Russell Sheldrake

Editor, The Tab Brookes

Russell Sheldrake
Oxford Brookes University


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If you leave grammar school with poor mental health, the entire system can’t be blamed

No one ever failed an exam because they didn’t have enough money

Your guide to May Day 2017

Can you make it to Magdalen bridge?

Nominations are now open for 2017 BNOC of the year

It’s just a popularity contest

Wahoo is set to reopen thanks to an anonymous Brookes alumni who loves the sesh

It’s been a long six months

Clubbers of the week: Ally Pally special

180s all round

Meet the four grads who are crossing the Atlantic in a pedalo

They’re hoping to break three world records

The ultimate Christmas list for Oxford Brookes

A bus service that runs on time would be lovely

There were two knockouts in King of the Ring

Big hits from the biggest names of campus

Oxford Bus Company routes disrupted due to an accident at St Aldate’s

An elderly woman was hit by an X90 coach

Submissions for Brookes Best Bum 2016 are now open

It’s the prize you can put at the top of your CV

We spoke to the Brookes student who sneaked a pineapple into Fishies

He was covered in juice by the end of the night

Two fire alarms have gone off in JHB today

It looks like it was just a drill

Brookes students get mullets as alternative to Movember

If you can’t grow a tash, this is for you

The final ever clubbers from Wahoo

Saddest day in Brookes history

Clubbers special: Brookes Snow Mountain meal

Maybe don’t tag your mates in this one

Clubbers of the Week: Week 5

Everyone in here is famous

In theory ‘zero tolerance’ for sexual harassment at uni works. In practice it could be disastrous

What if you’re falsely accused

Clive Booth is the Loosest Halls at Brookes

It got more the 45 per cent of the vote

Bouncers across Oxford are starting to wear body cameras

There has already been an investment of over £4000

Two German superfans flew across Europe for Cascada at Fishies

They have seen Cascasa in concert over 60 times

Students were left without a safety bus for the first weekend of Freshers’

They couldn’t get it back from the painters in time

The world university rankings are so wrong about Brookes

They don’t even take into account Fuzzy Ducks

We spoke to Mike Starkie, the former Don of Fuzzy Ducks

He’s hanging up his repping hat

Anti-Fracking student protest held on Cornmarket

They were protesting Barclays Bank’s investments into fracking companies in Yorkshire

Brookes’ BNOC of the year: the winner

He beat more than 60 of Brookes’ best to win

Brookes’ BNOC of the year: Round eight

We’ve saved the best until last

Rhodes Must Fall founder has received ‘a flow of death threats’

The university had to step in to discuss his health and safety

Why I quit being a promoter

There’s only so many times you can post about ‘the best night ever’

Brookes’ BNOC of the Year: Round six

They just keep coming

Brookes BNOC of the Year: Round two

Why are they all so good looking?

Brookes’ BNOC of the Year: Round one

Who’s your fave?

Brookes’ BNOC of the Year: Nominations are now open

It’s the biggest award of the year

Brookes too busy having fun to care about rankings

We’re the second best uni in Oxford

Best dressed at the sports awards

Everyone on fleek

The EGB Summer Ball are giving away free ice cream

It’s outside JHB right now

Oxford students will start receiving London loan rates

Call home, you’re about to be rich

Clubbers of the week: Week six

Shout out to all the third years still going out

Brookes best clubbers: Week five

It’s everything you ever wished for

We’ve hidden four EGB Summer Ball tickets in the JHB

Better than Easter eggs

Brookes’ best clubbers: Week three

Did you make the cut this week?

Brookes’ best clubbers: Start of term special

We’re back this semester, unlike Kandy

Warehouse has officially closed

The building will be turned into a youth hostel

Why you should write for The Tab Brookes next term

‘Being a part of The Tab means going to socials and free cocktails’

Brookes’ best clubbers: Week 10

What do we do when deadlines are closing in…

There were six fire engines on Gipsy Lane campus last night

But there wasn’t actually a fire

Gentlemen’s Fight Night causes usual chaos

Everything from fights to orderly queueing

Brookes’ best clubbers: Week nine

The only reason we’re all still at uni

Brookes’ best clubbers: Week eight

There was a pool in Fuzzys. What more do you want?

