Impress Prize for New Writers 2017 Winner

The winner of the Impress Prize for New Writers of 2017 has been announced and we at Razz want to congratulate Roberta H. George for her winning novel The Day’s Heat! “Set in the early sixties against the backdrop of impending national integration, the novel follows Lea James, a dark-skinned, Catholic, Lebanese girl who comes to a small south Georgia town and confronts the prejudices … Continue reading Impress Prize for New Writers 2017 Winner

Review: Education, Education, Education

It’s Friday, 2nd May 1997. The teachers of a British comprehensive school are jubilant with optimism, fuelled by the prospect of a newly-elected Labour government injecting the education system with some much-needed cash. A beaming headmaster, Hugh Mills (Tom England), shows newbie assistant teacher from Germany, Tobias (James Newton) around his school, the immense ability of its students proudly on display. Everyone should be in … Continue reading Review: Education, Education, Education

Restaurant Review: Gourmet Burger Kitchen

Earlier this month, Razz were invited to experience Gourmet Burger Kitchen’s Exeter branch. GBK was established in 2001 when three friends from New Zealand, including chef Peter Gordon, brought the concept of posh burgers to a restaurant in Battersea. Sixteen years later, the chain now boasts 80 restaurants across the UK, opening one here in Exeter late last year. Sat opposite Turtle Bay in the … Continue reading Restaurant Review: Gourmet Burger Kitchen

Preview: Nick Mulvey @ The Lemon Grove

Nick Mulvey will be visiting Exeter next week to perform at The Lemon Grove on Monday 2nd October. Embarking on a 15-date UK tour with his new album Wake Up Now, released on 8th September 2017, Mulvey’s return to Exeter is hotly anticipated after the huge success of his first album, First Mind, nominated for the Mercury Music Prize in 2014. Born in London, Mulvey … Continue reading Preview: Nick Mulvey @ The Lemon Grove

Films For Those Starting University

Going to university can be both an enjoyable and hectic experience. So when you need a break, look no further than our list of films which suit this new chapter in your life. The Breakfast Club (1985) A 1980s classic, The Breakfast Club finds a bunch of school kids from different ‘cliques’ thrown together during a Saturday all-day detention. All with their own preconceived ideas … Continue reading Films For Those Starting University

The Best Novels for University Students

Whether you’ve received a hefty reading list for your English Literature course, are in search of an insightful look into the human condition that can bulk up your conversation in seminars, or are just looking for a light read before the real work begins, here are the top novels you should poke your nose into this September: 1984 by George Orwell A piece of literary … Continue reading The Best Novels for University Students

Why You Should Join Razz Magazine

Are you a creative person with a passion for writing? Then Razz Magazine is the society for you to join. As Exeter University’s only Arts & Lifestyle magazine, our articles cover theatre, music, literature, baking, travel, and fashion pieces. Whatever your interests are, we are bound to cater to them. We always want to hear fresh ideas for articles, so at Razz you will have … Continue reading Why You Should Join Razz Magazine

A Student’s Guide to an Evening in Exeter

Welcome to Exeter! Arriving at university for the first time, your days are likely to be carefully structured and timetabled, but in the evening you are left to your own devices. When you do finally have time on your hands, don’t be put off by the viscous rumours that Exeter is too small to host a buzzing nightlife; go out and prove them wrong! Firstly, … Continue reading A Student’s Guide to an Evening in Exeter

Advice From a Fourth Year Student

Looking back, first year seems like a lifetime ago. I’m going into my fourth and final year at Exeter, and I honestly cannot express how sad I am that I have to leave university. When they say your university years are the best years of your life, they mean it, so make sure you take advantage of as much as possible. Being in a new … Continue reading Advice From a Fourth Year Student

The Best Days Out Around Exeter

You’ve just arrived in Exeter, you’ve raided the home section of your favourite high street store and you’re preparing to settle into academic life. Whether this is your first year or your final year, we’re here to help when that mid-term slump hits and you need a change of scenery. After all, there’s only so many weekends that can be spent in the Lemmy. Starting … Continue reading The Best Days Out Around Exeter