Hermione Blandford

Hermione Blandford
Exeter University


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I waited over two months to receive my degree results and it was a complete joke

*Googles if a university can un-graduate you*

If you see these 16 things you’ve officially road-tripped to a boujee Exeter village

3. The converted phone box library

A definitive rundown of the best pub gardens in Exeter

Pimms is just a boozy fruit salad right?

Exeter’s Cocktail Week is nearly here and here’s everything you need to know

*Immediately cancels all plans*

19 things you’ll only relate to if you were a Covid fresher at Exeter

Anyone else remember the acrobatics performed off Lafrowda balconies?

21 unspoken rules during deadline season at Exeter that EVERYONE should be following

PSA: Pushing open both library double doors is the closest you’ll get to being a Disney princess

If you’ve done 15/17 of these things you’re definitely doing a dissertation

2. You’ve never been more hydrated in your life

We asked ChatGPT the best way to write an 8,000 word dissertation in one week

Don’t pretend you’re reading for a friend

44 things it’s taken me three years of being a uni student to realise

25. You will NEVER figure out how to smoothly operate the library doors

We asked ChatGPT to plan a student night out in Exeter and here’s what it said

Who knew Old Timers had an AI fanbase?

Applications for The Tab Exeter’s editorial team 2023-24 are now OPEN

Time to level up your procrastination in the name of free stash

Meet the students behind Exeter’s Shell Out campaign

In case you have no idea what the (S)hell is going on

In defence of Friends: From male nannies to lesbian exes, it was a show ahead of its time

You can’t ignore the fact the show broke so many boundaries

University of Exeter to ban applications from students from Surrey for diversity reasons

Get ready for those Pret sales to drop

I tried TikTok’s candlelight study challenge to see if it *actually* helped me write my diss

I’m down for trying anything at this point

Exeter Uni students visited ChatGPT more than 15,000 times during January exams

Clearly we need all the help we can get

Nominations for The Exeter Tab’s most eligible bachelor and bachelorette 2023 are now OPEN

Every BNOC’s official calling

From Forum Library to DH1: We rounded up the best spots on campus to take a nap

Tired and tested by yours truly x

Take this quiz to find out which winter Love Island girl would be your bestie

Cue everyone praying to get Samie

Exeter Uni rugby player suspended from playing after punching a Cardiff player

Ollie Leatherbarrow has received an eight week suspension

The best places to eat pancakes in Exeter as a student this pancake day

PS, a lot of them are bottomless…

If these 11 things happen, your pancake day is officially more traumatic than wholesome

9. Finding out your pan isn’t actually non-stick

‘Everyone deserves to live as their true self’: Everything that happened at Exeter’s vigil for Brianna Ghey

‘Gatherings like this make me feel like I deserve to live’

11 reasons you should immediately start writing for The Tab Exeter

From a purely objective POV x

Everything you need to know about the Exeter vigil for Brianna Ghey

It will take place Saturday 18th February from 1-3 pm

These are officially the best 13 date spots in Exeter – just in time for Valentine’s Day

PSA: it still counts if you’re taking yourself out

Crushing on someone who’s in a relationship? We rated the best advice for Exeter students

Seeing if Google’s top advice *actually* works for Exeter Uni students

Strikes are back but they’re not affecting uni VCs – students are the ones struggling

Stop making the uni’s poor working conditions my problem

This is not a drill: Joe from this year’s The Apprentice went to Exeter and was a rugby boy

Penryn finally getting some recognition

The UCU has released all 18 strike dates for Exeter University

Hold onto your horses lads, we’re going in

The first date of the Exeter UCU strikes has been announced

Spoiler alert: it’s in less than two weeks

University staff set to strike for 18 days between February and March

Mamma Mia, here we go again

Every iconic Christmas film matched with an Exeter Uni halls

Queue everyone scrolling to see if they got Love Actually

Nine alternative Christmas presents for Exeter students

Dear Santa, please bring back the Pret subscription to Forum

The anxiety diaries: Exeter Christmas markets

Is it really worth the promised Bailey’s hot choc?

