Cobalt Magazine, Event, Features, Interview, Online Exclusive

A Future to Remember: A Conversation with Ysabel Loh, producer of Malaysian Students’ Association’s ID: Journey of Discovery

Hazal Kirci In a future where borders and nations become increasingly closed off and hostile to globalisation, and the line between cyborg and human becomes blurred, 8 Malaysians from the UK take it upon themselves to return to their homeland, at whatever the cost. This is the premise of Malaysian Students’ Association’s ‘MNight’ (Malaysian Night… Continue reading A Future to Remember: A Conversation with Ysabel Loh, producer of Malaysian Students’ Association’s ID: Journey of Discovery

Cobalt Magazine, Issue 9, Prose

Vanta Black

Vanta Black By Theotima Ioannou Vanta was born at a specific time and place. A specific Doctor said “your child is sick.” After an extensive examination of Vanta’s body, his parents found nothing wrong so, the Doctor was ignored. Vanta was a young adult when he noticed a dark stain on his fingertips. There was… Continue reading Vanta Black

Cobalt Magazine, Issue 9, Uncategorized


When Cobalt Magazine set about thinking how they could contribute to the wider student society, we knew that it would be worthwhile getting involved with #WeGetConsent. It is one of the biggest campaigns that the Student’s Union is running this year, and responds to a topic that has long needed addressingc within the wider university… Continue reading #WeGetConsent

Cobalt Magazine, competition, Issue 9, Photography

Photography Competition Winner: Issue 9

For our first photography competition, in-keeping with our theme of "The Human Subject", submissions had to answer this question:  "A smile is rare, how do you capture one?" We had some amazing submissions and choosing a winner was incredibly difficult! Below you can see the fantastic photographs that were submitted for the competition...   (Submitted… Continue reading Photography Competition Winner: Issue 9

Cobalt Magazine, Issue 9, Prose


Karmila Thomas There are over 20 different nationalities sitting in one hostel bar. A hostel with over 20 different cultures. Over 20 different histories - all encaged in over 20 different humans. Each traveler is looking for something; whether it’s knowledge, love, adventure, or themselves. If you want a story - talk to a traveler.… Continue reading Strangers

Cobalt Magazine, Issue 9, Prose

These Eyes They See All

  Rhys Clarke September 11th, 2017. That was when The Eyes started to appear. Or, more specifically, the growths. Bulbous, flesh coloured, and foul-smelling. The growths appeared everywhere, in homes, on trees, on walls, on the roads, under the sea...anywhere with a surface, the growths appeared. Scientists were baffled. Us common folk were scared at… Continue reading These Eyes They See All