James Heale

James Heale
Bristol University


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Reflections of a final year: Everything I will miss about Bristol

Lounge is definitely up there

Ben Stokes found NOT guilty of affray outside Bristol nightclub Mbargo

‘It was a fun night’, he told the court

Exclusive: Members of Court speak out over fears of accountability crisis at Bristol University

‘No business would try to get rid of its stakeholder or shareholder meetings’

History graduation in dates blunder as students are handed degrees with the wrong year on

‘Does this mean we have to come back next year?’

How can Bristol SU connect better with its students?

The Students’ Union is there to represent us

Coroner confirms that Bristol student who died in March took their own life

The university are encouraging those who need help to come forward

A round up of all the mad, bad and crazy stuff that happened at Bristol University in 2017-18

It’s been a helluva year

Bristol cleaner cries tears of joy after students raise £1,500 for him to go on holiday

The power of the internet

A final list of quotes overheard in Bristol this year

‘Ketamine absolutely ruins the taste of pheasant’

Parents of deceased Bristol students speak out in national media calling for university reform

It follows significant press coverage of the issue

Chris Meardon is officially the Biggest Name on Bristol’s Campus in 2018

The votes are in and the results are out

Sketch: Everything you got to miss at last night’s Student Council meeting

Putting the ‘fun’ in ‘fundamental democratic structures’

Abortion, no-platforming and freedom of information on the agenda at forthcoming Student Council meeting

Ain’t no party like a political party

Hundreds of Bristol students march on Senate House demanding better mental health care

‘Use your wealth for student health’

‘I have full confidence in management’: An interview with Vice-Chancellor Hugh Brady on mental health at Bristol

‘You understand why there’s so much gloom and worry within the institution’

Bristol SU unveil awards shortlist ahead of glitzy annual bash

Did your society make the cut?

Bristol BNOC of the year 2018: The Final

The final five- you decide

Bristol students announce a ‘March For Better Mental Health Services’

The organisers are demanding ‘real change’

Students encouraged to fill out Bristol University’s new mental health and well-being survey

Your chance to tell the university what you think

Exclusive: New figures show increased waiting times for counselling at Bristol

Over 240 people are on the waiting list

Editorial: Enough is enough, Bristol needs to do more to stop student deaths

Management must do more

Bristol University confirm a first year English student has died, the third student in a fortnight

The university are encouraging those who need help to come forward

Bristol’s Biggest Names on Campus 2018: Round 4

Do you know who they are?

Bristol’s Biggest Names on Campus 2018: Round 3

Which one gets your vote?

Bristol’s Biggest Names on Campus 2018: Round 2

It’s the only poll that really matters

Bristol’s Biggest Names on Campus 2018: Round 1

Did you make it in?

Legendary Hall Warden goes clubbing with students after final formal

Shame it had to be Gravity

Gold Rush 2018: it’s back and bigger than ever before


Bristol University confirms that a second year physicist died this week

The university are encouraging those who need help to come forward

Fourth year Bristol electrical and engineering student confirmed dead

The university are encouraging those who need help to come forward

Bristol University to spend £24,000 on new poet and two artists in residence for Temple Quarter campus

At a time when hall rents are going up

The Last Dance Ball looks set to be the biggest event in the UoB summer calendar

It replaces the annual Founders’ Ball

A Bristol student hosted an ‘Indian glamour’ themed 21st birthday party

It was called ‘A Night At The Maharajah’s Palace’

Pam Pam is to launch a new Friday club night with 100 free tickets for Tab readers

Watch out SWX there’s a new kid on the block

Bristol’s Biggest BNOCs: Submit your nominees for the 2018 competition now

Who is the Biggest Name on Campus?

Former spin doctor for Jeremy Corbyn gets into twitter spat with a Bristol student

He suggested a tweet was removed to prevent legal action

Breaking: Epigram to close in shock blow to student journalism at Bristol

‘What are on earth are we going to put on our CVs now?’

You’re a fool if you don’t recognise that history is the greatest subject of them all

Honest, just hear me out

Allegations of antisemitism after Friends of Palestine host controversial Holocaust survivor speech

‘Jews were directly compared to Nazis’

As Bristruths hits 5000 likes, here are the best ones submitted this term

You probably sent one of these in

A final list of unbelievable quotes overheard in Bristol this term

‘How can you not have a Waitrose card?’

Presenting the most eligible bachelor and bachelorette in Bristol in 2018….

The wait is finally over

All the drama as Bristol triumphed in tense Varsity fencing fixture against UWE

‘Imagine losing to a polytechnic’

Second year economics student confirmed dead by Bristol University

The university are encouraging those who need help to come forward

Bristol University has been consistently failing to meet Freedom of Information request deadlines

It blames staffing and technical issues

Yet another list of incredible quotes actually overheard in Bristol this term

‘Our Manor Hall pool table is covered in semen’

The Tab previews the SU officer candidates ahead of next week’s elections

Hacks, BNOCs, SJWs and characters galore

Etonocracy: New figures show that 224 Etonians have attended Bristol since 2010

Bet they all lived in Churchill

Students occupy top floor of Senate House for university pension strikes

‘We will force a free and open discussion’

Clicendales 2018 Review: ‘A five star smorgasbord of sizzling, sexy, sinewy flesh’

