Tag: royal holloway

UCU marking boycott hits Royal Holloway


The University and College Union has undertaken a boycott on the marking of formative work and setting of coursework in a bid to make the Government reassess changes to the pensions of University teaching staff. The strike began on the 6th of November in over 69 British institutions, including Royal Holloway, meaning hundreds of thousands […]

Meet the SU by-election Winners


Our News Editor caught up with some of the newly elected representatives to see what they have in store for the coming year: Amy Timmins – RAG Chair What is your main goal as RAG chair this year? Firstly I want to raise awareness of what RAG is, which if people reading this don’t know, is […]

#BearsDay- An update from Swimming


RHUL Swimming is a friendly club that welcomes all competitive and leisure swimmers. As a club we are constantly growing, having increased membership by 40% since last year. Our 1st competition this year happened 2 weeks ago at Surrey Sports Park against Surrey! This was our first intercollegiate competition ever, winning 4/15 races including some […]

Clubs & Societies reminded to adhere to NUS Alcohol Awareness Policy


Royal Holloway’s recently revised Alcohol Awareness Policy has been causing controversy at the beginning of the new academic year amongst societies and clubs on campus. The Orbital has been informed that a certain society , not affliated with the Students’ Union, has been called in to speak to the College, to remind them that committees […]

Make Sure You’re Registered


In February of this year, only a third of students were registered to vote. Prospects were bleak for the 2015 General Election, especially as the student population in some areas is big enough to swing the vote and get people into power who will not break promises and who will acknowledge the demands of students. […]

“Boots on the Ground!” – The RHUL Symphony Orchestra, The Student Body, and Rebecca Miller


The Royal Holloway Symphony Orchestra kicked off the new term in September with a concert that filled the Windsor Auditorium beyond its own doors. People squeezed into every last head space, perspiring in the heat, to get a glimpse of the Orchestra in its first event of the year, under the baton of RHUL’s new […]

#BearsDay- A Great Start for Volleyball


Great start of the season for both the Men’s and Women’s teams, who won their home matches. The Men’s team defeated Middlesex in Egham Leisure Centre with a secure 3-1. Despite the gloomy and depressing location, the boys started the game imposing a solid rhythm on the opposition and took the lead winning the first […]

#BearsDay- RHUL Hockey Wolfpack Vs Imperial Medics 5’s


After several months of lone, predatory hunting in the wilderness of Surrey, the Wolfpack finally regrouped to participate in what they do best: Play some mediocre-yet-passable hockey. The summer hadn’t been good on the pack after many of the groups matriarchs had left for pastures new, more specifically actual careers, but many of the new […]

#BearsDay- Disappointment for Women’s 1st Fencing


After narrowly missing promotion to the Premier League last year, the start of the new season saw the Women’s 1st Fencing team put our brand new pistes into action. This week’s opponents were new to our league; having risen through the ranks of South Eastern 2A, the Kings College London team earned promotion, and it […]

Police Investigating Sexual Assault outside Medicine


Reported in the early hours of the morning during fresher’s week, Surrey Police are investigating a case of sexual assault outside of the Royal Holloway venue Medicine. According to the Police, on the 26th of September, a woman in her 20s left the club and was reportedly approached by two men. The woman, who was […]