Benjamin Lowrie

Soton Co-Editor of The Tab

Benjamin Lowrie
Southampton University


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Southampton’s BNOC of the year 2016: Nominations are open

Nominate your mates for banter

Here’s what the new SUSU logo actually looks like

It’s sassy and fun

Someone’s already launched a petition against the SUSU rebrand

This is the last thing they wanted to happen

Southampton’s students’ union just voted a cat honorary president

She’s been here since 2002 and we love her

SUSU just tried to ban water bottles on campus

They also approved ‘sleeping pods’ to make the library just a bit worse

Westridge Road murder investigation launched

A body was found in a flat on Westridge Road today

Grad Ball will be held at the O2 Guildhall, tickets to cost £48

DJ Fresh is the only confirmed act, alongside ‘Dodgems’ and a ‘Shooting Gallery’

Clowns Wine Bar ordered to stop selling alcohol for ten days

Police have imposed a temporary closure order after staff were caught serving underage drinkers on three occasions

Body found in search for missing junior doctor Rose Polge

The Southampton graduate has been missing since February 12th.

Southampton rise in QS World subject rankings

We were ranked 14th in the world for Nursing, and 28th for Earth Sciences

If you make fun of Asians in the library, you’re basically a racist

There’s more to them than sleeping in public

Female lecturers at Southampton are paid over £5500 less than male counterparts

Women earn 7% less than what men in the same position do


We’re here, we’re elections, get used to it

Things you’ll only get if your parents move house while you’re at uni

I’ll just sleep down here on the floor then

Search underway for missing Southampton graduate junior doctor

Police said it was ‘totally out of character’

Cards Against Humanity is ruining pre drinks

It’s just scrabble for dickheads

Masters Student needs your help to find a bone marrow donor

Geographer Lara Casalotti is in urgent need of a stem cell transplant

Two stabbed, one injured in City Centre brawl

Four have been arrested

Majority of students in favour of scrapping the petting zoo

59% of you said you’d like to see the event scrapped in future

Oceana slammed for offering free entry in return for a banana

They’re wasting too many bananas

Campus petting zoos are ‘cruel and selfish’, say student groups

We’re better than this

WASP INFESTED snacks served at Connaught dining halls

A resident was mortified to find the insect in their flapjack

New Editorial Positions Open

Southampton’s biggest student news site is hiring.

Body discovered in a parked car in Portswood

Police are still investigating how he died

What your favourite mixer says about you

If you’re still drinking voddy and coke you’re a monster

Everything that will happen to you when you go home for Christmas

Think of all the fun you’ve missed, think of all the boys you haven’t kissed

This Southampton student is one of the world’s best Fantasy Football players

Harry spends hours a week picking his team and is in the top 1000 in the world.

Southampton student handed a sketched out WhatsApp library love letter

It’s gone viral and 25,000 people have seen it

Southampton’s Vice-Chancellor just changed his own title to ‘President’

Other countries aren’t taking him seriously enough

University confirm they will not honour library referendum result

A university representative has confirmed even a “No” vote from students will see the library open 24 hours for the planned period.

Southampton’s favourite sexual position is spooning

We’re also the kinkiest area in the country

Southampton team wins Enactus World Cup

SUSU announce Cube renovations

Soton Tab wants YOU!

The definitive guide to Southampton

Where are your tuition fees going?

A Soton Tab investigation into the University’s financial policy found they made a whopping £15.4m surplus for the 2013/14 financial year- despite many students struggling to make ends meet.

Tory Councillor calls Solent the 'other uni'

Freshers react to their first ever jesticle

Southampton rises in Sunday Times league table

Southampton woman suffers injuries in acid attack outside Turtle Bay

SUSU launch free shuttle bus between Highfield and Winchester

Postgrad student jailed after taking pictures of naked women in halls showers

SUSU finally unveil new social space on campus

University shop now selling games consoles

SUSU announce intramural Football to be replaced with Futsal

City Gateway Halls nominated for 'ugliest new building' award

Ashley Madison leaks reveal dozens of signups from Southampton University accounts

"That’s so gay" – Southampton student uncovers youth homophobia in new film

Stag's increase price of beer, wine and cider

Student found dead in Hartley Grove ruled a suicide by inquest

Man caught on The Hobbit CCTV stealing charity bucket

Lord Sewel's public humiliation proves how society hates old people

Two armed men attempt robbery at campus Santander branch

Popular bar crawl spot Marshals enters administration

WestQuay announce Victoria's Secret Launch

PROPOSAL at Graduation leaves Graduates Stunned

FIRE at Mayflower Halls

Student Activists Launch Campaign Against 'Parking C***s'

Meet Ini Umotong, the Southampton student starring in the Women’s World Cup

She’s one of the youngest players at the tournament

SUSU axe swings on Portswood Safety Bus

SUSU announce 'Job Shop' to tackle student unemployment

SUSU hands Hockey Club £500 fine and alcohol ban for 'racist' emails

Milibandwich: The Latest Craze?

Can Labour voters eat a sandwich with more dignity than their dashing leader?

REVEALED: Which party are Southampton students voting for?

University of Southampton tumble down student satisfaction rankings

Who is the University of Southampton's New Vice-Chancellor?

UoS Council 'reviewing position' on Israel Conference

SUMHC respond to 'racist' email accusations

Southampton Men’s Hockey Team slammed for ‘racist’ emails

“Racist and anti-Semitic” emails from the Southampton University Men’s Hockey Club (SUMHC) social email account were last night made public.

EXIT POLLS: Who's ahead in the SUSU Elections?

New halls of residence for University of Southampton

Aging stars bring the "Hollywood Treatment" to campus

Sex attack in Portswood

Tuition fee increase has minimal impact on mental health

Body Found Near Gordon Avenue

January exam results to be released via email

Revealed: 2015 SUSU Election Candidates

Local Teen Robbed at Portswood Tesco ATM

SUSU Launch LGBT History Month

SURVEY RESULTS: Who are Southampton’s Best Letting Agencies?

Hundreds of you responded to our Letting Agency survey.

Soton Tab Landlord Survey 2015

University adding study spaces to keep First Years out of Library?

SUSU announce two new Officer positions for 2015 Elections

Refreshers' 2015 Headliner Revealed

Hartley to open for 24 hours again

VARSITY 2015: Date Announced

Guide to Southampton Fireworks 2014

A Guide to Living in Halls

Date Rape Drug Warning Issued By SUSU

Will Southampton face RELEGATION this season?

New Beer and Cider in Stag's

Watching Football For Dummies