Hugh Bassett

Hugh Bassett


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On The Up: Lucy Chappell

A second year at UCL, aspiring actress Lucy has started to land her first major roles

Dedicated followers of fashion: Modo @ The Roxx

UCL’s Fashion Society strut their stuff on the catwalk

UCL Goes For Daily Mail After Race and Gender Row

Vice-Provost of research pens angry open letter to Paul Dacre

Your Year Abroad: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Rebecca Barton takes us through the symptoms of ‘Year Abroad Fever’

Election Special: Meet The (Sabb) Candidates

The who’s who and what’s what of the elections this year

Tab Tries: Breakfast Rave

We went morning clubbing and it was awesome

London’s Rudest Restaurant To Get Attitude Overhaul

The Wong Kei, a UCL favourite, is ‘changing management’ due to its infamous service

COMPETITION: Month Free Pass @ The Egg

Your chance to win tickets worth up to £500 at one of London’s best venues

Come on, Voga!

The Tab tries the latest dance workout craze

Review: Pole Fitness ‘Suspense’

Jess Murray takes a gander at the pole dancing society’s showcase

Man unsuccessfully juggles plates at ‘Take Me Out’ event

We had a smashing time at last night’s RAG dating show

Jailbreak LIVE!

Join us as we keep tabs on this year’s jailbreakers!

An Idiot’s Guide To ULU With Michael Chessum

We ask the ULU President why we should care about The Union

“I was sexually assaulted on The Tube”

UCLU Officer Doris Chen talks about her experience

You could watch Prince at Ronnie Scott’s for £6

Tiny songster is playing secret gigs across London

Bleak Map Shows What London Will Look Like During The Tube Strikes

Strike map makes London look empty

Tab Tries: Kebab Awards

We munch our way through the winners of this year’s prestigious ‘Kebabbies’

I Went To A Creepy Toy Museum

And it was scary

Funner ways to fight the flab this New Year

With the first month of 2014 rapidly coming to an end, it’s time to look into how you’re holding up on your new year’s resolutions

Science Library Closed After “Rivers of Piss” Flood First Floor


Bake Off’s Ruby gets book deal

UCL student to pen baking book

The five best albums heard in the Print Room Café

You know what we’re talking about

The Tab Term Awards 2013!!!!

And the winners are……

Blood Spilt At Second Senate House Protest

Continued violence as police clash with student protesters

Review: Fearnot Wood @ Et Cetera Theatre

The Tab takes a trip down to Fearnot Wood, Rob Thomson’s new play

UCL’s cutest toilet graffiti

Some loos have horrible things on the walls. UCL’s are…weirdly nice

Watch These Student Stuff Their Faces in The Name Of Charity

The Tab headed down to RAG’s Endurance Eating Competition

What To Do When Staff Go On Strike Again Tomorrow

UCL Uni staff will be striking tomorrow over pay row. Here’s how to get through this difficult time

Fashion Blogs: Write it, Love it, Wear it!

Kesley Barnes rounds up the best and brightest of the fashion blogosphere

Campus Streetstyle: Autumn Fashion

Fashion editor Kesley Barnes checks out UCL’s interpretation of the catwalks

It’s ok to call things “gay”. Not all gay people are offended by it.

I’m gay, and I’m fine with people saying “gay” when they mean “bad”, says Hugh Bassett

It’s OK to call things “gay”. Let’s stop worrying about words.

I’m gay, and I’m fine with people saying “gay” when they mean “bad”, says Hugh Bassett

It’s OK to call things “gay”: Let’s stop worrying about words

I’m gay, and I’m fine with people saying “gay” when they mean “bad”, says Hugh Bassett


(But loads of nice people might lose their jobs)

Who Are The UCL College Dining Club?

UCL’s own secret society

Review: Romeo & Juliet

A look at UCLU Drama’s first Bloomsbury production of the year

ULU President Arrested!!!!!

Michael Chessum busted for ‘illegal’ protest

UCL’s Van Wilder

The London Tab talks to the biggest of the BNOCs at UCL, David ‘Brucie’ Morris

Mice to Meet You: UCL Lab Mice Outnumber Students 2:1

Tab research reveals the animals UCL are keeping locked up right under our noses.

Cult Culture: Top 5 Halloween Couples’ Costumes

This week, The Tab takes a look at some the most clever and cringe-worthy matching costumes

Movie Jems: Elephant

Movie Maven Jem Mackay gives us our second serving of classic films

Why We Must Remember

Hugh Bassett comments on ULU’s Remembrance Day decision

ULU Bans Officers From Attending Remembrance Service

Move is latest in Union’s Remembrance controversies

Cult Culture: Top 5 British TV Shows That are Inexplicably Huge in America

The Tab gives you a rundown of surprise hits across the pond

Meet Íarom Madden – UCL’s Very Own Surfing Legend

The Tab speaks to the 2013 BUCS Surf Champion

Students Storm Senate House!!!

Student protestors marched on The University of London centre today

Telly Review: Peaky Blinders

TV Columnist Em Whalley takes a look at BBC’s answer to Boardwalk Empire

Cult Culture: Top 10 MIC Moments

In honour of Made in Chelsea’s triumphant return to TV this past Monday, The Tab London takes a look at the best moments from the last 5 seasons.

Attack of the Two Foot Ones!!!

The Tab investigates what all those big ‘1’s are doing on campus

Ruby Tandoh and the curse of the twitter trolls


movie jems: pleasantville

Resident film buff Jem Mackay gives us the first of a weekly series of classic film reviews

Cult Culture: 5 Most Controversial Songs

Tab streetstyle: Fresher’s Week

The hottest trends around campus right now

The most ridiculous uni drinking games

The Tab gives you a run-down of the weirdest ways students get drunk

‘Mary Berry Goes Clubbing’ — The Tab Talks To Ruby Tandoh

The GBBO Star and UCL undergrad talks about baking, fame, and the off-camera habits of Ms. Berry…..

“Boobs and Syria Do Not Go Together” – Page 3 Debate Kicks Off!!!

UCLU’s first debate of the year proves explosive

ULU Bans Blurred Lines

Competition Time! New Young Pony Club

Your chance to win 5 VIP tickets to New Young Pony Club at Koko, 11th October! With a free bottle of Champagne!!! Mental!!!

IT’S BACK! Varsity Returns For 2014

UCL Pretty Good At Most Stuff

New Survey Says We’re A-Okay

Bakeoff’s Ruby Tan-Dough Calls Woman On Twitter a “Bitter Old Witch”

UCL’s star baker fends off the twitter trolls. Loves The Tab…

UCL Officially Better Than Oxford! (Again)

World Uni Rankings Place UCL 4th

Stratford Dream Crushed!

End of the road for Stratford campus plans

Interview: Asexual Representative

As asexual awareness week draws to a close, Hugh Bassett meets Suzanna, the asexual representative of UCLU’s LGBT+ Society.

I’m (A)sexy and I know it

Hugh Bassett goes on an asex-ploration.

Harlem Shake Yourself Healthy

Hugh Bassett explores the benefits of Harlem Shaking.

Why I Love Valentine’s Day

Hugh Bassett explains the title.

F**king Onesies!

Hugh Bassett on why onesies are to be kept inside at all times.

She Thinks She’s Made of Candy

Hugh Bassett looks into the murky world of ‘Sugar Dating’

Blue With Envy

Hugh Bassett discusses the impact of the blue-eyed monster.

America (F**k Yeah!)

Hugh Bassett looks into lessons we could learn from the U.S.A

Chums with RUMS?

Charlotte Bowers muses on the age-old question: ‘Medics: friend or patronising foe?’