Annabelle Penhaligon

Annabelle Penhaligon
Birmingham University


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Breaking: Hazmat suits enter Tennis Courts student accommodation

The reason for their visit has not yet been confirmed

BREAKING: Birmingham has confirmed its first case of Coronavirus

Birmingham City Council have warned more cases are expected

I dropped out of uni to start a career as a sex worker on OnlyFans

Imo is 19, an ex-Newcastle student, and in the top one per cent of OnlyFans creators

Meet the UoB student helping people around the world stop calorie counting

Jen Cohen began #DitchTheDigits to combat unhealthy habits related to numbers

BREAKING: UoB students on year abroad recalled from China following Coronavirus outbreak

The students were recalled last week from partner universities

Aston student taken off campus with ‘flu-like symptoms’ tested for coronavirus

His tests have since come back all clear

Birmingham Students for Life are using sponsored ads on Facebook

The advert came up on a Cambridge University student’s timeline

The head of UoB’s Conservatives Society is telling Tories not to vote

ok hun

I’ve had an eating disorder, and food exercise labels are the dumbest idea

Exercise should not be a punishment for food

UoB Politics essay deadline changed three times in 24 hours

Students have been forced to consider rebooking Christmas work shifts

UCU calls on Sir David Eastwood to stand down as Chair of the USS board

Is it closing time for Eastwood?

Machete fight in Birmingham cinema leads to arrest of 13 year old girl

The brawl broke out on Saturday afternoon

Meet the lecturers going on strike, and find out how to get involved

“We can’t win this without student support”

Meet the UoB third year running to be an actual MP in Birmingham

‘I’ll finish my dissertation over Christmas then hit the ground running’

Firefighters called to suspected fire on Tiverton Road

Fire engines were called to the scene just before 1pm

T.I. takes his daughter for an annual hymen exam to make sure she’s a virgin

She is 18-years-old!!!

Here’s how to celebrate Halloween in Brum

get your spooky Selly on

We asked people from other unis what they thought of Brum students

don’t hate us cause you ain’t us x

Birmingham students spent nearly £25 MILLION during Freshers’

alright big spender

Dough balls and endless vouchers: What it’s like working at Pizza Express

2 for 1s all day, every day

Tory activist dies by suicide after tweeting allegations of sexual harassment from party members

Jade Smith said ‘there’s a reason we don’t feel safe at conference’

I got to the penultimate stage of Love Island auditions: This is what happens

‘Everyone looked villa ready in dresses and heels’

Exposed: UoB officer training soldiers’ threats about Guild Officer

‘It was rough knowing that someone actually hated me that much and wanted to attack me’

UoB ranked 13th UK university and 5th for Physics and Music in the Complete University Guide

We’re up two spots from last year!

The Sun has revealed men’s biggest turn offs and it’s the worst thing you’ll ever read

Apparently talking about football is a no-no

The real love story in Fleabag isn’t about the priest, but the two sisters

Seriously, think about it

UoB advice warns staff and PhD students on Dubai campus they face arrest if discovered to be trans

The university’s Rainbow Network produced a document for PhD students and staff on the Dubai campus

Why every girl should be watching Fleabag

‘Angry, pervy, outrageous and hilarious’ is how she, and we, are described

‘What we were given instead was an utter farce’: Students respond to Vice Chancellor dodging their questions at Question Time

Top Guild Officers responded to students disheartened by the VC’s answers

UoB student asked to ‘cover up’ and threatened with removal from aircraft by staff on a flight to Tenerife

Emily O’Connor received abuse from a fellow passenger when she refused to put a jacket on

Students reunited with stolen sofa from Dawlish Road garden

‘We were pretty attached to this sofa at this point’

Brow bars and dining experiences: Everything you can expect from the world’s biggest Primark, opening in Birmingham this spring

It’s set to open on the 11th April

These UoB girls are starting a Pro-Choice group after the Guild approved a Pro-Life society

The group has been set up by students in retaliation to the Guild’s decision

If you can’t physically have an abortion, you have no right to join an anti-abortion society

UoB’s first Pro-Life society was approved by the Guild this month

Meet Beat: The UoB students saying ‘sock it’ to eating disorders

They have events going on throughout the week to raise awareness about and provide support for people with eating disorders.

Over 65k people sign petition to ban Warwick uni group chat boys from campus

The petition has only been up for five days

University of Birmingham revealed to be the Russell Group Uni issuing the most unconditional offers

Almost a fifth of offers made are unconditional

Confirmed: You CAN take the pill back to back with no health risks

Basically, you don’t ever have to have a period if you don’t want to

UoB celebrates opening of Green Heart with Instagram of multiple old white men

Check out that diversity

Man jailed for 18 years over murder of UoB student in Jerusalem

Hannah Bladon was stabbed to death in Jerusalem on Good Friday in 2017

13-year-old boy arrested following stabbing of three teenagers near University of Birmingham School

The incident took place on Weoley Park Road yesterday afternoon

Everything you need to know about Birmingham’s new LUSH store

Birmingham now has the largest LUSH store in the world!

Man stabbed outside Bristol Road McDonald’s

A man has been rushed to hospital following a stabbing yesterday afternoon

Grab your boo, the Birmingham Christmas Markets open today

It’s peak cuffing season accompanied by bratwurst and fairy lights

We spoke to Harriet Ellis, the UoB student behind THAT Farage eye roll

She just hopes she doesn’t get recognised by people she’s got off with at Fab

Calling time on the Halloween ‘not like other girls’ and their internalised misogyny

Your chicken dipper costume doesn’t make you special

Three arrested following attempted car jacking and stabbing in Selly Oak

Two boys, aged 15 and 17, were arrested on suspicion of attempted murder last night

Birmingham student raped by unlicensed taxi driver in Selly Oak

She was picked up in Digbeth after a night out

University of Birmingham ranked 14th in The Times and The Sunday Times University Guide 2019

We’re up one place from 15th in 2018

VIP tickets to The Mill launch party are being hidden around Birmingham

You could be there to see what has become of the site of the Rainbow Venues

Birmingham student died after falling into a ‘black hole’ in mental health services

He died in April this year following a history of mental health issues

19-year-old collapses and dies at Birmingham nightclub Lab11

The tragedy occurred in Digbeth in the early hours of Sunday morning

The first black Miss GB is a former University of Birmingham student

She’s the first black woman to be crowned Miss Universe Great Britain in the competition’s 66 year history

Legitimate reasons why Jack and Dani do not deserve to win Love Island

They’re just friends who kiss!!

Flash flooding hits Selly and Tiverton Road has been submerged

Roads have been closed and buses evacuated

Two teenage boys arrested after Monday night Selly muggings

The incidents took place on Monday night on Dawlish Road

ASOS have launched same day delivery in Birmingham and I am ready to explore the bottom of my overdraft

Goodbye student loan

They’re now selling £2 prosecco at Joe’s!

Our prayers have been answered

The University of Birmingham reveals 23 per cent gender pay gap

That’s just shameful

Has anyone ever thought how stupid it is that our £44 million library can only seat 2,000 out of 30,000 students?

The VC thinks it’s a vast improvement

I deleted all social media for a week and it was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made

How will my fans cope?

There are many reasons why 9am lectures are a blessing in disguise, let me tell you why

Hear me out.

Girls who wear a coat to the club are making a mistake

If this is you, take a seat

All the things they don’t tell you about living in a 10 person flat

You can’t even fit everyone’s names on the Chunder Chart