Annabel Macken

Features Editor

Annabel Macken
Bristol University

Bristol, higher education, foreign affairs, student culture, sport, music, festivals, travel, food, nightlife, mental health, film

  • Annabel Macken is the Features Editor of The Bristol Tab and is responsible for the commssioning, editing and publishing of all features pieces
  • Annabel is an expert in guides and student experiences in and around the city of Bristol
  • She is interested in politics outside of her degree and plays BUCS level hockey for the university


During her time at university, Annabel joined the Bristol branch of The Tab as a student writer and progressed to her current role of Features Editor.


Annabel is currently an undergraduate studying for a BSc in politics and sociology at the University of Bristol and is expected to graduate in June 2024 with first class honours.


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Bristol Uni to host sport extravaganza this week with 500 athletes and six universities

Find out how to catch the action and support Bristol

Bristol Uni Hockey Club write open letter demanding SU review their Code of Conduct

‘Did you know that currently if you sexually assault someone, you are not breaking the Student Union (SU) Code of Conduct?’

Meet the three Bristol students bringing decent tunes back to The Triangle

Read on to find out how to see student DJs without spending half your student loan

Deputy PM criticises Bristol Uni’s decision to remove the national anthem from graduation

Oliver Dowden asked if the university is ‘ashamed of their British heritage’

Outrage from staff as expert employed by Bristol Uni is denied a visa for her six-year-old

Furious colleagues have called it ‘an act of unthinkable cruelty’ to prevent her daughter from joining her

Bristol Uni vice-chancellor condemns selling of pro-Hamas booklets on campus after protest

The police are investigating the issue after information was handed out at a pro-Palestine rally this week

Here’s what each type of Bristol Uni society says about you, and why you should join one

A comprehensive list of the society stereotypes you’ll run into at Bristol University

UWE student left waiting over five hours for an ambulance after fatal injury, inquest hears

Maddy Lawrence passed away in March 2022 after sustaining an injury during a rugby game

10 things every Bristol student absolutely needs to know to survive Freshers’ Week

Freshers’ can be scary, but don’t let that stop you from enjoying every opportunity you can

Bristol hockey team win mixed championship in touching tribute to late coach

Bristol beat Lichfield 2-1 in an emotional display at the Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre in London

Seven ways to celebrate the end of exams that every Bristol student should try this summer

After weeks of living in the library like a vampire, it’s time cast off the trackies and Birkenstocks and get some time in the sun

Bristol students qualify for University Challenge final for the first time in the show’s history

The team of students are hoping to continue their winning streak to take home victory

Bristol Council could ban drinking outside pubs from 10.30pm

Mr Wolf’s, The Mothers ruin, The Crown and every pub on St Nicholas and King Street could lose their nighttime outdoor seating

Bristol Uni confirm exams will go ahead and is threatening to cut lecturers pay by 50 per cent

Bristol Uni is threatening to take 50 per cent of pay away from lecturers who participate in the marking boycott

Bristol student cycling to Istanbul on a tandem with his mate

Pair of students buy a £100 tandem bike to get them to Istanbul in support of a Bristol charity

Thousands of people cycle through Bristol for ‘Drum and Bass on the Bike’ event

‘At the second one he ever did, there was about 30 people. It’s insane to see how in three years it’s gone crazy’

It’s not too late to have a holiday this Easter: Here are the best ‘staycations’ for Bristol students

Left it too late to get your hands on some cheap Easter flights? We’ve got you covered

What would the Bristol Uni libraries be like to date?

This is not a dating guide about people, it is about actual inanimate buildings

Can surfing help your mental health? Bristol student secures project with The Wave to find out

The women all took part in a six-week intensive surf course and now The Wave has agreed to support Ariane through her three-year PhD

Bristol University students are fourth most targeted by top employers

This is your sign to apply for your dream job because employers are looking for you

A to Z of Bristol Uni: It’s time to relearn the alphabet but Bristol Uni style

Can you guess what K stands for?

Bristol students’ favourite places to piss on The Triangle

This article is for comedic purposes only. The Tab does not endorse public urination. 100 per cent satire

The University of Bristol is providing free period products in bathrooms around campus

1 in 10 UK girls revealed that they had been unable to afford period products

Six step plan to ruin your flat Christmas dinner (and your friendships)

It’s time to release your inner Grinch and give your flatmates the best gift of all: more drama than episode of Geordie Shore

Christmas is the most popular time to drop out but here are things to consider before leaving for good

University isn’t for everyone and thats okay; dropping out is a personal decision but here are some things to consider before you do

I went to a student council meeting and here is a rundown of what actually happened

The motion about getting timetables to be released earlier passed

It’s dark at five and your house is cold: Here are seven ways to battle the November blues

That iced coffee from senate? Secure it. Cheeky Eat a Pitta for lunch? Get it in the bag babe

The task of hosting can be daunting so follow this essential guide to throwing the perfect house party

Why not cement yourself as a permanent legend and throw the house party everyone will be talking about for weeks?

11 places to take your date in Bristol which will guarantee they fall in love

Met the love of your life in gravity but don’t know how to impress them without your sick dance moves? Try one of these places