We hope you enjoy this issue of I, Science. This committees time in I,Science has come to an end as we hand over the baton to another brilliant editorial team for the 2023-24 cycle. We wanted our final issue as a team to explore the relationships that bring us together before we depart Imperial. In doing so, we decided that the issue’s theme would be “Connections,” allowing us to think about the ties that bind communities and other aspects of the world together. Our brilliant writers have been hard at work researching and interviewing to examine connections woven within science. In this issue, you will find articles covering topics ranging from forest communication via the ‘Wood Wide Web’ to the importance of human connection in treating Alzheimer's Disease. Furthermore, in our final issue, we have included reflections from the editorial team and from our former course director Dr Stephen Webster.