Lydia Barnes

News Editor for The Cardiff Tab

Lydia Barnes
Cardiff University

Opinion, News, Guides, Mediation of Political Issues, Research, Interviews, Culture, Internet Governance, The Rise of Digital Media

  • Lydia is the News Editor for The Cardiff Tab and a third year student at Cardiff University
  • She prefers to write more news and opinion based stories, as she enjoys the process of researching and learning about new topics
  • Lydia enjoys nights out with friends, as well as a nights to binge read new books or to watch a random new Netflix show


Lydia has experience with both broadcast and print journalism, as she has recently completed a placement at ITV Calendar, shadowing various teams as they produced their news programmes, and the South Wales Argus, where she has written and research her own articles whilst being shown the processes behind newspaper journalism


Lydia is currently a second year student at Cardiff University, studying a journalism and communications bachelors degree at JOMEC, with the aim of becoming a newspaper journalist


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Swansea Uni apologises to international student for removing him from his course

He has also been invited back to complete his Master’s degree

Disabled Cardiff student forced to use student loan to buy a wheelchair

She is now calling for a wider NHS criteria for people to get publicly-funded wheelchairs

Former head of Universities Wales has said she supports an increase in tuition fees

Professor Treasure also called the Welsh university system ‘broken’

Cardiff Students’ Union has confirmed that Juice club nights have been cancelled

Juice has squeezed it’s last drop

‘One year was enough for a lifetime’: Cardiff students on why they decided to leave Cathays

To be fair, we’re sick of playing Ninja Warrior on bin day too

Cathays had nearly 1000 reports of vehicle thefts and vandalism in less than two years

‘Something needs to be done’

Uni lecturer fired after saying Welsh road signs are ‘dangerous’ and ‘confusing’

He said they contain ‘irrelevant – and to most people – unintelligible information’

All the events happening in Cardiff for Black History Month

It’s Black History month in the UK and here’s what Cardiff are doing to commemorate and celebrate

Cardiff has ranked as the 11th safest city in the UK for a night out

It beat 39 other British towns and cities