Becca Derbyshire

Co-Editor in Chief of The Tab Exeter

Becca Derbyshire
Bournemouth University

Student news, student lifestyle, campus culture, University of Exeter, social media trends, fashion, Love Island

  • Becca is Co-Editor in Chief at The Tab Exeter, where she oversees a whole team of editors and writers, as well as commissioning and editing articles, all whilst writing her own pieces.
  • Becca is a keen features writer, who is able to satirise aspects of Exeter student life, tailoring articles to a specific, young audience. She has also done pieces for the national page and can turn around news articles quickly, such as the Just Stop Oil protest on campus.
  • In her free time, Becca enjoys playing netball in Uni League 1 at Exeter, which involves going to regular matches and training. She previously rowed for four years, racing as bow in quads, fours and doubles and intends to take this up again after university.


Becca Derbyshire joined The Tab Exeter in 2022, at the end of her first year. She started as the Fashion Editor, going on to become Co-Editor in Chief in 2023.


Becca Derbyshire is in her final year at the University of Exeter, completing a degree in English Literature and she has a particular interest in the early modern period as well as anything Shakespeare.


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Pro-Palestine students disrupt meeting between Exeter University senior management

Representatives of the university were compelled to meet with the encampment’s negotiation team

Here’s a ranking of the best looks at Exeter’s charity fashion show 2024

Crochet, frills, and denim

Nine things that consistently humble me as an Exeter University student

An honourable mention to Vaults

Here’s everything that went down during Chill Hill 2024 at Exeter Uni

It’s been seven years since the slopes first came to Forum Hill

Exeter named as one of 15 Russell Group unis lowering grade boundaries for overseas students

Overseas students can access pathways into Exeter with grades as low as DDE

Fancy something new for 2024? Come and write for The Exeter Tab

Come to our open meeting on 1st February at 4pm in The Ram

In conversation with Rory Sturgeon: The Exeter student making music from his uni room

He’s recently taken inspo from Tom Misch and Loyle Carner

Exeter University takes disciplinary action against two staff in student relationships

Two relationships resulted in disciplinary action against staff in the last 10 years

Here’s a ranking of the best club smoking areas in Exeter, from a non-smoker

I’m just here for the vibes tbh

Exeter Palestine Action hold peaceful demonstration in the Forum to mourn victims

Staff and students lay on the ground for around 20 minutes

We spoke to Steve, the hot Exeter Uni campus security guard everyone’s thirsting over

He really stole the limelight from Just Stop Oil

Exeter University’s Forum defaced with red and orange paint by Just Stop Oil protestors

Exeter students gathered to watch the protests led by George Simonson as part of the Just Stop Oil campaign

Explained: This is what the Exeter rugby ‘nappy run’ actually is

Don’t you just LOVE a grown man in a nappy?

Here are all the ways you can make the most of Welcome Week as a silly Exeter fresher

Praying for your liver this week x

Exeter University calls off UCU strikes planned for the first week of term

Nightmare for those of you with 8:30ams x

Exeter ranked in the top 20 UK universities, according to new league table

Here’s one to tell the grandparents x

The official A-Z of anything and everything that makes up an Exeter freshers’ life

(It mostly comprises of TP and Venoms)

‘We got stalked’: These are Exeter students’ worst summer holiday stories

Happens to the best of us babe x

Here’s exactly which Uni of Exeter halls you belong in based on your overall vibe

Thoughts and prayers if you vibe with Old Laf x

Every single time we rooted for a Love Island friendship more than the actual couples

Love Island? More like Friend Island

Think you’re one of the boys? Take this quiz to find out which Love Island pick me girl you are

Peak if you’re Lucie

Take this ultimate Barbie movie trivia quiz to find out if you’re a superfan, or just Ken

Fake fans belong in the Mojo Dojo Casa House

Take this Taylor Swift quiz to see which of her famous friends would be your bestie

You’re definitely a girls’ girl if you get the Haim sisters

Who runs the world? A brief history of all the women who carried men to the Love Island final

Yes, Molly from All Stars is on this list

‘I love the way it feels to be a hater’: Meet the creators of the viral Haters Anthem TikTok sound

Plot twist: They’re really wholesome

Identical twins graduate Exeter University medical school and become junior doctors together

‘We have an incredibly strong bond that has definitely helped us in our studies’

Nearly half of Exeter’s graduating students have no confirmed outcome of their degree

‘I’m in an indefinite, anxiety-filled limbo’

Here’s what your favourite Exeter pub says about your overall vibe

You’re not edgy for liking Topsham Brewery

Exeter graduations will not be affected by marking boycott, university confirms

Here’s how Exeter University is tackling the marking boycott

Every single bestie date Exeter students need to go on this summer

Forget TP, it’s all about pottery and Aperol

University of Exeter ranked in UK top 20 in new uni league table

One place up from last year, such a slay

The 10 things every Exeter student should do once exams are over

Because you deserve to treat yourself, no matter what your bank balance says

Layering up over the winter chill: Fashion in the Forum is back for 2023

Ditch the joggers, it’s all about maxi skirts and layering