Laura Butler

Co Editor-in-Chief

Laura Butler
Bristol University

News, protests, campus politics, Bristol University, foreign affairs, mental health, current affairs, student culture, opinions

  • Laura is the co Editor-in-Chief at The Bristol Tab, after joining the Tab in February 2024
  • Laura predominantly writes news and agenda pieces on the politics of student life at Bristol Uni
  • Outside of her degree, Laura is interested in activism, travelling and loves to sit in the sun with a pint


Laura joined The Bristol Tab in early 2024, writing news and opinion pieces about campus politics and student life, progressing onto co editor-in-chief in April. She wants to gain experience and hopes for a career in political journalism after graduating.


Laura is in her second year of BSc Politics and Sociology at the University of Bristol. She has a particular interest in feminist issues, human rights and international justice.


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Green MP candidate Carla Denyer on student issues in Bristol ahead of the general election

On Thursday 4th July students will vote in the general election, we talked to Green Party candidate Carla about issues affecting Bristol students

Jewish student in Bristol Uni encampment told to be ‘ashamed’ of their pro-Palestine views

A counter-protestor confronted the Jewish student saying ‘the encampment reeks of antisemitism’

‘Green’s my favourite colour’: What do Bristol Uni students think of recent election results

We investigated why Bristol students backed Green, taking many seats which were previously held by Labour

Pro-life preacher arrested outside Bristol Uni claims police have paid his legal fees

The preacher was arrested after pushing a woman in the crowd

UCU Bristol calls for regulation on staff-student relationships

At current the university’s policy allows for personal intimate relationships, including romantic and sexual, between staff and students

Bristol Men’s Hockey Club suspended over pending investigation into its ‘club culture’

The suspension is effective immediately while an investigation into the culture of the club takes place

Search continues for university graduate who went missing after Bristol house party

22-year-old Jack O’Sullivan has now been missing for five weeks

Pro-Palestine students end occupation of Wills after Bristol Uni threatens legal action

The occupiers left Wills ‘following continued threats of police involvement and a court order from the university’

Pro-Palestine students barricade themselves inside Bristol Uni’s Wills Memorial Building

They are protesting the ‘university’s complicity in the genocide in Gaza’

Bristol students move occupation to executive management building in pro-Palestine protest

‘We will occupy until the dog days are over’

Exclusive: Bristol students camp overnight in Victoria Rooms in pro-Palestine protest

The conversations, camaraderie and demands made by the Bristol Uni students from our own reporter inside