Doug Bolton

Doug Bolton


The Tab's journalism is brought to you by young reporters who like being first. On university campuses, our writers deliver local news you care about. At The Tab HQ, our experienced journalists write about everything from breaking news to politics to pop culture to TikTok trends to the latest entertainment and celeb gossip. Our aim is to deliver sharp, original, and agenda-setting journalism to young people. All our stories are fact checked and sources verified. Further information on our editorial policies and processes can be found here.


Ebola? Nah, just an ordinary night out

Unis on high alert as 20,000 students return from West Africa to UK

Nil Points for Buckby in the Euros

Liberty GB, the party of Ex-Liverpool Uni student Jack Buckby, has come dead last in the European elections – breaking a record for the fewest votes in the process.

The best places to cry on campus

The Tab’s Crying Correspondent runs down the best places to shed a tear over your exams

The Tab meets… Peter Tatchell

The Tab speaks to lifelong champion of LGBT and human rights, Peter Tatchell, about UKIP, Islam, and the NUS

Liverpool students launch day of events to remember genocide

UoL students inspired to commemorate 20 years since the Rwandan Genocide with a weekend of activities

The return of Tabchat! Fifteen of the cheekiest snaps in Liverpool

You sent us your snapchats. We screenshotted them. This is what they look like.

UNiTITLED: Introducing the completely improvised sitcom starring UoL students and The Tab

VIDEO: A new 100% improvised sitcom set in Liverpool Uni is coming soon – just in time to distract you from revision

Pull the other pork

Burgers, hotdogs and pulled pork – they’re all tasty, and there’s plenty of places in Liverpool to get your fix. But hasn’t this trend gone on a bit too long?

Summer balls-up: Guild will not host this term’s end of year ball

Venue for this year’s Summer Ball changed from the new Guild’s Mountford Hall to Abercromby Square after delay in construction

The best of Tabchat!

We asked for your Snapchats, you were happy to send them. Here’s a few of the best so far.

We got a sneak peek inside the new Guild

The Tab got invited to an exclusive tour of the new Guild – and it’s looking pretty promising

Is this the worst thing ever?

VIDEO: A new reality show is set to do for Liverpool what TOWIE did for Essex – and that’s as bad as it sounds.

Introducing… Tabchat!

We’ve set up a Snapchat account! If you fancy 5 minutes of fame, add us at ‘thetabliverpool’, send us pics, and we’ll publish the best snaps we get.

UoL student killed fighting in Syria

A man believed to be a Mechanical Engineering student at UoL has been killed while fighting with rebels in Syria

Police take action as robbers target Sefton students

Police warn residents to stay safe after a spate of burglaries around Sefton Park

Vinyl madness

A legendary Liverpool record shop is selling its astounding back collection of 15,000 records for a bargain price

A Major Fudge-up

The future of nightclub Fudge is at stake amid fears it is a stomping ground for PAEDOPHILES

Don’t let the bedbugs bite

An ex-UoL student has set up a landlord review site dubbed ‘the TripAdvisor of student housing’ after his second year house became infested with BEDBUGS

the tab tries… bodysoc ballet

The Tab went to see if BodySoc’s ballet class could turn an unfit English student into a prima ballerina


BREAKING NEWS: A group of students have occupied 1 Abercromby Square as part of today’s strike

VIDEO: Who needs lecturers anyway?

After a lecturer doesn’t show up, a first year English student at UoL decides to deliver the lecture himself

BNOC : Best Names on Campus

The Tab’s scoured the campus league tables to find the best team names around. FC Leavemearcelona, anyone?

Liv-rah-pool Uni

Liverpool has one of the lowest rates of privately educated students in the Russell Group at only 14% – you’re at one of the most rah-free Unis around.

The Best Toilets on Campus

Finding a decent place to shit is a pain in the arse for every student, so we’ve scoured campus for the best toilets

Win Tickets to The Charlatans

Liverpool promoters Freeze are bringing Madchester legends The Charlatans to St. George’s Hall, and we’re giving away two tickets

Spooky Strike

Picket lines and rallies to be in place across campus this Halloween, as part of a nationwide strike against pay cuts for University staff

Win Tickets To Chibuku

Chibuku will be hitting the East Village Arts Club on Saturday 2nd November for another unmissable night, and we’re offering two free tickets.

Sorry, Scousers

New survey shows that Scouse is considered the least friendly accent in the UK

Competition time… kissy sell out

We’re offering 4 tickets to Kissy Sell Out’s Albert Dock show, as well as a private booth and a bottle of vodka. Aren’t we nice?

Take That, Manchester

Liverpool is the UK’s second most well-known city, a new survey shows

The A-Z of Fresher’s Week

Our handy insider’s guide to the finer points of Merseyside

Freeze & LIMF presents… Innervisions

Win tickets to the biggest night of the month and end your Fresher’s Week in style

Results Rage

Complaining on the Internet is great. Liverpool students are pretty good at it.

Take To The Streets

The Tab talks to the mind behind Liverpool’s Reclaim the Night march

LUDS Presents – ‘Oedipus Rex’

The Tab’s preview of LUDS’ production of Oedipus Rex

LUDS Presents – ‘Darkness There’

The Tab talks to some of the minds behind the Drama Society’s latest play, ‘Darkness There’

Harlem Flop

Liverpool Uni’s take on the Harlem Shake disappointed many, as only a handful of the 190 expected participants actually turned up.

Smithdown Shake

LURFC gets on the latest dance craze

The Best of ‘Uni Confessions’

We look back at the best confessions of the past 4 months

What Does Your Bike Say About You?

Campus is crawling with bikes, but what about their riders?

The Tab Meets ‘Spotted: Liverpool Uni Library’

The Tab talks to the minds behind the best Facebook page we’ve seen in ages.

It’s The End of The World as We Know It

Want one last big night out before the world ends? The Tab is at hand with our Apocalypse picks

LUDS Presents – ‘Still Life’

The Tab’s review of Liverpool Uni Drama Society’s first play of the season, ‘Still Life’

The Tab meets… The Antistudent

In this exclusive interview, The Tab talks to Liverpool Uni’s very own twitter celebrity

5 things I learned in Freshers’ week

Fresher’s week survival tips that every new arrival should follow