Julia Roberts

Entrepreneur in Residence

Justice, Security and Sustainability

After 20 years working in communications, marketing and events, in both the private and charitable sectors, I went on to consult and found my own communications business. I also run a local, award winning food festival which includes an online market place for British spiced based, artisan food and drink producers. Plus, I host and produce a podcast called the Spice Larder.

Professional memberships and activities

Public Relations and Communications Association; Garden Media Guild

Academic qualifications

BSC Environmental Studies and English Literature



Creative Communications

Copy Writing

Public Relations

Digital Media

Research interests

Cross cultural influences on the flavours of food, both heritage and contemporary recipes.

Enterprise and commercial interests

Founder and Director of the Spice Larder & Ginger & Spice Festival

Founder and Director Rocket Communications and Events

in the UK for Quality Education

Sustainable Development Goal 4, Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2023

for Career Prospects

Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023

for Facilities

Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023

for Social Inclusion

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023

of Research Impact is ‘Outstanding’ or ‘Very Considerable’

Research Excellence Framework 2021

of Research is “Internationally Excellent” or “World Leading”

Research Excellence Framework 2021

Four Star Rating

QS Star Ratings 2021