Ryan Barrell

Ryan Barrell


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Drive-by pizza theft in Fallowfield leaves man hungry

Imagine if this happened to you

QUIZ: How rubbish will your freshers’ week be?

Whether you’re heading to uni for the first time or going back for more, make sure you’re prepared for how shit it will probably be

The McGangbang and the Butterbeer Frappuccino: The Tab tries secret menus

I took some of McDonald’s and Starbucks’ best secret menu items and gave them a go (and made up my own for a greasy chicken shop)

I went to ‘London’s seediest stripclub’ and it was seriously depressing

It’s a pub that happens to have strippers in it

Like the city can’t hold us: London Pride in pictures

It literally rained on our parade but nothing could dampen our spirits

Wait, what? Going to uni is the USA is CHEAPER than the UK

This map shows that the US – famed for it’s expensive tuition – is actually less spenny than studying in the UK

I rub semen on my face to keep my skin looking good, but I’m more than a tabloid headline

Former glamour model Tracy Kiss tells us about her unique beauty regimen

Everyone is already sunburnt

Here are some pictures of incredibly red people to make you feel better about your own lobster skin

The uni gentleman’s guide to summer formal dress

A genuinely useful guide to cheap and cheerful peacocking for summer balls

Where did all these politicians go to uni?

How does the House of Commons break down by uni? Which uni produces the most MPs, and the most Prime Ministers? We’ve got all the answers to some very boring questions

How to make sure you get a 2:1

Forget flow charts, timetables and mind maps

Getting drunk can lead to over 6000 extra calories – how fat is your drinking making you?

PH fat

How to make an Easter egg that’s not completely disappointing

Easter eggs are boring, and they need spicing up. Here’s a few ways to make Easter Sunday less disappointing,

Which Pokémon is your uni?

Would you see Beedrill buzzing around Bristol, or would Kangaskhan be kicking it at Kent? Could Meowth make it into Manchester, or could you see Sandshrew schweffing around Sheffield? We’ve got all the answers to life’s biggest question

QUIZ: Guess the celeb at uni

Can you name the celebrity from their uni pictures?

Students are more likely to vote Tory than any other party, and more would vote Green than Lib Dem

Most students care about politics but feel ignored by Westminster, a Tab survey has found

QUIZ: What post night out snack are you?

It’s quiz time! Find out which late night nosh suits your personality

Pun-cake day

It’s almost Shrove Tuesday! Time to use up all that old flour you’ve got lying around. Try our favourite pun-related pancakes

Edward Snowden named Glasgow Uni Rector

University of Glasgow students have voted to name NSA whistleblower and world famous supergrass Edward Snowden as their new Rector

Neck & Dominate: The best of neknominate

Here at The Tab, we thought we’d remind you that there’s more to this game than shitty bandwagon hoppers drinking half pints in their kitchens.

Why you should only date medical students

Forget the jokes about medical students not having time for a sex life, dating a med student is the best decision you could possibly make

Weird and wonderful societies

Fetishists, onesie enthusiasts, and robot football: Vote now for the UK’s weirdest university society

Last minute Christmas gifts for lazy people

You’ve left it a bit late, you’ve run out of money, and your parents are gonna be pissed. Here’s a few ideas for when you’re up a festive creek without a paddle.

I’m 21 and I still believe in Father Christmas

In a world filled with hate and anger, I’m choosing to believe in Santa Claus.

TabTV: There Goes The Sun

Referendum on sale of country’s widest read paper looms.

You were thinking it #8

Return of the gifs

TabTV: News on Booze

George Saggers and Ryan Barrell take to Sidwell Street to find out your views on the news…whilst on booze.

You were thinking it #7

It’s like reading the Daily Prophet

You were thinking it #6

The Tab makes sense of it all, with gifs

You were thinking it #5

Life in Exeter as told through gifs

TabTV: Tab v Food

Will these brave challengers defeat the Urban Burger challenge?

Gaza Protest Descends On High Street

Pro-Palestine protest takes over Exeter.

The Forum: Falling Apart?

Everything’s broken in the Forum.

RAGGIES saddle up for fundraising adventure!

Exeter RAG embarks on huge mission to raise funds for Help for Heroes

Review: Slow Club @ The Cavern, 01/05/12

Ryan Barrell reflects on Slow Club’s recent gig at The Cavern

Review: Arts On The Move @ Poltimore House

Ryan Barrell reviews Arts on the Move: A Performing Arts Experience @ Poltimore House, 24/3/12

Who really has the best Kebab?

Ryan Barrell puts his arteries (and his bank balance) on the line to find out which shop has the best doner kebab.