Catherine Reid

Head of Talent

Catherine Reid
Liverpool University


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How intense are you?

There’s nothing wrong with a double text

I don’t want to have children, but that doesn’t make me selfish

I shouldn’t have to justify my decision

Secrets no-one tells you about living in an all girls’ house

Everything is communal

It’s always the fun people who drink vodka squash at pre-drinks

Long live disco water

When you live with a couple, you’ll always have a favourite

And other life lessons you learn

Without a shadow of a doubt, volleyball is the hottest sport

All the babes play it

Revealed: The most tragic hometown club in the country

Over 32,000 of you voted

Thursdays at Lloyd’s Stourbridge is what defined your college years

Never enough Pitbull

9pm is Instagram at its peak

It’s 23 hours of crap and one hour of total gold

The Black Country is the true heart of the UK

We have more canals than Venice

The mental and emotional stages of a dry spell

I’m fine about it

Forget Galentine’s, I went on a date to The Shard on my own

‘I can’t offer you company, but I can offer you some reading materials’

Finally, experts agree going braless is better for you

Free those nipples

Start drinking espresso martinis before Shoreditch serves them in mugs

It’ll rescue your night at 1am

Sky garden yoga is full of avocado-loving gap yah girls

These are not my people

What make-up artists really think of you

You’re definitely wearing the wrong foundation

How to be a west London PR girl

Eat kale and live in Brixton

You’ll consume 6,000 calories on Christmas Day alone

A double Baileys has over 300 calories

‘It doesn’t mean fat’: What it’s really like being a plus size model

She goes to the gym twice a week

What to wear on Christmas Day

Do I have to change out of my pjs?

We asked people if they were eating lunch or brunch

Definitely not breakfast

Saucy garter with secret pockets means you’ll never have to carry a bag again

Going to the loo was interesting

The way you scoff your pizza can reveal a lot about yourself

Who uses a knife and fork?!

Sobering scientists reveal there’s no cure for a hangover

Not even a kebab

Fresher who was paralysed after night out finally able to walk again

She spent five months in hospital

Harrow pupil dies after being punched on holiday in Malia

He was days away from getting his A-level results

Which is the best fake tan?

They all say they’re ‘flawless’

McDonald’s worker refused shifts because she’s black

She was on a zero hours contract

Scandalous living costs leave half unable to cough up rent

You can pay £300 a week for a room

Clubber dies after being punched in Malia

He refused medical help

Life changing heels mean you’ll never walk home barefoot again

The heels just pop in and out

A simple guide to festival hair

Hair chalk is the one

How to actually look good in photos

It’s more than just an Instagram filter

Hairy fresher slams This Morning after they cancelled her appearance

They didn’t think she was ‘extreme’ enough

Second student involved in Alton Towers crash remains in hospital

She’s at Derby University

Booty shorts are the only shorts you should be wearing this summer

Sun’s out bums out

Tab poll results: Nearly half of us are voting Labour


Tab poll results: Tories and Labour neck and neck


Tab poll results: We’re backing Miliband

But Politics students are loving Dave

Top unis dish out more unconditional offers than ever before

They let anyone in these days

Drugged up guinea pigs given coke, ecstasy and weed then ‘sacrificed’

Is Old MacDonald their dealer?

Man held after body found in search for missing Karen Buckley

She was last seen in Sanctuary on Saturday

Murderer of two Medics faces death penalty

They were killed in August 2014

Multiple men arrested on Smithdown after massive drugs bust

120 officers stormed eight properties this morning

More chaos on Smithdown as fire engines called to deal with ‘dangerous’ sign

Well, it is Friday 13th

Gossip! Garlands shut down after class A drugs ‘dealt openly’

140 officers raided the club last night

Heels v Hi Tops: The fashion dilemma dividing the nation’s universities

And you don’t really have a choice

I was diagnosed with stage four cancer when I was 14, and I survived

The inspirational Birmingham student will be five years clear in October

Stop shaming me for wearing heels on a night out

Womankind is at stake because of your ‘edgy’ trainers

Join The Tab team and be part of the news site with thousands of Liverpool readers

We want YOU

Dear girls, why do you hate your boobs?

You only get one pair, and they need some TLC

Local thug pleads guilty to assaulting girl in SU bar

She was grabbed by the throat and pushed against a wall

Riding Dirty: Fab goers mugged in drive-by theft

The attackers grabbed the victims’ hands while they rifled through their pockets

Rugby boy caught starkers by police on first social

He was the butt of their joke

Students flock to brand new superclub

Forget Med, LEVEL is the place to be seen on Wednesdays

Were the killers British? Two men detained in connection with Thai beach murders

Friend of David’s who left island on first ferry after brutal murders is main suspect and is being questioned by police

Monster smash: couple caught in al fresco romp

Witness said it sounded like ‘some kind of monster’

Dodgy cannabis on a high in Liverpool

Students are urged to watch what they smoke as potent synthetic cannabis is passed around the city

Sydney Jones to undergo major refurb over summer

The Grove Wing of the Sydney Jones library will finally get some more computers…

Thug who attacked and robbed UoL fresher jailed

A homeless drug addict tied up and robbed UoL physics student Thomas Dowson in Roscoe and Gladstone Halls in December.

