Katie Thacker

Katie Thacker
Cambridge University


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Quiz: Which dumped Love Islander are you reaalllllyyyyyyy?

If you’ve ever referred to yourself as a ‘nice guy’ you’re definitely Hugo

These sustainable brands think Love Island needs to break up with fast fashion

Love Island ‘has a responsibility to promote sustainable fashion’

We asked a mental health expert: Why do we air the people we love?

No, it doesn’t make you a terrible person

Love Island has been ‘moving mad’ this week and here are 30 memes to prove it

No please don’t get back with your cheating ex, you’re too sexy aha x

We asked young people if free Deliveroo is going to solve the low-vaccine uptake

Is free Deliveroo the key to getting the remaining third of young people vaccinated?

As we’re talking about blood clots, where is the government’s energy to improve the pill?

I don’t know anyone who hasn’t experienced huge side effects from the pill

Homerton appoint first Black male Head of an Oxbridge College

He was knighted in 2019 following his work on education access and ethnic minority political engagement

Cambridge counselling waiting times are currently 4-5 weeks, not two like Toope said

You can currently expect to wait over half a term to access counselling from the UCS

A few ways to find support if you or your friend has experienced sexual misconduct in Cambridge

There is no ‘right’ way to respond to sexual misconduct

Is Graham Virgo a Virgo? Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about Virgo’s astrology chart

We even worked out his compatibility chart with Toope

EXCLUSIVE: Online exams and recorded lectures could be here to stay, Graham Virgo tells The Tab

Virgo hinted at the possibility of the continuation of open book, online, or take-home exams post-pandemic

Exclusive: Online exams and recorded lectures could be here to stay, Graham Virgo tells The Tab

Virgo hinted at the possibility of the continuation of open book, online, or take-home exams post-pandemic

THE RESULTS ARE IN: These are Cambridge’s Top 10 BNOCs 2021

2,773 people voted, and the results are in

Meet the students running for the Cambridge Student Union this year

Do they pass the vibe check though?

Trinity College said a student reporting racism needs to ‘understand UK customer service’

‘As a Brown person at a predominantly white college, I felt like I didn’t belong’

Interview: Cambridge could have a reading week, freshers week and weekend under new SU plans

‘There’s nothing inherently good about a deadline-heavy eight-week structure’

‘Colleges haven’t given enough attention to LGBT+ people’: Interview with the Care+ campaign

‘We want to generate real change’

Trinity College cut bursaries for low-income students not returning to Cambridge by 50 per cent

Trinity is the wealthiest Cambridge college, with an endowment of over £1 billion

Cambridge offer-holders told their places may be withdrawn if their course is over-subscribed

This is in response to last year’s A-level results where record numbers of applicants met their offers

Everything we’ll miss about Fez now that it’s gone forever

The best you ever had is just a memory…

ONE DAY LEFT to submit nominations for the Tab’s BNOC competition 2021

And no, you’re not allowed to nominate Stephen Toope

Disposable cameras, indisposable memories: Looking back on Michaelmas through rose-tinted lenses

We promise this article isn’t sponsored by Boots and their £7.99 disposable camera

Cambridge Rent Strike postpone strike until next term

The decision was made to ensure that the ‘strike is able to include as many students as possible’

Someone needs to say it: Cambridge’s return policy has been utterly horrific

“The complete disregard for our mental health has been staggering”

Mental health and no internet are ‘permitted reasons’ to return to Cambridge, Toope confirms

Clearly a number of colleges didn’t get this memo x

Students not in Cambridge will not be charged rent over lockdown

An email today confirmed rent will only be charged to students living in their college accomodation

Cambridge students asked to delay return to university under new government guidance

The majority of students are now expected to return to university after the 25th January

Here’s everything that happened in Cambridge in 2020

I literally cannot believe this was all this year

Cambridge students to return to university as normal in January

Students are being encouraged to return from the 16th of January

Apply now to join The Cambridge Tab’s team for Lent 2021!

