Amy Varley

Amy Varley
Sheffield University

News writing, student concerns, music, alternative fashion, politics, feminism, investigation, life in the north, media law, content writing

  • As Editor-In-Chief for The Sheffield Tab, Amy Varley helps her editorial team to source and publish relevant articles that matter to the student population
  • Amy's focus lies within News here at The Tab and, in her personal life, she has a huge interest in the music industry, with a hope to write about this in her future career
  • Amy has loved writing since she was little and, despite changing paths a couple of times, has always come back to journalism


Amy Varley joined the The Sheffield Tab as News Editor in her first year of university. Later on in her second year, Amy entered the role of Editor-In-Chief.


Amy is currently in her final year of her BA Multimedia Journalism degree at Sheffield Hallam University. She will graduate in 2024, with hopes to develop her education and gain some further work experience.


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.


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We’re recruiting an Editor in Chief, News Editor, Features Editor, and Social Media Editor

Hallam students organise fundraising events to raise money for Sheffield charities

They aim to raise another £20,000 for Sheffield charities as part of a final year module

University of Sheffield is the best university in the UK, according to students

It placed at top of the Russell Group in a survey that gathered feedback from more than 335,000 students

University of Sheffield students crash new building opening in support of Palestine

The group was protesting the university’s arms trade links

Sheffield Hallam University calls off UCU strikes for the first week back

The move was announced in an email to students

Five days of strikes to hit both Sheffield universities for the start of term

The new dates fall at the end of September

Future Hallam student was left ‘in limbo’ after being told his grades were lost

The chaos could have impacted his place on Hallam’s photography course

Sheffield Hallam lecturers begin five more days of strike action after pay deductions

The university has deducted all pay from those taking part in the marking and assessment boycott

Confirmed: Both Sheffield universities to be hit by UCU marking boycott from today

The action calls for the boycott of all marking and assessment duties

Applications for The Sheffield Tab’s editorial team are now OPEN!

We’re recruiting a News Editor, Features Editor, and Social Media Editor

Love Island winner Kai returning to Sheffield Hallam to teach an actual Love Island module

Kai got one of his three degrees at Hallam

Student left ‘suicidal’ after Sheffield hired private investigator to look into occupations

Students occupied The Diamond earlier this year to protest the uni’s link with arms companies

Former Hallam lecturer suspended for praising terrorists is raising money to sue the uni

Shahd Abusalama claims she was ‘hounded out’ for being Palestinian

Revealed: Here are the dates for the 18 days of strike action at Sheffield universities

Sheffield students will have only nine days of teaching in February

Sheffield gay club Queer Junction announces closure after rise in reports of violence

The venue has one of the highest number of crimes in the city

Police looking for pair dressed as Batman and Joker after three men attacked in city centre

The 18-year-olds were attacked whilst leaving Stein Haus

41 per cent of students at University of Sheffield are international, new ranking finds

Hallam sits lower at 13 per cent

Sheffield has ranked as the 25th safest city in the UK for a night out

Just another reason to love Sheffield

Sheffield has ranked 26th in the UK’s best places to find a drinking spot

It sits above cities like London and Brighton

University of Sheffield has ranked as the UK’s 24th most sustainable university

It falls just below King’s College London

University of Sheffield is the best university in the UK, based on student reviews

An overall rating of 4.6/5 puts it at number one out of 100 unis reviewed

Student nurses at Sheffield Hallam are calling for help with funding and work placements

They said they are battling with a course ‘crisis’

University of Sheffield ranks 17th in UK for graduate employability

It’s the only Sheffield uni to sit in the top 20

Over half of the student population at both Sheffield unis is female

We’re giving you the greatest chance of finding some amazing girl friends

This is what Sheffield unis are doing to help students with the cost of living crisis

Measures include monetary support and discounts

Sheffield woman accused of hosting a rave during lockdown has her court case dropped

The 28-year-old branded the proceedings as ‘large waste of time’

As a student with OCD, this is what my university experience has been like

It’s changed my approach, but I’m still capable

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Sheffield Uni climbs two places and ranks 20th in The Times’ league table

Sheffield Hallam has fallen 10 places to rank 82nd

Local councillor slams UniHomes for ‘scrapping student bill packages with only days notice’

UniHomes counter that Minesh Parekh’s claims are ‘full of inaccuracies’

Woman jailed for 16 months after attacking nine Sheffield uni students in city centre

Chinese national Shan He will face deportation after she is released

Sheffield’s Ukrainian community march in city centre on six month anniversary of invasion

Organisers wanted to urge people not to forget about the war

Sheffield Hallam suspends its ‘low value’ English literature degree

It is the second university in the country to do so

Best friends killed in car crash just months before starting at Sheffield Hallam together

They were returning from a day at the seaside as part of their ‘summer of fun’

Sheffield Hallam is awarding former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell an honorary doctorate

That’ll be Dr Halliwell-Horner to you

Someone’s put up a poster saying there’s a ‘sudden increase in pregnancies’ in Sheff halls

The fake poster’s had 1.2 million views on TikTok