UCU Warns of an Extension of Strike Action


Michele Theil reports that the UCU strike action could extend until the end of the current academic year.

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.

Everything you need to know about the UCU strikes: why and how you can support your academics.


Emma Halahan explains the UCU strike action in simple terms and details why you need to support your academics.

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”.

Podfasting: A Podcast Phenomenon


Michele Theil looks at ‘podfasting’, a way of consuming podcast media at increased speeds.

Debrief: Rebecca Wilson


Michele Theil talks to Royal Holloway alumni, Rebecca Wilson about her work as an acitvist and founder of homelessness charity, Four Walls.

Edmilson Angelo’s Registered Charity- Change 1’s Life


Mariam Gevorgyan discusses the life changing work of Edmilson Angelo, an MA student from Oxford currently studying a PhD in Politics and International Relations at RHUL, and his ambition to tackle poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Retail Hell


Mariam Gevorgyan recalls the harsh reality of working in retail and the poor treatment of employees in this industry

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.

Residents Versus Students?


Emma Halahan discusses the prominent Facebook group Englefield Greenies where student bashing is the norm.

A Forecast for Social Media in 2018


Sahar Mahmood explores the advantages and disadvantages of social media as we begin the new year.

Make Up Your Time


Is makeup too ingrained in our culture? Should its use be limited? Michele Theil examines its impact on young people.

Three Girls. Two Bottles of Wine. One Candid Conversation.


Three girls spend an evening asking and answering questions about sex, Valentine’s day and handling that morning-after awkwardness.

ROHOROSCOPES: The Sex Edition


Looking for a new position to try? Michele Theil looks to the stars to cover your bases.

Put it down, Look up


Hefina Everard talks about the New Year’s resolution to limit the amount of time you spend on your phone.

Putting your Health First


Chloe Buck discusses the importance of health and wellbeing.

Review: Love Island The Musical


Tongue in cheek and not afraid to pack a punch, this year’s MTS Variations, Love Island: The Musical does not disappoint. Emma Halahan, a Variations veteran herself, reports:

Silent Until Now


Michele Theil reviews BBC Three’s new documentary, entitled ‘Male Rape: Breaking The Silence’.

Are we Running out of Music?


Georgia Beith ponders the murky world of music copyright and asks whether we really are running out of songs to write.

MTS Weekend Show ‘Musical Moments Through Time’


Arts Editor Josip Martincic reviews the Musical Theatre Society’s inclusion event.

The Atlantic Discovery


Michele Theil writes about one team’s ambition to row across the Atlantic.

Spring Term Preview


Sports & Socs Editor Louisa Wicks looks at some of the events coming up this term.

The Hockey Club: An Insight


Michele Theil interviews Lizzy Blackett, the President of the Hockey club, a mixed club that offers its share of benefits and challenges.

5 Benefits of Martial Arts for Health and Wellbeing


Martial Arts SOC rep Jess Porritt looks at the impact martial arts has on your health and wellbeing.

A Year Of Gaming In 2017


Deputy Science & Gaming Editor Ryan Gulliford takes a look back at the gaming industry throughout 2017, highlighting some fan favourite releases. Does 2018 have a hard year to match?

Social Psychology in The News


One of the latest groups on campus, SPIN get together once a month to debate everything to do with Social Psychology and its association with the latest news. Alice Hitchcock has everything you need to know.

Rewriting Physics


Simon Williams explains why finding nothing can be more interesting than finding something.

Heavens Above


A look ahead at some of the exciting things visible in the night sky in the first part of the New Year.