Aaron Purba

News Editor

Aaron Purba
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Glasgow University

Newswriting, sports, student lifestyle, modern languages, social media, food and drink, politics, student opinion, literature, social media

  • Aaron Purba is the News Editor for The Tab Glasgow. He oversees all student news stories related to Glasgow which prodominantly cover breaking news at the University of Glasgow, Strathclyde and Caledonian. He also creates and edits content for The Tab Glasgow's social media accounts.
  • Aaron specialises in quick news reporting. He also enjoys writing guide articles, as well as keeping up to date with the latest trends in order to keep The Tab Glasgow's audience entertained.
  • In his free time, Aaron enjoys travelling as well as exercising and taking part in sporting activities.


Aaron joined The Tab Glasgow as a student contributor in 2023, before going on to becoming Glasgow News Editor shorty afterwards. Aaron also has experience writing in sports journalism, having previously written for the Scottish Sun Sport section whilst working with NewsUK.


Aaron attended Jordanhill School in Glasgow, achieving all A's in 2 Scottish Advanced Highers and 5 Scottish Highers. He now attends the University of Glasgow, where he studies towards a Master of Arts in French and Spanish.


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Glasgow’s cycling network to be expanded in new plans from the council

Glasgow City Council have revealed plans to improve the city’s cycling system to get more people on bikes

GAAF occupies University of Glasgow building in a protest against institution policies

The Glasgow Against Arms and Fossil Fuels activists protested by occupying a building at UofG

Glasgow University technician involved in major car crash

Deborah Sym was involved in a car crash on her way to work

Glasgow graduate given climbing award after surviving avalanche that killed his friend

Tim Miller survived the avalanche in 2018 after chewing through his tent

More than 200 academics at the University of Glasgow call for Gaza ceasefire

Hundreds have signed the petition to ease the impact on civilians.

Glasgow University student denied graduation over unpaid fees

Chloe Ritchie has subsequently launched a complaint against the university

Former Glasgow University student killed in devastating Gaza bombing

Tributes are going out to Dima Alhaj and her family

Glasgow University graduate allowed to stay in the UK to receive life-saving treatment

‘I don’t just have treatment, I have a life here’

Scotrail team up with Glasgow student support workers to provide training and experience

Students at GCU have been given invaluable skills from the transport company

Firefighters give out an award in memory of Strathclyde University student

The Campbell Hunter Award was presented to St Mungo’s High School in Falkirk

University of Glasgow is the hardest Russell Group university to get into

Joint with Cambridge, Glasgow Uni is officially harder to get into than Oxford

Glasgow students walk out for the fourth week in a row regarding the situation in Gaza

UofG students are continuing to show support for Palestine in a variety of ways

Fire services called to Glasgow west end student flats on Halloween following blaze

One of the Partick apartments appeared to have a completely blackened window from smoke

Glasgow Caledonian students set to benefit from ‘life-changing’ £48,000 donation

The funding will support all students, particularly ones in the health and social care sector

University of Glasgow independent report reveals discrimination in the medical school

The report found a ‘significant’ number of staff have experienced discrimination

How the events of the Tory Conference have affected the trans community across Glasgow

We got in touch with some GU LGBTQ+ students to see how Rishi’s comments have impacted the community

Glasgow University joins security network programme following threat of foreign spies

This follows MI5 issuing a threat of foreign spies to academic work

Glasgow Caledonian student set to work with Lewis Hamilton in prestigious grad scheme

TJ Scott will be working with Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 team upon graduating

University of Glasgow to hold vigil for peace regarding situation in Israel and Gaza 

The university has encouraged people to attend next Monday

‘All Out For Palestine’ student walkout and protest to take place at Glasgow Uni tomorrow

Students are being urged to participate in tomorrow’s protest

Strathclyde University acknowledges its slavery links in new report

The institution was established with direct funding from slavery exploits

Glasgow University student’s family embark on held-without-bail petition following fatal car accident

The victim’s family claimed ‘he can pay whatever’ so bail should not be posted

Glasgow graduates give you five reasons why you don’t need to panic about finishing uni

Read this before you start stressing about life after graduation

Third HIVE night a week announced by GUU in exciting new plans

God help my bank account

Updated UofG strike dates: UCU members to drop two days from originally scheduled action

Glasgow University staff will now only be striking on Wednesday 27th September

Glasgow named ‘Scottish University of the Year’ in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide

University of Glasgow ranked 12th in the UK in the league table

Everything you need to know before you start at Glasgow Uni

A rundown of everything freshers should be aware of before the beginning of semester

Glasgow voted the ‘most fun’ place to be a student in the UK

Strathclyde University was also named in the top five

The changes to student loans and what it means for you

Here are the changes to student loans explained

Glasgow students: Are you drinking in the right places?

Do you want to make the most of your summer off of uni? Obviously, but let’s not blow away all your money in one go

Exactly how West End are you as a Glasgow student? Take this quiz to find out

If you’re that person who makes everyone’s eyes roll back when you start talking, I don’t know what to tell you