“You saw it in the tears of those who survived” – The Grenfell Tower Mural


Deputy Editor Stephanie Bagnall reports on a new mural for the Grenfell Tower disaster.

RHUL Staff Member Threatened in Egham


Sub-Editor Michele Theil reports on a recent incident that occurred in Egham. On July 11, a Royal Holloway staff member was threatened on his way to Egham railway station as he was walking from the university through Spring Rise estate between 4:00 and 4:30pm . The police were told that the offenders were two young […]

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 […]

Is it all ‘Fun with Flags’ for Royal Holloway’s Silver TEF Award?


Editor, Abbie Cheeseman, discusses what Royal Holloway’s Silver TEF Award really means. The results of the 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework were released today and Royal Holloway achieved a silver award. What is the Teaching Excellence Framework? The framework, which is overseen by the Department for Education, was introduced last year to recognise and reward excellent […]

First Year: the perfect introduction to university, or just a waste of money?


Features Editor Dom Barrett ponders whether first year should matter more

When did we decide our privacy is overrated?


Dominic Barrett discusses how private our ‘private life’ really is.

AI on the Radar


Michele Theil analyses the threat to the journalism industry arising from Artificial Intelligence.

You’ve got into Royal Holloway! Now what?


Dominic Barrett discusses all things Royal Holloway.

The Ballot Box Advantage


Beth Gooding discusses the generational imbalance in voting.

A Prescription for Stigma


Mental Health Chair, Emma Halahan, discusses Panorama episode, A Prescription for Murder, and why it is sending shockwaves through the mental health community.

The New Voices of Podcasting


Natasha describes how podcasting is providing a more diverse alternative to broadcast

A Bone to Pick


Sub-Editor Michele Theil critiques Netflix’ portrayal of eating disorders in their new film To The Bone and explains the issue with it.

Making Your Relationship Survive the University Test


Deputy News Editor Shay Gray discusses how to make the secondary-to-university shift work in relationships.

The Politics Of Social Media


Victoria Chapman discusses how social media is used to engage people in current affairs and why it has become such an influence on modern day politics. A day doesn’t go by where you don’t see a disgruntled socialist complaining about Theresa May’s cutbacks, or a Conservative supporter making yet another statement about Labour’s debt and […]

Instagram: The New Catwalk?


Victoria Chapman discusses how Instagram is becoming more influential within the fashion industry than the catwalk. Ever found yourself aimlessly scrolling through Instagram and wanting that cute outfit you saw on a model? You’re not alone; Instagram makes the inaccessible accessible. It’s a social trend that’s reconstructing the fashion industry into a new virtual catwalk. […]

London Fashion Week Festival


Chloe Hill summarises Fashion Week festival, located at The Store Studios, 180 The Strand, London. This year’s location is a different, more rustic setting compared to its previous home The Saatchi Gallery in Chelsea. The new simple architecture transforms the atmosphere into a relaxed one, making it the perfect cultural hub to stage hundreds of […]

Matilda the Musical, a Review


Amber Choudhary reviews Matilda the Musical for Orbital

A Dark Season – an Overview of Upcoming Productions at Royal Holloway


Arts editor Josip Martinčić draws parallels between the dark themes explored within the shows put on by the Performing Arts Societies on campus in Term One.

Learning French with Kimmy Schmidt


Beth Carr discusses how Netflix can be used as a tool to learn different languages.

5 Things to do Before you Graduate


Beth Carr provides a list of must-do things to do before you leave Royal Holloway

Women’s Sport: Consumption, Identity & Success


Sophie Harrison discusses the rise of women’s sport and how it’s success is changing perceptions.

A Summer of Sport


The summer of 2017 has been extremely successful, both for world sport as a whole and also for British sport.

Varsity 2017 – Stags V Bears


On the 29 March, 30 of Royal Holloway’s sports teams gathered at Surrey Sports Park for their first ever Varsity Cup. They were joined by sports teams from the University of Surrey, and the intense competition between the Bears and the Stags was soon underway. We had some truly deserving wins in many sports, including […]

Charity Insanity with Insanity Radio


Sports & Socs Editor, Michele Theil on Insanity Radio’s Easter charity extravaganza. Royal Holloway’s radio station, Insanity Radio, has been doing a lot of great work in the last few weeks for charity with many of its members hosting 24hr radio marathons in aid of 18 different charities. 19 teams, consisting of 42 people, have […]

Vaccination Fears Go Viral


Sub-Editor Michele Theil explores the anti-vaccination movement and the effect it could have on the public.

Orbital Explains: The Line At Infinity


Simon Williams breaks down the mathematical theory of geometric infinity.

Clannad: A story about family


*DISCLAIMER, HEAVY SPOILERS FOR CLANNAD VIDEO GAME AND ANIME FRANCHISE* The first thing you may notice about this video-game-turned-anime-franchise is that the word ‘Clannad’ has its origin in the Irish Gaelic word meaning “family”. This would initially surprise as most Japanese franchises are either written in one of the many Japanese alphabets or in English. […]

Astronomy: More than just pretty desktop backgrounds


The vast majority of us have looked up at the night sky before and admired the twinkling stars above or maybe noticed that the moon is looking particularly bright today. You may have taken a picture with a smart phone, a digital camera or been fortunate enough to have access to a telescope to have […]