Abby Shaw

Abby Shaw
Oxford Brookes University


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I reviewed (almost) all of the restaurants at the top of Westgate so you don’t have to

Mowgli and Victors are top-tier

Applications to be on the editorial team of The Tab Brookes are now open!

Join the the UK’s biggest student news publication

Brookes is offering free snake bites at Sports Bar to make up for the lecturer strikes

They want to make up for the lectures that students have missed

Come and write for the Brookes Tab!

No experience needed!

Police appeal for witnesses to ‘fatal road traffic collision’ on St. Clement’s roundabout

A man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by careless driving while over the prescribed limit of a drug

Brookes futsal team fined after spectators shouted racial slurs at opposition player

The FA has investigated a racial slur used against the opposition at a futsal match

Brookes futsal team fined after spectators shouted racial slurs at opposition players

The FA has investigated a racial slur used against the opposition at a futsal match

Brookes Blind Dates: Why you should apply

If Tinder isn’t working out, this is for you!

Oxford Brookes confirms dates for UCU strike action

There will be five strike days in February and March

You won’t want to miss these events in semester two

Semester two is looking a lot better!

If you can relate to these things, you’re definitely a third year Brookes student

Take me back to first year please!

Brookes student hospitalised after being ‘spiked by injection’ in nightclub

‘Oh my god I think I might be bleeding’

Man charged with sexual assault of a woman on Bartlemas Road

He appeared in Magistrates’ Court on Saturday

Oxford Brookes expelled three athletes after claim of ‘gang raping 19-year-old’

The uni has told students it is ‘reviewing behaviour and practices within Brookes Sport’

The Ox Events is going to to be releasing ‘scrunchies’ to help stop spiking of drinks

They’re being released with the hope of giving students ‘a peace of mind’

The Brookes Tab is looking for new writers – and we want you!

Join us for an open meeting in the Brookes Union Bar on Thursday 7th October at 6pm!

001 Taxis gives driver lifetime ban from company following allegation of sexual assault

Brookes Union has ‘requested that all Safe Taxi drivers have refresher training’

Everything the Line of Duty cast have said about the series’ ending

If that’s the real H I will scream

Meet the freshers behind the new unofficial Oxford Brookes clothing brand

OBU Threads is selling unofficial Brookes hoodies and sweatshirts

Brookes officially adopting ‘Brookes not books’ as its new marketing material

The university has said it is proud of its students’ honesty about their own intelligence

Police ‘increasingly concerned for welfare’ of missing Brookes student

Richard Okorogheye was reported missing last Wednesday

Here are the clubbing nights you won’t want to miss out on this June

The Ox Events are back and better than ever

Here’s some things to do in Oxford if you’re bored in lockdown

The electric scooters are next level

Brookes student starts a petition calling for lighting to be installed in South Park

The petition already has over 600 signatures

Oxford Brookes University postpones graduation 2021

The university will host online celebrations this year instead

‘I was told to stop being dramatic’: Brookes students’ experiences with uni Wellbeing

‘I finally got a counselling session booked in and they cancelled one minute before it started’

Brookes closes investigation into rugby social where team ‘tried to get girls’ nudes’

The uni said it didn’t have any victims or witnesses to ’substantiate the allegation’

Say It Loud launch campaign for compulsory ‘masculinity’ workshops for male uni students

The campaign wants to tackle toxic masculinity with workshops

Oxford Brookes announces face-to-face teaching will not return until at least 8 March

The teaching timetables have also been confirmed

Oxford Brookes announces adjustments to assessments

They have extended the grace period

Here are all your favourite small businesses to support in Oxford right now

We asked for your faves and you didn’t disappoint!

