Bethany Essam-Wood

Features Editor of The Cardiff Tab

Bethany Essam-Wood
Cardiff University


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History students are raging after exam scheduled for same day as extended dissertation deadline

Seriously though, what IS history??

History students left raging after exam is scheduled for same day as extended dissertation deadline

Seriously though, what IS history??

Wales v Scotland Six Nations game has been called off last minute due to COVID-19

The number of cases in Wales has risen to 38

Someone found a hamster behind the SU and no one knows who owns it

How do you prove it’s yours??

Is Fam Fish curry sauce Vegan? We found out so you don’t have to

Veganuary has got us thinking

Stormzy announces he’s backing Jeremy Corbyn ahead of the general election

He sent an open letter in support of Labour

We’ve been all over and discovered the best and worst toilets on Cardiff uni campus

Spoiler alert: They’re all gross

Cardiff SU will officially support UCU Strike Action following AGM motion

Most sabbatical officers abstained from the vote

Everyone in Torquay has a bitter-sweet relationship with Park Lane

Don’t deny it, you all love the big chair

Grab your coats: ‘Wrap Up Cardiff’ needs your help!

The campaign wants your unwanted coats

I went to a BSc lecture and it was much harder than my BA lectures

Disclaimer: I learnt zero physics

Crackin’ News: Nessa will be turning on the Christmas lights in Barry this year

Ow ow ow, Merry Christmas

Calling all Cardiff students: Vote for your favourite Welsh icon to be commemorated

Big up Roald Dahl

There are protests in Cardiff city centre over Samsung’s union busting

The Bristol students are part of People and Planet

OMG, BBC Radio 1’s Golden Ticket was found in Bute Park today

The ticket gets you into three major UK festivals

We asked other Universities what they REALLY think of Cardiff Uni students

‘Doesn’t it have a castle?’

Why The Circle is the best reality TV show right now

Trust us on this one

Wondering how to make the most of Freshers’ Week? These are the must go-to events this year

Just thank us later

A love letter to Cathays

It’s a bitter-sweet relationship

Omg! Smack is moving to Story, the new multi-million pound Glam refurb

Paper treating us students well, as always

The worst things about being home from uni over summer

Being grounded at the age of 20 is not how summer should be spent

Bog off your uni work because Tracy Beaker is coming to Cardiff

From The Dumping Ground to Pryzm, Dani Harmer will be here to get us through exam season

This is why it’s so important to vote in the SU elections

There is definitely a point in voting

Introducing Ripple: Cardiff’s first zero waste shop

From one ripple comes a mighty wave

I lived off one pound a day for a week, and this is what happened

Carbs are the key to survival

Here are all the ways you can make the most out of your reading week in Cardiff

If you’re one of the lucky BA students of course

Here are the best places to eat and dine out as a vegan in Cardiff

From whole food bowls to ‘The Big Moc’

Wood Street closed as police search the River Taff for a missing man

The police, fire service, and coastguards are searching for the missing man