Imogen Groome

Imogen Groome
Exeter University


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Exeter student writes bestselling historical book

He’s a bestselling author and his blog has received over 100,000 views – what did you achieve today?

Twi-hards rejoice: Twilight and 50 Shades of Grey are part of the third year English course

In a module otherwise dominated by the classics

Bringing down the house: Arena ceiling falls in

Popular nightclub suffers architectural wardrobe malfunction

Man overboard: Future of boat parties plunged into doubt after third-year’s ‘foolish’ leap into sea

Officials are angered by plunge from boat at Thick as Thieves event last week

Why increasing student fees is a joke

Seriously, how much more money can universities wheedle out of their students?!

Gay hotspots for students revealed around the University and city

Gay hotspots for students revealed at the University and around the city

Alcopops are shit

Why drink a bottle of fruit juice when you can hit the hard stuff?

Top Rating for Teacher Training

Exeter University’s teacher training course receives top rating

The Tab’s smoking survey

Do a good deed today: fill out The Tab’s smoking survey

“Pro-ana sites promoting stick thin figures are as bad as child abuse”: Supersize vs Superskinny presenter speaks at Exeter Uni

Emma Woolf, presenter of the Channel 4 show, slams pro-ana sites in talk to Exeter students

Fringe with benefits: Exeter Revue bag cash for Edinburgh show

Exeter students receive maximum grant to perform at Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Staff on strike: question and answer session

Senior Lecturer speaks out about strike action

University Staff Set to Strike Again

Further disputes over pay lead to plans for more strike action on 23rd January

What do students think of UK accents?

Students from a range of Universities tell the Tab what they think of UK accents

Further Flooding Forecast

Further flooding and strong winds are set to hit Exeter

Exeter psychologist In top 100 scientists

Exeter Psychologist features in top 100 scientists.

Sickening Beetles Photo Bags First Prize

Exeter researchers bags first place in photography competition

Poorer Students Hit by Huge Financing Cut

Students entitled to scholarships and bursaries are due to receive a cut in their funding

Exeter Lecturers Take Strike Action Over Pay

Exeter University lecturers take part in nationwide strike action against declining rates of pay

Extra Police Drafted for EDL March

Hundreds of extra police officers drafted in to handle the EDL this weekend.

EDL March Route Released

Police release details of EDL march route

Student Attacked After Refusing to Share his Lager

Plymouth student waiting outside Exeter Central beaten by vicious gang after refusing to share his lager

UPDATED: Fake Fatsoma SSB Scam Spotted

Ticket site Fatsoma advertises fake SSB tickets

Racially Attacked Student Too Scared To Go Out At Night

Exeter student left too scared to go out at night after racially aggravated assault

Are we the whitest uni in the country?

73.1% of Exeter students are white British, Tab investigation reveals.

Enchanted Forest Cancelled

Hallowe’en party cancelled due to location and severe weather conditions.

Sex Documentary Sparks STI Fears

Exeter STI service gains popularity after featuring in BBC3 sex documentary

Fresher Dies in First Week of Term

First year dies during the first week of his course

Twitter prof grounded after tweeting criticism of airline

Mark Leiser was refused entry to an EasyJet flight after he called on his Twitter followers to “get right into ’em”.

Empire Equation Tracks Warfare Trends

Researchers reveal that ancient empires bonded over blood-fests

EDL Robber on the Run

“Cold and callous psychopath” on the loose in Exeter

“It’s Tee Time”? Make that Tee-Total

Time to topple tee time.

Pitcher & Piano Slams Shut

Lacrosse social venue closes its doors for the last time today.

Graduate loses job to dance

“Embarrassed” graduate asked to dance to Daft Punk at interview

Pain in the neck: Student’s throat explodes after heavy boozing

Hull student Megan Thomason got so drunk on triples that she ended up with a torn windpipe

Rainbow Gorillas Invade Exeter

Multicoloured gorillas invade the streets of Exeter

Windscreen Sponge Attacker Charged

Bare-chested man brandishes squeezy sponge “gun” in armed standoff

Sing your Snores to Sleep

Snorers strengthen singing muscles to soothe their sleeping

£1.5m to be poured into new Quay drinking venue

New quay pub to provide summer student hub

Keep off the grass: Council slams students in park palava

Council officer says he would put up a sign “banning all students” if he had his way

Protests banned at the University of London

Is this the end of student activism in the Capital?

Cleaner Gropes Students: “It’s My Polish Upbringing”

Exeter University cleaner jailed for groping students blames actions on Polish upbringing

Did Ram Blowjob Video Cost Exeter a Top Ten Spot?

Exeter bumped down to 12th place in new Guardian league table


Exeter neurologists cure “zombie”.

If you can’t beet ’em, down ’em

Don’t beat around the bush, down those shots!

Ruff Deal for Exeter Swans

Havoc unleashed on Exeter’s feathered friends

Fowl Play on Exeter Quay

Exeter’s bird lovers bring trolleys of bread for their feathered friends

Guild Teaching Awards Announced

Glittering Great Hall ceremony greets Guild Award guests

Rocking all over the world!

Exeter University in world’s top 200 for 16 subjects

Instabear: “We. Print. Instagram. Photos.”

