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 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