Sarika Patel

News Editor

Sarika Patel
York University

Student news, campus news, student lifestyle, student life, campus life, University of York, York city centre, Literature

  • Sarika Patel’s role as the News Editor consists of breaking the biggest stories on campus, meaning she has the responsibility of staying on top of all the happenings in York. She assists all the writers by giving advice and editing both News and Features. She also has to effectively work…
  • Sarika predominantly writes about campus news, ranging from campus protests to institutional changes to the university
  • Sarika is passionate about making positive change through promoting decolonising the university and promoting racial equality. Sarika is also very passionate about food and travel


Sarika joined The York Tab in 2022 in her second year as a writer. In 2023 she earned the position as News Editor for the York Tab


Sarika is in her final year at the University of York. She is studying English and Related Literature, which is a three year degree. She looks forward to graduating in June.


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Pro-Palestine students rally on campus to ‘end University of York’s complicity in genocide’

Demonstrators are demanding the university refuse research funds and grants from arms companies with ties to Israel

Students launch Palestine solidarity encampment on University of York campus

Demonstrators demand that the university fully cuts ties with weapon manufacturers through grants and research funds

Club Salvation to downsize to one floor with upstairs to be converted into accommodation

RIP top floor Salvos

University of York students receive award for volunteering work supporting local community

Over 2,041 students gave around 34,201 hours of their time to volunteering and community engaged activities in 2022 to 2023

‘Fix the Foss’: Campaign launched by Uni of York students in the Environment Department

The campaign aims to increase the profile of the river and the state of its health

York PhD student’s research into ‘trans archeology’ called a ‘scam’ by conservative MP

Tory MP Nick Fletcher has called for a review of how taxpayer funds are used for higher education

York University staff and students campaign for donations for former student trapped in Gaza

The campaign has encouraged 200 more GoFundMe donations for Fadi Hania

Man in York arrested at gunpoint for possession of class A drug and making ‘threats to kill’

A 32-year-old man was arrested on Wellington Street and later released on conditional bail

University of York apologises for using controversial symbol on World Autism Awareness Day

The Tweet using the controversial puzzle symbol has since been deleted

University of York accused of censoring student’s Hong Kong protest during graduation

The graduation livestream cut footage of a 27-year-old student who crossed the stage presenting a pro-Hong Kong flag

University of York announces implementation of latest Real Living Wage rate to staff

Staff in grade one will receive a wage increase of 0.004 pence per hour

Police appeal for new information on disappearance of Uni of York chef Claudia Lawrence

Claudia went missing 15 years ago after she failed to arrive for work in 2009

University of York reports 4.2 per cent decrease in mean gender pay gap from 2022 to 2023

The university is targeting its gender and ethnicity pay gap, alongside implementing the latest Real Living Wage rate in January 2023

E-Scooter operator TIER ends its contract in York after three and a half years

The contract will end on May 31st TIER is in negotiations with other operators

Former York student and family ‘perilously’ trapped in Gaza with no food or shelter

The family of Fadi Hania are said to be in a ‘desperate situation’

York student died by suicide after incorrectly thinking he had stage four bowel cancer

Charles Johnson took his own life just days after moving into his accommodation

‘We haven’t forgotten them’: Hundreds attend York vigil on anniversary of Ukraine War

Ukrainian refugees who fled to England two years ago were also present at the vigil

York Student spent two days in hospital after unprovoked attack on York Street

A man in his 30s has been arrested and bailed

One Day: All the behind the scenes secrets from Netflix’s rom-com series

Warning: This will make you love the show even more

Greg James has accused Ed Gamble of eating Long Boi on an episode of the Great British Menu

‘Did you make sausages out of my friend, Long Boi the duck?’

Dragons’ Den star Sara Davies receives honorary degree from the University of York

A recognition of her “outstanding contribution to society”

‘A very very tall campus duck’: Tribute to Long Boi made at University of York graduation

A collective murmur of admiration was heard in remembrance of the King of Campus West

The York Tab is looking for new writers: Come write for us!

Come to our open meeting on Monday 5th February 6 pm in V/N/123!

Omg, Uni of York SU is giving out free Long Boi hot water bottles on campus tomorrow

It’s what the king of Campus West would have wanted

Byron Burgers giving students in York free burgers today

Just bring along your student ID

Uni of York vice-chancellor ensures ‘campus can be a safe space’ amid Israel and Gaza situation

‘York is, and must, remain a community of compassion and mutual respect’

Uni of York campus shuttle route changes after ‘near miss incident’

The bus stop will be discontinued on the 29th

Uni of York updates protest guidance to reduce placing protesters under ‘disciplinary action’

This comes after multiple protests on campus this semester

Students have protested over presence of weapons companies at Uni of York’s career fare

‘Student fees are covered in the blood of innocent refugees’

YUSU launches a Rate Your Landlord charity project with Unipol

To make the project viable YUSU needs at least 400 responses

York SU announces applications have opened for the largest ever rent support package

Eligible students are to get at least £100

York Nightline closure will leave ‘a significant gap in student support’ say ex-volunteers

One volunteer told The York Tab: ‘YUSU absolutely could have done more to support volunteers’

YUSU’s Board of Trustees has decided against re-ratifying York Nightline

After half a century, Nightline has now closed

The York Tab is looking for new writers and we want you!

Come to our open meeting on Tuesday 26th September 6:30pm!

Uni of York ranks 15th in the Times’ Good University Guide 2024

The university was also shortlisted for University of the Year

York’s Vice Chancellor and UCU call for negotiations to end ongoing marking boycott

Charlie Jeffery has issued a joint statement with York UCU on the need to “get back to meaningful negotiations”

Uni of York to put withheld pay from striking staff into new student rent grant

More details are expected to be released over summer

York has been voted the safest city for a night out

Not only the best place for a night out, but also the safest

Uni of York holds event to mark the launch of the report ‘Everything is racialised on top’

‘Universities could be doing more to combat these sorts of behaviours’

‘Let’s fight for a future where this doesn’t happen’: Vigil for Brianna Ghey held in York

‘Rest in power Brianna. Rest in power to all the trans people who have died without us knowing them’

Inside the University of York’s first ever BAME Creative Showcase

The event was held in an effort to showcase BAME talent and the need to raise BAME voices

‘BAME Creative Showcase’ to be held at York in light of Race Equality Week

The Showcase will be held on Sunday 12th February to celebrate different forms of art by BAME individuals

I hate to say it, but the York Christmas Markets are so overrated

Definitely too many fudge stands

I went on a hunt to find the best cheesy chips in York

Spoiler alert: it wasn’t Salt and Pepper x

‘Lecturers are exhausted and overworked’: What York students think about the strikes

69 per cent of York students support the strikes

Here’s which York icons could replace Liz Truss as Prime Minister

All eyes are on Long Boi