Want to write for The Tab at Manchester uni? Here’s how you can get involved

We break the biggest stories on campus


Are you an aspiring journalist? A hilarious writer? A jokes meme lord or a film-maker? If you are, The Manchester Tab wants you to join our team.

The Manchester tab is a student news website run by students for students. You’re reading it right now! Our open meeting is on Monday the 3rd of February, at 7 pm, at 256 Wilmslow Road.

Anyone is free to come along if they’re interested- we are not a university-run society, so any students, not just UoM, are more than welcome.

If you’re unsure about what The Tab is, or how you can get involved, you’ll find all the information below:

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 Manchester Tab Facebook page, to a readership of almost a hundred thousand students – the best articles are shared across all of our pages, and can reach readers all over the country.

We break the biggest stories on campus. This summer, The Manchester Tab broke the story of the entire chem eng masters course being told they failed their degrees. Other stories the Manchester Tab have broken include when fuck Uni, drop out was written on the library, the Tory societies Thatcher cutout being beheaded, and a party so wild the floor fell in.

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-semetic 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?

Writing for The Manchester Tab, your stories will reach thousands of student readers, and while your stories won’t be printed, you’ll get a much better understanding of how modern news media actually works.

The team works with an Assistant Editor based at Tab HQ in London. They provide training in the basics of reporting, and quality advice on how to make your writing stand out you won’t get anywhere else.

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 simple. If you’re keen you can:

• Click attending on our Facebook event.

• DM us on insta.

• Message our Facebook page.

If news isn’t your thing, there are loads of other things we do. Our student writers produce some of the funniest features you’ll ever read. Some of our best include a procrastinators guide to uni study spaces, a list of the best drug dealers cards in Manchester, and a condemnation of the papers’ coverage of the death of Archie day.

We’re also looking for people to run our Social Media. If you consider yourself a meme connoisseur, or you want to try making fun original video, we’d love to have you.

If you have any questions, or can’t make the open meeting, message our page, our Instagram, or email [email protected].