Nicola Howard

Nicola Howard
Bristol University


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‘We never walk alone at night’: UoB students open up about feeling unsafe in Bristol

‘I wish I could walk around completely invisible to the men around me’

Extinction Rebellion host Kill The Bill protest through Bristol City Centre

‘Whose planet? Our planet!’

As it happened: Seventh Bristol Kill The Bill protest

There were about 150-200 people out on Friday night

The Bristol Tab is looking for its new editorial team for 2021-22

Applications close on the 14th April!

Hugh Brady introduces weekly clap for Bristol students instead of tuition fee refunds

Get your Le Creuset pan and a wooden spoon ready

Two more Kill The Bill protests have been planned for Bristol this week

If both go ahead, there will have been five protests in the space of 13 days

Police trample over Sarah Everard tributes whilst dispersing peaceful protesters

This happens just 10 days after police violence broke out at the Sarah Everard vigil on Clapham Common

Taka Taka on Bridewell Street suffers a smashed window after riots

One student said that the rioters went “too far”

As it happened: Riot police and protesters clash at Kill The Bill protest in Bristol

The battles are taking place in front of New Bridewell Police station

Online vigil run by Bristol Feminist Society for Sarah Everard was ‘Zoombombed’

‘We can’t even mourn Sarah’s death in peace without being subjected to male harassment’

Bristol SU launches Fee Justice campaign for ‘Class of Covid’

The campaign is encouraging both local and national action

Cancelled vigil for Sarah Everard went ahead on College Green

The police were present but did not intervene

Miller antisemitism ‘legitimised’ by Bristol Uni, says Rachel Riley at JSoc rally

The live stream was watched live by over 1,000 people on Facebook and Twitter

Some practical courses could return to in-person teaching, says Bristol Uni update

Online teaching will continue for the majority of students

‘Anti-Semitism is unacceptable’: Bristol SU back JSoc after comments made by lecturer

Professor David Miller’s comments led to the JSoc president being ‘targeted for abuse online’

Two Bristol Uni grads have become the youngest women to row the Atlantic

They also raised £13,000 for charity

Over 40 fines were issued for parties across Bristol last weekend

Two of the reported parties were in Redland, and one on Tyndalls Park Road

Mass testing to be extended to Bristol after 11 cases of Covid mutation found

Matt Hancock has called it a ‘mutation of concern’

New ‘zero tolerance policy’ introduced in the ASS to crack down on rule breakers

One student said that library staff ‘mansplained that there was a pandemic’ and turned her away

Bristol Uni agrees to full rent rebate for students not returning to halls until Easter

The university estimates that the rent cuts in place total a ’25 per cent rebate for the entire year’

The safety net policy is being ‘discussed’ by Bristol Uni along with updated guidance

A spokesperson also said: ‘We know how important in-person teaching is for our students and we are committed to ensuring we continue to offer the best possible education’

Meet the clothing brand set up by Bristol grads putting a spotlight on mental health

Young Goat want to ‘inspire and encourage as well as support and empower’

Bristol is moving out of Tier 3 and into Tier 2

If there any student houses left, this means you can go to the pub

‘I ended up wearing six layers’: We found out the exact reason why the ASS is SO cold

It’s the only place you enjoy wearing a mask because it keeps your face warm

Bristol Uni fines fresher who ‘accidentally’ had 50 people round to sing Mariah Carey

It was described as a ‘short but sweet 10 minutes of utter tuneage’

Mounted police turn up to Clifton opening of new Eat a Pitta as queue gets too busy

It’s Bristol, are we really surprised??

Someone has written a whole DnB song about how they met their boyfriend at Lakota

She met her boyfriend in the queue for a rave put on by the artists who later produced the song with her

You no longer have to wear a visor for in person teaching at Bristol Uni

Finally, an end to the condensation

Bristol students warned of ‘dangerous batch of ketamine’ going round the South West

Ketamine is now being investigated as a contributing factor to two recent deaths

‘We want to push boundaries’: We spoke to FUZE on planning a fashion show mid pandemic

‘Our aim is to make sure that no matter who you are, you see yourself represented in FUZE’

A large anti-lockdown protest was underway in Bristol City Centre

Arrests were made, including Piers Corbyn

Bristol SU have only just released the vote breakdown for their March election

And Bristruths is not happy about it

Bristol Uni to increase bookable library hours to 14 hours per week from Sunday

Just in time for deadline season

QUIZ: Which Schitt’s Creek character are you?

