Alice Martin

Student contributor

Alice Martin
Durham University

Durham University lifestyle, campus culture, guides to student life, student news, league tables, UCU strikes, social media trends

  • Alice Martin is currently a student contributor at The Tab Durham, where she writes guides, features, and news pieces
  • Alice specialises in sarcastic takes on aspects of student life with the aim of informing and guiding students about the most talked about aspects of campus culture
  • In addition to her studies and student journalism, Alice is president of a college orchestral society, and has performed in several live music productions. In her free time, she enjoys reading, watching films, cooking, and running


Alice Martin joined The Tab Durham in 2022 at the beginning of her first year at university, and is a regular student contributor. She has had pieces published on The Tab national site, and has achieved top daily views across all The Tab university sites


Alice is in her second year of studying Modern Languages and Cultures (French and Spanish) at Durham University, and will undertake a year abroad in both France and Spain in 2024-25


The Tab's journalism is brought to you by young reporters who like being first. On university campuses, our writers deliver local news you care about. At The Tab HQ, our experienced journalists write about everything from breaking news to politics to pop culture to TikTok trends to the latest entertainment and celeb gossip. Our aim is to deliver sharp, original, and agenda-setting journalism to young people. All our stories are fact checked and sources verified. Further information on our editorial policies and processes can be found here.


Durham announced as the fifth best city in the north of England for vegan students

It was only narrowly beaten by Leeds and Manchester

Former Durham University student set to become the UK’s third astronaut to travel to space

Dr Rosemary Coogan is now eligible for space flight after graduating from the European Space Agency

The fresher’s ultimate guide to Durham’s Facebook culture from a second year student

Is this what Mark Zuckerberg had in mind? I think not

I went to DUCFS, the UK’s biggest student-led charity fashion show right here in Durham

From free drinks to fancy outfits, it does indeed live up to the hype

A comprehensive list of famous Durham alumni

Find out what famous faces may have frequented SNK back in the day

Durham University ranked 58th in the UK, according to new league table

The uni fell 42 places from last year’s rankings

Frustrating things only Durham students would understand

Walking on Church Street can exponentially raise anger levels

The ultimate freshers guide to all the neighbourhoods in Durham

The Viaduct vs Gilesgate debate rages on

So you’re going to Durham and want to be on the Bailey? We’ll find the college for you

Gather round pre-fresh: We’ll allocate you a Bailey college using a sophisticated mixture of science and stereotypes

At a loss on which Durham Hill college you should choose? Look no further than this quiz

Put together by a panel of experts (me), this quiz will calculate which Hill college is for you

‘Don’t join the Tories!’: Sam Fender tells Durham student on night out in Klute

Was the Seventeen Going Under singer doing some uni viewing?

‘Everyone deserves a good wage’: This is what Durham Uni students think about the strikes

The strikes continue to be a hot topic of debate as students are affected in different ways

Rushford Court to become Durham’s eighteenth college ‘in the longer term’

There are plans for it to be used by Hild Bede when the college is renovated

Just a silly fresh ranking my Durham preconceptions out of 10

Gone are the days when I thought ‘Dull’-ham was true

The Tab presents: The ultimate dos and don’ts of walking in Durham

Narrow footpaths and an abundance of students does not an easy walking experience make

I’m a fresher and the Durham Uni housing crisis is especially frightening for us

We’ve been here less than a month and are already expected to sign a house??