Emily Smith

News writer

Emily Smith
Bournemouth University

News, universities, student stories and lifestyle, campus culture, higher education, Taylor Swift, Gilmore Girls and TikTok trends.

  • Emily is currently a Staff News Writer at The Tab. She is an expert on universities, higher education and campus culture having been Editor in Chief of a local Tab team whilst at university. You can reach her at [email protected]
  • Earlier this year, Emily was awarded Highly Commended for The Hugh Cudlipp Student Journalism Award for her interview with a York student who was stalked by her driving instructor.
  • Emily has broken a number of university scoops that have been picked up by multiple national publications.


Emily Smith joined The Tab UK in the summer of 2023 after finishing her master's degree. At university, she joined The York Tab as a student contributor in 2020 before going on to become Editor in Chief for two years.


Emily graduated from The University of York in 2022 with a BA Honours in English and History. She then went on to study for an MA in English literature.


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