Vertigo Magazine is free to pick up around uni, with stands scattered around all major buildings. Vertigo also has an online platform where we post exclusive content, such as campus news, as well as the best of the best from the magazine. We have an emerging video channel, VertigoTV, where we showcase student work, as well as post news and original skits.
We are here to foster emerging voices, and all students are encouraged to submit their work, regardless of faculty or experience. Vertigo is a platform that is designed for up-and-comers, as well as the most masterful of contributors. The Vertigo team is here to facilitate voices and guide them towards the terrifying world of professional practice.
As much as we groan and grumble, university is a time where we enjoy the most creative freedom. The freedom to learn and shape our own identity in an environment that encourages innovation and conversation. We are here to explore.
The knowledge we absorb doesn’t just come from lecture slides or a list of graduate attributes, it seeps in from all around us. Never will we be more exposed to different schools of thought, new people, fresh ideas, and odd opinions. Even though semesters are shrinking, our desire for learning is ever-expanding.
Words & Art by Alyssa Rodrigo | @alyrodrigo I came out to my family on a mid-September afternoon. It was a Sunday, and I had spent most of it in bed scrolling through social media. There were no grand plans for the afternoon — it was just another day. Over the past few months, there had
Tristan White The University of Technology Sydney has attempted to play down recent charges it has the highest proportion of dissatisfied students of any university in Australia. Its tactic: denying students had complained to the university itself. In response to a headline in the Sydney Morning Herald outlining the results of students’ surveyed satisfaction of Australian universities,
Mayank Teria Imagine a tense spring in a pinball machine, coiled up and compacted, rearing to go; that's what your body feels like when you're in the closet: a pinball trigger. That is what my body felt like, constantly. Every night when I went to bed, I had to consciously make an effort to relax. I had
Thea Noone A sense of tightness crawled through his body, clutching at his chest. His breathing began to quicken as a sense of uncontrollable anxiety enveloped his body. He was found in the company bathroom. It was time to get help. Four years on, Grant Tribelico founded One Wave, a surf movement raising awareness for mental health, and
Akshaya Bhutkar Photograph by Chloe Nour A curator of important looks, tunes, and one-liners, Lillian Ahen is Flex Mami. Best known for her impeccable self-expression and vivid internet presence that preaches nothing but self-love, she is a Sydney-based DJ, radio presenter, digital content creator, writer, and personality. VERTIGO: To start off, as a self-proclaimed ambassador of self-love, what
Rose Sammut If you’re like me, you may’ve recently seen the remake of the ‘Beauty and the Beast’ — or at least have heard or seen something about it somewhere. Also if you’re like me, you’re a university student stuck somewhere in between wanting to pack up all your shit never to spend another night at
Steph Newman Steph Newman is a fourth year Communications/International Studies student currently living in Tokyo. "While I don't get to do much creative work in my degree, art and design is an important outlet for me. I find that working on collages helps me to focus and be mindful on the process of creation." "Each piece takes between