Jess Austin

Editor, The Tab Leeds

Jess Austin
Leeds University


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Leeds’ BNOC 2016: The Final

Only one of them can win

Leeds’ BNOC: Round four

Potentially the best ones yet

Leeds’ BNOC: Round three

They just keep comin’

Leeds’ BNOC of the Year 2016: Round two

Look at these loose cannons

Leeds BNOC of the year 2016: Round one

It’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for

Meet the first year food blogger with over 200,000 Instagram followers

You’ll wish she was your housemate

Laidlaw are really trying to stop people from hogging seats

They’re counting all the ‘reserved’ desks

Get Baked has closed down

This time it could be for good

Meet the LUU Leadership Race candidates: Welfare Officer

Who will you be voting for?

Meet the LUU Leadership Race candidates: Gryphon Editor

Who will you be voting for?

Meet the LUU leadership Race candidates: Equality and Diversity Officer

Who will you be voting for?

Meet the LUU Leadership Candidates: Education Officer

Who will you be voting for?

Meet the LUU Leadership Race candidates: Union Affairs Officer

Who will you be voting for?

Meet the LUU Leadership Race candidates: Activities Officer

Who will you be voting for?

Meet the LUU Leadership Race candidates: Community Officer

Who will you be voting for?

Are you Leeds’ fittest finalist?

The search for the fittest of all final years is on

These are the best clubbers in Leeds this week

Stop what you’re doing and listen

Can you name every pub on the Otley Run?

The last ones might be a little foggy

BPOC: Big Pet on Campus

Meet Sparkles Fruity, Leeds’ most outgoing hamster

My name is Jay Ho: Please stop singing the Pussycat Dolls at me

There’s an ocean in Jay Robert Ho’s heart

Clubbers of the week: Refreshers’ special

The Grace Face has most definitely made it to Leeds

Turnitin is down after a cyberattack

Good luck submitting your essay now

Fresh appeal for blood donations for Thailand traveller Lucy Hill

Lucy will be undergoing more surgery this week

Clubbers of the week: It’s over

It’s the time that every Santa has a ball

Clubbers of the week: Is it Christmas yet edition

It’s only just December

Meet the Leeds RAG Fashion Show models

Very few of them knew what Blue Steel was

Clubbers of the week

No backup dancers

Leeds’ Fittest Fresher rocked by cheating scandal

Medic Ryan Wolff masqueraded as a first year to bag the prize

Leeds is the third most employable uni in the UK

Only Oxford and Cambridge beat us

Say hello to Leeds’ Fittest Freshers

The competition of the year draws to a close

Leeds’ fittest freshers: The girls

Let’s hear it for the ladies

Leeds’ fittest freshers: The boys

Feast your eyes on these guys

Sikh Soc transformed Riley Smith into a Langar hall

Free food was dished out to Sikhs and non-Sikhs alike

Massive fire on New York Street

A furniture shop on New York street in the city centre has burst into flames

Gym advice from the guy behind ‘leedsunifitness’

‘If you fail to plan, you plan to fail’

Roger Stevens is the worst thing about Leeds Uni

You guys really hate it

Clubbers of the week: Halloween special

The streets of Hyde Park are paved with fake blood and white contact lenses

What’s the worst thing about Leeds Uni?

Vote for what makes your time at Leeds a living hell

Leeds is the edgiest uni in the UK

The others never stood a chance

How embarrassing was your first email address?

It’s all about the underscores

Heartbroken finalist searching for stolen bucket hat

Mia lost her “good time hat” at Canal Mills last Friday

Clubbers of the week: Freshers’ edition

Welcome back

Leeds grad claims she was kicked out of gay club for complaining about ‘Blurred Lines’

“‘I know you want it’ is exactly what my rapist said to me’

Edgy B: These guys are the best dressed in the library this week

Going out in style

Leeds’ best bums: The winners

The exit polls did not predict this

Which emoji is your uni?

You’d be gutted if it was the poo

I did a pub quiz every night this week

(Sort of)

Police appeal for information after rape on Woodhouse Lane

CCTV images of the suspect have been released

I had a go at Quidditch and it’s really difficult

Not just snitches get stitches

We played ‘would you rather’ on campus

It’s important that we know

Which Kingdom of Westeros is Your Halls?

Winter Is always bloody Coming Up North

What to do if you end up hating your housemates

Get out and get out fast