Beatrice Raffa

Student Contributor

Beatrice Raffa
Edinburgh University

Food reviews, dating apps, postgraduate studies, cultural shocks, boarding school, Tik Tok trends, fashion, podcasting

  • Beatrice is a Student Contributor at The Tab Edinburgh, writing guides and opinion pieces based on both her romantic and academic experiences
  • Beatrice is devoted to writing honest accounts on student life, for those grappling with online dating and loneliness- often with a humorous tone, she is committed to offering advice and ultimately rebrand the concept of failure, while also disguising herself as a food critic
  • Beatrice grew up between Milan and Paris while she completed her education in England- Her fluency in four languages and familiarity with international contexts across the UK and Europe drove her towards studies on society, cultural differences and linguistics


Beatrice was an avid reader of The Tab Nottingham during her undergraduate studies and finally joined the writing team of The Tab Edinburgh in 2023 when she started her Master's degree


Beatrice completed her undergraduate studies in Sociology and Criminology at the University of Nottingham. In September 2023 she started her MSc in Social Anthropology at the University of Edinburgh.


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