Emily Thornhill

Emily Thornhill
Belfast University


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Alleged stalker of QUB student banned from every Northern Irish Hospital

Andrew Hughes has been accused of following his medical worker ex-partner into her place of Study and facilities at Queen’s University Belfast, therefore breaching an injunction forbidding harassment on the woman.

Blast bomb thrown at PSNI in West Belfast

An explosion in the west of the city last night caused a social media storm. Supposedly loud enough to be heard in South Belfast, the blast was eventually confirmed as a bomb attack on police.

Has Pancake Day crêped up on you?

We love Pancake Day that much we experimented with every topping and recipe we could think of. Oh, and we couldn’t help flaunting our amazing tossing skills

NI Netball Intervarsities Tournament held at QUB

On Friday 28th of Feb and Saturday 1st March, the annual NI Netball Intervarsities Tournament will be held at Queen’s University, down at the PEC where QUB Netball Team hope to steal victory from last year’s winners University College of Dublin.

QUB’s Vice-Chancellor to be paid £250k per year

As Professor Patrick Johnston prepares to take on the role as QUB’s 12th vice-chancellor, the £19k increase in his yearly salary causes controversy amidst this years strikes over university staff pay and work loads.

QUBSU’s Student Officer Campaign: Election vs Application

QUBSU announced it’s Student Officer Elections this year with a new twist, instead of creating a fair democracy and equal representation it’s described as a “job” with “great perks” that you have to apply for. Great, well done QUBSU.

South Belfast Residents Protest against QUB building plans

30+ local residents from Sans Souci Park, South Belfast have held a protest against plans by Queen’s University to further extend student accommodation in the area.

QUB Law Graduate: I’m sorry for drinking a goldfish for my Neknomination

Queen’s University Belfast law graduate Rachel Carey apologises after consuming a goldfish in her #NekNomination video.

PSNI Investigate South Belfast Rape

Queen’s Student Union urges students to be careful after PSNI detectives investigate an allegation that a young woman was raped in the Botanic area of south Belfast.

The Tab meets Sinéad Morrissey

The accomplished poet laureate and QUB Reader in Creative Writing talks about her amazing achievements over the past year.

T.S Eliot Prize for Poetry 2013 goes to QUB’s Sinéad Morrissey

Belfast’s first poet laureate: Dr Sinéad Morrissey, Reader in Creative Writing at the Seamus Heaney Centre at the School of English at Queen’s, won the prestigious award for her collection Parallax.

Police Snuff Out £117k Cannabis Factory

On Tuesday the 28th, the PSNI shut down a cannabis factory in South Belfast containing cannabis plants with an estimated street value of £117,000.

Rowling at QUB? LOL, JK.

Did you fall for J.K Rowling’s Polyjuice Potion Impersonation at QUB’s Clements Coffee Shop in the SU too?

Choosing a House: What your area says about you

Moving out of Elms? Become too much of a stereotypical grumpy 3rd year for the Holylands? Here’s The Tab’s guide to Belfast student housing

PSNI cordon at Belfast’s Corn Market after a Fire bomb ignites in a shop

It’s the third security alert within the last four days. Welcome to Belfast: where every discarded box is treated as a suspicious object

Stabbing outside student houses on Eglantine Avenue

Man in his thirties knifed late last night