Helen Eggleton

Helen Eggleton
Birmingham University


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‘We are overwhelmed’: Joseph Derbisz Memorial raises nearly £10,000 of donations in three days

The fundraiser will be used to pay for the funeral of the University of Birmingham student

‘As a mark of respect, we feel it wouldn’t be right’: UoB Guild’s club nights cancelled

Birmingham’s Guild of Students said it is ‘deeply saddened’ by the death of third-year student, Joseph Derbisz

A University of Birmingham student has been reported missing

Joseph Derbisz was last seen on Sunday 27 March at 3:30AM at Fab ‘n’ Fresh

Birmingham holds vigil in solidarity with the people of Ukraine

Saturday’s rally saw 1,000 residents come together in condemnation of Russia’s invasion

Birmingham biomed grad evacuated from Ukraine amid rising tension with Russia

Haider Ali was out there studying at the Dnipro Medical Institute, near Russia

Applications now open for Birmingham’s most eligible bachelors and bachelorettes

Nominate your mates, back yourself, we want to find the most alluring singles of UoB

Birmingham VC pledges to end use of NDAs to silence sexual violence victims

The campaign aims to stop Non-Disclosure Agreements being used in alleged harassment and misconduct cases in universities

Birmingham’s sports teams ‘bare all’ for blood cancer calendar

Ten university teams have been photographed for Birmingham Marrow’s 2022 naked calendar

Girl who racially abused Birmingham Wetherspoons bouncer has been jailed

Sharna Walker admitted racially abusing and assaulting bouncer after video of the attack went viral

In pictures: Birmingham Fight Night 2021

All you need to see from this year’s spectacular event

Stop everything you’re doing: Justin Bieber is coming to Birmingham

He will be at the NEC on Wednesday 22 February 2023

Birmingham student’s club safety petition gains more than 1,500 signatures

The petition calls for the Guild of Students to implement further measures at club nights

Snobs confirms four cases of spiking over Halloween weekend

In a statement posted on social media, the club said: ‘We are very concerned for the safety of our patrons’

Birmingham student ‘spiked by injection’ at the Guild’s Fab ‘N’ Fresh night

‘My eyes started rolling back into my head and I started drifting in and out’

Meet the contestants of this year’s Birmingham Fight Night

Students will be competing on Tuesday 23 November at the Forum Birmingham

We spoke to Birmingham clubs about the anti-spiking measures they are taking

PRZYM, Lab 11 and Players described to us the protocols they have in place

Met Chief Cressida Dick is speaking at the University of Birmingham this month

She will address topics including violence against women

We spoke to the students representing Birmingham on this year’s University Challenge

The first round match will be aired on Monday 11 October

Reclaim Our Campus vigil held in Selly Park in memory of Sabina Nessa

‘The extent of male violence is scary and repetitive’

Freshers’ Week is back and so are clubs! Here are all the best pics of the chaos so far

Cue the inevitable carnage

This is what your choice of Jibbitz says about your general vibe

You love the innuendo-ridden connotations that your peach emoji carries

Quiz: How well do you remember what happened in Casa Amor on every series of Love Island?

Congrats, hun x

I tried the frozen honey TikTok trend and nearly gave myself a sugar overdose

Creating this viral snack felt like a scene from Bee Movie

‘It was surreal’: What it was actually like to go to the first festivals since lockdown

‘It felt so exhilarating to let loose after such a long time’

‘I ended up fainting on the table’: Girls recount their experiences of getting the coil

‘The pain we experience is rarely taken seriously and it’s really frustrating’

New Vice-Chancellor of UoB announced

Professor Adam Tickell will replace Professor Sir David Eastwood in January 2022

Spoons bouncer says being called the n-word was ‘worse than having a knife pulled on him’

The woman involved now faces being barred from all venues in Birmingham city centre

The Guild is removing any Facebook posts which make any reference to Israel or Palestine

The decision has been made following complaints from students

Women’s History Month: we caught up with UoB’s strong and striking women and non-binary people

The students are campaigning about issues including women’s safety, race and mental health

UoB student interviewed by Katie Price about teen mental health

She ‘was really nice and relatable and made me feel so at ease’

The university ‘have ignored so many and done so little to help us’: we spoke to the organisers of The Vale protest

Around 30 women spoke out about the sexual assault and harassment they have experienced.

UoB students are being harassed by an anti-ageing troll wanting to ‘kill off the elderly’

He’s commenting on students’ Facebook posts and even pictures of dead relatives

McDonald’s drive-thru restaurant will be opening in Selly Oak Shopping Park

The fast food restaurant will open later this year

UoB First Dates hosted by Carnival RAG is back

Carnival RAG are hosting the virtual event March 8-12

UoB student places third in 800m at World Indoor Tour in New York

Issy Boffey is a second year Biomedical Science student and has a UoB Sports Scholarship

Seven last minute Valentine’s gifts made by UoB students for UoB students

For Valentine’s, Galentine’s or just to show some love to Selly’s small businesses this V-day

LAB 11 to host a 30-hour reopening rave after receiving a 10K Covid fine

The reopening parties will last from Friday to Sunday

We spoke to UoB’s KINVIG Society about their Trussell Trust Christmas Food Collection

The KINVIG committee will be taking food to the B30 food bank

Here are the UoB entrepreneurs running a business during lockdown

Brighten up a day in lockdown by supporting some of these small businesses run by UoB students

20 alternatives to your classic Selly pubs

In case you haven’t booked drinks five years in advance

UoB PhD student left to raise over £11,000 to cover fees after losing out on a scholarship

‘I did a search on Twitter and found that the fund had been withdrawn.’