We need to start talking about male mental health

Being a ‘top lad’ isn’t all it’s cracked up to be

Brookes’ best clubbers: Week seven

The best of the best

Brookes best clubbers: Halloween special

Can you tell who is who under all the make-up?

Meet the captains

The fittest people on campus

Cowley is three times more dangerous than Headington

How safe is your house this year?

Brookes best clubbers: week four

Your future employer will love seeing these photos of you

Brookes best clubbers: Week three

Everything you wanted to forget is here just in case your parents wanted to see it

Clubbers of the week: MNB Tab Takeover special

We took over MNB and you shut the club down

Brookes best clubbers: Freshers’ Week extravaganza

Everything you don’t want to be reminded of

Best clubbers is back: MNB Freshers Week special

This is what MNB does to people

Here’s what’s happening in Freshers’ Week

It’s gonna be a biggie

Camera replacement to bring ‘Ibiza vibes’ to Oxford

‘Sexier. Darker. More outrageous.’

Welcome to Brookes, the best uni in Oxford and the world

Here’s what you need to know

Brookes rowers beat ‘The Bore’ in Severn race

They smashed mother nature

BNOC of the year 2015: The Winner

The moment is finally here

BNOC 2015: The Final

Vote with your heart

Brookes’ best clubbers: Big summer blowout

Ending the year in style

BNOC of the year 2015: Group 4

They’re more popular than you ever will be

Brookes’ best clubbers: Week 12

Who needs a first when you can have jagerboombs

BNOC of the year 2015: Group 2

Your vote counts, don’t waste it

Brookes’ best clubbers: week 11

Exams? What exams?

Brookes’ best clubbers: May Day edition

This is how you celebrate May Day

Brookes’ best clubbers: week 10

Hall of fame, walk of shame

Police cordon after bloody fight in South Park

‘Someone was bleeding from the back of their head’

One in five young people are problem boozers, says new survey

Is one of them you?

Fuzzy Banter: Tinder for the shy and unphotogenic

Like there aren’t enough of these

Anti-aphrodisiacs: Foods which kills your sex-drive

Food babies are a massive turn off

Brookes’ best clubbers: Week 7

It’s like a walk of shame that’s on the internet forever

Brookes’ best clubbers: Week 6

The photos you don’t want your parents to see

Brookes’ best clubbers: Week 5

Your weekly instalment of blurry photos and blurrier memories

Meet the Brookes beefcakes with the best physiques on campus

One of them eats 6-10 meals a day and still has a six pack

Brookes’ best clubbers: Week 4

They probably don’t even look like this in real life

It’s really hard being a promoter

No one ever thinks of the poor rep’s feelings

Brookes’ best clubbers: Week 3

Great memories, embarrassing photos

Brookes’ best clubbers: Week 2

If you keep clubbing we’ll keep making you famous

Brookes’ best clubbers: Week 1

Lectures may have started but the party never stops

Here are your best pics from the Oxford blizzard

It’s snow joke

We’re back – Brookes’ best clubbers in Refresh week

Five straight days of tequila shots and classic photos

Brookes’ best clubbers: Christmas special

Clubbing for Christmas

The Wealdstone Raider comes to MNB

Oxford uni ya got no fans

Brookes best clubbers: Week 11

The best of the best of the best

Brookes’ best clubbers: Week 10

It’s name and shame time again!

Brookes’ best clubbers: Week 9

Have you made the wall of fame this week?

Brookes’ best clubbers: Round 2

Brookes students doing what they do best

I high fived Morgan Freeman at Oxford Union

The day I touched the hand of god

Rat attack: Infestation of vermin at Clive Booth finally being tackled

Just your average ‘rodent update’

Have you seen the Woman in Grey?

Everyone’s talking about the mysterious Ghost of M Block