Suzanna Chen

Suzanna Chen
London University


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Students demand SOAS reverse suspensions of students involved in pro-Palestinian rally

Suspended students have allegedly not been allowed to attend classes since last month

London student societies accused of ‘supporting’ Hamas after its attack on Israel

Multiple societies made or shared controversial statements related to the group banned by the government

UCL has been named University of the Year by The Times’ new league table

Jeremy Bentham approves

London universities to be hit with five days of strikes at the start of term

This comes as marking and assessment boycotts just ended

Students can sue UCL for compensation for Covid and strike disruptions, judge rules

UCL will face trial if it cannot settle with students involved in the case in eight months

You’re hired! Imperial grads are the most likely to get good job offers in the whole UK

History of art degrees have never looked so good

‘We were so tremendously affected’: Students take UCL to court over pandemic disruptions

A hearing sees nearly 5,000 students trying to sue the uni over alleged ‘breach of consumer contracts’

Independent antisemitism inquiry launched at Goldsmiths University

This will be the first independent inquiry into antisemitism at a UK university

Serial killer Levi Bellfield claims to have murdered London student in new confession

Elizabeth Chau had just handed in an assignment at Thames Valley University when she disappeared two decades ago

Confirmed: UCU marking boycott to hit London universities from tomorrow

UCL tells students to ‘assume your exams and assessments are going ahead, unless your department tells you otherwise’

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Speaker disinvited from Royal Holloway event due to retweeting ‘transphobic’ comedy scene

Claire Fox claimed students who invited her were ‘absolutely bullied’ into cancelling the event

UCU calls for marking and assessment boycott starting on 20th April

The union has warned since term one of actions that ‘strategically target the summer finals’

UCL student died after hitting his head in swimming pool whilst on holiday, inquest hears

Charlie Hopkins was described as a ‘lively, loving, trusting young man’

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

Come meet us on 21st March at 7pm in UCL’s Institute Bar

Queen Mary Students’ Union to adopt fully plant-based catering

The SU’s menus will be 100 per cent plant-based by the 2028-29 academic year

Police called to University College London’s campus over suspected trespassing

Officers arrived to check on a man detained by security

Some women you might not have known to have paved the way for uni education in London

March is Women’s History Month

One more day of uni strikes added in March as UCU announces progress in talks

There will now be six upcoming strike dates this month

Nominations for The London Tab’s Big Name On Campus 2023 are now OPEN

You know you need an ego boost before the exam season starts

Strikes cancelled over the next two weeks following UCU negotiation progress

Seven days of strikes are called off as talks go on to ‘turn this progress into a full agreement’

‘Off my campus’: ‘Women’s liberation’ event at UCL sparks student protest for trans rights

‘Our existence should not be a debate,’ protesters said

Some ways to help those affected by the Turkey and Syria earthquakes as a London student

There are many student-led initiatives to support across the city

Nearly 1,000 students and alumni are taking UCL to court over refunds for lost teaching

A hearing will decide whether the students can sue the uni as a group

These London students are suing their unis for refunds over disruptions since Covid

‘We should have been compensated from the start’

Confirmed: UCU has announced all 18 strikes dates in February and March for London unis

Our hearts are with the grads

Students ‘deeply disappointed’ by LSE cutting ties with LGBTQ+ charity Stonewall

The university has not given the reasons behind this decision yet

First day of UCU strikes this term will take place in two weeks across London universities

17 more days of strikes are planned over February and March

A quarter of London students say they are addicted to Elf Bars

Over 40 per cent did not smoke before using these vapes

UCU announces 18 days of strikes over the next two months at more than 30 London unis

There might also be marking boycotts that ‘strategically target the summer finals’

‘It’s heartbreaking’: Afghan activist and LSE grad on the Taliban’s university ban for women

‘Whatever is happening in Afghanistan is completely in contradiction with Islam’

Choose your Christmas gifts and we’ll tell you which London uni degree you should do

Be assured that you won’t be getting anything valuable from me during this cost of living crisis

Greg Davies awarded an honorary degree by Brunel University London

He got a Doctor of Humanities for his ‘distinguished contribution’ to the entertainment industry

Motion passed for Queen Mary SU to disaffiliate from NUS over ‘anti-Palestinian racism’

This follows NUS sacking previous president Shaima Dallali after antisemitism allegations

Students’ Union UCL to support UCU strikes after ‘record number’ of votes in referendum

The SU said ‘support for strike action has increased’ since previous vote this January

