About Q3

Part of Cardiff University’s award-winning Quench Magazine family, Q3 is an online-only creative mini-mag based around cultural issues. We explore three overarching themes each academic year, focusing on one at a time (you can browse our most recent themes through our website’s subpages). So far, we have discussed: The Bad Feminists; Under Water; Innocence; Joy; Space; Identity and Internet Culture. We also curate collections of art, photography and poetry inspired by our themes.

Q3 was founded, edited and designed by Eleanor Parkyn in 2016. At the time, the magazine was solely released through the online publication platform Issuu. In 2018, we changed our main platform to this website, but our art collections are still released on Issuu as well.

Our team of editors and contributors is made up entirely of current Cardiff University students. We aim to reflect the university’s high diversity of students both through our article topics and contributors. If you’d like to write for us, join the Facebook group Quench Contributors 2018/19, where we post about our latest opportunities. We also accept suggestions for articles, as well as art, photography and poetry contributions: if you have any ideas for us, send us an email at Q3@quenchmag.co.uk.

You can get in touch with us via email at Q3@quenchmag.co.uk or through messaging any of our social media accounts (we use Facebook, Twitter and Instagram). Alternatively, feel free to directly contact either of the current editors.




Lucy is a final-year BA Media, Journalism and Culture student. Her main topics of interest include feminism, art and design, veganism and representations in pop culture. She is currently working on a dissertation on the gendered representations of vegans in the British press. Previously Head of Design for Quench Magazine, she is also an artist and designer with a preference for abstract fine art. Read her articles published in Q3 here.


Samantha is a final-year English Literature student. Her topics of interest include music, broadcast writing and reviews (in no particular order). She joined Q3 earlier this year and hasn’t looked back since – she loves having the opportunity to get her writing out there and creating a platform to discuss what really matters. When she’s not writing for Q3, she’s busy working with the Coppafeel society at Cardiff University and spreading their life-saving message: check your boobs! Read her articles here.