UQ is a yearly student-led project. The core principle of UQ as a creative experiment lies in its non-hierarchical relationship between engaging design and intellectually driven approaches to publication. As such, its unofficial slogan is “academic thinking, not academic writing”. In 2020 our theme for the 8th issue of UQ is embodied in the prefix “Re-”, which symbolises the process of rethinking the past, acting on the present, and shaping the future. Our aim is to engage with various practices and industries to explore the issues of adaptability, reflection, creativity, responsibility and innovation. Due to the pandemic, this year's publication relies on pre-orders to fund printing. By donating £10, you will pre-order an issue of UQ8 which will be delivered to you by the end of the year. Our current goal of £1,500 is the minimum amount needed for printing and distribution needs. By purchasing this publication, you are not only obtaining an engaging and beautifully designed product, but are also supporting the hard work and future career opportunities of everyone involved in this project, whether they be a contributor, an editor or a designer.