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The Bristol Tab is looking for writers and we want YOU

You don’t need any experience and it looks great on your CV

Are you wondering how you're going to pass the time between bargs boozing and lizard lounge…lounging? Are you searching for yet another excuse to not set foot in the ASS library all year? Or do you simply want to take your first steps into the dynamic world of student journalism?

If the answer to any of those questions is yes, maybe or no, The Bristol Tab wants you!

We are looking for aspiring journalists, great writers, or anyone who thinks they're quite witty. Come along to our open meeting on the 1st October at the Stacy Room @ The SU. More details can be found here.

What is The Tab?

The Tab is a student news site with over six million monthly readers. As a student writer, your stories will be shared on The Bristol Tab Facebook page, to a readership of 17,000 people – the best are shared across all of our pages, and can reach readers all over the country.

We break the biggest stories on campus. Last year, The Bristol Tab broke the news that Bristol kicked a student out by email and letter weeks before he committed suicide. Other stories we covered included that Bristol had been named the cocaine capital of Europe, and that time the social sec of the rugby club was removed for making freshers eat raw chicken liver.

Hundreds of stories published originally on The Tab have made national news, we exposed the Warwick boys who made rape jokes in their group chat, the Coventry dodgeball team who wore anti-semitic slogans on their white t-shirt social, and the Cambridge student who set fire to a £20 note in front of a homeless man.

Why should I write for The Tab and not somewhere else?

The Tab is a nationwide online publication with a much wider readership than other Bristol student papers, and will give you an insight into how modern media works.

The Tab HQ team in London is always on hand to offer journalistic advice and training. With their help, you'll learn how to make your writing stand out.

Tab alumni frequently go on to work for famous publications all over the world, including VICE, The Times, and Vogue. Just this year, former Tab student writers started jobs at The Telegraph, The Sun, and Cosmopolitan.

How can I get involved?

It's really easy. Come along to our open meeting, details of which can be found here.


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