Orbital Magazine

Want to develop an absolutely killer CV whilst having loads of fun and going to loads of socials?

Orbital Magazine is the official publication of Royal Holloway Students' Union. We produce a 44 page monthly magazine that is distributed across campus and the local area. 

We aim to give all our student journalists the opportunity to be published in print, and offer support and guidance on how to write in an creative and engaging way on topics that are relevant to our target audience. Student journalism provides a great opportunity for anyone wishing to pursue a long-term career in the media, and getting involved with us will provide you will the kind of experience that employers are looking for! 

However, it's not all journalism...

If you're even remotely intrigued by:


Sports Journalism

Social Media

Events Magangement 





Copy Editing


Charity Work/ Fundraising

Then we have something for you.

You don't even have to have any experience in any of the above, we'll teach you everything you need to know. 


We hold bi-weekly socials that involve everything from pub quizzes, SU nights, film nights or basically anything you want to do - our Head of Events is always open to suggestions!

This year we will be holding a Careers in Journalism conference. We will be be hosting national journalists from all walks of the industry to come in and network, train and chat to our journalists - we're excited. 

Orbital Magazine are also going on tour in 2017/18. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for when we release the details! 

We also hold many regular fundraising events for our chosen charity, Journalists' Charity. We plan to end the year on a charity skydive, so if you want to get involved with that then make sure you join!

How do I get involved?!

Getting involved with Orbital Magazine could not be more simple. 

Head to www.theorbital.co.uk, click on Menu and register! By doing this you'll be able to submit articles directly to our section editors for review and you'll be signed up to our newsletters.

We would also strongly recommend joining our Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/OrbitalMagazine/) - this is where we post all of the events, opportunities, content deadlines etc.

Anyone can submit articles to Orbital Magazine, even non-members. However, we'd strongly recommend that you buy membership, it's only £20 for the year and you get all of the below:

  • Feedback by trained copy editors on all articles submitted
  • Exclusive access to training events by industry professionals
  • Orbital T-Shirt 
  • Access to InDesign & Photoshop
  • Careers and development advice from the editorial team
  • Access to Orbital cameras & Equipment

If you have any questions, drop the Editor, Abbie an email on editor@theorbital.co.uk - we're always keen for new people to get involved!


Debate Committee Elections 2020/21

8 posts are up for election.

Nominations close at 16:00 on Friday 5 June 2020 (in 3 days and 5 hours)

The polls open at 10:00 on Monday 8 June 2020 (in 5 days and 23 hours)

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  • Orbital Magazine Standard Membership£25.00

Student Opportunities

  • Student Opportunities Membership 1 Year£8.00
  • Student Opportunities Membership 2 Year£21.00
  • Student Opportunities Membership 3 Year£30.00
Deputy Editor
Alexander Jones
Digital / Design Editor
Amy Breese
Rachel Hains
Head of Arts
Isobel Clarke
Head of Features
Sam Stephenson
Head of Lifestyle
Keiran Bateman
Head of Science and Gaming
Lovetta Pujeh
Photography Editor
Jasmine Sharland
Social Events Coordinator
Katy Murray