We’re now too far in the January doldrums to reminisce on Christmas, or fantasise about the wonderful year to come. Instead, we must knuckle down and come to terms with the fact that we’re at the beginning of a new semester of work.

And work we must; freshers are starting to understand that university isn’t just partying, second years are starting to realise that we’ve actually got to work hard here as well as party, and final years are coming to terms with the fact that we don’t have time to party at all any more.

But it’s not all bad news, and there’s still a lot to look forward to coming up. Firstly, let’s give a warm welcome to new Gaming editor Amy Nash, who’s given us a barrage of fantastic articles in her section.

Secondly, we have the chance to embrace our inner weirdness with a survey of some of the stranger artists in Music, or find out which Oscar nomination you most closely resemble in our Oscar nomination Features page.

There’s a lot of work and stress coming up, but if we make sure to pursue our interests and passions too then everything will be okay!