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2  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

3  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

4 Student Diversity at Roehampton

5  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

6  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

7  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.

8  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

9  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)

10  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.

11  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

12  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.

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14  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.

15  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

16  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

17  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)

18  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


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