The Tab is a bit like your student paper - except better. We cover the news students care about, in a style they actually want to read.
We focus on the student bubble, because that's what we know. That's why we don't cover international politics, films or Premiership football.
Journalism people care about
We have three rules
Why else are we so great?
We've got a squadron of full-time journalists who work at our London head office. It's their job to help our teams at unis learn how to write news and features to as professional a standard as possible.
Jack founded The Tab at Cambridge with George, below, after falling out of love with the existing student papers.
Following a stint DJing in the depths of the Amazon, Jack returned to these shores a new man – a man with a vision for the future of the British media.
He heads up the editorial side of The Tab – so it’s his fault you’re reading this.
Like his fellow Greek Prometheus who brought fire to mankind, George brightened the world of students when he and Jack founded The Tab in 2009.
George co-ordinates every non-editorial aspect of The Tab with a smile on his face and a twinkle in his eye.
Kangaroos love him, and you will too.
After his friend Brad introduced him to Jack and George as a penniless second-year, Matt assumed the helm of The Tab (then The Drop) at Exeter.
He headed it up for 18 months and didn’t really develop his prospects much, so was offered a full-time job at Tab HQ naturally. A real Dick Whittington narrative.
If there is story buzzing around the campus The Tab is always ahead of the game : a source to watch
- Geordie Greig, Editor
Mail on Sunday
Juggling the editorship of Manchester’s Tab with her secret life as an absolute legend was no mean feat for Grace.
Since graduating in 2013, she’s helped cultivate The Tab’s expansion to unchartered territories with her no-nonsense northern attitude and excellent phone manner.
Tom Jenkin breaks news stories like that girl in the year above breaks hearts.
Having first edited The Tab in Nottingham, he balanced studying for his NCTJ with working part-time as a managing editor at HQ.
Hailing from the Tab where it all began, Harry chose to break up the chaos of studying at Cambridge with a relaxing year abroad in Cairo during the Arab Spring.
If news-hounds were a real breed of dog, Harry would win Crufts.
Special Projects Editor
Craig loitered around Bristol for so long after uni that he thought he may as well set up The Tab’s most anarchic wing in his spare time.
Much of what Craig does now is top secret – rest assured he does it well though.
The Tab are great because they combine brilliant professional support andeducation, with a voice which students enjoy and relate to. I have hired The Tab journalists and take them on work experience, because they are always prepared for the demands of online news.
- Luke Lewis, Editor
You know that scene in Pulp Fiction when John Travolta shoots adrenaline straight into Uma Thurman’s heart? That’s what this Scot did when she took over The Tab in Aberdeen.
Now she does it full-time at Tab HQ. A bona fide skull-cracker.
Roisin claims the honour of editing The Tab’s first overseas site.
If that wasn’t enough, she’s also dominated the national site’s features section over the last year – mostly by interviewing people from the internet subcultures of which she’s a member.
The student website making headlines.
- The Guardian
In her first email into The Tab, Cat mis-spelled the word ‘enquiring’. She’s never quite forgiven herself, and has worked ludicrously hard as news editor, editor and now assistant editor in what she sees as some warped form of penance.
Sam Dean makes a weekly sacrifice to the Aztec god of keenness. In return, he acts as its agent on this mortal plane, spreading enthusiasm and a willingness to learn wherever he sets foot.
You would be wise to heed his words.
The lean, mean, fat-reducing selling machine.
Fun fact: Alex regularly attends a gymnasium.
The ice to Alex’s fire, George was once described as ‘quite cool’ by someone else at Bristol.
It’s on the third line of his CV.
Brad’s been making people happy for the last 23 years, and we’re glad he’s now decided to do it on behalf of The Tab.
Spent most of his time as a student running club nights and doing his hair. Also owns one of those Libertines jackets that people like.
Charlotte is the Tabs most recent acquisition. What a fine one at that.
As the most level headed member of our team, she keeps even the wildest of the writers in check.
Charlie has transferred his intense enthusiasm from The Yacht Week to The Tab. This is great for us, less so for them.
He also obsesses over Durham, where he was once the editor.
Young Sam would produce even more work if he put as much effort into it as his appearance.