If I get Roland I will lock myself in a closet and cry

Bristol Uni announce they want to offer mass testing to students before Christmas

They said they will continue to support students staying on campus over the Christmas period

Bristol Uni are not making immediate changes to face to face teaching despite lockdown

A meeting with Bristol City Council today confirmed that the institutional risk is ‘slightly lower’

Investigation: What changes have British universities actually made since BLM?

Has your uni done enough?

Over 1,000 coronavirus cases have been confirmed at Bristol Uni

The uni have reported a total of 1,012 positive cases between staff and students

We spoke to the Bristol barber shop that delivered 300 free beers to The Courtrooms

Finally someone responded to the endless post-it notes

We spoke to the Bristol barber shop that delivered 300 free beers to freshers isolating in halls

Finally someone responded to the endless post-it notes

Bristol Uni announces 927 confirmed coronavirus cases

Today’s update confirmed an increase of 128 cases since Friday

Bristol Uni rejects UCU staff demands to stop ‘unnecessary’ face to face teaching

The Covid-19 survey highlighted that 21% of undergraduates missed in person teaching

Bristol Uni coronavirus cases double in two days

The uni have introduced Mobile Testing Units in the City Centre and Stoke Bishop

This is why you should definitely join The Bristol Tab this year

Seriously, stop putting it off!!

Here is everything you need to know about how the UoB libraries are going to work

You get four hours a week and bring your own snacks

Bristol UCU vote to demand immediate stop to ‘unnecessary’ face to face teaching

This is part of a motion by the Bristol UCU to safeguard staff

Bristol Uni introduce new library booking system and 10 hour study limit

RIP your all night study sesh

Here’s everything we know about the arrest of Jerry Harris from Cheer

Navarro cheer coach Monica Aldama says she’s ‘praying hard’ for the victims

Quiz: Which New Girl character are you?

If you get Winston Bishop you are ELITE

Your uni could report you to the police if you are seen breaking the rule of six

Universities may have to ‘engage with local police’ if students do not conform

Bristol Uni’s new ‘brutal’ library recommended for approval despite 176 objections

It’s an… acquired taste

Tell us how you eat duck pancakes and we’ll tell you what you’re like to date

The most scientific quiz to date

If you’re the seventh friend, enjoy these memes while your six mates are at the pub

We are sorry for your loss

Meet the UoB students creating an online charity shop that helps battle fast fashion

‘We are trying to reconcile the mindset between the cost on the label and the true human cost of the clothes’

Bristol Uni are encouraging face coverings to be worn as ‘a sign of respect’ on campus

can’t wait to wear a UoB sports fleece and UoB face covering so everyone knows, for certain, I go to UoB

Bristol Uni sports teams banned from saying ‘let’s slim those waists’ by SU

It’s part of a wider motion, which aims to eradicate fatphobic language in campus sport

It’s official: Bristol is the best uni in the whole country for Engineering

I guess we should stop making fun of you Engineers for going to your 9ams now

Exclusive: We spoke to the UoB student arrested on the Clifton Suspension Bridge

The XR occupation shut down the bridge for almost three hours before the protesters were arrested

Exclusive: We spoke to the Bristol student arrested on the Clifton Suspension Bridge

The XR occupation shut down the bridge for almost three hours before the protesters were arrested

Bristol Uni student shuts down Clifton Suspension Bridge as part of XR Youth action

The protesters have since been arrested

Gossip Girl: Where are the cast now?

Jenny Humphrey isn’t ‘Little J’ anymore

Bristol Uni to accept A-Level applicants who have met the terms of their offers after U-Turn

Those with offers through clearing are still guaranteed a place

Blue Mountain set to close down in September after 28 years

The owners of the venue want to reclaim the building for future developments

‘It’s important people don’t lose interest’: 1000 people turn out for All Black Lives Matter march

Yesterday’s march had a particular emphasis on failures in the education system.

