Ewan Somerville

Former Editor of The Sheffield Tab

Ewan Somerville
Sheffield University


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‘A total f***ing mess’: Fury as Hallam ‘falsely’ claims it has no detriment policy

People are not happy

BREAKING: Sheffield Uni brings in ‘safety net’ policy for all remaining assessments

After 6,000 signed a petition

Sheffield now has the third highest coronavirus cases in England

And here’s why

Over 800 sign petition to Sheffield Uni for no remaining assessments to hinder your overall grade

‘The uni hasn’t done enough’

Breaking: Sheffield passes 100 coronavirus cases as PM locks down Britain

The biggest daily increase

Sheffield now has the most coronavirus cases outside South East England

Our city has seen a huge increase this week

Sheffield Uni Easter vacation now starts tomorrow due to coronavirus crisis

A week early

Breaking: All Sheffield Uni libraries close down due to coronavirus outbreak

‘Until further notice’

Breaking: Sheffield Hallam Uni cancels classes over coronavirus


BREAKING: Sheffield Uni stops face-to-face teaching over coronavirus

From Monday

Sheffield Uni cancels all global travel ‘with immediate effect’ over coronavirus

In response to coronavirus

BREAKING: Confirmed coronavirus cases in Sheffield rise to three

They’ve tripled in 24 hours

Sheff students stockpile pasta and toilet roll in Broomhill amid coronavirus panic

And Hallam’s doing it too

Breaking: First case of coronavirus in Sheffield confirmed

They’re a resident

Sheffield SU staff demand sick pay rights amid coronavirus outbreak

Around 600 workers are affected

Students protest at Sheffield Uni against UCU’s ‘nasty’ lecturer strikes

‘Stop your nasty strike’

Greenpeace activists shut down Sheffield Barclays branch leaving staff locked outside

They’ve been stranded all morning

Viper Rooms and Paris cordoned off as teenager ‘seriously injured’ in stabbing

Division Street is closed too

Police launch probe after Hicks Building burgled last night

Several items were stolen

Coronavirus: Asian Sheffield Uni student was called a ‘killer’ as she walked into McDonald’s

It has been condemned as ‘racist’

‘We’re raging’: Students being forcibly evicted from halls by Sheffield Uni hold one last sesh

118 Endcliffe residents are being kicked out

UCU strikes: 60 students are considering suing Sheffield University for compensation

As lecturers walk out again

TV presenter Caroline Flack has died by suicide

She was found in her flat

Sheffield SU in crisis: Activists hand president ‘say sorry or RESIGN’ ultimatum over spying claims

He’s been given four days

Sheffield Hallam students raided by armed robbers on South Africa trip

They’re travelling home urgently

Sheffield SU officer ‘urged students to report Hong Kongers on campus to Chinese government’

HK students called it ‘terrifying’

Black Hallam lecturer finds whiteboard rubber scrawled with ‘n****r’

The uni is investigating

Bouncer suspended after claims of Hallam student knocked unconscious

Police have confirmed the assault

Sheffield Uni VC who introduced compulsory climate lectures spends £55k on flights

And he refuses to compensate us for strikes

Opinion: How dare Sheffield Uni’s hypocritcal bosses lecture us on climate change

They take us for fools

UCU strikes: Almost 6,000 Hallam students sign petition demanding compensation in 24 hours

‘I can’t believe it’

UCU strikes: 60 per cent of Sheffield students oppose new lecturer walkouts, poll shows

And 91 per cent want compensation

Coronavirus: Sheffield University calls all exchange students back from China

Everyone’s been told to leave

‘Eat in your room, keep door shut’: Sheffield Uni issues stark coronavirus quarantine guide

‘Draw up a bathroom rota’

Sheffield Uni student was sent to counselling for opposing lecturer strike

‘It’s a free speech violation’

Student sues Sheffield University for £2k compensation over lecturer strikes

Exclusive: He’s ready to go to court

Franklin Graham: Anti-LGBT preacher’s Sheffield talk cancelled

It sparked huge protests

Sheffield Uni orders students returning from China into quarantine over coronavirus

‘Stay in your flat’

Best mate of fresher stabbed to death in Sheffield on New Year’s Day fundraises for funeral

‘He should’ve had a future’

Sheffield Uni students warned not to skip exams over coronavirus

Some are wearing face masks

Sheffield Uni evicts 100 students from halls mid-exam season

‘Rip vale, always in our hearts’

Exclusive: Sheffield Uni rolls out racism classes for all students

They’re paying students to teach them

Police release e-fit of man hunted over handgun robbery rampage in Sheffield student area

Do you know him?

Sheffield Uni libraries now have ‘stretching areas’ with yoga mats to help mental health

Procrastination on another level

Revealed: Sheffield Uni sought ad campaign with scandal-hit Cambridge Analytica

Student data ‘at risk’

Police manhunt after man with handgun goes on rampage in Sheffield student area

He fled with cash

Fresher stabbed to death in Sheffield hours into New Year’s Day

His twin sister is ‘heartbroken’

‘Blood everywhere’: Man, 23, seriously injured in Sheffield stabbing outside Yates

Police are appealing for information

Sheffield Uni men’s hockey team banned from Varsity after student brags of sex with SU officer

They broke the code of conduct

Revealed: ‘Out of touch’ Sheffield Uni bosses rack up £280k expenses in two years

They’re blasted for ‘shaming’ higher education

Hong Kong activist thrown out of Sheffield SU for telling Chinese student ‘you are like Hitler’

