Ellen Murphy

Co-Editor of The Soton Tab

Ellen Murphy
Southampton University


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A Southampton Black Lives Matter protest is being held this week

A peaceful, socially distanced protest will be held outside Guildhall

I got trapped in the back of Oceana and it felt like I was in Jumanji

‘I genuinely thought I was going to be locked in there till morning’

Final years set up Southampton-themed pub crawl in their house while in lockdown

We’ve got major fomo

Soton’s Faculty of Medicine to lead a drug trial into treatment of COVID-19

The lung drug could help those most at risk from the coronavirus

Soton’s ‘no detriment policy’ means your grades can’t go below your current average

After 22 March assessment marks can only improve your overall average

Soton Goes Dating happened over FaceTime this week, but would they want to meet irl?

Was she the Apple of his iPhone?

Graduation Ball 2020 cancelled due to coronavirus

The Enchanted Forest was no match for Covid-19

Soton grad’s original song ‘COVID-19’ is surprisingly heartwarming

If you are looking for a silver lining, this is it

Graduation postponed and university closure due to coronavirus outbreak

Easter break has started a week early

We paired two total stunners for the first Soton Goes Dating, but how did it go?

Could they be Soton’s next hottest couple?

Mayflower student tested negative for coronavirus, University confirms

Hospital tests confirm the student does not have coronavirus

Mayflower Halls on lockdown last night following suspected case of Coronavirus

A student returning from China was quarantined straight from the airport

Paramedics called to Mayflower Halls following suspected case of coronavirus

A student returning from China was quarantined straight from the airport

Scam email claiming to be Soton VC says uni is cancelled

Apparently we’re all being relocated to Solent

Forget rats, PIGEONS are getting into our Portswood homes

But some of us are secretly loving it

Soton Uni conclude Mayflower FC were chanting a nickname, not the n-word

‘The racist word was not used’ according to the university

A ‘members-only’ website is sharing nudes and postcodes of Soton students

A petition to remove it has passed 25,000 signatures

‘They wouldn’t stop kicking him’: Homophobic attack on a couple in Soton

‘I had to watch my boyfriend being booted on the floor’

XR protest showed political leaders asleep on the Redbrick today

‘Time to wake up’: Corbyn, Johnson and Swinson were caught sleeping

‘It’s heartbreaking, but the only legal option’ UCU Strikers are all over campus

Picket lines, protest signs, and petitions are everywhere

Little Mix are coming to Southampton in summer 2020

We are already bopping

Exchange students in Hong Kong to return to the UK due to protests

Three Hong Kong universities have closed due to protests

Drunk driver smashes into Solent Uni

It was allegedly a drunk driver

Soton to host Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn in a live debate

The TV debate will happen six days before the election

BOO! It’s Soton’s spookiest Halloween costumes this year

Prepare to be scurr

This year’s Halloween best dressed are so spooky they’ll be your sleep paralysis

Spooky szn: it’s a look

Soton grad creates eco-clothes swapping service that works like Tinder

Swipe right for that peng top

This Soton fitness influencer had her Insta hacked and lost 30,000 followers

‘I felt like I was going through a break up’

Don’t panic: Brexit won’t affect Soton students on foreign exchange

The University is in contact with 200 Erasmus+ partners

Which Soton halls do you really belong in? Take this quiz to find out

Halls identity crisis: solved

Soton student died by suicide on his graduation day, an inquest heard

He was ‘popular and well-liked’

The best dressed of Soton Freshers’ Ball 2019, revealed

They’re looking fresher than ever

The Business Soc football promo video is potentially the greatest thing you’ll ever watch

It’s a keeper

Soton student died after consuming 100 times the safe dose of a drug

His death was ruled not to be a suicide

The Soton Tab is looking for writers and we want YOU

You don’t need any experience at all

The votes are in: This is Southampton’s biggest BNOC 2019

‘You just have to pretend to be something you’re not’

VOTE: Southampton BNOC, the grand final

The time has come friends

UoS forced to pay lecturer £2.5 million after not showing up to court

The judge had to award the maximum sum

Man assaulted in an alleyway near Carlton Road and Archers Road

The alleyway has been sealed off

Vote for UoS BNOC: Heat Three

It isn’t over yet

UoS’s BNOC 2019: Heat Two

The competition is hotting up

Vote for UoS’s biggest BNOC 2019: Heat One

Boys, boys and more BNOC boys

Multiple car windows have been smashed around Portswood and Bedford Place

One student’s sat nav was also stolen from her car

Let’s Do It and SUSU are running a litter picking event to clean up Soton’s streets

Saving the environment is so hot right now

Southampton Uni Rugby Club raise over £1,600 for mental health by running every day in January

SURFC members have been running every day through January

A Soton fresher’s entire bedroom was wrapped in clingfilm as flatmates punish her for going out during exam week

Her flat hoped it would help her re-evalutate her sesh-head behaviour

Man’s body found in Southampton Common lake

Another tragedy in Soton Common

It’s time to stop hating on Christmas

Embrace your inner ho ho ho

Breaking: SU confirms Emily Dawes is back at work

Her email is still automatically responding with ‘out of office’

Beyond the controversy: Here’s everything we know about SU Pres Emily Dawes

As FemSoc President she wanted to make all toilets on campus gender neutral

5 top tips on how to avoid Freshers’ Flu at Soton

Good luck, you’ll need it

Another assault has occurred in one of Southampton’s public parks

Are Southampton’s parks safe?

Fake Instagram accounts or ‘Finstas’ are becoming the secret social media craze

“I just post what I want”

Idris Elba is set to DJ at Southampton nightclub Switch in June

‘DJ Big Driis’ will be on the decks

VP Student Communities Candidate Interview: Chang Lian

Here’s what she had to say

What your Soton night out says about you

What will it be?

How to prepare for living in a student house in Portswood

Buckle up