Vicky Mepstead

Co-Editor of The Newcastle Tab

Vicky Mepstead
Newcastle University


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Here are the last goodbyes every final year wishes they could have said to Newcastle

Never thought we would miss the Robbo x

We’ve rounded up the best viral TikTok’s made by Newcastle students

Renegade in Jesmond did you say?!

Camp Rock was the stupidest thing we watched growing up and these moments prove it

Mitchie is kinda selfish tbh

Newcastle Uni has introduced a ‘safety net’ policy

A ‘baseline average’ of marks will be calculated

Newcastle Uni has overtaken Oxford in the official university league tables

The famous boat race with Cambridge will now take place on the River Tyne

BBC filmed students drinking in Jesmond as an example of not caring about coronavirus

Well lads, we have been well and truly called out

Here are the candidates for Education Officer in the NUSU 2020 Elections

Voting opens on Monday at midday

Newcastle Uni confirm it will remain open following further spread of coronavirus

Teaching and exams are set to continue

Newcastle student charged over £1,300 after accidentally ordering the wrong taxi and ending up in Norwich

You can probably guess that he missed his 9am

Newcastle student charged over £1,300 after taxi takes him all the way to Norwich

You can probably guess that he missed his 9am

Newcastle Uni warn against travelling abroad during Easter holidays

It follows an email sent out to all students

Some Newcastle students have started a ‘crisp wall’ in their house and want donations

Their landlord is on board with the idea

Newcastle Clubbers of the Week: Week Two

Did you make the cut?

Striking staff urged to delete recorded lectures so students can’t catch up

The Newcastle UCU commented on Twitter

A round up of the best student friendly drinks and trebles deals in Newcastle

From trebs to 2-4-1, we’ve got you covered

There has been backlash on Twitter over Newcastle mumps thread

Not everyone saw the funny side

Flying dildo at Newcastle Bongo’s Bingo rips girls eyelashes out

That’s bound to hurt

‘Looks another Warwick about to happen’: I was stalked at uni, but my stalker was allowed to stay

A leaked email shows the university were more concerned with their ‘precarious reputation’

Woman dies in hit-and-run on Jesmond Road

A man is in a life threatening condition

Watch: Video footage of the Newcastle student shouting ‘I hate n*****s’

He also says ‘I fucking hate gay pikeys’

‘We heard him scream’: We spoke to the boys behind the Castle Leazes pig head prank

There was pigs blood in his bed

Here’s 10 places in Newcastle you need to visit this year to keep your Insta popping

Neon signs seem to be a winner

Bar Blanc are re-launching their pub quiz this upcoming Monday

£2 to enter, winning already

Club goer accuses Tup Tup of overcharging him when he bought two bottles of vodka and just forgot

He thought he had spent eight quid, not eighty

The Newcastle Tab are recruiting – come and join us!

Our first meeting is on the 30th September!

These people got back together with their exes and it actually worked out

‘We’ve both grown up so much’

Glasgow Uni set to pay £20 million in slave trade reparations

They made £200m profits from the slave trade

Sweet baby Jesus, Topshop jeans are 20 per cent off this weekend!!!!

Our prayers have been answered

Who is Saffron Barker? The controversial 19-year-old YouTuber joining Strictly

She has over two million subscribers

Looking back at the 26 reality TV show performances that defined British culture

How did we ever forget about these?

Robbers stamped on student’s face then FaceTimed his mum asking for help

They stamped on his face so hard it left an imprint

Omg, Greggs stores are going to be open til late!

Post pub pasty?

Brighton student sets up fundraiser to pay for transgender surgery

He has raised over £1000 already

All five seasons of Love Island are on ITV Hub right now

But only for a limited time

University of Glasgow to run ‘female only’ course to train NHS leaders

The course will begin in October

Rusty’s bouncer was filmed repeatedly assaulting a female club-goer last night

Northumbria police say she assaulted him first

Alex from Glasto is doing a club appearance in Newcastle this week

The real MVP of Glastonbury

A round up of the best dissertation hand in pictures from Newcastle Uni this year

Can you believe DISS creativity

Newcastle’s BNOC of the Year: Round one

Something worthy to put on the CV

Northumberland Street was closed tonight after reports of a man on shop roof

Police confirmed that he has been arrested

This second year Newcastle student took his MUM to Tiger Weds and we asked them all about it

Parents paying for your trebs?! Iconic

Antler is set to become a trebles bar and it’s launching THIS WEDNESDAY

Two trebs and a Jäger, I’m yours

Taco Bell to open in Newcastle city centre

Forget about your Christmas dinner

Newcastle’s Clubbers of the week

It’s that time of the week again!!!

A love letter to everyone’s favourite, Soho Rooms

We really, truly love you

Perdu bouncer fired after repeatedly kicking a girl who tripped on the club stairs

He has since been fired

Clubbers of the week: Freshers’ Edition!

“Wait let’s get a picture together”

Everything that is bound to happen in your first term at Newcastle

Living on nothing but pasta and trebles…

Newcastle has been shortlisted for University of the Year

Hurrah for us!

Bar Blanc are hosting a Love Island launch party this Monday

Don’t be a melt and miss this

Why Fever in Nuneaton is the best worst hometown club in the UK

#FeverThursday. Need I say any more?

The seven things you have learnt so far as a fresher at Newcastle University

RIP to your bank and liver