Man denies murder after body of a London student found in a suitcase

Hina Bashir was a 21-year-old student at Coventry University London

Man who stalked and sexually assaulted two London students has been jailed for six years

The police described the crimes as ‘cold and calculated’ and ‘targeted attacks’ against students

Only a true London student can get full marks on this university geography quiz

Full bragging rights if you get the last two

Up to 140 Birkbeck staff threatened by ‘knee-jerk job cuts’ following student number drop

UCU said this would be a ‘disaster’ that would ‘severely harm student learning’

‘Down with n*****s, white power’: Inside the racist Queen Mary Uni group chat

A student in the chat told The Tab: ‘It was just boys being boys’

Queen Mary investigating after racist screenshots from a group chat emerge

The chat is filled with racist slurs

On-campus cemeteries and cursed paintings: These are the most haunted unis in London

Students study next to Jeremy Bentham’s preserved body at UCL and it didn’t even make the list

Revealed: These are the least and most popular University of London halls

Only two per cent of all applications went to the least popular one

Woman arrested as UCL campus evacuation revealed as a hoax bomb threat

They made similar threats to several other locations across central London

‘It feels like we’re a problem’: Disabled London students on exclusion during Freshers’

A student described the fair as ‘the worst day I’ve ever spent on campus’

Four London unis ranked in global top 100 in The Times World University Rankings

UCL has ranked 22nd in the world

UAL accused of ‘discrimination’ after banning student mother from breastfeeding on campus

She started a campaign so students with childcare duties ‘don’t have to drop out of university’

Imperial College unveils controversial ‘phallic’ statue on campus

Students have argued that it looks like a man sporting ‘three-metre-long genitalia’

London student ‘nearly blinded’ after being punched on the bus by man holding keys

She allegedly waited 13 weeks for the police to take her statement after reporting the attack

London uni becomes first in UK to ban fossil fuel employers from recruiting students

Birkbeck University said it ‘will not hold relationships of any kind with oil, gas or mining companies’

Meet the King’s students who got featured on an ITV dating show

Medie and Noosh’s episode of Secret Crush aires on October 10th on ITV2

Here’re the London unis where grads are most likely to get a job or study offer

We are very sorry art students

Take this quiz and we’ll tell you which London uni you should have gone to

Shout out to the brave souls who didn’t apply just so they can’t be a reject

London students grapple with money despite the city being more affordable than last year

One in five worry about homelessness while there’s been a reported ‘drastic improvement’ in living costs

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Top London unis paid via Kremlin-linked bank days after Ukraine invasion

Imperial and London Business School got more than £700k from Russian partner despite claiming to have cut ties since the war

Here’s how London unis are ranked for supporting student mental health

Many London students described their uni’s services along the lines of ‘abysmal’ and ‘non-existent’

‘Think twice about applying’: Students protest for trans rights during UCL open day

Protesters want their message to make prospectives ‘send their tuition fee money somewhere else’

Meet the London student who wore an ‘I want a refund’ banner to her graduation ceremony

Tia hopes her protest ‘will shine a light on the discussion of compensation for students during the Covid era’

Student ‘enraged and heartbroken’ to discover ‘anti-trans propaganda’ in UCL building

This was discovered two days after the 50th anniversary of Pride in London

London’s pop-up LGBTQ+ community centre to remain for five more years

‘The Centre is more than the sum of its parts, and at its core, it’s a safe space,’ said visitor

Queen Mary students ‘appalled’ by ‘incompetent’ outsourced marking

The uni was rumoured to hire Australian consultancy workers for grading during marking boycott

Goldsmiths warden claimed nearly £20k from the uni for taxi money over a two year period

UCU reveals massive personal spending by boss while staff lost jobs

UCL apologises for ‘culture of bullying and sexual misconduct’ at architecture school

‘Possibly xenophobic treatment’ of students went unpunished in Bartlett’s ‘toxic’ environment

London uni sent email ‘in error’ that appeared to reject applicant because they’re Russian

The uni said it was sent by mistake ‘due to an internal miscommunication’

‘It is isolating’: Medical students are struggling to get by on ‘unliveable’ funding

Government underfunding is failing future medics

Students at five London unis might not graduate as marking boycotts go ahead on Monday

The actions have been ‘postponed’ at KCL, Birkbeck, SOAS, and the University of Greenwich

Investigation into claims of antisemitism at the NUS starts on Monday

This comes after the government cut ties with the union over these allegations

Russell Group uni is ‘considering using external staff’ for marking during staff boycott

