Iona McPherson

Soton Editor of The Tab

Iona McPherson
Southampton University


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This is what Bongo’s Bingo is all about

Half bingo game, half rave

Junk is closing down

After 13 years as the forefront of Southampton’s underground music scene

Introducing the new Soton Tab team


Body found in Portswood

A body has been found in a garage in Westridge Road

I became seriously ill and the uni are making me pay for it

They want 9k from me for being in a hospital bed

Student David Tyoember leaves Southampton University after racist abuse

The racist abuse occurred on an online University spreadsheet

EXCLUSIVE: 2018 Summer Provisional Exam Timetable

It’s that time

LIVEBLOG: Union Senate

I am here, 4 pints in liveblogging a senate meeting – wish me luck xx

Liveblog: UCU strikes debate

Should we support the strikes?

Students’ Union Vice-President banned from all uni bars after participating in 350 Jäegerbomb train

He has been banned indefinitely for rowdy drunken behaviour

Police searching for missing Southampton student find a body in the New Forest

He vanished eight days ago

Fittest freshers on campus

The hottest student garms

Oktoberfest comes to Soton

Authentic German beer and schnitzel as standard

Diverse strains of Chlamydia found in Portswood

This was found in the SO17, 14, 15, 18 and 19 postcodes

PREVIEW: SEMSU host ‘Back 2 School’ boat ball

Get wavey

Junk launches its brand new Saturday night

‘Junk Is’ the place to be

We interviewed Love Island’s, and Southampton’s very own, Ellisha-Jade

Team Garcel

Chris Hughes from Love Island is coming to Southampton

Never have I ever partied with Chris Hughes

What to expect from Common People this weekend

Afterparty at Junk

REVEALED: Southampton students invent MatesWeb

This website was created with Machine Learning Techniques the co-founders learnt on their course.

BREAKING: Fire breaks out in Bevois Valley

Firefighters had been tackling the blaze since 11.50

Weekends at Junk back with a bang

The Fabric of the South coast

Humans of ‘Southampton’

A project launched to celebrate culture and diversity.

Grad ball to be major disappointment

It’s going to be held at the student union

EXCLUSIVE: Interview with the new Union committee

Here is what the new team is about

Mysterious attack on woman by Avenue campus

She was found injured in the underpass off Highfield Road

VOTE NOW: Best bum pics on campus 2017

Vote for your favourite peach

LIVE: Meet the candidates

Liveblog bringing to you what the candidates are all about

EY are offering you the chance to win wireless speakers

Just take the quiz and you’re in the draw

I text all my exes ‘Happy Valentine’s Day’

I took it upon myself to sober text my exes for your benefit, enjoy

World-renowned nightclub Sankey’s could be coming to Southampton

A new nightclub could boost Southampton’s night life

Re-launched Juiced at Switch

You may have been wondering what all the hype about Juiced at Switch is about.

Southampton’s best clubs in the light of day

We were in Southampton’s nightclubs before we had eaten our lunch.

Southampton and Solent DJ’s are throwing a huge xmas party

What better way to get into the Christmas spirit?

How to slay a bum cèlfie

Bare cheek of it

Junk has license reinstated at the cost of 200k

Junk and Fabric are back

EY is hosting a networking evening

The company leading the changes in globalisation, technologies and business regulations

Woman sexually assaulted outside Jesters

There is a hunt for the sex attacker

Why Oceana is the place to spend your Halloween weekend

Yes, there is more to Ocies than Student Therapy Wednesdays

Do you have what it takes to climb Mount Kilimanjaro?

Climb for clean water


The new retro night at Switch

Vote for the Song of Freshers’ 2016

The best 2016 graduation pictures

Did you make the list?

Tuition fees are set to rise to £9,250

This affects current students

How many members of Theresa May’s new cabinet can you name?

Some of them are pretty rogue shouts

The most extortionate student rent prices in the UK

Why would you pay £212 a week

Speaking to 19-year-old Fahma Mohamed, the UK’s youngest PhD holder

She is going to be honoured for her tireless campaigning against FGM

Can you match the trainers to their owner?

Because there’s a certain type of girl who wears Superstars

After this weekend’s London protests, we spoke to the organisers of Black Lives Matter UK

‘We aim to build and empower the black liberation movement’

The youth turnout in the EU referendum was twice as high as we thought

But still not enough

How Brexit could affect Southampton staff and students

Things to do in Soton over the Summer

Tumble Dryer Fire in Shaftsebury Avenue

Vote for your favourite thing about Southampton

All the quirks that make Soton great

Uber arrives in Southampton

They’re cheaper than normal cabs

Southampton University being taken to court by its own staff

Uni staff are taking the uni to court over the fallout from the cancelled Israel conference

We tried the new table ordering at the McDonalds near Monte

It didn’t really work

Southampton student terrifies housemates with homemade Flamethrower

The flames caused blistering on the doorway to their room

Alma Road the most burgled street in Portswood

Alma, Livingstone and Westridge Road were burgled 45 times last year.