Flo Strachan

Editor of The Tab Newcastle

Flo Strachan
Newcastle University


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Meet the Newcastle third year who is writing her dissertation on Love Island – obviously

100 per cent my type on paper

Channel 4’s Naked Attraction is holding auditions in Newcastle this weekend

Time to reveal all

Newcastle’s smallest box room of 2018: The winner

Your votes have been counted and verified

Newcastle’s smallest box room of 2018: The Final

Big fish, little fish, the best cardboard box room

Newcastle’s smallest box room of 2018: Round Three

Do you have a double bed tho?

Meet the models appearing in the Newcastle RAG fashion show 2018: The girls

It’s happening tomorrow

NUSU Elections 2018: Meet your presidential candidates

i.e. the big dogs

Newcastle’s smallest box room of 2018: Round Two

Sleeping on the sofa is preferable

Meet the models appearing in the Newcastle RAG fashion show 2018: The boys

It’s happening on Thursday

Newcastle’s smallest box room of 2018: Round One

Big fish, little fish, cardboard box room

All the reasons why Karma in Yeovil is the best hometown club ever

Always makes ya Thurs-ty

We went down to Harissa Mediterranean Kitchen to find out what everyone’s been talking about


Who is Sophie Habboo? The Made In Chelsea star and Newcastle Uni grad

She loved Waitrose obvs

Bumble is taking over Bar Blanc TODAY for Pancake Day with free Prosecco

Bubbles and Bumble

We’re now officially taking nominations for Newcastle’s smallest box room

A dedication to unselfish students

Popular Manchester night Funk Soul Brother expands to Newcastle and WHQ this February

Funking mental

A Newcastle third year has set up a Go Fund Me page so he can go on the Easter ski trip

He needs £400 to get him to the Alps

Alex Mytton from Made in Chelsea is coming to DJ at the SU at the end of January

The end to exams we’ve all been waiting for…

For the second year running Bar Blanc are offering £2 drinks Monday to Friday throughout January


We interviewed the Newcastle students competing in University Challenge and this is what we found out

They honestly LOVE The Trent

House of Smith, Madame Koo, Floritas and Empress Bar have been closed until further notice

After concerns about supply of Class A drugs

QUIZ: How Jesmond are you?

Arlo’s avo smash everyday

Newcastle is named the best place to visit in 2018

Whey aye pet

Newcastle societies and Sabbs strip off for RAG’s 2018 nude calendar

It’s so cheeky

Two Newcastle University graduates join the cast of Made In Chelsea

They are Sophie ‘Habbs’ and Clemmie

We tried Newcastle’s first Unicorn Hot Chocolate and it was AMAZING

Everyone’s going crazy for it

The Christian Union’s Text-a-Toastie is back

It’s happening on Wednesday!!

Munchies officially voted Newcastle’s best takeaway


Your 2017 festive Newcastle bucket list

‘Tis the season to be Geordie

Newcastle Rowers bare all for their 2018 naked calendar

A whole lotta bums

Prepare for your best week ever: The Tab Newcastle are taking over Club Trop

It’s going to be TABulous

RAG’s famous speed dating event is back in December

It’s time to find your festive crush

The battle for Newcastle’s finest takeaway is here


Swingers are holding a Masquerade Ball at Wylam Brewery this Christmas

Time to deck the halls with boughs of ivy

You can get £18 trains to London in the Virgin Trains Black Friday deal


Entire Robinson Library evacuated due to fire alarm

A mass exodus of the Robbo

We swabbed Newcastle campus for cocaine and half the results came back positive

It was found in half of the locations

Trebles are now being served in STEINS and the world has never been so amazing

Get them at Jitterbug in Mono tonight

Ex-Newcastle graduate Kate Ovens has 99k likes on her Facebook page

Newcastle’s most influential student of 2016

Newcastle University wins at having the best social life in the country

It’s a no brainer

Popular Leeds night Primal Sound comes to Digital this November

They are turning Digi into even more of a jungle

There’s a restaurant in Newcastle doing bottomless chicken nuggets and chips

All about that nugg life

Greggs are giving out free festive bakes RIGHT NOW in Newcastle


Everyone’s going crazy for groovy pizza restaurant Central Oven & Shaker

‘In crust we trust’

All the WORST people in the Robinson Library

You’re not in the Marj love

Why Bongo’s Bingo is hands down the best night in Newcastle

Where else can you win a Henry Hoover?

