Ben Stupples

Ben Stupples


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UPDATE: Bath Beats Exe to South West’s Best University

The Complete University Guide releases its 2015 league table – with Exeter named as the UK’s best University for quality accommodation

Exeter takeaways told to clean up their act

The Food Standard Agency cracks down on Exeter’s food hygiene

Former Exeter postman found guilty of founding global fraud organisation

Exeter’s Crown Court finds Shaker Javaid guilty of money laundering and fraud

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Sleeping rough: ‘The older you get, the harder it becomes’

With Sleep Easy 2014 approaching, when Exeter residents will sleep rough overnight, Ben Stupples talked to one of the city’s regular street-sleepers

WhatsAppened to blokes these days? Student shares photo of girl in bed to ‘prove’ he had sex with her

Student snaps girl in bed and then sends the image to all his team-mates

Beats and Bass Society’s Mixathon: Who doesn’t love a week-long party?

Discussing Beats and Bass Society’s ongoing Mixathon, The Tab talks to its organiser Tom Cooke

NipNominate – The latest craze?

NipNominate: get your nips out for the ladies, lads

NipNominate: Exeter’s latest craze?

NipNominate: get your nips out for the ladies, lads

PM on tour: David Cameron drops by student hotspot

The PM stops by the Exeter area to check out the damage caused by recent weather

Police investigate bloody headbutt in Exeter club

Local police investigate violent attack on a white male in his 20s

Freak weather wreaks havoc in student hotspots

Exeter region lashed by high winds, strong waves and heavy rain

VIDEO: Devon plumber could have ridden world’s biggest wave

Watch footage of Andrew Cotton, 34, riding what is rumoured to be an 80ft wave in Nazaré, Portugal

Sabb campaign videos: VP Activities

Steer clear of YouTube, check out all the Sabb campaign videos for VP Activities on The Tab

Student protestors occupy Queens Building

Forget Sabbs: meet the Exeter student protestors occupying Queens Building

Sabb campaign videos: VP Education

Forget YouTube, check out all the Sabb campaign videos for VP Education on The Tab

Sabb campaign videos: Guild President

To avoid you trawling through YouTube, The Tab rounds up the Sabb campaign videos for Guild President

‘They joked about giving the video to all the people I was with’

The Tab speaks to the girl the Arena bouncers filmed bonking

UPDATE: Exeter ranks among top ten Sugar Daddy universities

University of Exeter ranks eighth in the latest list of UK student Sugar Babies

Tee it off, Fresh

University of Exeter unveils its plans for the Sports Park’s short-game practice area

Has Luke Friend Got The Exe Factor?

X Factor finalist Luke Friend comes to Exeter’s campus

Support and Scepticism for Lecturers’s Strike

Exeter students and staff respond to yesterday’s strike from University lecturers

Lost Profits for Exeter’s HMV

After the Ian Watkins trial, HMV announces the removal of Lostprophets music from all its stores.

SSB revival: Is this Exeter’s best house party?

Exeter students host SSB-style house-party.

There’s rah-ther a lot of us

Research reveals that nearly a third of Exeter’s students were privately educated.

The End of the Bop?

Exeter Student Events announces warning over future of the Bop.

Has Exeter sparked the end of the EDL?

The EDL faces criticism in the wake of its national demonstration in Exeter.

In Pictures: EUMHC Varsity

See the best pictures from EUMHC’s Varsity game versus University of Birmingham Hockey Club.

EDL and Exeter Together: Tweets and Pictures

See the best of your tweets and pictures from the EDL’s and Exeter Together’s marches into Exeter.

Exeter Undergrad Crowned UK’s Horniest Student

Elina Desaine, a third year IT Business Management student, has been named the UK’s horniest student.

Exeter Student Named on Time’s ‘World Influential’ Teenagers List

Time magazine names Beth Reeks as one of the world’s most influential teenagers.

Exeter Undergraduate Crowned UK’s Horniest Student

Elina Desaine, a third year IT Business Management student, has been named the UK’s horniest student.

Heavy Rain Expected in Exeter

Following a weather warning from the Met Office, heavy rain is expected later on this evening in Exeter.

Naked Sports Calendars: Simply the Breast

Revealed: the first images from this year’s naked sports calendar.

Sign Up to Keep Dr. Hayler at University of Exeter

The Students’ Guild are giving students the chance to help keep Dr. Matt Hayler at University of Exeter.

Ottery St. Mary: Your Tweets & Pictures

With The Tab’s help, remember, remember the 5th of November.

20+ Applications = 1 Job

YouGov figures reveal how undergraduates expect to complete 24 job applications before securing employment after university.

Over 25’s Club to Open in Exeter

Are we students really that annoying to the locals?

University Challenge Trials Begin

Deep down, you know you want to go for it.

Thursday Mosaic: Halloween Special

There were some gruesome-looking costumes last night in Mosaic. Check out some of the best.

