Sophie Carlin

Sophie Carlin
Cambridge University


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We asked experts what being a ‘nice guy’ really means, and if we do actually hate them

For God’s sake, please stop insisting you’re a nice guy in your Tinder bio

Plan a splendid day at Downton Abbey and we’ll tell you which character you are

It’s not about what the entail does to you, it’s about what the entail can do for you

One Direction’s Twitter account is no longer verified and the fans just can’t hack it

Up All Night crying over this one x

These 34 ‘did it hurt’ tweets really do, in fact, hurt

Yes OK it all hurts, leave me alone

Here’s a definitive ranking of every JLS single, in honour of their long-awaited return

Bringing you all the primary school disco nostalgia you could ever ask for

A girl lost her fingertip in a mosh pit at Reading this weekend

She got her finger trapped in between two of the fences while watching Aitch

Formula 1 to give full scholarship to Cambridge engineering student from underrepresented group

This will be for an incoming student in the academic year 2021-22, whose tuition fees and maintenance costs will be fully covered by the scholarship

Creative Spotlight: Emily Lau on creating book and film reviews for YouTube

‘It’s a matter of streamlining your creative priorities, what you think is most worth your mental and creative effort and your time’

New walk-in coronavirus vaccination centres due to open in Cambridge this weekend

With 432 people testing positive for coronavirus in Cambridge between 29th June and 5th July, the council stresses the importance of getting vaccinated

King’s College announces it will not enforce Grantchester Meadows swimming and boating ban

The college has no intention of patrolling the riverbank in the meadows, and has stated that no action can be taken against swimmers there

Cambridge students tell us the story behind their favourite photos from this academic year

Because yes, you have not yet seen enough of everyone’s disposable camera photo dumps

University of Cambridge threaten to stop teacher training amidst new government proposals

The university is ‘deeply concerned’ that adopting these proposed adaptations to teacher training would significantly ‘lower standards’ of training

King’s College reviews its ban on swimming and boating at Grantchester Meadows

King’s has also said it ‘cannot imagine any circumstances’ under which the college would prosecute anyone ‘swimming responsibly’

King’s College to host walk-in vaccination centre for students and staff on 4th July

The College will host a subsequent clinic on 17th and 18th July, which will be open to the public

Churchill College ‘gave into pressure from tabloids and Churchill family’, claim members of disbanded group

‘It is the College’s responsibility to make itself a safe and inclusive space for Black and Asian people’

King’s College bans swimming, barbecuing and boating on Grantchester Meadows

The ban was created because of the ‘unsociable’ behaviour of visitors to the area, and concerns about erosion of the riverbank due to increased activity there

Creative Spotlight: Hassan Raja on photographing the small, everyday moments

‘Life rewards you when you make the effort to go and seek out those moments’

More than £100 million to be awarded to students in new University of Cambridge bursary scheme

Bursaries of up to £3,500 per year will be given to students with a household income of up to £62,215

Vinyl club manager uses n-word in conversation with Black Cambridge student

The student has said she is ‘upset and disgusted’ by the incident

University of Cambridge establishes working group to investigate implementing reading week

The group will investigate the ‘practicalities’ of implementing a reading week and generate a proposal to bring to university committees

University of Cambridge places second in 2022 university league tables

They were beaten only by the University of Oxford

Body of a woman found in the River Cam in Grantchester early this morning

There are currently no suspicious circumstances surrounding the woman’s death

Cambridge SU launches awareness campaign supporting student safety on nights out

The campaign aims to help all students feel ‘safe, supported and empowered’ whilst on a night out in Cambridge

Cambridge SU demands university give £2.1m of Covid-related funding extensions to postgraduates

The proposed scheme would provide for 570 doctoral students, who would each receive £3,684

St John’s College to offer free university places to UK’s most disadvantaged students

Eligible undergraduates will receive £17,000 per academic year, and the programme will support up to 40 students at a time

Cambridge college to offer free university places to UK’s most disadvantaged students

Eligible undergraduates will receive £17,000 per academic year, and the programme will support up to 40 students at a time

Over 1000 people sign open letter to University of Cambridge regarding violence in Palestine

The open letter demands the University cut ties with all companies that are ‘complicit in supporting Israel’s violations of international law’

