Tag: Freshers

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:

5 Things to do Before you Graduate

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

What We Know; Arson attempt in Founder’s Building

UPDATE 15:11 PM 2nd December – Royal Holloway’s student intranet has posted an official statement stating that the college are currently working with Surrey Police and the Surrey Fire Investigation Service to investigate last nights fire. They thanked the Security team, Surreys Fire and Rescue Services and Surrey Police and students and staff for co-operating. They state […]

Pack it in… or don’t

A not-so definitive list of University essentials Freshers might just forget and items that should definitely be left at home. The most stressful part of first year, aside from the lab reports and endless essays, is the packing phase. Somehow you must fit all of your worldly belongings into your mum’s Ford Fiesta, packaged in […]

The Power of the Olympic Games 2016

In honour of the Olympic’s opening in Rio this evening, it’s come to my attention that I may just be one of a minority that is truly excited about the Olympics games hitting our screens. Let’s be honest, 2016 has been a year of turbulent and testing times, in other words it’s been a load […]

Freshers Week: UK v. USA

Third year student Abbie Jones speaks about her first few weeks on her study abroad year in California. I headed into UCLA with no expectations whatsoever. I believed that the movies about college in America must be wildly exaggerated. I didn’t expect a Project X or Bad Neighbours scenario when I arrived. But Fresher’s week […]

Kings-wouldn’t: A comprehensive guide to making Kingswood a home

Most students of Royal Holloway will be familiar with the horror stories that revolve around the far-off and mysterious halls of the residence that is Kingswood.

10 things to know about being a RHUL Fresher

Welcome Fresher’s! Fresher’s Week can be a bit of a minefield, so I’ve asked some second years for any sage advice they have on it. With this inspiring wisdom, I have compiled a handy checklist of tips about RoHo to help you navigate these tricky waters: 1. ‘Ruby Wines’ in Englefield Green is your new […]

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. […]

3 Questions RHUL students get asked – and how to answer them

You start university and suddenly you’re facing 20 questions from friends and family. As a smaller university Royal Holloway is not universally known so here are a few answers to some FAQs. 1. How’s life in London? Maybe it’s because of Holloway Prison or being part of the University of London, but almost everyone I […]