Laura Barclay

Cardiff Deputy Editor of The Tab

Laura Barclay
Cardiff University


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Stop coming to pre-drinks if you aren’t coming out

You’re literally a dead weight

Cardiff finalist has two months to find donor to save her life

If she hadn’t gone to the doctors she would’ve died within a few days

An SU President candidate is using Tinder for her campaign

She’s had 352 matches so far

Cardiff’s fittest female finalist is Pamela Matthews

Yes, I like Piña Coladas and getting caught in the rain

If I don’t want to talk in my seminar, you can’t make me

I’m keeping my beaut ideas about surrealism to myself

Cardiff’s fittest finalist: Daniel Poole

Dan likes to study the body

Cardiff’s fittest finalist: Paul

He loves digging

Cardiff’s fittest finalist: Anya Phillips

She even plays lacrosse

Cardiff’s fittest finalist: Guy Harper

He has a sexy Spanish accent

Cardiff’s fittest finalist: Medi Jones

Apparently she makes the best chocolate muffins in Wales

Cardiff is one of the top UK unis for students with sugar daddies

There are almost 400 ‘sugar babies’ at the University of South Wales

Philosophy is actually a really hard degree

Anyone dissin’ has not studied Kant

House of seven boys threatened with £5,000 fine after 37 noise complaints in one night

The police raided their house because of the noise

Compulsory breathalysers introduced to SU events

No more vodka for you

Turnitin is down because of a cyber attack

No essay submissions for you now

Cardiff’s SU branded a ‘hostile environment’ for free speech

There’s a list of everything they’ve banned

Please stop asking me what I’m going to do with my life

You’re freaking me out

Varsity 2016 to be held in Swansea

It’s the 20th anniversary of the annual event

Student sentenced for rape conviction

He will serve seven years in prison

Cardiff students are raising money to climb Mount Kilimanjaro for charity

They have to raise £2,990 each

Clubbers of the week

Congrats for looking so good

The ASSL is going to be open for 24 hours a day

Fucking finally

A Cardiff Uni librarian needs your help to find his missing pencil case


Germaine Greer’s lecture went ahead this evening, despite protests

She was greeted with warm applause

Meet the fresher running a charitable campaign for Cardiff’s homeless

‘Every time I walk past a homeless person, I’ve thought to myself, I want to do something about this’

I save myself a seat in the library, get over it

My stuff is there to let you all know that I’m coming back

Only one of Cardiff Uni’s top 16 earners is a woman

She is one of seven women on the Univerty’s executive board

Having a bae at uni is unquestionably the best decision you will make

Guaranteed bang, enough said

A third year with a rare blood disorder needs a stranger’s bone marrow

Alice’s cure is dependent on a bone marrow transplant

Cardiff ranked in the top 30 UK unis

Swansea didn’t get inside 350 in the world

You’ve been here for a week, take your uni hoodie off

You earn those colours

When is Cardiff Freshers Week?

All the key details right here, right now

Cathays is a ghost town during summer

You can hear the seagulls for miles around

Cardiff Architects build ‘impossible’ eco-house

They said it couldn’t be done

Which annoying ASSL stereotype are you?

I bet you’re talking in silent area right now, aren’t you?

Charlie Brown’s manager ‘raped girl twice’ who was ‘well above the drink drive limit’, court hears

53-year-old Carlos Brown denies all charges

We have a UKIP society at Cardiff now so we asked what you think about it

Most of you won’t be jumping at the chance to sign up

What’s your uni nickname?

Long live pasty smasher

Student Lord hires out The Valleys house for lavish birthday bash

He splashed £6000 on the two day bender

T & A Stores is better than Tesco

It’s a Cathays institution