The EDL Comes to Exeter

The EDL has announced it intends to stage a national demonstration next month in Exeter.

Severe Weather Expected in Exeter

Heavy rain and strong winds are predicted in the Exeter region over the next two days.

UoE Students Vote Not To Ban ‘Blurred Lines’

Following an all-student referendum, University of Exeter Students’ Guild has decided not to ban ‘Blurred Lines’ from being played on its premises.

Entrepreneurial Tips: YoungOnes

Thinking of setting up your own business? Let YoungOnes (and The Tab) give you a helping hand.

Meet John Pryor, Final Ten Contestant for The KISS Chosen One

The Tab talks to University of Exeter alumni John Pryor, who has made it through to the final ten contestants for The KISS Chosen One.

Police Search For Local Bus Thief

Yes, you read the headline right: we have a bus thief amongst us.

Friday TP: Best Pics

Hosted by 4Play Events, check out the latest pictures from Friday Timepiece.

A – Z of Exeter: Part II

The second part of The Tab Exeter’s definitive guide to student life.

Albus on Campus

Luke Avery’s Dumbledore outfit wins best costume at Harry Potter Society’s Welcome Banquet.

A – Z of Exeter: Part I

The Tab Exeter’s definitive guide to student life.

YoungOnes Roaring Success in Dragons’ Den

The Tab Exeter interviews YoungOnes founders, Tom Caron and Chris Rea, about their Dragons’ Den experience.

Guild Responds to ‘Blurred Lines’ Ban

The Guild responds to Robin Thicke’s ‘Blurred Lines’ being banned in Edinburgh University’s Students’ Union.

Exeter Nightlife: Best Pics

Check out the best snaps taken last year from Exeter’s nightlife.

University of Exeter Climbs World Rankings publishes its annual list of the world’s best academic institutions.

Prince On The Lash

The Duke of Cambridge, putting aside his royal responsibilities, is in Exeter this weekend for a boozy stag-do.

Exe-Rated Action on High Street

The 5-0 aren’t going to Gillette this bloke off easy…

Meet Tyler Jonhson: Exeter’s Record Breaking Runner

‘The Drop’ profiles Tyler Johnson – Exeter’s athlete who can run the 100m faster than the average bloke can bolt.

Windsurfing: in Danger of Extinction?

‘The Drop’ Sports Editor, Ben Stupples, discusses ISAF’s recent ruling to omit kitesurfing from the 2016 Olympic program in Rio de Janeiro and replace it with kitesurfing.

Red Bull Paper Wings Qualifier

Hamish Martin, Student Brand Manager at University of Exeter, reports on Red Bull’s recent antics: the Red Bull Paper Wings Qualifier.


University of Exeter 1s crowned CHAMPIONS

EUBC Oarsome at BUCS Head

Duncan Head reports on EUBC’s latest action: BUCS Head in Peterborough.

EUBC through to BUCS Cup Final!

Paul Anstiss reports on EUBC’s latest action: the BUCS Cup Western Conference Semi-Final.

EUSC: BUCS Squash Individual Championships

David Breakey reports on EUSC’s latest action: BUSC Squash Individual Championships in Birmingham.

EUMHC Keep Premier League Dreams Alive

Andrew Miller, EUMHC Club Captain, reports on EUMHC’s 4 – 3 victory over Cannock on March 4th.

EUMHC 2s still on for BUCS Gold!

Andrew Miller, EUMHC Club Captain, reports on the latest BUCS PwC Trophy action: the semi-final encounter between EUMHC 2s and Reading 1s.

EUTC Fall Short at Loughborough

Yvanna Kurlack reports on EUTC’s latest action: the BUCS quarter-final knockout against Loughborough.

EUTC 2s Bow Out of BUCS Cup

EUTC 2s report on their latest BUCS Cup action: the semi-final encounter against Coventry 1s – who claimed that spot in the BUCS Cup final?

EUTC Smash Winchester

EUTC 3s report on their latest BUCS action: the BUCS Western 2A League clash against Winchester 1s

Ben Stupples talks briefly to University of Exeter 4s Captain, Morry Morrison

The Drop Co-Sports Editor, Ben Stupples, talks to University of Exeter 4s captain, Morry Morrison, after their thrilling 7 – 5 victory over University of Bath.

EUMHC 4s Scrape Through BUCS Conference Cup Quarters!

Ben Stupples reports on the latest EUMHC action from Nandos Arena: the quarter-final of the BUCS Conference Cup clash between EUMHC 4s and Bath 3s.

EUSC: Here Comes the Boom

First Crew Member, Lucy Goff, reports on EUSC’s latest action.

The Drop Meets…Joe Batten: AU Candidate

Co-Sports Editor, Ben Stupples, talks to AU President Candidate Joe Batten

Strong from you, EUMHC

After a convincing and clinical 7 – 0 win over Nottingham University, University of Exeter Men’s 1st Team are through to the Semi-Finals of the BUCS PwC Championship.