Noa Hoffman

Noa Hoffman
Edinburgh University


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Leeds University waives fees for struggling student after initially refusing to help

Liam Knights had to raise money online so he could pay off his tuition fees after Leeds University refused to help

Poster boy for Leeds University left to crowdfund tuition fees after uni refuses to help

Liam had just 24 hours to come up with £2,500

BREAKING: No remaining exams/assessments can negatively impact your course grades for this semester


Breaking: All future undergrad PPLS assessments cancelled except dissertations

Most students will be assessed on the basis of work already submitted

Breaking: Summer graduations have been cancelled

Students have the option of attending a ‘virtual graduation’ instead

Peter Mathieson responds with SALTY email to fourth year open letter

‘Excuse me now while I get back to dealing with the threat to the very lives of our community…’

Breaking: UoE teaching will be paused from Monday and some exams cancelled

First and second year exams are cancelled, whilst exams for third years and above will take place online

Lecturers vent frustration at Edinburgh University’s Covid-19 response

Many members of staff feel the university is not acting responsibly by operating as normal

Breaking: Pollock student tested for coronavirus comes back negative

*Breathes huge sigh of relief*

Breaking: Hazmat suits enter Pollock Halls

The reason for their visit has not yet been confirmed

Breaking: CMB has been occupied

This is the Staff-Student Solidarity Network’s second attempt at an occupation in weeks

Frustrated STEM students ask Appleton occupiers to minimise disruption

They’ve penned an open letter demanding cooperation

Edinburgh’s Appleton Tower is being occupied by students in solidarity with lecture strikes

An apple a day keeps the capitalists away so it seems

Breaking: EUSA beef ban REJECTED in Edinburgh Uni beeferendum

The beef is finally over and here to stay

Edinburgh student vows to buy steaks for anyone who votes against the beef ban

He’s also promised to run for EUSA President

EUSA President and Farm Animal Vet Society urges students to vote NO in online beef ban ballot

They believe that banning beef is damaging for both students and local farmers

Edinburgh Uni is giving free money to students with the last names Gillies or Carmichael

*Brb changing my name*

Edinburgh students open Scotland’s first ‘sustainable’ club night

Even the toilet paper is eco-friendly

Revealed: Edinburgh University is urging students to kick out the Tories

And they suggest you attend Labour campaigning too

Meet the students spearheading the case for Scottish independence this General Election

They want Scotland in the EU but out of the UK

Meet the students spearheading the case for Scottish independence this GE

They want Scotland in the EU but out of the UK

Jewish students react to Corbyn not apologising for Labour anti-Semitism

He refused to apologise four times last night

Breaking: DHT has been occupied

Here we go again

‘I nearly got hit by a brick’: We spoke to Edinburgh students on the ground in Hong Kong

One student still feels ‘completely safe’ in the city

Breaking: University of Edinburgh calls back all exchange students in Hong Kong

Students have been instructed to return to the UK ‘immediately’

UoE to host speaker who said gender-fluidity in children is ‘made up nonsense’

The event has been accused of having ‘a significant negative impact’ on trans students

Revealed: Labour tops The Edinburgh Tab’s general election poll

Though not by much…

Scouting For Girls will be headlining the 2019 Conscious ball

It’s so lu-ve-ly

Being Jewish at university and watching the student outpour of love for Corbyn’s Labour is deeply painful

Over 85 per cent of British Jews surveyed think Jeremy Corbyn is antisemitic

An Edi student dressed as her PhD supervisor for Halloween and the resemblance is amazing

That’s a high first for effort, originality and accuracy

Take our election poll and we’ll tell you how Edi students are voting this December

Time to discover how big the rah vote really is

We spoke to Conscious Edinburgh to get all the gossip on this year’s ball

Unlimited drinks in a stately home? Sign me up

A petition is calling to end all sales of beef at Edinburgh University

It’s received over 300 signatures so far

Edinburgh fourth year’s racist Instagram story sparks widespread condemnation

She claims the racist language used was ‘pop culture’ appreciation

Two Edinburgh third years have been arrested in Egypt while on year abroad

The university has called all students back

Edifess post urging Chinese students to ‘use their real name’ sparks outrage

One student replied she shouldn’t have to tolerate other people ‘butchering’ her name

