Romy Bates

Student Contributor

Romy Bates
Edinburgh University

Guides, humour, features, news reporting, Uni lifestyle, Edinburgh, recommendations, relatable, English Lit, advice, sarcasm, wit

  • Romy is currently a Student Contributor for the Tab Edinburgh and enjoys writing guides predominantly, as well as news pieces.
  • Romy is specifically interested in making pieces that appeal to the university student demographic, in both guides and news genres.
  • Romy is particularly passionate about creative writing and writes short stories in her spare time.


Romy Bates began writing articles for the Tab Edinburgh in 2022 during her second year of studying at the University of Edinburgh. She currently contributes primarily to the guides genre.


Romy Bates is in her third year of studying English Literature as an MA Honers at the University of Edinburgh. She is taking courses this year on medieval literature and film.


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This is exactly which Brat song each UK uni would be based on vibes and vibes alone

Talk talk would be anyone BUT Oxbridge. You guys have said enough

From start to finish: A rundown of Madeline Argy’s beef with Central Cee and Ice Spice

Madeline accused Cench of cheating on her with Ice Spice and girl came with receipts

A full timeline of Jay Slater’s disappearance after ’29 days of constant search’ in Tenerife

The body found on the Spanish island yesterday has now been confirmed as Jay Slater

No ifs or buts, these are the 26 most iconic Pixar films ranked from worst to best

Cars 2 can burn in hell

Bridgerton star Simone Ashley ‘proud’ to star in new F1 film alongside Brad Pitt

Now she has a racing boyfriend and a racing movie x

One Day: Every reason why Netflix’s series is way better than the 2011 film

2. Dex is actually likeable

A definitive guide on actually finding your friends in the Main Library

So you don’t have to walk around aimlessly like a sad loser x

Ins and Outs: The ultimate Edinburgh Uni guide

Reserving a desk at the library with a singular pen is OUT

16 Things at Edinburgh Uni that would send a Victorian school child into a coma

Big Cheese is not something you can buy at market, buddy

Stone of Destiny display damaged by environmental activists at Edinburgh Castle

Three people have been arrested in connection to the vandalism

‘Posh and useless’: What students from other universities think about Edinburgh Uni

Spoiler alert: They all hate us!

The Nucleus effect: A humanities student takes on King’s Buildings for the first time

Intimidating all the STEM girlies with my knowledge of Good Will Hunting

14 things only Scottish students at Edi will understand

A superiority complex about not having to pay tuition fees xo

If you relate to at least 15/25 of these things then you’re a Marchmont girly

Marchmont girly isn’t a postcode, it’s a state of mind

Eight of the best Edi date spots in time for cuffing season

We’ve done hot girl summer, now it’s time for nauseating couple winter

A roundup of the strangest things that happened at Edi this year

Hot take: Calum Bowie no longer singing out his window on South Clerk Street is what’s really strange

One in five Edi undergrad students didn’t have a flat by the the start of the year

Many Edinburgh students have struggled to find flats to rent for the academic year