Maddie Perrett

Maddie Perrett

Maddie Perrett
Newcastle upon Tyne
Newcastle University

Agony Aunt, Hangxiety Helpline, Canva, Castle Leazes, meme-making, MAFS (Australia), Motherland and being from the south

  • Maddie Perrett is Co-Editor in Chief of The Newcastle Tab, where she oversees a team of editors, writers and content creators
  • Maddie enjoys writing opinion pieces and experience features; from reviewing the UK’s smallest gin bar to getting in the ring for 'Fight Club', she likes covering and taking part in local events
  • She also enjoys creating content for The Newcastle Tab's main instagram page which has just under 19k followers


Maddie joined The Newcastle Tab at the start of 2023 during her second year at uni and is now Co-Editor in Chief of the team


Maddie is in her final year at Newcastle University, working towards a BA (Hons) in Media, Communication and Cultural studies. After graduation, Maddie has incredibly high hopes of finding a job in the entertainment industry


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From Tweed to TikTok stars: Everything to expect at the Newcastle races this May

This is my idea of a very nice day out x

State school slander to Saltburn vampire: 17 of the wildest Tory tales from Leazes alumni

Riot Club or Rah-ot Club? Oh wait, it’s the same thing!

Bar Quattro to close down this weekend after being ‘severely’ impacted by rising costs

The beloved Jesmond bar will be permanently closing its doors on Sunday 25th February

Love at first bite? Take me out with The Newcastle Tab x Brack Burger begins!

Leave it to us to play matchmaker…

I survived Dry January as a Newcastle student and here’s everything I learned

Not that anybody truly cares

Six ways to procrastinate exam season in the Toon

Did someone say Beveragino?

Just 23 dreaded questions you’ll be asked as a Newcastle student this Christmas

Please can we play Charades instead?

What I would buy each Newcastle student based on their degree

The perfect Christmas list doesn’t exi-

‘Inspiring’ film made about Newcastle student who died from cancer now nominated for award

A film dedicated to 19-year-old Lulu Blundell’s life, is being nominated for a Smiley Charity Film Award

Here’s what it’s really like to do Fight Club Newcastle

10/10, would get punched in the face for charity again

If you’ve done any of these eight things in the Toon, you’re officially on the naughty list

6. Gone out on a Wednesday

Meet the Newcastle business delivering Xmas roasts to your uni door

Saving Christmas one roast at a time

New pop up vintage market coming to Newcastle this weekend

Love Vintage Market will be at Northumbria SU on Saturday 11th November

12 hauntingly basic costumes you’ll find in Newcastle this Halloween

Kenough is Kenough

From Normal People to Priests: Just 29 Newcastle equivalents to The Roman Empire

Everybody’s so creative!

Here’s what your favourite club song says about you as a Newcastle student

If American boy is basic then so am I

Just eight pretty great reasons to join The Newcastle Tab this term

Join us at Luther’s on Monday 25th September at 7pm for our first open meeting

Six painful things you’ll only relate to if you lived in Leazes as a fresher

*sobs in southerner*

The 15 best alternatives to clubbing in the Toon

Not everything fun has to happen at 2am x

Newcastle Uni is investigating the use of dangerous concrete on campus after national concern

A spokesperson for the university has said there are no current signs of RAAC

I visited the UK’s smallest gin bar and it’s situated right here in the Toon!

Not quite Narnia, but still pretty magical

Nine unwritten rules every fresher needs to know before joining the Toon this September

Probably best not to leave the flat on a Saturday x

Here are all the stunning real life filming locations from season two of Heartstopper

It wouldn’t be a Netflix series without a romantic backdrop

If you have any of these things lying about in your bathroom, you’re officially a posh girl

*cries in CeraVe*

Divorcing Elon Musk and raising chicks: This is what the cast of St Trinian’s is up to now

Annabelle Fritton just got engaged to the kid from Love Actually

Just 29 signs that you’re definitely living in a Mojo Dojo Casa *Uni* House

7. You throw a fit if someone steals even the smallest scoop of your whey

Newcastle Uni places higher than ever before in new worldwide university ranking

Rowan Atkinson would be proud x

From promoters to Pret: Just 16 things Newcastle students are deadly afraid of

Apparently, the price of hummus is scarier than the clown from IT

Me and my mates did the ultimate pub golf night out in the Toon, here’s how you can too

All the gear and clearly no idea…

The 12 types of annoying Newcastle students you’ve definitely met

Don’t kid yourself, you’re definitely on this list too x

I went vegan for an entire week and here’s a complete rundown of how it went

*Spoiler alert, I survived

Six ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day if you’re single in Newcastle

For all you Bridget Jones’s out there