Sophie Webb

Sophie Webb
Birmingham University


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UoB is going to be a pilot site for new West Midlands bike-share scheme

Free memberships will be available to students

The world’s biggest Primark is coming to Birmingham

It will have five floors

We spoke to the UoB student who got a tattoo of Old Joe

Her friend drew it on a receipt

We asked UoB students how they felt about the staggering number of violent and sexual crimes in Selly Oak

There were a reported 333 sexual and violent attacks in 2017

Over 300 violent and sexual crimes were committed in Selly Oak in 2017

Attacks even occurred in Aldi car park

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are coming to Birmingham tomorrow

They will be attending various events in the city

Family of UoB student who committed suicide after being forced to retake third year call for changes with the universities welfare services

The university were aware he was struggling

There’s going to be an Anti Jacob Rees-Mogg protest at Birmingham uni

It will take place just before he is due to speak

Jacob Rees-Mogg is coming to speak at UoB

He will be a guest speaker

A UoB academic has been sentenced for committing ‘depraved sexual and physical acts’

He will serve 32 years imprisonment

Fifth biggest earthquake to hit the UK causes chaos in Birmingham

It was 4.7 on the Richter Scale

Everyone stop what you’re doing and rejoice because Joe’s Bar are now offering a post-Fab fry up

All our prayers have been answered

An accidental email blunder suggests UoB supports sexual abuse

Controversy after UoB sends email appearing to support sexual violence

UoB have opened a great new study space which has a whopping 200 study spaces, that’s the overcrowding sorted then

But don’t try going on the weekend

First Dates is coming to UoB

That’s your Valentine’s Day sorted

UoB is one of the top 10 most active unis on Bumble

We were ranked sixth in the UK

Over 175 UoB academics have signed an open letter complaining about the Vice Chancellor’s unbelievable salary

Academics have signed an open letter of complaint

A restaurant in Birmingham has been crowned the ‘Best Takeaway in Britain’

They were judged by Ainsley Harriott himself

Rainbow will be closing for good

It was deemed too dangerous to remain open

University of Birmingham counselling service has suspended all sign ups

They have reached full capacity

Hold on a minute, there’s a lecturer at UoB called Gemma Collins

No, she’s not from Essex

Birmingham is one of the ten worst unis in the country for conducting animal testing research

UoB is one of them

Nazi imitators at Snobs leave fellow clubbers disgusted and offended

They were photographed doing the Nazi salute

Guild confirms ‘free periods’ are back

This is not a drill

A student hosted a party at a Greggs last night with free booze and pasties

It was dubbed the ‘Ministry of Greggs’ and I wish I had been there

Spotted: Free periods return to the Guild

We couldn’t be happier

The bin strike is finally ending and we couldn’t be happier

Collections will resume from Monday

Birmingham is the only bidder for 2022 Commonwealth Games

It is estimated it will cost at least £750 million

UoB ranked a top 15 UK university according to the Good University Guide 2018

And yes, we’ve beaten Aston again

27 contact lenses removed from woman’s eye in Solihull

The patient didn’t notice

Everything you need to know about UOB’s new Dubai campus

Taking it to a whole new level

Charlie and the Funk Factory returns to Selly Oak

Their biggest public gig will be at The Indie Lounge

All the things you wish you’d known as a UoB fresher

If only first year could last forever

You can now spice up your Tinder profile in Birmingham

Tinder’s new photography service can now get you a decent date

A new underground bar is opening in Birmingham

The opening is part of the Grand Hotel’s redevelopment

UberACCESS comes to Birmingham

Uber has revolutionised taxi services for the disabled

Being a joint honours student; the good and the bad

Is it worth it?

ValeFest 2017 ticket release

Don’t miss out

‘Great Birmingham meme war’ yet to reach a peaceful conclusion

This is only the beginning

Why you should join Bloodsoc

The society you should really get involved in

Things you’ll have noticed if you moved to UoB from the countryside

Instead of fields, you’re surrounded by huge concrete buildings

The worst things about studying English Literature

Hint: it’s not that George shoots Lenny

‘Students bullied me because of my mental health and it nearly drove me to suicide’

The uni needs to sort out how they deal with mental health, but so do we

Don’t judge me for saying ‘no’ to uni

What are the realities of dropping out?

Why do we hide behind our computers?

Words still hurt when they’re typed

Mental health stigma stopped me getting help

One in four of us will have experienced a mental health problem this year

The best and worst things about being an international student at UoB

You definitely can’t take your washing home to mum at the weekend

A definitive list of the worst things about UoB

We can’t even get a clock right

Which drunk are you?

Most of you are insufferable

There’s a Harry Potter society in Birmingham

Yes, it exists