Orbital Magazine is the official publication of Royal Holloway Students’ Union. Our 44 page magazine is released monthly and distributed to the 9,000 students around campus, as well as cafes and pubs in the local area. The magazine is comprised of seven sections: News, Comment, Features, Lifestyle, Arts, Sports & Socs and Science & Gaming.

Our student journalists, photographers and designers work together to produce interesting and attractive content that we’re proud to publish each month as a team.

If you’re even remotely interested in journalism, photography, design, social media, marketing, events management, sports journalism, podcasts, science journalism or anything digital – then you’re in the right place. You don’t even have to have any experience, we’ll teach you everything you need to know!

We accept articles from all Royal Holloway students, but we strongly encourage you to buy Orbital membership. It’s only £20 for the year and you get: feedback from trained copy editors on all articles you submit, exclusive access to our oversubscribed careers and training events with industry professionals, an Orbital t-shirt, access to InDesign & Photoshop, access to Orbital cameras and equipment and personal development and career advice from the editorial team. Just head to www.su.rhul.ac.uk/OrbitalMagazine to buy your membership!

It’s super easy to get involved:

  1. Register on this website. You’ll be able to submit content right away and you’ll be automatically signed up to our newsletters.
  2. Join our contributors Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/OrbitalMagazine/), this is where we post all of the events, meetings, opportunities and content deadlines.
  3. If you need any further information, just email [email protected]


If you want to develop a killer CV, be given loads of really cool opportunities and attend loads of socials – Orbital Magazine is for you.