Sports & Socs

Why YOU Should Become A Bear

Welcome to fresher’s week! Undoubtedly this will be one of the most exciting and nerve-wracking weeks of your university life. There are so many things to be done during this week, from getting to know your flatmates to finding your way around campus and maybe even a night out or two. On top of this […]

Why join a society?

Royal Holloway has dozens of societies, ranging from the usual, such as History, to the not so usual, Humans vs. Zombies, and now is the perfect time to join up! If you’re struggling to decide whether or not to join a society, we’ve come up with 5 reasons why it would be a fabulous idea. […]

The Sportshack 24

26 miles. 24 hours. 2 radio presenters. 1 charity. Insanity’s Radiothon was just the warm up for Sportshack presenters Will Chamberlain and Tom Brown. The next stop – running the London Marathon. Whilst presenting a radio show. How hard could it be? Where did the inspiration for a marathon/radio show come from? We took part […]

Mud, Run, Fun

Running hasn’t always been part of my life. It has only been since coming to Royal Holloway that I started training seriously – mainly because I was rubbish at ball sports and couldn’t do a cartwheel to save my life. Back then, however, there was unfortunately no official running club, just a few people who competed […]


Royal Holloway Christian Union are the unsung heroes of campus. When you’re stumbling out of the SU on a Friday night, looking a little bit worse for wear, they’re the saviours only too pleased to offer you some water and donut to help you safely home. And whilst you labour on through yet another one of those […]

Debating Society

Royal Holloway’s Debating Society is a society that provides a space where people can learn the art of debating and public speaking. As well as having a friendly and supportive atmosphere and ethos, they also compete against other universities in both national and international debating competitions. This year, the Royal Holloway home competition was attended by around thirty teams […]

More than books

Starting university, as we’ve all come to know, can be overwhelming – but choosing a society to join is as exciting as it is daunting. Sadly, for a uni that boasts over 50 societies, it was sadly lacking in a society for English Literature. No more! Regardless of your area of study, English Literature is a […]

Horses for Courses

RHUL Riding Club is one of the fastest growing clubs at university. We run weekly riding lessons for all abilities, from complete beginners to experienced riders. For those wishing to have the chance to compete, we have 3 competitive teams which compete in BUCS leagues 4 times a year. In the past, we’ve had some real […]

Riding for Britain

Over the Easter weekend at the beginning of April, I went out to Leuven in Belgium as part of Great Britain’s Student Riders Team. After winning the BUCS Nationals in 2014 and being asked to attend a trials day, I was selected to ride for GB. During Student Riders competitions, you only get five minutes to […]

Holloway ‘double’ their success

Off the back of their recent promotion to BUCS League 3A, Royal Holloway Mens Hockey 1st XI capped of an utterly outstanding season by finishing top of LUSL (London University Sport League) and being promoted to its Premier league. In front of a raucous crowd down on the so-called Fortress Noble Astro, the men in […]