Lucy Bacon

Editor of The Tab UCL

Lucy Bacon
London University


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Man breaks into uni library claiming he has a bomb and fires imaginary gun

He was overheard ranting about Rick and Morty and Obama in a ‘disturbing manner’

Breaking: The SU Elections Results have been announced

Only 14.2% of us voted

Literally nobody wanted to be UCL’s Women’s Officer next year, even though it pays £25,000

Nominations have been re-opened today

We went inside UCL’s new £67 million Student Centre so you can stay in bed

It cost £67.4 Million to build

Here’s Jeremy Bentham’s Christmas 2018 wish list

All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth – oh!and my head…

I went to the UCLove speed-dating night and it was as awkward as you would expect

Girls were outnumbered about 1:10

All the buildings around UCL’s Main Quad have been evacuated

This is the second evacuation of the day

We asked the UCL team what it’s really like to compete on University Challenge

Apparently Paxman isn’t terrifying

UCL breaks into top 15 in global Uni rankings

Watch out Oxbridge here we come

UCL continues to smash King’s in Sunday Times Good University Guide

We ranked 8th nationally

UCLove has been taken down but don’t worry, it’s coming back

How will we survive without it?

We miss Jeremy Bentham so much we visited him in New York

Jezza is a big hit in the Big Apple

UCL has the best reputation of all the London Universities, according to new rankings

There was never any competition

Another one: UCL Psychology students given last year’s paper and told to carry on

Yet another exam mishap

UCL students left furious as music blasts through ExCel centre during exam

At least it wasn’t 10 minutes of Yanny/Laurel

UCL Engineering students get two hour resit after not being given formula books in original exam

Second time’s the charm!

Students in Max Rayne and Ifor Evans go on rent strike in response to appalling living conditions

The halls are infested by mice and cockroaches

UCL Engineering Department apologises after errors lead to unanswerable exam questions

You would think the Engineering department would be good at Maths

UCL remains in the top 10 in University Rankings

We are obviously ranked 16 places higher than King’s

Sir David Attenborough was at UCL yesterday and you missed him

He was here to observe the rare sight of a university student actually working

Desk of gay UCL officer glitter bombed after SU party in ‘homophobic attack’

His desk was clearly targeted

UCL’s new Postgrad officer brands woman ‘psycho bitch’ in series of abusive WhatsApp messages

One of his campaign pledges is better mental health care

UCL strike occupiers stop the Provost from getting into his office

30 protestors slept in the uni to support the UCU strikes

‘Shame on UCL’: Protestors demand answers over secret eugenics conference

‘What do we want? Answers! When do we want them? Now!’

UCL students are protesting against eugenicists and white supremacists tomorrow

It’s part of a movement to decolonise UCL

UCL mental health funding protest to take place tomorrow during graduate open day

There is currently only one councillor for every 270 students seeking help

We asked UCL students what was the worst pick-up line that had been used on them

Are you a campfire? Cause you are hot and I want ‘smore.

UCL students vote to remain a member of NUS in a referendum no-one knew about

The result is invalid as only two per cent of students voted

Students to protest against Virgin Atlantic CEO over deportation flights

They hope ‘to shine a light on the darker side’ of the company

Tips for living at home from other students

Advice from students and… parents

‘This is a catastrophe’: Londoners react to Uber losing its London license

The apocalypse has come!

Why I chose to live at home instead of moving into halls

Saving money isn’t the only good thing

The Northern line is officially London’s most hated tube line

But how can anyone dislike the Victoria line?!

New Tube Map designed to help people with Anxiety and Claustrophobia

It is actually possible to travel on the Tube without going underground…

Cut the Rent wins £1.5 million in concessions from UCL after five-month strike


Who are you voting against? The rising trend in tactical voting

I.e. How much do you hate the Conservatives?

This third year Journalism student wrote her dissertation on #Milifandom

Yes, those crazy teenage girls who photoshopped abs onto Ed Miliband

UCL ranked seventh best university in the WHOLE of the UK

We’re 14 places higher than King’s, obviously

UCL students to protest against cleaners’ pay cuts

UCLU Trustees have disregarded the council’s motion to protect cleaners’ hours and wages

The nine best ways to procrastinate during deadline season

I was too busy procrastinating to think of a tenth