Starting a post graduate degree can be very confusing; how do you write a thesis? How do I get access to that room? What happens if you need to take leave? There is a never ending list of questions, and sometimes, no one to answer them. I have been very lucky to be surrounded by a cohort of friendly and helpful people who have now taken up the task of updating the Postgraduate Physics Survival Guide; a document which had existed, but which had not been kept up-to-date for many years. I was asked to create the new cover, a wonderful task which I greatly enjoyed. The image is our physics building with visual representations of some of the work that takes place on each of the floors. Of course you can’t have a fun physics image without Schrödinger’s cat, and the night sky with magnetic field lines adds a certain something I think.