Edi student scales the height of Everest on Arthur’s Seat in under 48 hours

That’s 36 times climbing up and back

Edinburgh University ranks in the top 50 best universities in the UK

We’re up three spots from last year

We spoke to people inside Labour Students to find out the real tea

Labour Students has been officially binned off this week

Protesters will ask students to leave lectures on Friday for climate strike

They want Edinburgh students to get involved in a “general strike” against climate change

‘I’ve got a lifetime pass to the Big Cheese’: We spoke to Edinburgh’s Ian Murray MP

He’s campaigning to keep Britain in the EU

The Edinburgh Tab is looking for writers and we want YOU

You don’t need any experience at all

Syrian students ‘put off’ attending UoE by lecturer accused of spreading pro-Assad propaganda

A Syrian student said they felt ‘unsafe’

The 2019 Love Island contestants as Brexit options

Someone send this to Downing Street

The great Hive fire: What actually happened?

A real disco inferno

Wes Nelson has just compared Potterrow to the Love Island villa

Yes, you’ve heard correctly

Are you ready to get LIT at freshers? EUSA are hosting a People’s Vote rally

The wrist band is worth it just for this x

Fringe performer in Holocaust play told ‘nobody gives a shit’ by actor

This was just one of multiple incidences of antisemetic backlash the play has received

Breaking: The KB bus has been thrown a one year lifeline

Thank god for that

‘Underachieving’ Subway nightclub could be transformed into a pod hotel

RIP tragic hookups

KB Strikes Back: A scathing open letter demanding return of the shuttle bus gains serious momentum

Over 100 students have signed so far

Exclusive: The shuttle bus between George Square and King’s Buildings will no longer be free from September

Thanks for nothing!

EUSA officially support a second referendum on Brexit

They’re calling for a People’s Vote with remain on the ballot

Free gin, old shoes and Paxman: We interviewed Edi’s University Challenge victor and all round icon Robbie Campbell Hewson

He’s become a Twitter sensation

EUSA announce official support of climate group Extinction Rebellion

The climate change activist network have staged protests across the country

Who was West End shooting victim Bradley Welsh? T2 star, Edinburgh tough guy and local charity hero

He established two charities and has raised over £44,000 to fight local inequality

Edinburgh students accused of dressing in ‘yellow-face’ for Chinese New Year themed flat party

The two students involved have strongly denied the accusations

Campaigners ramp up efforts to ‘Save Leith Walk’ from Edinburgh University backed demolitions

Local cafes, bars and music venues will be forced to shut

From budget bites to posh nosh: The ultimate foodie’s guide to Edinburgh

Get in me

The votes have been counted; Andrew Wilson will be the new EUSA President

Edinburgh just got sexier

Antisemitic graffiti found in Chrystal Macmillan Building men’s toilets

This comes five months after campus suffered an influx of transphobic stickers

Bizarre rants, ‘the mess that is Brexit’ and a second date secured: Here’s how round five of Edinburgh Goes Dating went down

Tab Cupid strikes again

Counting silences, deep chat and Theresa May: It’s the Valentine’s edition of Edinburgh Goes Dating

All they need is (some V-Day) love

The University of Edinburgh wants to impose mandatory interruptions of study

They could FORCE YOU OUT for disciplinary reasons

Savage rejection and awkward encounters: It’s time for round three of Edinburgh Goes Dating

Dates dates dates

Lilo and Stitch, yahs and a bit of a spark: How did the second round of Edinburgh Goes Dating go down?

We’re getting pretty good at this

Fancy gin, eye drops and going home together: Here’s how the first round of Edinburgh Goes Dating went

Love is in the air

Here’s what Edinburgh students really look for in a partner, based on applications to Edinburgh Goes Dating

Take very serious note

Here’s how you can get involved with ‘Edinburgh Goes Dating’, the Tab Edinburgh’s experiment

Join the 150 others who have already applied!

Clubbers of the Week: Midterm Madness

Essays? What essays?

The trials and tribulations of a night out in Edinburgh and how to overcome them

They’re actually really stressful

An Edinburgh Freshers’ survival guide – from someone who did it a year ago

Always have an open mind and an open bottle

Last year’s Edi freshers tell us their best and worst Freshers’ Week decisions

Peak if you’re in Grant