Alfie Pannell

Alfie Pannell
London University

Student news, student politics, labour movements, protests, LGBTQ+ issues, university marketisation, EDI, UCL, Latin American history and politics, drug policy, global affairs

  • Alfie is the Editor in Chief of The London Tab, authoring articles, managing a team of writers and overseeing all output across news and features.
  • Alfie's passion is investigative reporting, focusing on uncovering and exposing the inner-workings of London's universities. He also enjoys the buzz of reporting breaking news on campus.
  • Alfie has lived in five countries and enjoys travelling, meeting people, and hearing their stories. Most recently, he lived in Colombia where he studied in Spanish and worked part-time as a reporter.


Alfie joined The Tab as an Editor in July 2023. He had previously been the Editor in Chief of UCL's investigative newspaper, The Cheese Grater.


Alfie is in the final year of his undergraduate degree at UCL, studying International Social and Political Studies, with a specialism in Modern Latin American History.


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New encampments spring up at LSE and Queen Mary as Palestine protests spread across London

The new encampments follow similar protests at SOAS and UCL

Met Police arrest five protestors outside UCL encampment following counter protest

Protesters were also arrested under the Terrorism Act

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London University student killed alongside friends after ‘doing high-speed laps’ in car park

20-year-old Sohail Zulfiqar died after the convertible crashed down an embankment

Pro-Palestine protesters occupy a room at UCL and declare it an ‘Apartheid Free Zone’

Protestors occupied the Jeremy Bentham room on Friday and claim they will stay until their list of 10 demands are met

UCL lecturer banned from teaching course on China to protect uni’s ‘commercial interests’

The academic claims that universities are ‘conceding to the censorship demands of some Chinese students’

UCL Covid compensation battle to go to High Court trial after settlement talks break down

5,000 students could win upwards of £5,000 each

Protestors ‘rename’ UCL Student Centre honouring Palestinian alumnus killed in Gaza

Demonstrators dropped banners which read “The Dr Refaat Alareer Student Centre” before being removed from the building

UCL students protest university’s neutrality towards Israel-Gaza and tie ribbons for dead

Protestors demanded UCL issue a statement honouring killed poet and alumnus Refaat Alareer

Mountain of rubbish outside student accommodation triggers vermin infestation

Students at Grand Felda House in Wembley report living among rubbish not cleared since September

We spoke to the recent UCL graduate starring in the new Hunger Games movie

Max Raphael, who plays Festus Creed in the new film, finished his undergraduate Law degree this year

‘Count your days’: Heightened antisemitic threat level at London universities

Many Jewish students feel vulnerable on campuses as antisemitic death threats and harassment mount

‘Horrific incitement to violence’: Jewish students’ union slams UCL-UCU Palestine stance

The Union of Jewish Students condemned UCL-UCU’s use of the slogan ‘Intifada until victory’

UCL student climate change protesters disrupt BP recruitment event

BP recruiters reportedly ‘fled’ the event soon after

University College London’s iconic Portico pillars painted orange in Just Stop Oil protest

The protest managed to dupe campus security which was on high alert after a tip-off

Imperial College revealed as second largest beneficiary of fossil fuel funding among UK universities

Royal Holloway and Queen Mary also ranked among the top 10 recipients of donations from fossil fuel companies

Met Police fight new wave of robberies targeting freshers and offer advice for students

The police launched a new initiative outside the XOYO nightclub in Shoreditch

Planned UCU strike action at UCL has been cancelled

Strikes were planned for the week starting September 25th

Cost of private London student halls reaches 150 per cent of maximum maintenance loan

The annual cost of private halls is forecast to reach almost £20,000 in the coming academic year

UCL students are allowed to sue their uni – this is what it means for other students nationwide

Students across the country are now one step closer to winning compensation

UCL offered striking lecturer up to £125 to cross the picket and mark student assessments

The uni offered £125 for 10,000 word dissertations, £45 for first markers of 3,000 word essays and £20 for second marking