It wasn’t Christmas until all of these 17 things happened at primary school

Still holding a grudge that I never got cast as Mary

Reclaim the Night: The walk to make Exeter’s streets safer for women is back

Marches will be taking place in Exeter on this Thursday

The anxiety diaries: Intermural netball

Shudders in secondary school PE trauma

Introducing our brand new column: The anxiety diaries

We’ll be doing all the things you’ve been curious about doing at Exeter but have been too scared to try

Grow-vember, Hoe-vember, Slow-vember: What kind of month are you going to have in Exeter?

There’s something for everyone

Exeter University staff to go on strike in November

Staff will walk out on the 24th, 25th and 30th of November

Exeter Uni launches £2 hot meals on campus to help students with the cost of living

It’s giving elite school lunches

Exeter University ‘failed to support’ student who took his own life, inquest finds

Astrophysics student Harry Armstrong Evans died in June 2021

The best vegan food spots in Exeter for all the plant based queens

Oat milk girlies, this one’s for you

These 13 things are officially the scariest things you can encounter as an Exeter student

Checking your bank balance post TP Wednesday

Meet Liang Lawrence: The Exeter Uni grad who’s just got a record deal

Respectfully, I am obsessed x

University of Exeter is investing £3 million to help students with the cost of living

Eligible students can receive up to £150

Exeter Uni students forced to live in hotels due to delays over student accommodation

Holiday Inn Express doesn’t count as student accommodation

11 random Exeter Uni moments which automatically make you feel like a functioning adult

Nothing beats the feeling of successfully changing a lightbulb

Avo toast, Batty Bingo, Circuit Laundry: The definitive A-Z of Exeter student life

Q is for quarter-zip

Exeter University ranked 19th best in UK in new Times World University Rankings

137th in the world, but we move

Five things from this year’s Freshers’ Fair which put the rah in Exetah

Anyone for a midday Tarquin’s G and T?

19 things your dad is *guaranteed* to do when you move into Exeter halls

Move over Airport Dad, it’s the era of Uni Dad

The Exeter Tab is looking for new writers and we want you!

Come to our open meeting on Wednesday 28th!

Exeter named runner up for University of the Year in Good University Guide 2023

Oxford, we’re coming for you

The 15 biggest lies that every Exeter student tells themself during Freshers’ Week

9. I won’t get Freshers’ Flu

This is which Exeter accommodation you should be in, based on your coffee order

Bet the prospectus didn’t tell you this…

A definitive guide to all the Exeter slang you need to know

Your guide to avoiding sharks

If you do 23/27 of these things on your gals’ holiday you are officially an airport dad

7. You have an airport walk which is 100 times faster than your normal walk

Current students share their biggest Freshers’ regrets, so you don’t have to make them too

Listen up first years, here’s how to not be a silly fresh x

Hold up: These 11 films have been around for an entire decade and now I feel ancient

Get ready to go and panic buy some anti-wrinkle cream

Everything recent uni grads wish they had known before starting final year

Listen up third years!!

From stickers to Calpol: 51 silly little things that were weirdly exciting as a child

Nothing will ever come close to Coco Pops giving out free bowls

Take this personality quiz and we’ll tell you which park tinny is your perfect match

Strongbow Dark Fruit is the GOAT

This is where you should go on a gals trip, based on your uni

This is your sign to blow your remaining student loan on some Ryanair flights

These are the most middle class societies you can join at UK unis right now

It’s time to break out the signet ring

Introducing Dr. Stormzy: Everything that went down with Stormzy at Exeter graduation

He was given an honorary degree for his outstanding contribution to society

Listen up straight girls: Here’s exactly how you should be checking your bi-phobia

Just because I’m bi doesn’t mean I fancy you

What year is Derry Girls set in? All your questions about ‘the troubles’ answered

Not even the wee English fella knows all of this

I did a night out sober in Exeter and here’s how it went

Spoiler: the dancing is much, much worse…

The top 10 alternative walks of shame: Exeter edition

There’s no embarrassment quite like the walk around the library trying to find a free seat

Every Olivia Rodrigo song matched with an Exeter Uni accommodation

Bet you’ve always wondered this