Emily Bell

Editor in Chief

Emily Bell
Glasgow, London
Glasgow University

Newswriting, Glasgow news, higher education news, student lifestyle, contemporary youth politics, social media, lifestyle, food and drink, literature, features, student opinion, fashion

  • Emily Bell is the Editor in Chief of The Tab Glasgow, overseeing a team of editors and contributors to edit, write, and publish articles and curate social content for thousands of Glasgow students
  • Her journalistic interests are in breaking news writing and lifestyle and culture features pieces, including food and art writing. She predominantly writes news articles with a fast turnaround alongside longer, more investigative arts and lifestyle pieces
  • In her free time, Emily is an avid gym-goer and foodie, as balance is key. She has a deep interest in food, art, literature, music, and culture


Emily Bell joined The Tab Glasgow as a student contributor in 2021, going on to become Social Media Editor and eventually Editor in Chief. Emily has also freelanced for the i Paper and been featured on Channel 5 and Sky News after publishing articles on the UCU marking and assessment boycotts in the summer of 2023.


Emily is a postgraduate student attaining her MSc in Media, Communications, and International Journalism at the University of Glasgow, expecting a distinction. Emily graduated with an English Literature MA from the University of Glasgow before this.


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Police investigate ‘deliberate’ fire started at Glasgow Uni Dental School and Hospital

Firefighters were alerted to the blaze at building on Sauchiehall Street on Thursday morning at 1.18am

Glasgow University ‘last minute’ makes online final exams in person over AI concerns

The changes has been made by the School of Life Sciences to ensure ‘grades awarded are reliable’

Eight ways for you to actually stay on top of your studies from a Glasgow master’s student

So you can actually stay ahead of the game this semester instead of giving up a week in

New year new you? The Tab Glasgow is looking for new writers to join our fabulous team

Come to our open meeting at 5pm on Thursday 18th January at Bank Street Bar + Kitchen to learn more!

Students stage ‘sit-in’ at University of Glasgow regarding situation in Gaza

Glasgow University since claimed ‘it wasn’t a sit-in’ and that ‘students were there for a matter of minutes’

Meet some of the models taking part in Glasgow Charity Fashion Show 2024

They’re your GCFS models and our role models

Glasgow students tell us why Glasgow is the best city to study and live in

In case you needed reminded why you’re here amid deadlines and the early darkness

I tried the ‘study crawl’ trend through the west end of Glasgow and here’s what I found

The west end crawl your lecturers would be proud of

Our favourite Halloween costumes in Glasgow this year

Putting my Poundland costume to shame

‘How could she be broke, that’s what SAAS is for?’: Overheard at Glasgow Uni

Can we please stop living up to the stereotype

Glasgow University Conservatives ask the uni to publicly support Israel in open letter

The association referred to the university’s silence as ‘shameful’

Glasgow University ranks 13th in the Guardian University Guide 2024

Still ahead of Edinburgh, not that it’s a competition

12 of Glasgow’s weird and wonderful societies you should take a look at this September

Sign me up for the charcuterie society

Looking for a new society to join this year? Here are five reasons you should write for us

Come to our open meeting at 5pm on the 21st of September at Tennent’s Bar

Five days of strikes confirmed to take place at the University of Glasgow in September

Whilst the marking and assessment boycott has been withdrawn by the UCU, other forms of strikes will continue

Students frustrated after Glasgow Uni law school uploads identical previous exam paper

The error was the second the law school have made concerning this exam

‘The biggest cycling event in history’: What the Glasgow World Cycling Champs means for you

Road closures, where to watch, and should you be interested in going?

Obsessed with the Barbie movie? Try these places in Glasgow to get your pink fix

The most Barbie-tastic spots in the city

Strathclyde UCU claims missing graduation livestream is due to student protest during ceremony

The University of Strathclyde contends the footage is unavailable due to a ‘technical fault’

‘It’s a joke’: Student given ‘vague’ 100-word feedback for 8,000 word dissertation

‘This is an insult to me and my supervisor’

Tributes pour in for Glasgow student who died on board the Titanic submarine

Suleman Dawood has been described as a ‘beloved son’ who would ‘do anything for anyone’

First year business student studying in Glasgow is currently trapped inside Titanic sub

19-year-old Suleman Dawood is on board with his dad

‘Give me my grades not f**king Indiana Jones music’: Inside Glasgow Uni’s first graduations

‘Not knowing my degree classification slightly taints my experience as I am still anxiously awaiting results’

‘I need my actual grades’: Glasgow Uni students plan protest at tomorrow’s ‘sham’ ceremony

It will be the first graduation ceremony taking place in the country since the marking boycott began

More than half of Glasgow University students set to graduate without knowing their grade

With graduations starting in six days, students will cross the stage without knowing their degree class

University of Glasgow to award Scottish students compensation for ‘dealing with the English’

The university has confirmed a one-time payment of £600 will be made to all Scottish students

‘People make fun of me because of how much money I have’: Overheard at Glasgow Uni

Every day it gets harder and harder to defend my uni

‘My manager got caught doing drugs in the store’: Glasgow Uni student job horror stories

Suddenly mine doesn’t sound so bad

Glasgow Uni Charity Fashion Show: YOUTH like you’ve never seen it before

Drinks, fashion, black tie – what more could a girl want?

‘Production has been mental’: We sat down with the GUCFS team ahead of this week’s shows

I sat down with Lexi, Beth, and Nathan to hear about their experience running the uni fashion show

How to do Palentine’s in Glasgow this February

Because realistically who do you love more than your pals?

The Tab Glasgow is looking for a TikTok Creator to join the team

You can finally put that TikTok obsession to good use

Meet the models taking part in this year’s Glasgow University Charity Fashion Show

We got to talk the talk with the students who are walking the walk this year

‘If they cared, they wouldn’t have let students become homeless’: What UofG staff want you to know about the strikes

UCU action is taking place 24th, 25th, and 30th of November across the UK

Casual ableism in Scottish universities is an issue that no one is ready to talk about

Are we woke or are we hypocrites?

Here are the best places in Glasgow to watch England lose the World Cup

We can all celebrate it not going ‘home’ together

A student-led protest in solidarity with the people of Iran is happening this weekend

‘It is crucial to keep the momentum going and not let the voices of the protestors become silenced’

From Dobby to Julia Fox: our favourite costumes in Glasgow over Halloween weekend

TRICK OR TREAT yourself to a look at some great costumes

Aberdeen Uni hockey club calls Glasgow Caledonian a ‘special needs uni’ for cancelling game

The team also included a picture of a Little Britain character in a wheelchair

I showed up to a Taylor Swift Society social as a non-Swiftie and had the best time

*Insert bad Taylor Swift pun here*

The 11 best Halloween events happening in Glasgow this year

Here to help you have a BOO-zy Halloween!

Black History Month Highlights: James McCune Smith – the man behind the Jimmy

Smith was the first African American in the world to hold a medical degree

The most ridiculous things that would happen at a ‘Glasgow Uni Fashion Week’

We’d be going viral for all the wrong reasons

Glasgow University is renting out a cinema to teach classes

Probably the most boring reason to go to the cinema since Justice League came out

Take this quiz and we’ll tell you which Glasgow uni you should really be at

No pressure here – only your degree on the line

ATTENTION FRESHERS: Here’s a definitive ranking of Glasgow’s student nightclubs

This is entirely opinion-based, no scientific research has been partaken