Sam Spencer

Sam Spencer


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Video: Two students fight over a computer in the library

Revision has reached fever pitch in the Harold Cohen as two Asian students come to blows over a library computer

UoL student promises to swim the English Channel if Swansea manager keeps his job

In an audacious move, Liverpool student James Hammet-Burke has pledged to swim the English Channel if Swans manager Gary Monk reaches the end of his three-year contract in 2017

‘I felt like I could go on for hours and hours’: What it’s really like to take study drug Adderall

The pressure was too much

VIDEO: SRO-verrated

You’ve heard the repetitive policies, cheesy name puns and cringeworthy shout-outs. Now it’s time to see how this year’s election candidates stand up to the really tough questions.

‘I thought I was dead’: Liverpool student speaks of his terrifying encounter with psychedelic drug ‘25I-NBOMe’

Melting faces, trapped inside hell and an experience with God. A student tells of his frightening ordeal with the legal high

Meet this UoL student. The owner of TWELVE exotic pets!

Forget having a hamster. This third year student owns twelve exotic animals including two snakes, four tarantulas, a scorpion AND they all live in his room!

Why every smoker should switch to e-cigarettes

Healthier, easier, cleaner, and cheaper. What’s not to love?

Video: Scouse GTA!

GTA as you’ve never seen it before. Trigger happy scousers take to the streets of Liverpool to re-create their own version of the best selling video game.

6 Signs You Don’t Get Out Enough

We all have have our excuses. No money. Feeling ill. Loads of work on. Blah Blah Blah.

Oven Door Bakery Top 10

Are you sick of picking up the same old boring sarnie? The Tab takes a look at some of Oven Door Bakery’s more unconventional sandwich combos.

7 Unusual Ways to Keep Your Bills Down at Uni

You can’t say we don’t like to help you. The Tab lets you in on a few secrets to keeping those bills down.

The Tab’s November Events Guide

From DJ Fresh to Idris Elba – The Tab’s guide to the best electronic music in Liverpool this November.

Joy Orbison Returns to AbandonSilence

AbandonSilence comes to the East Village Arts Club

Death In Primark

A woman, 57, has died after falling 80ft from a third-floor balcony at Primark’s city centre store.

The Tab Talks to AbandonSilence

We chat with AbandonSilence founder Andrew Hill ahead of their ‘Four Tet All Night Long’ special event.

Review: East Village Arts Club Restaurant

The Tab’s Tom Jordan checks out the EVAC’s new restaurant

The Tab Talks to LDMS

The Tab talks to LDMS President George Bartlett ahead of their first event at HAUS

Preview: Chibuku Presents Disclosure

The Tab’s Jack Rogers takes a look at this Saturday’s Chibuku Reopening Party

The Tab’s Essential Events Guide

Our guide to the biggest unmissable nights of the next week

The Tab’s Guide to LGOS Welcome Week

The Tab takes a look at what’s in store in The Official LGOS Welcome Week…

Best of the Tab This Week

All the best stories from The Tab this week

You’d Be ‘Foolish’ Not To Listen

Alexandra Jayne gives The Tab all the gossip on her first studio single

Best of The Tab: The Raz

All the Tab’s Raz coverage plus some highlights from the week

And The Winner Is…

The Tab catches all the action at The Liverpool Music Awards Launch Party

Review: LUDS Short Play Showcase

LUDS does it again. An exhibition of talent from start to finish…

Preview: LUDS Presents A Short Plays Showcase

LUDS are back at it, providing a showcase of original short plays

Bestival Comes To Liverpool

Bestival to host fundraiser in memory of lives lost in fatal coach crash…

The Looking Glass Presents: Review

The Tab watches The Looking Glass Presents come back for more in their second event

Spotlight: The Loose Hearts

The Tab catches up with new kids on the block, The Loose Hearts

News Justin! Bieber Fever Hits Liverpool

The Tab catches up with Justin Bieber fans ahead of his sold out Echo Arena Concert

Student Success at Open Mic UK

Prospect for the future. Liverpool student makes it to the grand final of open mic competition.

Liverpool to host up and coming music acts: the review

Liverpool welcomes new wave of up and coming acts.

Mystery Jets are go at Kazimier

‘Mystery Jets…stunning light displays and a naturally note perfect set’