Anna Paulins

Editor, The Birmingham Tab

United Kingdom

3rd-year student journalist at the University of Birmingham studying Politics. Hoping to follow a career in news journalism after graduation.



NUS to go bankrupt in spring, according to leaked document

Lack of funding could hit student services A leaked document has revealed that the National Union of Students could go bankrupt as soon as spring. Following the revelation earlier this month that the union is facing a £3 million deficit, National President Shakira Martin wrote of the need to "get our house in order", and NUS officials said reform was needed by summer.

University of Birmingham
Academic boycott of UoB Dubai campus agreed in unanimous vote

The vote came in response to Matthew Hedges' sentencing Today, Birmingham UCU members voted to start an academic boycott of the new Dubai campus in response to Durham academic, Matthew Hedges', life sentence. The motion "called for staff [to] refuse to engage with the Dubai campus unless explicitly required to in their contract".

University of Birmingham
BREAKING: Police called after Library evacuated for 'security reasons'

A suspicious package was left in the library The Main Library was been evacuated at approximately 6:40pm this evening for security reasons. The police were called and showed up soon after students were evacuated. The library has now been reopened and students have been assured the threat is gone.

University of Birmingham
Exclusive: UoB cheerleading squad placed on probation after racial incidents

Members felt 'ostracised' after other cheerleaders used the n-word The University of Birmingham's cheerleading team, the Birmingham Pussycats, have been put on probation for a year after a number of racial incidents. The incidents leading to their probation include planning a Mexican themed tour and the use of the n-word, leading to minority members feeling "ostracised".

University of Birmingham
UoB students start a petition demanding compensation after being without hot water for months

Residents are demanding compensation University of Birmingham students living at Liberty Park have been living without frequent hot water since September. The students affected have started a petition demanding compensation. Since September, the students living at Liberty Park in Selly Oak have had infrequent hot water, with showers only being warm during the day.

University of Birmingham
We found out that The University of Birmingham only employs six qualified counsellors

All six do not work full time either The Tab Birmingham's investigation into mental healthcare provision at Uob discovered that only six permanent, qualified mental health counsellors are employed for 30,000 students. The Tab requested information from UoB regarding their employment of mental health workers.


University of Birmingham
We went to a fetish workshop and realised how vanilla we are

More immersive than 3D Fifty Shades What do you think of when you think fetish and kink? Those 99p erotica novels on Kindle? That time you were exposed in Never Have I Ever? Or one of Rihanna's greatest hits: S&M? We thought it was all whips and chains (excite meeee), but it's so much more than that.