Ryan Barrell

Ryan Barrell


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Tips from the bar: How to not get served

A long-time barman shares some tips for how to not be ‘that guy’ at the bar

These dogs know exactly how you feel right now

In gifs – they know how you feel, bro.

You Were Thinking It #12

These gifs don’t lie.

You Were Thinking It #11

Another installment of witty giffery

You Were Thinking It #10

It’s gif-o’clock!

You Were Thinking It #9

Episode 9: Revenge of the GIFs

Notermans comes out on top

Exeter student is the best of the bunch

Coff it up!

Campus-crawlers queuing for Costa competitor’s coffee

Music Department Kicked Out Of Knightley

Beloved, beautiful building being re-purposed

Streatham & St. Luke’s Set for Summer Spruce-Up

Students’ Guild drops some dosh to refurbish campuses yet again

Bro, do you even lift… your prices?

Sports Park prices set to increase next year

You were thinking it: Third term special

To those about to sit exams, The Tab salutes you! (And those writing essays, you count too)

Classics Society: Hippolytus

Ryan Barrell rates the Classics Society’s “enthralling and emotional” version of Hippolytus.

Exeter’s Best Pasty

The Tab’s resident food expert Ryan Barrell takes a look at Exeter’s pasty outlets.

Tab TV: Exeter University Wildlife

The Tab’s Ricky Attenborough takes you through some of Exeter’s flora and fauna.

TabTV: Tab v Food

Will these brave challengers defeat the Urban Burger challenge?

Guild to shake up voting

New system will offer immunity from campus bother

TabTV: After Exams Project Confession Cam

Fists, streaking and poultry. It could only be Confession Cam.

What’s the deal with cheesy chips?

The Tab’s resident food expert Ryan Barrell puts his cardiac health and bank balance on the line once again to get to the bottom of Exeter’s favourite night-time delight.