Maddie John

Maddie John
London University

Features, student news, UCL, student politics, London news, European politics, and Eastern and Central European history

  • Maddie is a writer for the London Tab, and is currently in the middle of her studies at UCL
  • While she mainly writes features, Maddie also enjoys writing news on student politics and things going on around her campus
  • Aside from her studies and The London Tab, Maddie works as a specialty barista and has a strong interest in the London coffee scene (in a non-insufferable way)


Maddie joined the team in 2023, writing both features and news before being promoted to Features Editor in February 2024. She also writes for her university's largest journalism society, Pi Media, mainly with a focus on European politics.


Maddie is working towards her undergraduate degree at UCL in History (Central and Eastern Europe) and Jewish Studies, at the only department of its kind in the UK. She specialises in modern political history, with particular regard to Eastern European and Jewish history in the 19th and 20th centuries.


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Five places you can probably avoid if you’re new to London, according to a London student

Newsflash: you’re not the only one in West London who wants to pretend you’re in a 90s rom-com

A (brief) guide to the best and the worst of London student nightlife

Bad news – you might want to stay away from Ministry Tuesdays if you’re over the age of 20

UCL to rebrand as ‘The London University’ to distance itself from King’s College London

A leaked email explained that UCL’s name will change because it is too similar to KCL

Over 1,000 people sign petition for independent review of LSE’s sexual misconduct procedure

LSE has been criticised for its ‘mishandled’ investigation into a professor facing 14 allegations of sexual misconduct

Five coffee places in and around Bloomsbury for when you’re sick of studying on campus

Calling all insufferable coffee hipsters!

Which restroom is the best room: A definitive guide to UCL toilets

No poo-shaming here

We went to the brand new Wetherspoons next to UCL and here’s how it went

UCL Students rejoice!

‘There is a sense of paranoia’: London students on the threat of a bedbug crisis

Emily should stay in Paris for now

Satire, scandal and silliness: An interview with the cast and crew of An Ideal Husband

Catch Oscar Wildes’ An Ideal Husband at the Bloomsbury Theatre from November 16th to 18th

Six reasons why Camden is the most overrated area for student living

Don’t choose it just because you like Amy Winehouse

I went to Scala (mostly) sober and here’s exactly what it was like

Non-drinking students, my deepest respect to you