Finn Cawkell

Finn Cawkell
London University

Student news, student politics, student culture, unions, protests, research, guides, music journalism, campus lifestyle, QMUL.

  • Finn is currently a writer for The London Tab and in his second year of undergraduate at Queen Mary.
  • Finn enjoys writing articles on student politics and news but also dabbles in a variety of guides.
  • Finn can be found in a pub in East London or at a gig (in a pub in East London.)


Finn joined The London Tab in September 2023 and has since written a range of articles, conducted interviews, and attended and reported on protests around London.


Finn is currently in his second year of his undergraduate degree at QMUL, he is studying Politics and International Relations and hopes to advance to a master's degree when he graduates.


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London ranked as best student city in the world for sixth consecutive year in new ranking

The QS 2025 ranking considered league tables, affordability, employer activity and student diversity

LSE becomes first UK uni to evict pro-Palestine encampment after over a month of occupation

Student protestors were evicted from the Marshall Building yesterday

London Tory candidate Alex Deane on the youth vote, student issues and campus protests

‘The voice that is missing in the debate is younger people’

London student died after ‘very serious reaction’ to cannabis gummy, inquest hears

Damilola Grace Olakanmi died from a cardiac arrest and brain damage in March 2022

Goldsmiths pro-Palestine encampment ends after five weeks as uni accepts protestors’ demands

The uni agreed to call for a ceasefire, provide scholarships to Palestinians and reconsider its definition of antisemitism

Mum of student who died from laughing gas calls on ministers to make it a Class A drug

Ellen Mercer died from a cardiorespiratory collapse in February 2023

‘Bright, brilliant and brave’ LSE student killed in bike collision with rubbish lorry

Cheistha Kochhar collided with a refuse truck last Tuesday and died at the scene

SOAS and Met Police criticised over search for missing student as body pulled from Thames

SOAS claimed it ‘immediately’ attempted to contact Samaria when students first raised concerns

We spoke to the Queen Mary student playing international football for Pakistan

Imran Kayani made his debut against Saudi Arabia in the World Cup Qualifiers last November

City, University of London and St George’s, University of London will merge in August

The new City St George’s will aim to be a ‘health powerhouse for students and researchers’

London student may have died from long term implications of laughing gas, inquest hears

The drug known as ‘laughing gas’ was made illegal in November after Ellen Mercer’s death

Queen Mary guards ‘break into’ UCU offices and tear down pro-Palestine posters

The union branch described the move as illegal and a threat to free speech

The ultimate London venue guide for broke student musicians and music lovers

These are some of the best places to enjoy quality music on a student budget and away from the crowds

Flagpoles, megaphones and more banned at UCL in ‘draconian’ new protest policy

Labour unions have decried the new guidelines as an erosion of free speech on campus

Queen Mary staff plan to sue university over ‘dangerous’ pay deductions for marking boycott

Some staff report receiving negative paychecks with the UCU calling the action a ‘dangerous’ precedent

Forget ghosts, these are officially the scariest things a London student can encounter

Haunted houses are nothing against my monthly bank statements

How to get that dream summer internship, according to a senior manager in the city

We interviewed an industry insider to help you get ahead of the pack

Seven unconventional ways of saving money as a London university student

Skip the weekly budget and just do these…

Queen Mary University is pressuring students to report their lecturers who are striking

The university’s app now features a ‘missed teaching’ section