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Royal Holloway’s Dance Society and Varsity
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Royal Holloway’s Dance Society and Varsity

Please could you give a brief description of your society? Dance Society is one of the most unique societies on campus! We not only offer classes in every style of dance you could think of, but also have competition teams, socials, shows, volunteering, performing and choreographing opportunities! We actively try to get as many people involved in the society as possible. Whether you’ve never danced before or if you’re practically professional, there’s something for everyone. What will your Varsity performance involve? At Varsity, we will be competing with several of our award-winning competition teams! The styles vary and it will be a wonderful performance for all watching. Does your piece have a name? We are competing with several different pieces, the names of which are cur...
Dancing To Victory
Sports & Socs

Dancing To Victory

It’s hard to deny that this year has been great for sporting achievements across the Royal Holloway sport societies. Dance Society in particular have had an incredible run of competitions, achieving more wins than students can remember achieving since the society was set up. This year started off with a bang on Saturday 25 November when the Wildcard dancers won first place at Kings College London. This champion routine was expertly choreographed for this competition by Emily Coombes. The winning streak continued as Dance Society came away from their competition on December 7 with six dance numbers coming away with top three placings. The contemporary dance, ‘Death Row’, choreographed by Marie de Rooy and Ashley Parry achieved first place alongside the Tap piece, ‘Tribal Beats’, choreogra...
Cheering to Victory
Sports & Socs

Cheering to Victory

2017 was an amazing year for Royal Holloway Cheerleading. After bouncing back from a difficult season in 2016, the Bears went on to win Grand Champions at the University Nationals in Birmingham last February. This year, they were aiming to continue their winning streak from a truly memorable season. On Sunday 4 February, the club gathered at Guildford Spectrum Leisure Complex for their first competition of the season. As it was a relatively small competition, ICC Southerns allowed the teams to perform their routines for the first time in front of a judge’s panel. Also, there are a huge number of first years on the team this year – the Seconds Team is made up almost entirely of freshers. Southerns was an excellent introduction to the world of competitive cheerleading and was a good oppor...
Royal Holloway students win technology competition
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Royal Holloway students win technology competition

A team of five Royal Holloway students have won the Cisco University Challenge. At the annual event, over 70 students from the UK’s top universities compete against each other in a two-day hackathon: a competition in which teams of developers build products to address a set of challenges. This year, Royal Holloway sent two teams of students to Feltham to compete in the challenge that took place on the 26th – 27th October.  The winning team, referred to as Team Shark, comprised of Megan Goh, Hugh Wells, Dulcie Jackson, Awen Saunders and Shaurya Puri. The winning team’s entry to the competition was a programme called TrainShark, aimed at improving IT throughout the rail network in the UK. Their programme would allow train passengers to determine which carriage is least crowded befor...
Royal Holloway declared ‘Most Beautiful Campus’
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Royal Holloway declared ‘Most Beautiful Campus’

Royal Holloway has recently picked up the prize for the ‘UK’s Most Beautiful University’. It beat off competition from 14 other universities to claim the coveted prize, and attracted over 21,000 votes through the Holiday Lettings website. The university won with 31% of the votes. What with the new flagship Emily Wilding Davidson Library, and the historically renowned grade 1 listed Founders building, it should come as no surprise that Royal Holloway was a shoe in for this award. The state-of-the-art Emily Wilding Davison Building, which was officially opened last month by Her Royal Highness Princess Anne, continues to impress visitors and students alike, and needless to say Founders still stands as impressive and eye catching as always. According to Royal Holloway’s website, www.r...
Sports & Socs

Medal success for Judo club

On Sunday 23rd November, Judo entered their first competition of the year, the London Area Universities and Schools Open held at the University of East London. It was an early start, with weigh-in for female competitors at 8.00am. We arrived at the Docklands campus along with the competitors from sixty other institutions that had entered including several Scottish teams. Katie Tomlinson was the first to fight in the 2nd Kyu and above, Senior Women u57kg category and challenged the eventual winner of the group. Sadly, she was very much outclassed and lost to an ippon in the first minute. This became a recurring pattern as Katie was swiftly dispatched in three fights and failed to make the semi finals. The rest of the team fared significantly better and it was a great opportunity to fi...