Brookes Union has launched a petition for a no detriment policy

They are also requesting rent refunds

Oxford Brookes announces no face-to-face teaching until at least 14 February

Online teaching will commence on 25 January for most students

Oxford city and the rest of Oxfordshire is heading into Tier 4 on Boxing Day

The county has gone from Tier 2 to Tier 4

Oxford Brookes investigating ‘rugby social where they tried to get girls’ nudes’

Brookes Rugby Union is also investigating

Brookes Rugby Union investigating ‘social where they tried to get girls’ nudes’

The confession was sent in to the Brookes Confession page

Oxford Brookes sees a steep decline in positive Covid cases

Last week saw 20 cases amongst staff and students

Asymptomatic testing is now available for Brookes students

Tests are also available for students who have had Covid-19

Oxford Brookes confirms 55 positive cases this week

52 were students and three were members of staff

A petition is calling for Brookes wellbeing team to get a therapist specialised in sexual trauma

This support group is petitioning to make it happen

Oxford Brookes arranges teaching arrangements for the rest of semester one

The majority of teaching will be moved online after 4 December

Confirmed positive cases at Oxford Brookes have gone up this week

59 cases were confirmed this week

As well as growing ‘taches, Oxford Brookes students are getting mullets for Movember

We spoke to Brookes’ Movember Ambassador to find out what’s happening this month

There have been 31 confirmed cases this week at Oxford Brookes

30 cases were students, and one was a member of staff

We interviewed Hari Beavis, Brookes student behind Baking With Beavis, with 90k TikTok followers

She’s using her platform to spread awareness on breast cancer

There have been 68 confirmed cases at Oxford Brookes this week

65 cases were students, and one was a member of staff

30 thoughts you’ve had when you’ve got on the wrong 10 bus

Don’t know if I should laugh or cry

There have been 96 confirmed cases at Oxford Brookes this week

95 cases were students, and one was a member of staff

There have now been 100 confirmed positive cases at Oxford Brookes

98 cases were students, and two members of staff

The Brookes Tab are recruiting new writers and we want you!

No experience needed!

Brookes Vice-Chancellor says Brookes students ‘could be expelled’ for gatherings

He called gatherings ‘unacceptable’

Oxford Brookes students could be expelled for social gatherings, says Brookes VC

He called gatherings ‘unacceptable’

Police called to Cheney accommodation after mass gatherings

A Brookes warden said: ‘Anyone caught in a large gathering will be fined’

Plush has reopened, but not as a club


Here’s everything you should expect as a fresher at Brookes

It’s not all signet rings and Freshers’ Flu

Oxford Brookes confirm no ‘large scale’ face to face lectures in Autumn term

Lectures will be in small groups

Brookes students confused by charges for ‘additional modules’ during pandemic

You would’ve thought it could wait

Elon Musk and Grimes have revealed how you actually pronounce X Æ A-12’s name

But they both say something different

We spoke to LGBTQ+ people about how representation on Netflix is completely necessary

Where would we be without NHS poster boy and Sex Education legend Eric Effiong?

Brookes will definitely have a real life graduation next year, Union President confirms

Don’t worry, you won’t just have a virtual graduation

Missguided has taken down its ‘hunger-busting’ and ‘carb-blocking’ pills

Good riddance to projecting unhealthy body image myths

We asked students isolating with their families what they miss most about uni

I’m sick of my parents I just miss UNIIII

Take this quiz and we’ll tell you which Cullen family member you are

Anyone but Jasper please

Everything we know about the new Tiger King adaptation starring Nicolas Cage

Not even Carole Baskin could stop this one

Oxford refuses to drop ‘transphobic’ and ‘misogynistic’ texts from reading lists

Free speech is the ‘lifeblood’ of the university, Oxford says

Someone set up an Insta for Connell’s chain and it’s the best account I’ve ever followed

So much thirst, not enough pictures

Everything we know about Sally Rooney’s Conversations With Friends TV adaption

Get ready for the most complicated love rectangle

11 things Brookes students can do to cope with quarantine boredom

The boredom has already hit

Brookes student creates ‘Brookes monopoly’ to deal with self-isolation boredom

This guy deserves to win ALL the free parking money

Brookes performing worse than Oxford in admitting enough state school students

Bit too bougie, Brookes

This is everything you shouldn’t be doing at a Fishies social

Yes, some of you need to know how to act

The Colonnade on Headington Campus is closing to become a Co-Op

Starbucks, Blackwell’s and Santander will be closed by January 2020

You can watch a Quidditch Championship at Brookes this weekend

Something more magical than not waking up with a hangover is coming to Brookes

Which is the ugliest building at Brookes? Vote now!

Buildings you wish you’d never seen