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Final year facts on council tax

  Beth Carr explores the practicalities for those who have to pay council tax and what the SU are doing about it. Term is drawing to a close and amongst the pizza menus and estate agent brochures, final year students are receiving another form of unwanted mail: council tax bills. However, unlike your usual junk […]

Getting a job after university

Current Deputy Editor Louise Jones reports on why you shouldn’t worry about getting a job after university. It’s that time of year again when finalists finish all their exams and then go into panic mode about their future. However, it has been suggested that waiting until you have graduated before applying for a job will […]

Suspected ‘Bomb Scare’ at School in Egham

Zara Gillick reports on the recent suspected ‘bomb scare’ at Magna Carta School, Egham. Just before 4pm on Friday 27th February 2017, Surrey Police and a bomb disposal team were called to the Magna Carta School in Egham when concerns were raised over an ‘item confiscated from a student’. Staff at the school called the […]

Serious Road Collision in Egham

Anna Robinson reports on the incident from the beginning of March, which required an air ambulance, as driver fled the scene leaving fellow motorist with serious injuries. On March 1, a road collision on Stroude Road, Egham left a motorist with serious injuries. The accident, which happened at around 1.30pm on the Wednesday, involved two […]

Most Disadvantaged Teenagers Less Likely to go to University than Ever Before

Recent reports regarding access to higher education suggests that those from disadvantaged areas in the UK are less likely to attend university. Louise Jones finds out more… Teenagers from the most disadvantaged areas of the UK are four times less likely to apply for university than those from more well off backgrounds, official figures have revealed. […]

Armstrong Gun Burgled

An Englefield Green pub favoured by students for its quizzes and karaoke nights has been burgled. The Armstrong Gun, situated on Victoria Street, was broken into overnight on Wednesday 1st March. The theft happened as the manager slept upstairs. Money was stolen from the fruit machines and the till, and an iPad that was kept […]

New Information released about RHUL libraries: the future of Founder’s and Bedford is undecided

Joanne Archer reports on the latest rumours surrounding Founder’s and Bedford. “Use of the East Reading Room hasn’t been decided yet so we wouldn’t be able to say whether it will be study space or not at this time,” says Amy Sutton, Head of PR. Amy Sutton states that “While the community is excited about […]

Royal Holloway Lecturer Sparks Backlash from ‘Get Surrey’

A Royal Holloway professor has provoked a response from a local paper after he referred to Egham as “a very boring place to live”. Get Surrey, who cover local news and events pertaining to the county, published a defensive article entitled “8 Reasons Egham is actually Pretty Great”. The article is justified as a response […]

#WeAreInternational Campaign Across Campus

On Tuesday 28 February and Wednesday 1 March, Royal Holloway was celebrating the international diversity of the university, encouraging students on campus to share their favourite worldwide locations. Almost 100 students and staff across Royal Holloway shared their favourite locations on a map located in the Boiler house. Amongst the favourites were Martinique, Pakistan, Amsterdam, […]

Students Favourite Indian Take-away Rated ZERO out of Five for Hygiene Standards

An Egham Indian takeaway has been rated zero out of five for hygiene. The Red Rose, which is located on the High Street next to Papa John’s, has been told it needs to make serious improvements in the hygienic handling, preparation, and cooking of their food in order to meet the required standards. The curry […]

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