Sophie Nixon

Sophie Nixon
Cardiff University

Broadcast journalism, local news, features articles, social media trends and algorithms, TikTok, Instagram, X, student news, grammar,

  • Sophie is co-Editor in Chief at The Tab Cardiff. She oversees a team of 4 editors and 40 writers. She commissions and edits articles, plans and runs meetings alongside writing her own articles
  • Sophie’s interests are investigative journalism and environmental journalism. Sophie also has an in-depth knowledge of social media
  • Sophie aims to attend yoga at least once a week and enjoys watching documentaries in her spare time


Sophie joined The Tab Cardiff in 2020 and went on to become Editor-in-Chief. Sophie has more than a year’s worth experience running a team of editors and writers. She creates multi-platform social media content to target a specific demographic. Sophie has a plethora of experience in FOIs, right to reply emails and finding and verifying stories from social media.


Sophie currently studies MA broadcast journalism at Cardiff University. Before that, she graduated with a degree in journalism, media and English literature at Cardiff University with a 2:1


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Cardiff Rugby changes uniform to jeans and gilet due to negativity around shirts and chinos

The rugby team hope it will bring a ‘fresh start’ to the club

Here’s why you should write for The Cardiff Tab

There’s an open meeting tonight at Gassy’s

Nearly 3,000 students evacuated from Cardiff SU club after attendee ‘elbowed’ fire alarm

Some students took the empty club as an opportunity to pour themselves pints

Cardiff student told by doctor to move out of mouldy uni house after she was hospitalised

The damp and mould in the property was so severe that mushrooms began growing from the ceiling

Cardiff University’s Vice-Chancellor says funding for higher education is ‘broken’

International students’ fees are currently subsidising a lot of the university’s work

Here are some Cardiff themed cocktails to spice up your Halloween party

The cocktails might be scary but the prices wont be

We’re recruiting! Here are five reasons why you should join The Cardiff Tab

We’re hosting an open meeting at 6pm on Monday 2nd October at The Vulcan

Cardiff Uni ranks in top 30 for second year running in The Times Good Uni Guide

The quality of teaching at Cardiff University was ranked at 73 per cent overall

Circuit is opening in Cardiff this Friday: Here’s what we know

Every weekend it’s £4.50 for a double vodka and mixer

Honorary Cardiff University Professor resigns due to university’s handling of industrial action

Professor Tom Bartlett called the university ‘ethically questionable’

Striking Cardiff Uni lecturers will picket at all graduations amidst ‘summer of chaos’

Graduating students will be handed UCU sashes they can wear to show support

Cardiff University rises five places in university 2024 league tables

Cardiff Uni came 21st place and has an overall score of 75 per cent

Lecturer slams Cardiff Uni’s graduations where students will receive ‘bargain basement degrees’

The senior lecturer accused the uni of ‘trashing academic standards’ if they hire external staff to mark assessments

Cardiff students will graduate with missing marks as uni maintains ceremonies will go ahead

The university has said the impact of the marking boycott is ‘not yet known’

Applications for the Cardiff Tab’s editorial team are now OPEN

We’re recruiting for Co-Editor in Chief, Features Editor, Social Media Editor and TikTok Editor

Cardiff SU to ban VKs at club nights as staff complain of clearing up the empty bottles

The VK vending machine will now be replaced with WKDs

Cardiff Uni students and staff visited ChatGPT almost 15,000 times during January exams

A Cardiff Uni spokesperson said this is not unexpected

Cardiff Student Union has opened an Esports Lounge

This is the first of its kind in a Welsh university

The Tab Cardiff is holding an open meeting to find new writers

Come along to our open meeting on 21st February at 6pm at The Vulcan

Iconic Borat cut out stolen from Cathays vape shop

This Borat-napping was not very nice

Here are the dates for the 18 days of strikes at Cardiff University this term

Cardiff staff will strike over better pay and pensions, among other things

Cardiff Uni student has thumb nearly cut off by ice skate in Winter Wonderland accident

‘There was blood literally everywhere’

We visited Proud Mary in Cardiff City Centre: Here’s what happened

Staff dancing on the bar and a wheel of fortune, Mary brought the vibes

Student says she was forced to leave her room due to mould, but CPS say it’s ‘habitable’

Cardiff student Clara MacDonald was on a long course of antibiotics after a doctor said the mould was contributing to her ill health

Omg, Cardiff Uni SU has installed the UK’s first ever VK vending machine

Because selling more VKs in the SU than Scotland wasn’t enough for us already

Breaking news: Cardiff University will face a lecture strike for three days this month

Cardiff Uni will join every single UK university as part of the UCU strike

The In It Together Festival is returning and they have student discount

The Kooks, The Vamps, S Club, and Jake Bugg are all set to perform

Cardiff students’ ceiling collapses after letting agent fails to properly ensure leak is fixed

The students say they had informed CPS about a leak in the kitchen ceiling ‘months’ prior

Mark Drakeford will speak at Cardiff Uni Labour society this week

The First Minister will also answer any questions that students have

What your Cardiff Uni halls says about you

Let’s be honest, we all want to be a Taly south

Which Cardiff icon should be the next prime minister?