The NHS is going to be in good hands

Bristol’s Best Bachelorette 2018: THE FINAL

Liv Daniel vs Jasmine Walters

Bristol’s Best Bachelor 2018: THE FINAL

Johnny Hall vs Harry Eastley-Jones

Scores of Bristol students take to Stoke Bishop slopes in spontaneous celebration of winter weather

Peak times in Stokey B

Bristol SU announce new £5 National Express ticket to London deal

Our prayers have been answered

What happened when the Editors of The Tab and Epigram went on a date for Valentine’s Day

History in the making

Bristol University unveils revised model for pastoral care in halls of residence

The biggest changes to halls in UoB history

‘I don’t actually know what Freddos are’: Interviewing Jacob Rees-Mogg at last night’s talk

Can’t Clogg the Mogg

It’s a landslide: Students reject hubs in major reversal for Students’ Union

The referendum was 90 per cent against hubs

Bristol third year sets up petition to demand compensation for strike action

‘No-one was looking out for the students’

Vote for Bristol’s most eligible bachelor: Group 2

Did your mate make the cut?

Vote for Bristol’s most eligible bachelorette: Group 2

Just in time for Valentine’s Day

The five types of people you’ll find on Clifton & Stoke Bishop tickets

‘Is this still available??’

Vote for Bristol’s most eligible bachelor: Group 1

Who’s the hottest guy on campus?

Vote for Bristol’s most eligible bachelorette: Group 1

All the single ladies

Campaigning begins ahead of next week’s SU referendum on hall changes

The vote is being held Monday-Wednesday

Dozens of Bristol students march on Victoria Rooms in protest at hall changes

‘No ifs, no buts, No RHS hall cuts’

An interview with ‘Keep Our Communities’ ahead of today’s pastoral care march

Set to take place at the Vic Rooms at 2:30

New ‘Power List’ seeks to find the most influential BME people in Bristol

Should your mate make the cut?

Nominate Bristol’s most eligible bachelor or bachelorette 2018

Do you have fit friends?

Baroness Hale to deliver first lecture at Bristol since becoming Supreme Court President

Britain’s top judge returns to UoB

Heated scenes at University feedback meetings on new hall model

A student referendum is also set to be held

Bristol alumni consider revoking legacies in response to hall changes

‘I feel I’ve lost a lot of trust in the University’

Hall JCRs condemn pastoral changes and announce plans for a demonstration

‘This new proposal is not fit for purpose’

Third year Bristol University law student found dead

The university are encouraging those who need help to come forward

Only six universities have worse student satisfaction with their mental health services than Bristol

According to our 2017 Mental Health Rankings

An ode to Lizard Lounge: Gone but never forgotten

The greatest club in Bristol is no more

Exclusive: Controversy as leaked Bristol email suggests hall consultation is a ‘sham’

The consultation was launched last month

Princess Anne visited a charity shop in Clifton Village today

Was she buying a gift for Charlotte?

Senior Residents slam pastoral review changes in hard-hitting open letter

‘This is a life and death situation’

Bristol students revealed to be the most active users on Bumble

Finally we come top of a table

Breaking: Massive fire breaks out at UoB property behind Wills Memorial Building

It began at 5pm this afternoon

Bristruths: We spoke to the new confessions page taking Bristol by storm

It’s run by the guys behind Wills Meme-orial

Channel 4 want Bristol couples to be on Come Dine With Me

Perfect for showcasing your uni cooking skills

The best places to lie down and cry in Bristol this revision season

Sobbing in the ASS is far too cliche

Confirmed: Wardens set to be axed in the biggest hall changes in Bristol’s history

100 Senior Residents are expected to go also

More quotes genuinely overheard in Bristol this term

‘I wouldn’t have got anywhere without aggressive social climbing’

It’s time to accept the 24-hour exam is an abomination that ought to be abolished

And you thought scientists had it hard

University respond to Tab article about forthcoming pastoral review

It follows an article released yesterday

Exclusive: Tab investigation finds Hall Wardens look set to be axed in major halls review

The University are wanting to cut-costs in the pastoral system

Bristol students unveil fabulous naked charity calendar – and we’ve got the juicy pics

‘Raising money and eyebrows’

Breaking: Fatboy Slim and Sampha to headine Love Saves the Day 2018

The headliners have JUST been announced

Bristol respond to parents who said they were ‘disappointed’ by the university’s response to their son’s death

The student died at Bristol last month

Bristol meme page ‘Prince Harry’s Stag Do’ Facebook event goes viral

It even got into the papers

The EFM Ball is back and this time it’s bigger and better than ever before

It’s gonna be YUGE

‘Worst night ever’ at Motion sees huge queues, overcrowding and security concerns

The club has since apologised

Calling all redheads: There’s now a ‘Ginger Appreciation Society’ at Bristol University

They’re hosting a bar crawl this Thursday

A list of quotes genuinely overheard in Bristol

‘Anything you can do, she can do ketter’

Leading journalist refuses to speak at Bristol Uni over SU safe spaces policy

‘It’s impossible for me to approve of a vetting and censorship process’

We went to all 9 Bristol hall bars and reviewed them whilst drunk

Goldney is great, UH is terrible

Over 30 Bristol students sang ‘Africa’ by Toto in Royal Fort Gardens today

‘I bless the rains down in Africa’

Rowdy scenes as Bristol win Varsity Darts for the first time

‘The greatest comeback since Lazarus’