University of Cambridge accepted record number of BAME students in 2020

Students from BAME backgrounds made up 29.3 per cent of UK undergraduates admitted to the University in 2020, compared to 27.8 per cent in 2019

Mary Beard to fund two Cambridge Classics undergraduates from underrepresented backgrounds

Her ‘retirement present’ of £80,000 will pay for the £10,000-per-year living costs of two students for the full duration of their course

St John’s College Cambridge commits to reaching net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050

These commitments include a policy of divestment in all meaningful indirect fossil fuel investments by 2030

PETA protest outside new Cambridge Urban Outfitters shop on opening day

They aim to pressure the company into dropping animal products from its fashion lines

Cambridge’s ADC Theatre and Corpus Playroom set to reopen on 25th May

The venues will still be following social distancing restrictions ‘for as long as they persist’

St Andrews principal suggests university should be allowed to join Oxford-Cambridge Boat Race

A spokesperson for St Andrews stated the principal’s ‘tongue was firmly in her cheek’ when making the comment

Clare College refuses to pay £3,000 compensation to a student it wrongly suspended

The compensation was recommended for the ‘distress and inconvenience’ caused for the student

Chanel announces sustainability partnership with the University of Cambridge

During the three-year partnership, Chanel looks to draw on ‘expertise’ from across the University to ‘accelerate sustainable innovation’ at the company

University of Cambridge named second most Instagrammable university in the UK

The University of Oxford stole top spot

Creative Spotlight: Edoardo Chidichimo on making music for mental health awareness

‘This is our music, this is what we can create, this is how we’re connected’

Creative Spotlight: Flora Sharp on sewing handmade corsets

Beautiful handmade pieces to fulfil all your Bridgerton dreams

74% of surveyed students don’t have adequate WiFi: An interview with The 93% Club Cambridge

‘We really need to get this message across to the people that are controlling our futures’

Don’t hate, mitigate: A list of Cambridge Easter term exam mitigation measures by department

The measures are in addition to the university’s existing mitigation measures

Creative Spotlight: Sophie Beckingham on creative expression and identity

‘I can’t escape being that ridiculous art kid that’s walking down King’s Parade with green hair’

Creative Spotlight: Caitlin Farrell on finding joy in journaling and calligraphy

Finding joy in our favourite hobbies

Pembroke commits to full divestment from fossil fuels by 2023

This follows an open letter from the student-led Pembroke Climate Justice Campaign

Creative Spotlight: Grace Beckett on dancing through Cambridge

Yes that is King’s College rooftop

Creative Spotlight: Gurleen Raj on creating an ethical fashion brand for ‘dark-skinned women’

‘Keep being a mad curious artist’

Zero Cambridge students tested positive for asymptomatic Covid-19 last week

This represents the 4058 students who participated in the programme last week

Creative Spotlight: Powdered Sugar on performing drag in Cambridge

Self-proclaimed ‘chaotic gender-fluid dumpster fire’

Creative Spotlight: Molly Bolding on creative freelancing during Covid

Molly Bolding is more than just a student- she´s extremely creative!

Creative Spotlight: Jemma Jeffery on composing music for the climate crisis

Hans Zimmer, you better watch your back

Creative Spotlight: Blanca Schofield Legorburo on painting people’s nudes

‘Self-love, warmth and community’ – sounds like my cup of tea

Student Minds Cambridge calls for ‘university-wide’ return policy for students with mental health concerns

Their open letter lists examples of students whose requests to return to Cambridge for mental health reasons were denied

King’s College wall fenced off following rising Coronavirus concerns in Cambridge

The fencing was installed on Saturday (2nd January) and will be in place for the next two weeks

Love in lockdown: A guide to Covid-era Cambridge dating

Advice from The Cambridge Tab’s very own power couple…

Movies and McDonald’s: How to liven up your lockdown

Goodbye academic gown, hello dressing gown

Pass the post-its: A definitive guide to making the most eye-catching window sign

Picasso’s got nothing on me

A fresher’s survival guide to a socially distanced Freshers’ Week

Covid called, he wants his online matriculation form back

A letter to my results day self: Everything I wish I’d known

Grab your IKEA cutlery, you’re in for a wild ride