Attention Houses of Parliament we have your next candidates here

Cardiff University named as top uni for sports societies

Cardiff University came sixth in the whole of the UK

‘Without the uni, we wouldn’t be a band’: How two Cardiff Uni bands sold out Club Ifor Bach

‘His hands moved like rubber and I fell in love’

Cardiff University senior staff have claimed over £43,000 in expenses since 2020

The Vice Chancellor spent over a year’s tuition fees in just two months

AJ and Curtis Pritchard performed at a Swansea Uni Freshers’ event and it was painful

Literally no one was there

Do you want to be the voice of Welsh students? Come write for The Tab Cardiff

Write for the biggest student publication in the UK

Cardiff University rises ten places in the national league tables and ranks 25th

Oxbridge? More like Oxdiff

19-year-old girl ended up in A&E after being hit by a glass at Peppermint nightclub

‘I thought the blood pouring down my face was a drink’

A Welsh student has died after contracting Tuberculosis

Three others have also been diagnosed with the infection

Cardiff University industrial action: Here’s what you need to know

The university was previously set to have a marking boycott from Monday 23rd which has now been withdrawn.

Students at Cardiff University to receive free CPR training

The scheme aims to increase the cardiac arrest survival rate chances in Wales

Cardiff University held a vigil in honour of those affected by the crisis in Ukraine

The vigil was held outside the university’s main building and featured a number of speakers

Here’s all the things Cardiff students actually do during their reading week

Going abroad, crying over laptops, and sleeping the week away, we really did it all

Our guide to celebrating St David’s Day just like a true Welsh person

You know what they say… When in Wales, do as the Welsh do

Cardiff University apologises to the family after student takes her own life

Mared Foulkes died in July 2020

Your favourite sporting event is finally back: Welsh Varsity 2022

If Cardiff pride and competing against other Welsh Universities is your thing, pay attention

Try these go-to places if you want to keep your Veganuary going

Great for the animals, the planet, and your bank account

We tried some of the most festive hot drinks in Cardiff

Is it really Christmas without warming your stomach with festive syrups and fluffy marshmallows

These are the best vintage shops in Cardiff to spice up your winter wardrobe

This winter, treat yourself while being fashionably sustainable

Cardiff has been named the third greenest city in the UK

Putting out the weekly food bin did benefit us after all

Forgot to plan your Hallo-week out? Here’s what’s happening every day of the week

Yoloween, free donuts and more

Freshers watch out: Our most eligible bachelor and bachelorette has finally been announced

This is definitely something to add to the CV

Several students have been sexually assaulted in Cardiff during freshers’ fortnight

Incidents involving sexual harassment are on the rise in Cardiff

Cardiff University is the top-ranked university in Wales

Cardiff Uni ranked 1st in Wales and 35th place in the UK

The final round of Cardiff’s most eligible bachelorettes is here

It’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for

Two men have been seriously injured in a stabbing incident in Cardiff city centre

This is the second stabbing in Cardiff city centre within 24 hours

All Cardiff University staff will receive a £250 ‘thank you’ bonus for their work during the pandemic

Staff will receive this payment at the end of the month

Meet the third round of Cardiff’s most eligible bachelorettes

It’s time for round three and the girls are just too peng

Mark Drakeford says clubs could open on August 7th amongst other easing restrictions

There will be greater flexibility around social distancing rules and private gatherings

Meet the second round of Cardiff’s most eligible bachelorette 2021

The search continues for Cardiff’s hotties

Here’s everything you need to know about Cardiff University’s relationship with Stonewall

The LGBTQ+ charity has had long affiliations with the university

Meet the first round of Cardiff’s most eligible bachelorette 2021

Boy, we have some stunners this year

Here’s what Mark Drakeford has said about vaccinations and the Delta variant in Wales

Wales have moved into level one from 7th June

Welsh Government announces more face-to-face teaching in universities after Easter

Certain restrictions for students are lifting

‘Stay at home’ order from Welsh Government to be changed from Saturday

The ‘stay at home’ to be replaced with ‘stay local’ as the country begins to lift restrictions.