Alfie Britten

News Editor of The Tab Edinburgh

Alfie Britten
Edinburgh University


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I flew to Milan to buy 800 cigarettes to prove it’s still cheaper than buying them in the UK

He even has a spreadsheet showing his savings

‘I got some free baps from Warburtons once’: We spoke to the lads behind Edinburgh’s new Northern Society

‘Pollock was bad enough’

‘I’ve been duct taped to chairs and mattress flipped’: What life is like at an all-boys school

‘In hindsight, it was really fun, if not fucking weird.’

‘Draw influence from anything and see what inspires you’: A chat with some of Edinburgh’s BME artists

He just started painting in his room and look what it’s turned into.

Homophobic slurs hurled at Edi student by pupils from top local Catholic school

The American Masters student says he has been left ‘heartbroken’ by the incident.

‘Enough is enough’: An interview with an Edinburgh student who supports the EDL, UKIP and Britain First

‘Everyone who is prepared to discuss these important issues is a racist, xenophobic, homophobic, bigot’

We spoke to people who left uni decades ago to see if they had any advice for Edi students

All in all: stop pressuring yourself to make uni the best years of your life

Edinburgh on Ket: We spoke to users of the drug to find out what it’s like

“I guess it’s just people with £40 to spend and who are looking for something different.”

What it’s like being on the receiving end of an online backlash as a student

When you silence a group of people, you end up with a limited range of stories and topics explored

What it’s like to go to Ampleforth, a school taught by monks

‘If I were caught drinking or smoking, I’d much rather be caught by a Monk than a teacher’

What it’s like being a Northerner in Edinburgh’s poshest halls: Pollock

‘Oh you’re from the North? Yeah, I went to Oxford once’

Riot vans arrive at Edinburgh club launch: What really happened

“Someone shouted ‘let’s just rush it,’ and everyone charged at the door”

‘I need to be at a uni that wants me to be there’: Why one fresher dropped out of Edinburgh

The leaving process felt far more administrative than pastoral

If Wetherspoons opened a theme park, it would look like Preston

Alreet cha!