Fishy Food Fights

Researchers at Exeter University discover it’s the manly fish that get their pick of the menu

Exeter Hits Top Ten (Again)

Complete University Guide award Exeter University a place in the top ten

Topless Guinness thief arrested

Topless thief who stole £10 crate of Guinness arrested after bridge jump bid

Man Threatens to Jump onto Train Tracks

Exeter on standby as man threatens to jump from a bridge onto the train tracks

Cat Defenders Could Catch Culprit

Exeter cat killer could be caught after local Cat Defenders group battles for justice

University Worker Cleared of Raping Exeter Student

Fiancée and family sob with relief as University worker is cleared of raping an Exeter University student.

Country clothing store is Joule in Gandy Street crown

Posh new Gandy Street shop opens its doors and its cash register to the dedicated

Student tells court she was raped at house party

Exeter student who “looked like a heroin overdose victim” tells courts she was raped at a pre-graduation party

Grad, Mad, but students want to go

Grad Ball tickets are on sale, but final year students are up in arms over tickets, pricing and advertising

Killing cat-astrophe angers locals

Pet-owners battle for justice after two cats are shot with an airgun

Uni hunts black tie students who battered local

Gary Walden needed two days of hospital treatment after attack outside Timepiece

Warning over I.T Shop

Dodgy I.T. shop on the Blackboy road

Tremough Transfer Tirade

Sparks fly after a decision to transfer staff at Falmouth University to an external company, potentially giving them £5k less pay

Exeter Marches with Pride

Zebra onesies, Morris dancers and a 50 metre rainbow flag: Exeter celebrated Pride in style last week.

‘Foxy Lady’ Causes Kerfuffle

A mating call outside of the Lemmy took an unusual turn…

Don’t hide, get involved in Exeter Pride!

Exeter Pride is returning to the city for the fifth time, and this year looks to be bigger. better and more fabulous than ever.

A Slice of Exeter Student Heaven

Mouldy walls, broken boilers and casual trainers are not allowed on the premises.

Get silly for Red Nose Day

RAG have organised a day of laughter and fun for Red Nose Day!

Crash on Campus

Two car collision on Prince of Wales Road

SOS: Students or Staff?

Are Exeter’s staff proof that students are in for a rude awakening come graduation?

Exeter makes a splash across Europe

Water is important, bro.

What a yarn

Make tea cosies, not war.

Uni staff stressed out after push for league table success

A report suggests lecturers are feeling under pressure from uni bigwigs as Exeter jumps up the rankings

Robots to save lives

Exeter Uni are going to build robots to save people’s lives. So. Awesome.

Bonkers Bandana Bloke Bares Balls Outside Halls

Random flasher has a (hairy) ball of a time

Guild action could endanger HIV care

The Guild’s decision to ban the Safer Sex Ball means sexual health charity loses vital funds

Vice Chancellor Sells Exeter to India

Vice Chancellor is off to top up his tan in a three day trip to India with David Cameron.

Mystery Macbeth screenplay spotted

Is this a screenplay I see before me?

Glowing Crotches and colourful sweat patches

Ever lusted after a pair of trousers that lit up when you lunged? Or a t-shirt that lets everyone know you’re hot and sweaty by changing colour?

I do not feel shit about being single, and you can’t make me

Imogen Groome defends single people and left-handed people everywhere!

Need some good karma?

Whether you’re desperate to be helpful, raise awareness, or just fill up your Exeter Award, get involved in National Student Volunteering week.

The Oscars ain’t got nothing on us

Glitzy awards, live coverage, and industry big dogs will be sprawling over Exeter campus as XTV hosts the 40th National Student Television Conference.

Rebellious video game launched by Exeter Uni

Exeter’s Bill Douglas Centre is getting down with the kids to make learning cool.

Students offer helping hand to India

Business School students on a passage to India.

Fruuuuuni, No Parents

If you’re a maths student who wants to know more about Shakespeare, or a biology student who wonders who discovered the Americas, the Fruni lecture series is for you.

Another naked bonkers bloke

Yet another naked man has climbed yet another tall object

Spotted is no more

Latest Facebook sensation is predictably condemned and shut down. It was fun while it lasted.

Over £150,000 boost for autism research

Exeter academics to help solve puzzle of increase in autism diagnoses.

Grad recruiters ignore Exeter

We’re either top of the bottom or bottom of the top, but grad recruiters are looking elsewhere for fresh meat.

Brace yourselves, the Freshers are coming

Applications to higher education are on the rise, with Exeter bossing the stats.

Snow hope for Westcountry

Freezing weather expected to hit Exeter, just as you want to celebrate the end of exams.

New hope for those with depression

Exeter Uni plays significant role in the future of tackling depression

Attempt to save cider from booze price bump

Cider be spared?

Arena’s ticket hoohah

A Sound Guild

Exeter University’s Student Guild is the first in the country to be awarded the British Standard

Hogg is head PC Plod

Hogg has been elected as Police Crime Commissioner

Be safe, not sorry: Taxi Driver Arrested on suspicion of sexual assault

An Exeter taxi driver has been arrested on suspicion of sexual assault.

Hundreds of Santa Clauses are coming to town

Entries for Exeter’s 2012 Santa Run are now open.

Hot foot it over to Princesshay!

A 20 foot fire walk will be taking place at the main square of the Princesshay on 1st November to raise money for the MS Society.