The uni’s UCU claims staff at an Australian consultancy may be used to grade student essays

Even without student loans, graduates face twice as much debt as those who didn’t go to uni

Starting to regret my life choices

Here’s where characters from Netflix’s Heartstopper would go to uni in the UK

You can’t NOT see Tao at UAL with that hair

Explained: What led up to the government ‘disengaging’ with the NUS and what happens next

The National Union of Students has been cut off from government funding and representation over claims of antisemitism

Here are the best music festivals coming up this summer in London

From Afrobeats to queer icons to Cardi B, there’s something for everyone

Quiz: Are you more like Nick or Charlie from Netflix’s Heartstopper?

Why can’t I be both??

London student goes viral over grim condition of a shared £1,000-a-month flat

They got 480,000 views on a TikTok shaming male roommates over filthy rooms

‘I was basically frozen out of student life’: Autistic students on their uni experiences

From socialising to job-hunting, autistic uni students share their struggles and strengths this Autism Acceptance Month

Marking boycott will hit nine London universities and may impact graduation

These unis might also see ten more days of strikes this term

Meet the London student who got Kopparberg to pay for a year of tuition with his design

Ben’s limited-edition designs of the company’s cider bottles have hit the shelves UK-wide

University of Greenwich tops all London unis for student experience

The uni came in ninth in the country and first in London based on StudentCrowd reviews

All the things you’ll know if you’re d/Deaf or hard-of-hearing at uni

‘I was allowed to ask lecturers to trim their facial hair so I could lipread them better’

Meet the students pushing for better anti-sexual violence policies at LSE

Hands Off LSE hopes their motion will bring about ‘a lasting change to the university’s support system’

‘We are here to support Freedom’: Thousands of Londoners march in solidarity with Ukraine

London’s Mayor led the city in sending ‘a unified message of support’ to mark one month of the war

‘We could potentially fail’: London students on the academic impact of strikes

Many are calling to be refunded for a continuously disrupted education

Man charged with murder of London uni student at her accommodation

The victim’s family described her as ‘the most caring and loving person we have ever known’

Arrest made following murder of 19-year-old London uni student in Clerkenwell

22-year-old Maher Maaroufe was arrested ‘on suspicion of murder and assault’

Meet the UCL Women’s Rugby squad set to bring home the trophy this season

Get ready: Here comes the girls

Here are some student-led initiatives to support Ukraine in London

Think again if you thought London students can’t do anything to help

SOAS students evicted from occupation by ‘over 40 private bailiffs’

Students were allegedly ‘harassed, intimidated, and pushed around’

UCU ‘called further waves of strike actions’ at 14 London unis in late March

There will be five more days of strikes between 21 March and 1 April

Meet the student who got ‘kicked off’ his programme at Goldsmiths after a fee strike

‘Students withholding fees seems to be the only way to force them to change’

More than 30 students occupy SOAS building in solidarity with UCU strikes

Demands include fair workplace and pay, accessibility, and removal of director Adam Habib

Protest broke out in front of UCL provost’s office over Stonewall withdrawal

The uni’s decision to pull out of diversity schemes had students protesting for trans rights

Goldsmiths places world’s first queer history degree under ‘existential threat’ this LGBT+ History Month

Two lecturers at risk of redundancy said the course ‘could not operate’ without them

‘I’m very worried’: London’s Ukrainian students on the crisis back home

International crisis is having personal consequences on some London students

Imperial leaders responsible for ‘a culture of bullying,’ independent report found

Comments like ‘one-armed black lesbian’ were allowed in ‘troubling’ workplace culture

Three London unis pledge against silencing abuse victims with NDAs

UCL, LSBU, and Goldsmiths signed the ‘Can’t Buy My Silence’ pledge

London unis to be hit with another round of strikes in February

14 London unis can see up to 10 days of staff walkout and a student strike

Meet the LSE student who just went on hunger strike for a whole week

‘I needed to take drastic action, and a hunger strike seemed like the only option to me’

One in five students use their student loan to gamble, survey suggests

‘It took over my life – I wasn’t studying, I was just sitting in my halls gambling,’ says one student

Meet the UCL students making a change for people with disabilities

From fighting for better curriculums to mentoring with lived experiences, these students are doing a lot to improve accessibility

UCL formally cuts ties with LGBTQ+ charity Stonewall after ‘temporary’ withdrawal during Covid

Leaked Academic Board paper described the charity as ‘an organisation that has a tendentious ideological approach’