Katie O'Rourke

Katie O'Rourke
Birmingham University


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What people think about boarding school – and why they’re wrong

We’re not all lesbians who speak Latin

Why Minted at Mechu is actually the best night in Brum

Don’t listen to the haters

Why Brum will always be number one

Our clock is bigger than yours

The Guild are fighting the NUS to reduce our university fees

‘First Class degrees, shouldn’t rely on additional fees’

If you minesweep, you’ll have no friends when you leave uni

Because who can’t splash out £5 on three VKs

Players bouncer jailed for savage attack on innocent bystander

The brutal assault left Steven Hartland with serious brain damage

Do you have a backburner relationship?

People who you keep in the background and won’t quite let go

The biggest characters of Brumski

‘There’s always that one girl who goes too hard at the mountain meal and just gets naked’

I recreated the most liked Instas from 2015 to see how many likes I could get

Reality is, if you’re not famous, it’s not going to happen

What to wear for all the big nights out

The lollipop for rainbow is essential

Brum’s glittering new members-only club is the most expensive joke in town

Who has £500 to fork out on a membership for a sitting room?

Birmingham soars into top 80 universities worldwide

‘We’re number one for being absolute legends though’

Denim, dungarees and croptops summer style

Who said we had to stick to one trend this summer?