.
The Centre for Migration and Multiculturalism (CROMM) is a multidisciplinary research centre with an international reputation in the field of migration, multiculturalism and social and political change. The Centre has just completed collaborating on a major EU Leonardo Project on labour markets and migration. Migrapass - two year project funded by the European Union's Leonardo da Vinci Lifelong Learning programme with partners from Austria, Britain, Bulgaria, France and Spain
Members of Crucible and Cromm include internationally recognized scholars with specialist expertise in human rights, social and public policy, media and human rights, gender violence, post-conflict reconstruction and genocide, civil society, NGO management and business, EU human rights and migration, foreign and security policy, and green economics. Staff at the University of Roehampton also have considerable experience in delivering training and educational development programmes across diverse sectors including business, civil society, public institutions and academia.
Crucible Centre and Cromm staff along with members of the Social Governance Research Group have established relationships with a wide range of UK national and international policy networks. Applied research has informed and shaped policy and practice, supported capacity building and knowledge exchange projects Colleagues have also offered research to underpin expert advice to legal and policy communities both in the UK and internationally.
International governmental agencies: e.g. United Nations, European Union/Commission, International Crimes Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia International non-governmental organisations: e.g. Amnesty International, Anti-Slavery International Overseas government/agencies: e.g. Kurdish Regional Government, Canadian Immigration and Refugee Board, National government departments and agencies including: e.g. Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Home Office, Ministry of Justice, Crown Prosecution Service, Equality and Human Rights Commission
UK regional and local government agencies: e.g. London local councils (Wandsworth, Hammersmith and Fulham, etc); Metropolitan Police (plus other police forces and agencies) UK National, regional and local non- governmental organisations:e.g. Equality and Human Rights Commission, Women’s National Commission, Scottish Human Rights Commission Greater London Authority Private sector: Linklaters
Stephen Driver, Head of Department, Political Sociologist Martin Shaw, Professor of International Relations, international leader in sociology of war and genocide Molly Scott Cato, Professor of Economics, internationally recognised authority on the Green Economy, high level advisor to Green politicians John Eade, Professor of Social Anthropology, wide experience of public policy related research (migration and multiculturalism)
Dr Michal Garapich, established authority on EU migration and multiculturalism Dr Steven Howlett, civil society and voluntary sector expert with extensive local government policy expertise Dr Stephanie Schwandner-Sievers, anthropological consultant with extensive Balkans experience Dr Gregory Kent, war, foreign policy, human rights and communication/media and Balkans expertise Dr Michele Lamb, post conflict reconciliation, sociology of human rights, social policy and human rights