He was escorted by security

Jared O’Mara MP missed vote on LGBT+ lessons because he was ‘in a gay bar’

You couldn’t make it up

University strikes: Hundreds sign petition demanding refund from Sheffield Uni

‘Start treating staff with respect’

‘It’s censorship’: Sheffield Hallam Uni asks students to ‘report’ lecturers for striking

Students used as ‘surveillance tools’

Sheffield Uni threatens striking staff with ‘100 per cent’ pay cut over cancelled lectures

Staff are not happy

BREAKING: Jeremy Corbyn makes speech to huge crowds on Sheffield Uni concourse

Hundreds chant ‘oh Jeremy Corbyn’

Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn will be at Sheffield Uni tomorrow

For real

Sheffield Uni professor’s talk asking if two Nazi figures were ‘heroes’ cancelled

Some have written to the uni

Monki forced to apologise after shopper outcry at plastic confetti in Sheffield opening party

One branded it ‘shocking’

Sheffield University professor under fire for asking if ‘transphobic lesbians’ can be ‘shaggable’

Hines has called lesbians ‘homos’

Sheffield SU urges students to stay away from dog racing stadium after vegan boycott

Vegans say they’re ‘outraged’

BREAKING: Sheffield Uni calls Hong Kong exchange students back home ‘urgently’

Students told to get to the airport

Tuition fees ‘aren’t a priority’ for students, says Lib Dem MP candidate for Sheffield

It’s ok, only got £50k debt

‘I’m scared to reach out now’: What happens when your uni suspends you for your mental health

One student was told ‘pack your bags’

‘It’s just so Sheff’: Pensioner on mobility scooter hits floods and just bloody carries on

‘Not one solitary fuck’

Sheffield Uni sets up helpline for students triggered by UCU lecturer strikes

Get it on my Nokia speed dial now

Oxford college investigating after porter ‘asked black graduate if he was a robber’

‘He does not deserve to be employed’

Vegans boycott ‘horrifying’ Sheff Uni law society ball because it’s near dog racing stadium

They’re raging

75 per cent reject Sheffield SU calling sombreros ‘racist’, poll finds

‘It made me choke on my burrito’

‘It’s just wrong’: Mexican students slate Sheffield SU for declaring sombreros racist

The move has backfired, badly

Sheffield SU urges students not to wear ‘racist’ sombreros in Halloween costumes

It’s 2019, allow it

BREAKING: Multiple fire crews rush to lab ‘explosion’ at Sheffield Uni science department

There’s eight fire engines

Sheffield Halloween store has Nazi ‘Gestapo officer’ costume on sale

Holocaust charity called it ‘offensive’

Climate protesters storm Sheffield Uni event and ‘force’ oil companies to ‘flee campus’

Bosses have been branded ‘hypocrites’

Sheffield Uni hosts world’s biggest oil companies weeks after declaring climate emergency

One student called it ‘shocking’

Hallam Uni discusses legal action against graduate who called lecturers ‘left-wing indoctrinators’

He’s dragged them in 1,500 word blog

Hallam’s library closes after pigeon ‘gives birth’ inside

It’s just SO Hallam

Exclusive: Student with anxiety and depression ‘told by Sheffield Uni health service to try yoga and eat vegetables’

‘They pushed me to breaking point’

A new sleeping room has opened in the IC


Sheffield SU bans white students from attending ‘anti-racism’ meetings

It emerged today

Sheffield student arrested and suspended over Hong Kong protests

He’s facing a disciplinary

Breaking: Sheffield student arrested and suspended over Hong Kong protests

He’s facing a disciplinary

Pop Tarts tickets: Thousands in confusion as Foundry site goes down

Here’s what the hell is going on

Sheffield SU slammed by LGBT groups for gender-neutral toilets on club nights

They’ve caused controversy

Revealed: Sheffield Uni boss spends £10k on cars and mansion while preaching about climate change

Bosses need the new lectures

Every Sheffield Uni student will soon have to attend climate change lectures

Dainton Building would be fitting – really hot

Exclusive: Broomhill Friery is reopening for freshers week under new owners

Oh how we’ve missed you

Hallam student died by suicide after NHS made her wait a year for help

She was described as a talented artist

The person behind Sheffield MP Jared O’Mara’s Twitter just called him a ‘vile degenerate’ in a brutal tirade

It was tweeted from Jared O’Mara’s own account

Broomhill Friery sent free portions of chips to a student house party last night

Dan Bean is the hero we don’t deserve

28,000 trips have already been made using Ofo bikes in Sheffield

Their most popular locations are on University campuses

A petition demanding compensation for students affected by the upcoming strikes has been set up

It was sent to students by email and has already received over 300 signatures

Sheffield Guide Dog Society forced to cancel movie night

It was meant to be held at The Edge on Sunday night

You can spend a movie night with actual guide dogs at The Edge this weekend

Best cuddles you’ll ever get

Nando’s are giving away 1,500 bottles of Peri-Peri sauce to students in Sheffield this week

No word of a lie

We asked some LGBT+ students how they view the staff #RainbowLanyard campaign

It comes as the scheme was re-launched

Lectures may be cancelled next month as Uni of Sheffield lecturers go on strike

How do I get a tuition fee refund?

We asked stressed students in the IC where they’d rather be right now

No one said Western Bank

QUIZ: Which Uni of Sheffield library are you?

Procrastination taken to the next level