Hiruni Fernando

Hiruni Fernando
Newcastle University

Student life, features, guides, activities, news, must visits, content creation, baking, animals, pop culture, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

  • Hiruni is currently Features Editor of The Tab Newcastle, where she helps manage the team, edit articles and welcome new writers.
  • Hiruni is passionate about sharing her favourite haunts of the Toon with other students, reporting on important campus news, as well as showing off her incredible Canva skills via @thetabnewcastle's Instagram.
  • In her spare time, you'll find Hiruni on walks around Newcastle with her (borrowed) dog Bodhi, hanging out with her pals and volunteering as president of Newcastle Marrow.


Hiruni joined The Tab Newcastle in January 2023 as a writer, after being an avid reader and Instagram follower herself. She decided to join the team in hopes of becoming a BNOC, but much to her surprise, this is still a work in progress.


Hiruni attended Heart of England school in her hometown of Coventry, studying Psychology, English Literature and Religious Studies at A Level. She went on to study BSc Psychology at Newcastle University, and is planning to graduate in 2025.


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Georgia Harrison hosts UK Top Influencer Awards at Northumbria Students’ Union

The Love Island star reflected on her career in a heartfelt opening speech

Newcastle University students set up encampment on campus in protest over situation in Gaza

Demonstrators stated they ‘will maintain our encampment until our demands have been met’

Stop the press! Nominations for Newcastle’s BNOC of the year 2024 are open

The ultimate accomplishment to add to your LinkedIn

Newcastle students vote towards fully plant-based catering on campus with 89 per cent majority

The motion will see an eventual transition to 100 per cent plant-based catering

Time to paint the Toon green: All the St Paddy’s day events happening this weekend

Ignore that dissertation deadline and get a baby Guinness down you

Fundraiser created in memory of Newcastle student who died from rare heart condition

Mornel ‘Nelly’ Westfield died a week before beginning his second year at Newcastle University

Guys, Market Shaker is launching bottomless brunch on Saturday and it looks iconic

What better place to get tipsy than in Bigg Market’s crown jewel

A student guide on how to survive winter in the Toon

If a personalised Newcastle puffer isn’t quite cutting it

Feeling more Scrooge than Santa? Here are the best places in Toon to get your festive fix

We’re certain yule love these

Turning the tables: Newcastle favourite Groovy Disco Tech turns five

We spoke to the creators of our much loved Tuesday night

Saving lives at uni: Here’s how you can get involved

Put down that pint and give this a read

What to do in Newcastle this October if your life is feeling a bit too repetitive

It seems you can have too much of a good thing!

Classy, sophisticated and sharp: We went to Newcastle Uni’s Fashion Soc show

Who needs London Fashion Week?

An ode to The Lost Wanderer: The student-friendly cafe that literally has it all

No gatekeeping here x

Listen up serial squatters: This is a definitive ranking of the best toilets at Newcastle Uni

For students that want to get their money’s worth

Guys, there’s been a scabies outbreak in the Toon so here’s everything you need to know

Get your HC2 certificates at the ready!

BorrowMyDoggy will seriously improve your student life and here’s why

Calling all animal lovers 

Eight Newcastle restaurants you have to visit before you graduate

It’s not too late!

The housemate pet peeves we can all agree on

Here’s hoping my housemates take note…