Bristol Uni Women’s Rugby team launch fundraiser to save their club

The effects of the pandemic have put the future of the club at risk

New permanent sculpture unveiled in the Bristol Uni chemistry courtyard

It is SO insta worthy, and it’s staying for good

Student houses could be threatened with eviction if post-lockdown partying continues

July has been an ‘explosion of noise’ for Bristol residents, according to the Noise pages

Love Saves The Day has been rescheduled for May 2021

Big shame if you already refunded your ticket

Bristol Free Speech Society abandons own Facebook group as it becomes too toxic

Recent discussions on the group have deteriorated into ‘insults and bigotry’

Meet the UoB student who has become TikTok famous for painting Jenga blocks

The fame we have at this uni is astonishing

Meet the Bristol student who has become TikTok famous for painting Jenga blocks

The fame we have at this uni is astonishing

Extinction Rebellion’s actions are ‘juvenile’, says Bristol Mayor

‘If you want to talk, just come and talk to me. You don’t have to do something so dramatic’

‘We expected better’: The XR rebels are still on the City Hall roof

‘I am genuinely prepared to stay up here as long as it takes’ Pete Hughes told the Bristol Tab

Final year UoB students have been invited to a ‘virtual celebration event’ before their real graduation

It’s the zoom pub quiz with Hugh Brady you have all been waiting for

XR activists have climbed Bristol City Hall and refuse to come down

They say they will not come down until Bristol City Council commit to ensuring legally clean air for Bristol

‘Clean air for life’ art installation has been erected on College Green by XR activists

‘The climate emergency is still the biggest threat’

XR activist hammers list of demands for ‘Clean air equality for life’ to door of city hall

This marks the beginning of a week of action from Extinction Rebellion in Bristol

Bristol Uni history department quoted a Bristruth on final year exam

The history department is definitely the coolest of them all

A new statue of a man in a wheelie bin has appeared next to the Colston plinth

It is believed to have been put there in response to the All Lives Matter protest on Saturday

Bristol Uni to review and ‘debate’ the renaming of buildings connected to the slave trade

The uni told The Bristol Tab they ‘welcome the debate’ between staff, students and alumni

Colston statue has been taken out of Bristol Harbour

The statue was retrieved at 5am this morning

Bristol Uni has ranked 58th in the world and ninth in the UK in QS World Rankings

58/1000 isnt too shabby

All the best memes from the historic fall of the Colston statue

Because our generation can’t help but historicise an event with a meme

‘We are here to fight for black lives’: Thousands gather for Bristol Black Lives Matter protest

Avon and Somerset police estimated 10,000 people were in attendance

Hundreds participate in ‘Worldwide Kneel’ on College Green and Zoom live-stream

Over 300 people participated over Zoom

Anonymous Bristol Uni students are calling out racism on campus in new Insta page

The admins are using their platform to ‘listen to the victims and the many lost voices’

Bristol’s plans for September are ‘value for money’, says Julio Mkok

The SU officer was on Sky News talking about what the next few months look like for the uni

‘It’s just the beginning’: Protesters march from Eastville Park to College Green for Black Lives Matter

‘What’s happening in America is wrong, and it can happen here’

‘I was told I look like Doris from Shrek’: Meet UoB’s most successful TikTokers

You think you’re good at TikTok, but have you been recognised at Temple Meads?

‘Universities need to do better’: New documentary explores well-being support of BME students at Bristol

The documentary ‘When Well-being is White’ aims to empower black students to speak out

‘They’re not treating it with any urgency’: Balloon Bar student staff haven’t been furloughed yet

‘How can they justify not paying their own student workers in a global pandemic?’

Bristol students can now sign up to support care leavers and estranged students

The new campaign aims to create a peer support network for care leavers and estranged students

Mary-Jane’s Coffee Shop on Whiteladies closes amid Coronavirus fears

‘This will not be the first or last high street casualty’

‘At this current time, we are not cancelling the event’: announce LSTD organisers

The festival organisers are ‘exploring every available option’ so the event can take place

Here are all the best signs from the Greta Thunberg Bristol rally

Over 30,000 people gathered on College Green

‘I will not be silenced’: Greta addresses 30,000 on College Green

Children, teenagers and adults of all ages turned out in full force to show support

‘No time for being patronised’: Climate strike organisers respond to police safety warning ahead of Greta rally

Police have said there is the ‘potential for crushing’

STRIKES: UCU General Secretary joins students and staff in protest march

One banner read ‘Academics overworked undervalued’

Today is your last chance to submit a Briscrush ‘Lovinator’ survey and bag yourself a Valentine’s date

Find a date and donate to charity!

Anti ‘It’s okay to be white’ posters appear on UoB campus

The bright yellow posters are hard to miss

Day 15: We reviewed the SS Great Britain study space and felt very catfished

a solid 9/10 for aesthetics though