Luke O'Brien

Luke O'Brien


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10 Things You Should Have Done By Now

The Tab’s take on post-freshers milestones

5 Must Read Stories for Southampton Freshers

REVEALED: The TRUE Cost of Dissertation Printing

Student Launches New Portswood Street Lighting Campaign

Project4 Presenter Search: The FINAL

Live Blog: SUSU AGM 2013

COMPETITION: WIN Beach Break Tickets!


Police Name Southampton Shooting Victim

COMPETITION: Project4 Presenter Search

Soton Tab Editor Applications 2013 NOW OPEN

SUSUtv to Expand Into Adult Entertainment

LIVE BLOG: Elections Results Night

Elections: The Final Predictions

LIVE BLOG: Sabbatical Hustings

UPDATED: Police Hunt Halls Double Knifeman

How to WIN in the SUSU Elections

Elections 2013: Predictions

SUSU Shop Sold HORSE Lasagne

Protesters REMOVED from Careers Fair

Who is @SUSUSabbs?

Rockstone ROBBED

Southampton Korfball Club Cycle to Nationals

Lectures INVADED by Carrot-Hurling Banana and Rabbit

Which is the UGLIEST Building on Campus?

Do Sabbs Actually Do Anything – The VERDICT

University SNOW-VER Reacts

Luke O’Brien dissects the University’s response to the wintery weather.

Romero Fire: Two Bailed

MODESTEP are next Cube Headliner

Police RAID Hartley Library

Another Sunday, another Hartley Library furore

Soton's Shameful Stash

Did you know both SUSU and the University have their own range of merchandise? Read on for some of the worst uni-swag that you can buy.

Lodge Road Closed after Man hit by Car

Lorry SMASHES Avenue Traffic Lights

Top 5 Soton Tab Articles of 2012

SUSU Disability Officer Guilty of HACKING

Top of the BOGS

The Tab brings you our top campus crappers.

Comments of the Week #1

Police Hunting Supermarket Peeping Tom

NUS Referendum: The Polls So Far

Southampton aims to SMASH Moustache World Record

BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS: The Tab Hits The Terrible Twos!

Athletics Club Run to Leicester and Back

Students Don't Know Their Sh*t?

FREE Music Tour Hits Southampton

Freshers Ball PROPOSAL

Southampton SLIPS in Times World Uni Rankings AGAIN

BBC to Film on Campus Tomorrow

Freshers SCAMMED by Wristband Sellers

Southampton Student Money Saving Tips

Tab Top Tips for finding student jobs, deals and bargains in Southampton

Southampton Next for "Anonymous" Hack Attack?

First Oxbridge, now Southampton?

Millions WASTED on pointless bus WiFi

Wankman Caught on Camera!

Free Money, Why Not?


SUSSED's Past Paper Problem

Final GRAD BALL Headliner is…

It’s a big name, but unfortunately it isn’t Craig David

Announcing the NEW Soton Tab Editorial Team

Uni-Link ABANDON NOC Students

Uni-Link can’t be arsed to go the extra few metres to NOC.

Moose Rugby: National Champions

COMPETITION TIME: Scummy Soton Photo Contest

Sabbs to Drag SUSU into NUS?

Do the SUSU Sabbs want us in the NUS?

Gordon Avenue Stabbing was Drug Deal Gone Wrong

Botched Portswood drug deal ends in near-fatal stabbing.

ANOTHER Grisly Murder in Southampton

Another day, another murder in Southampton

SUSU to Rebrand…AGAIN

Student Crime Tracking Site Launches

Not crime BY students, crime against them.

Talking Heads BLAZE

50p Pints Forever!

After 9k fees Cameron et al are keeping the students on side with this one

International Foods Sunday SHUTDOWN

RUMOUR: Frankie Cocozza at THE CUBE?

REVIEW: The Wedding Singer

The best way to spend an evening in Southampton without a quad vod

Cyclist Injured in Portswood CRASH


With a spate of attacks across Southampton, The Tab urges everyone to stay safe

RUMOUR: Grad Ball at OCEANA?

EXCLUSIVE insider news from SUSU-will grad ball be at Oceana this year?



SUSU the Cat dishes insider dirt on this year’s elections


Luke O’Brien peers into his crystal ball to provide us with his take for results tonight

Media Backlash over Trustee Candidate

Luke O’Brien’s take on the media storm around Zack Young’s candidacy.

LIVE BLOG: Presidential Debate

“I agree with what you’re saying…” BORING! Hopefully some controversy today for us livebloggers.

MEME Power: Hash Browns back on the menu

Memes changing the world on a very small scale


Luke O’Brien takes a punt at who will be successful this election period

Who Will Challenge Ling?

Nine candidates last year, only one in 2012! Where’s Derek when you need him?

Duke of York Visits Campus

UPDATED RUMOURS: Who's Running in the SUSU Elections

AU Ball to be held at St. Mary's Stadium

AU Ball will be held in St Mary’s Stadium, the first change in venue for the event for many years

ARMED ROBBERY in Swaythling

One Stop near Monte held up by spotty bandit.

New Year, New Cube

The Tab got a sneaky peek at The Cube’s new layout and we like what we saw!

Soton Tab's Top 5 Stories of 2011

The top five most read articles this year on the Soton Tab

BURNT! Cops Arrest Arsonists

Shady business isn’t limited to Portswood, this time it’s suburban Highfield

What Has SUSU Ever Done For Us?

Just another Tab rant about SUSU

Costa Coffee to Open in Portswood

Coffee lovers rejoice, Portswood gets a new caffeine hit

LIVE REVIEW: Ted from Scrubs

Gig fails to scrub up

Man Stabbed on Gordon Avenue

The Scourge of The For Let Sign

Luke O’Brien reckons that only mugs look for houses before Christmas.


University Internet Blackout

The Tab has learned that the University of Southampton will be completely without IT for a whole WEEK in January.

Supersize vs Superskinny Filming in Southampton

Practical Biology – Southampton Style

Squatters Invade Student House

Sabbatical Quits

Freshers' Week Facebook Ticket Scam

Ex-Southampton Uni Pilot Killed in Air Show Disaster