Random drug searches of Newcastle University accommodation will be carried out by police

The uni is cracking down

‘Double dates with your mates’ started on Thursday at 97 & Social

They ended up in Swingers

The Newcastle Badminton team forwarded a newsletter with old members in blackface

The club had previously been rewarded for their inclusivity by the SU

This fourth year in Jesmond lost his signet ring and put up posters trying to find it

There’s a cash reward for whoever finds it

Man arrested for reportedly attempting an armed robbery at Londsdale pub

It happened last night

Where do all the fit boys hide in Newcastle?

No-one has ever met them

Put yourself forward for The Tab Newcastle’s blind double dates

‘Double dates with your mates’

Five Northumbria students get matching blueberry treble tattoos

It’s fucking classic

Campus fashion: Freshers’ Week edition

So many fresh Freshers

Bongo’s Bingo is back in October and everyone’s talking about it

It’s one of the best nights around

Nominations are now open for Newcastle’s Fittest Freshers 2017

Put forward your hot mates

New Saturday event in the SU opens called ‘Wanderlust’

It’s supposed to be wanderful

Video: 600 people turned up to a Castle Leazes party on Monday night

Leazes being lit

Bar Blanc starts £2 Tuesdays ON SUNDAYS

What a welcome back!

Basshunter returns for Freshers’ Week performance

It’s all I ever wanted

Newcastle is officially the rowdiest uni

One in 10 antisocial behaviour incidents are from Newcastle

Tiger Tiger offers a free meal to all those running the Great North Run

The race is this Sunday

There is a Geordie Shore casting being held in Bijoux this Thursday

Why aye man

Love Island stars Dom and Marcel are coming to Newcastle

Fresh start to Freshers’

Sadness at the death of a Newcastle University student

Daniel Wood passed away on Monday 12th of June

Newcastle’s BNOC 2017: The Winner

Your votes have been counted and verified

THE FINAL: Newcastle’s BNOC of the year

You want to be all of them

BNOC of the Year: Group 3

Those who strut around campus

Everyone’s going to go crazy for Newcastle’s new dog cafe

Dog and Scone opens on Saturday

BNOC of the Year: Group 2

Don’t you just want to be them?

BNOC of the Year: Group 1

Exam procrastination

Trains from Newcastle to London are on offer for £10


Psychology second year exam interrupted by fire alarm

What an interruption

Newcastle’s BNOC of the Year: Nominations are now open


Council combat ‘super party’ trend with the most patronising video you’ll ever see

Jesmond parties are infamous, apparently

We asked students how they’re dealing in the recent hummus shortage

Hummus or houmous?

StageOne to open weekly Feral reunion event in London

Of course it’s on Fridays

Bar Blanc and StreetDoctors are putting on a charity acoustic night

It’s this Thursday

There’s a Rolladisco happening in the Boiler Shop

Get your skates on

The Tab Newcastle is looking for new section editors

We’re building the team for 2017/2018

There’s going to be a charity R&B night in World Headquarters on Monday

Going to be a banger

Here’s what to do in Newcastle when it rains

It’s not all doom and gloom

There’s a giant inflatable obstacle course designed for adults coming to Newcastle

They even sell alcohol

NUSU Elections: Meet the Welfare and Equality Officer candidates

Care-ful how you vote

Waitrose is voted the more fashionable Jesmond supermarket

Victorious in battle of the aisles

Meet Rose Hinds: Newcastle’s Bachelorette of the Year

Officially your fresher queen

Newcastle’s Bachelorette: Freshers FINAL

Get chirpsing boys

Newcastle’s Bachelorette: Group three results


It was close, but Wesmond is officially better to live in than Jesmond

The votes came in SUNbury-side up

Newcastle’s Bachelorrette: Freshers, round three

Cheekbones on point

Newcastle’s Bachelorrette: Group Two Results

‘Hey guys, it’s Nicole!’

Newcastle’s Bachelorrette: Group one results

Such Spanish spice

Newcastle’s Bachelorrette: Freshers, round two

Fresher queens

We asked people at other universities what they think of Newcastle students

‘Slightly trashy’

Best student start-ups in Newcastle: our brightest entrepreneurs

While you sit on your sofa, they make millions

Inside the brothel themed party on Devonshire Place

Debauchery and garters make a return to Jesmond

Newcastle Estate Agents: Which one’s your favourite?

Who will you choose to perform your maintenance?

Here’s why Jesmond is undoubtedly the best student area in the country

See you later S(m)elly Oak and definitely forget Fallowfield

What does your favourite trebles bar say about you?

Down dem trebz

Revealed: The universities with the cheapest pints in the country

A pint in these unis will cost you a meagre £1.30