Lauren McDougall

News Editor

Lauren McDougall
Edinburgh University

University News, Edinburgh Events, Protests and Strikes, Social Issues, Politics, Student Life, Campus Culture, Student Issues, Mental Health

  • Lauren is the News Editor at The Tab Edinburgh, managing news pitches and editing of student articles for the team
  • Lauren works on articles related to issues affecting students and student life, such as protests, strikes, and statistics
  • In her spare time, Lauren is passionate about Politics and Mental Health advocacy, as well as social issues


Lauren joined The Tab in early 2023 after covering a local vigil for teenager Brianna Ghey, before taking on the role of News Editor during the summer of the same year when she extensively covered the Marking and Assessment boycott by the UCU.


Lauren is currently a third year student at the University of Edinburgh studying MA Politics, whilst taking modules in Feminism and Gender Studies, International Relations, Technology Studies and Public Policy amongst other topics.


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Edinburgh uni professor paid damages by Tory Minister over false claims of supporting Hamas

‘Michelle Donelan made a cheap political point at my expense and caused serious damage to my reputation’

Am I Next? Students protest on campus ‘against UoE’s treatment of sexual abuse survivors’

Friday’s protest marked the third year students have campaigned for better support

Step inside the Little Shop of Horrors with the Edinburgh University Savoy Opera Group

Ahead of their opening week, we spoke to the Edinburgh University Savoy Opera Group about their newest production

‘Blatantly transphobic’: Screening of Adult Human Female in Edi goes ahead amidst protest

The screening was the third attempt by the group Academics for Academic Freedom after the previous two were cancelled

Five hospitalised as two-vehicle collision shuts down Edinburgh’s nightlife

Establishments closed due to the incident include Subway, Sneaky Petes and Three Sisters

Sir Peter Mathieson’s expenses up £26,056 from last year to ‘maintain’ cat A listed house

What kind of eucalyptus tree costs £1,089 to maintain?

Student arrested for painting McEwan Hall red during protest in Bristo Square

The protest was part of a walk out organised by Edinburgh University Justice for Palestine Society

‘All right-minded people will share my horror’: Sir Peter Mathieson on the Israel-Gaza conflict

‘Any student or staff member found to be supporting Hamas will be in breach of UK law’

A definitive guide to student support resources in Edinburgh

Whether it’s for health and wellbeing, or just someone to chat to – here are the places to go!

UCU confirms further strike dates for Edinburgh University at the start of term

They also announced the withdrawal of the marking and assessment boycott

Teviot Row House set to officially close from September 2023 to Spring 2025

Most of Teviot’s activities will move to Potterrow, the Pleasance, and other campus areas

Navigating university strikes: A comprehensive guide for Edinburgh freshers

Marking boycotts, strikes, picket lines and more…

10 pieces of advice you need to hear before starting at University of Edinburgh

In hindsight, maybe cramming 12 events in one day was a bad idea

International Edinburgh University students forced to leave UK because of marking boycott

‘I’m unable to sleep every night worrying that my life would be ruined and I would never get my four-year degree’

‘Don’t choose Edinburgh Uni’: Hundreds join protest against handling of marking boycott

‘If you want your children to have a good experience at the University of Edinburgh then it is not possible’

Up to 2,000 Edinburgh students will graduate without marks, says VC Peter Mathieson

‘Around 6,000 students normally graduate each year and around 4,000 this year are certain to graduate with a degree mark’

We’ve been ‘forgotten’ by Edinburgh University, final year languages students say

‘I put so much effort into my work and to find out it might not get marked is such a slap in the face. Absolutely furious’

Edinburgh Uni results day: Final years given ‘no decision’ degrees amid marking boycott

Many students have been told today that they will not be able to receive their degree or classification before graduation day

Everything you need to know about Pride Month in Edinburgh

No rainbow washing or performative activism here

Half of Edinburgh students believe they cannot cover their basic living costs

‘I cry myself to sleep multiple times a week because my finances are killing my mental health’

Second screening of ‘transphobic’ film cancelled due to protests at Edinburgh University

The University has said it’s ‘disappointed that again this event has not been able to go ahead’

Who’s who? Your guide to the SNP leadership race

Can’t name a Scottish politician? We got you

Over 500 people attend vigil for Brianna Ghey in Bristo Square, Edinburgh

A candlelight vigil took place later at Calton Hill