False alarm: fury as students forced to evacuate Sydney Jones

Students disrupted from essential revision AGAIN after fire alarm was set off in the Sydney Jones, forcing everyone to evacuate and leave their Dairy Milks behind.

Top shaggers Liverpool Hope better at pulling than us

Up all night to get lucky: Liverpool Hope students cum third in Uk Uni sex survey

Police shoot man caught holding a knife to woman’s throat

Gunshots were fired on Shellingford Road, near the student areas of Kensington and Smithdown

Students left horrified as Vital goes down in peak exam period

Vital was unavailable for THREE HOURS last night leaving panicked students unable to revise for today’s exams

Accommod8 ups its game to scoop best student lettings agency award

Student lettings agency Accommod8 recently scooped two trophies at the Rate Your Landlord awards.

Uni staff outraged by jokey Tab advice

Library wet wipes send moany email about tips on ‘how to steal a computer’

Takeaway nightmares: Smithdown favourites fail health inspection

Student favourites Ate Days a Week and Carlito’s are given ZERO food hygiene rating by the Food Standards Agency

UoL climbs 7 places in league tables

UoL steams ahead to take 31st place in the Complete University Guide rankings.

Citybike on campus! Mayor launches BoJo inspired bike hire scheme

Is Joe the new BoJo? Boris-like pay-as-you-go bikes hit Liverpool

Seven ways you know it’s exam time

It’s exam time once again, and boy don’t we know it

15 ways being in final year is like being an OAP

Everything changes when you get to your final year… you start to resemble your granny more than you’d like to admit.

AUra and out: Aura drops out of AU night

Superclub Aura pull out of UoL’s AU night contract, forcing former sponsor Revs to host the messiest night of the month once again

Meet the BNOTs

Of the 17 nominations we received for BNOC of the Year 2014, only four were willing to go ahead with it. So what about the others too humble to put themselves forward?

Jumping for joy in aid of Jumping Jack

The AU are hosting a day filled with their finest sportsmen and women, a bbq and live bands… all for free.

BNOC of the Year vote open now!

You’ve nominated those you deem worthy of this prestigious award… but who will take the crowning glory?

Harry Anderson takes guild president in shock election result

Harry Anderson wins this year’s election, making him our Guild President for the next year.

Election result predictions

Voting closes for next year’s SRO at 5pm tomorrow and here at The Tab we’ve gone all Mystic Meg in an attempt to predict the results.

It’s war: first Varsity videos launched

With two weeks to go until the big UoL v JMU sporting competition, it seems there’s a war brewing…

Crown Place’s crowning glory

The building work is finally coming together for the brand new on-campus accommodation Crown Place

BNOC of the year: nominations now open

It’s time to nominate your Big Name on Campus. Who will it be? You decide!

Which Liverpool Uni halls are you?

Not convinced you were put in the right halls? Take our quiz to find out where you should really be!

A guide to queue jumping

You might be going against a classic English tradition but queue jumping is an obligatory part of a night out

We’ve done it! The Tab Liverpool gets a million hits

After launching in September 2012, The Tab Liverpool has reached 1 MILLION page views.

UoL fat cat announces his retirement

UoL Vice Chancellor, Sir Howard Newby, announces his retirement after it emerged he earns more than the Prime Minister.

Liverpool escort agencies on the hunt for skinny middle class students

Students at the University of Liverpool are delving into the dark world of escorting to help pay their way – but some agencies only accept skinny, middle-class students

Strikes give students a worthy day of rest after AU night

The aftermath of last night’s AU can be nursed properly as national strikes give students another day off

Staff to strike again over pay row

There are two planned strikes in the coming week as staff are still disgruntled over pay.

Cadbury stung after wasp found in chocolate bar

JMU student finds a whole wasp in his Cadbury Dairy Milk

Sydney Bones? Library outed as notorious gay cruising hotspot names Sydney Jones library as the top spot for cruising at uni

Scouse no-brow: officially the worst crime against beauty

No surprises there – the iconic scouse brow has been voted biggest beauty sin

Vote now: the worst accents around campus

Did you come to Liverpool loving the Scouse Squeal and now squirm every time you hear “soz aba ya”? Vote for your least favourite accent around campus!

UoL one of the UK’s top 100 gay friendly employers

The University of Liverpool has been named one of Stonewall’s Top 100 gay friendly employers.

We’re up all night to get lucky (in liverpool)

Liverpool is the UK’s most promiscuous city according to a new sex survey.

Sea odyssey obsessed: giants to return to liverpool

The Sea Odyssey giants will be returning to Liverpool as part of this year’s WW1 commemorations.

What a worldie: liverpool named 3rd top city to visit worldwide

Rough Guides have named Liverpool in the top 3 cities to visit across the globe in 2014.

Student invasion: 300 new student flats to be built in city centre

Planners have been given the go ahead to build 300 more student flats, despite councillors claiming there are too many students in the area.

Deck Aura With Boughs of Holly

The weather outside was frightful, but the AU Ball was delightful.

Staff to strike again

Lecturers and service staff plan to strike again

AU to Host First Annual Winter Ball

Sport Liverpool and Lambrini have teamed up to bring you this year’s Winter Ball.

How To Choose A Housemate

It’s a tricky decision picking a housemate…

Cancer Research Centre Loses Excellent Status

Liverpool’s prestigious Cancer Research centre is no longer meeting Cancer Research UK’s criteria.