The One Where You Apply To Join The Tab And End Up Loving It

We spoke to LGBT+ Cambridge students about their experiences in sport

On gendered language, problematic socials and trans-exclusive competition rules

News column: Week seven

You’ll never guess what we found in the River Cam!

Trip to the Gyp: Delicious dahl, hopeless hobs and an ode to coconut yoghurt

If you’ve ever wanted to see a hundred photos of us making dinner, your prayers have been answered

News Column: Week Six

An attempt to distract from the Cindies news

A Gentleman’s game? We spoke to some of the most influential women in Cambridge sport

On Varsity inequality, periods and proving men wrong

Jesus College warns they may punish students reporting harassment for breaking Covid rules

The College claims: ‘No one is entitled, without reasonable justification, to break them’

News Column: Week Five

Economic students have been told off for what ???

We spoke to students wanting to return home for the second lockdown

Concerns over mental health, Covid rates and flights home have led to a number of students wanting to leave Cambridge

The University of Cambridge has formally adopted the IHRA definition of antisemitism

The move has been welcomed by the Cambridge University Jewish Society

News Column: Week Four

Plague bells, bread thieves and way too many green potatoes

News Column: Week Three

A Halloween theme this week, with pumpkins and students spooked by intruders

Food for thought: How (not) to feed Cambridge students in self-isolation

It’s the being told to have two weeks’ worth of food but only having half a shelf of fridge space for me

News Column: Week Two

A week of Homerton attempting to stay relevant

Opinion: We need to move all non-essential teaching online, and we need to do it now

Being sick of Zoom is better than being sick from long Covid, just saying

Review: The Man Presents: Womxn

Think girls aren’t funny? Well think again.

We tried socially-distanced Wednesday Cindies, and it was actually kinda a vibe

Drinking VKs and cheesy chunes? Nature is healing x

News Column: Week One

Students open a pub, Pret has bouncers and Queens’ students aren’t happy

The University of Cambridge commits to full divestment by 2030

The announcement follows campaigns from both Cambridge Zero Carbon and Extinction Rebellion Cambridge

We spoke to freps about this year’s freshers’ week

Throwback to when we thought freshers’ flu was our biggest worry

We asked freshers their preconceptions of Cambridge Colleges

If you’re looking for helpful information about what Cambridge Colleges are actually like, you’re in the wrong place

Buddy up: the Cambridge freshers’ mentor schemes you should sign up to now

Online communities and ‘families’ to make Cambridge a home away from home

Class Act launches open letter in support of students who missed Cambridge offers

The open letter has over 2,700 signatures so far

Introducing CAmSSS: The Tripos advice scheme for Cambridge undergrads

Sign up to the CAmSSS scheme to provide advice to other undergraduates

We asked Cambridge students what they’re most excited about for Michaelmas 2020

Sex, Cindies and the Seeley

Opinion: Cambridge’s Black community needs action, not performative statements

The University and its’ white students can no longer close our eyes to the anti-Blackness embedded in this institution

Good News Column, Week Five: Edible Cambridge landmarks, student charity initiatives, and more animals!

To cheer you up from those week 5 blues

No face-to-face lectures? No problem

Admit it, you probably wouldn’t have gone to those 9ams anyway

What is a Class Act Officer and why every college should have one

Class Act Officers play an important role in helping students from low socio-economic backgrounds overcome the unique challenges they face at Cambridge

Everything you’re missing about your college right now

Roses are red, Churchill is made of bricks and I’m missing my weekly hashbrown fix

Backie to basics: Cambridge’s most embarrassing cycling stories

Five wheelie-embarrassing cycling anecdotes

Which shitty Christmas cracker gift is your college?

Our moodfish tells us you’ll like this article

It’s not just about Eton – why our educational system needs reform

Why inequalities in our two-tiered educational system will always hold disadvantaged students back

Breaking news: Central colleges really aren’t the be all and end all

Why you can keep your gowned formals and keep off the grass signs