So you’ve made it to York… what should you do next?

Great big welcome, one and all

Congratulations! You’ve made it through school and are now ready to join one of the best universities in the country.

I must warn you, however, we’re not inspirational. We spend most of our days on campus running from the pesky geese, and at night standing in Willow queues.

Sure, we occasionally roll down the hill at Clifford’s Tower (tip: bring a second shirt), jump in the campus lake (don’t do it) and attend an inspiring lecture (we applaud after every English Literature lecture, but nobody knows why).

damn those pesky geese

Damn those pesky geese

But in all honesty you’ll love it here! York is one of the best university towns, and we have such a quirky and diverse nightlife.

We love the birds, despite their bitchy nature, and we all secretly want to have a drink at Betty’s Tea Room (but we’re too poor).

Campus is rampant with small wonders and a buzzing student environment, with each College standing out on its own. Some are clearly better than the others, but we’ll let you make your own decision on that one.

At York you’ll have to endure many student newspapers battling each other, but there’s only one you need to get to know… The Tab.

Aren't those t-shirts sexy?

Aren’t those t-shirts sexy?

At The Tab you’ll get the perfect introduction to campus; riveting scandals, hilarious gossip and the talk of the town.

We’ve got every College and foot of campus scoped: Yes Goodricke, we know about your chlamydia scandal, Halifax, there are students who actually “like” you, and Derwent is not just sporty meat heads (who knew?).

So while you embark on your journey of self-discovery, you’ll have alongside you a hilariously charming and witty companion: The Tab.

Yes, we can point at geese

Yes, we can point at geese

This is The Tab’s first year in York and make no mistake, that will not be holding us back.

We’ll be posting articles in the days leading up to the start of freshers, and continue to do so throughout the year.

Whether it’s partying guides, hangover remedies, fresher fails, or taxi driver nonsense. The Tab has got you covered.

Just give us a Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

But it doesn’t stop there – we want you to write for us too.

shameless editor selfie

Shameless editor selfie

The Tab is a national newspaper with tight connections with The Telegraph.

So not only will you love writing for us, we may even be able to get you some work experience with some swanky top journalists.

We’ve received praise from other top papers too, like the Mail On Sunday who said we’re “always ahead of the game.”

Even if you don’t feel like writing, we would still love to hear your stories and all about your crazy shenanigans.

Just email our editors, Grace Thompson and Eddie Royle, at

If a story is good, we’ll even pay you for the tip-off.

Well done again folks, we can’t wait to meet you. You have the best few years ahead of you and we will be right alongside you.

Tab love xxx