Abbie Cheeseman

Abbie Cheeseman

Royal Holloway Slammed as “Most Hardline University Employer in UK” Over Strikes


Royal Holloway UCU are calling for members to disregard intimidatory College HR advice in advance of UCU pension strikes.

Students Boycott Principal’s Drinks Over “Sexist” Comments


Student Society Presidents’ are calling for fellow students to boycott the Principal’s Student Reception over the comments that Principal Layzell made about the 10.01% gender pay gap, which have been deemed an example of “everyday sexism”.

Envisioning Our Future


Editor Abbie Cheeseman looks at the college’s 2013 – 2020 strategy to assess how close we are to our extraordinarily ambitious targets.

Sexism Storm Surrounds Royal Holloway Principal


Exclusive: Abbie Cheeseman reports on comments Professor Layzell made when discussing Royal Holloway’s gender pay gap, which is the seventh worst in the country. Additional reporting by Emma Halahan & Michele Theil.

November 2017


Check out our November 2017 Mental Health issue here:

Orbital Magazine Podcast, Episode 1 – When is it appropriate to appropriate?


October Podcast – When is it appropriate to appropriate?

September 2017


Read our September issue below!

Introducing: Refugee Society


Louisa Wicks and Abbie Cheeseman speak to Poppy Faithfull, President of Royal Holloway’s newest society.

BREAKING: The Packhorse gets 2/5 in government Food Hygiene Rating Scheme.


BREAKING NEWS: The latest catering venture of Royal Holloway Students’ Union, The Packhorse, has scored a 2 out of 5 in government Food Hygiene Rating Scheme.

10% gender pay gap: stop victim-blaming, start bias proofing says UCU RHUL committee


UCU RHUL committee response to Abbie Cheeseman’s article A Feminist Institution with a 10% Gender Pay Gap? The UCU Royal Holloway local branch committee welcomes Abbie Cheeseman’s article entitled A Feminist Institution with a 10% Gender Pay Gap?   She highlights the greater-than 10% gender gap in professorial pay at RHUL which the Times Higher Education […]