Rebecca Murphy

Co-editor-in-chief at the Manchester Tab

Rebecca Murphy
Bournemouth University

Guides, fashion, hot topics, uni life, campus lifestyle, student culture, opinion, University of Manchester, Manchester Metropolitan University

  • Rebecca is currently the co-editor-in chief of The Manchester Tab, where she is responsible for overseeing a team of section editors and a team of writers as well as producing articles and social media content for the site.
  • Rebecca is passionate about breaking important student news, as well as covering student scoops and opinion.
  • In her spare time, Rebecca volunteers for an educational equality charity, as well as enjoying travel and live music.


Rebecca joined The Manchester Tab in 2022 as a student contributor, before going on to become the Co-editor in Chief in the summer of 2023.


Rebecca is currently on a professional experience year working in a secondary school in the Northwest with year 11, before completing her final year in a BA social sciences degree (politics and sociology.)


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Uni of Manchester forced to move exams after pro-Palestine protestors occupy Whitworth Hall

Students received an email from the uni outlining ‘well established contingency plans’ which may be put in place

Married at First Sight to Love Island: All of Nicola Coughlan’s favourite TV shows

She’s truly just like us

Camden pubs to comedy clubs: All of the real-life locations used for filming Baby Reindeer

Probably best to avoid some of these locations

Manchester Police appeals for students to claim bizarre items stolen from Fallowfield houses

The stolen items include a lighter, an American plug and a broken camel magnet

Manchester students bought hot tub to stay warm after heating had been broken for weeks

One tenant was forced to temporarily move out of the property due to damp and mould

Nominations are now OPEN for Manchester’s ultimate BNOC 2024

Short for stuff on your CV? This is for you

Everything Jack O’Connell has been up to since breaking all our hearts as Cook in Skins

He’s now starring in the new Amy Winehouse biopic Back To Black

The Manchester Tab wants you: Apply to be part of the 2024-2025 Editorial team

Applications close on Friday 26th April

New report exposes widening ethnicity and disability pay gap at University of Manchester

The number of BAME staff decreased in 2023 and disability pay gaps increased to 16.1 per cent and 10.3 per cent

Manchester police officer cleared of rape allegation against 20-year-old student in her home

James Darnton was found not guilty of the allegation that occurred in 2009

Mouse spotted running around inside University of Manchester library building

Footage shows the rodent scuttling around the Alan Gilbert Learning Commons

University of Manchester bans applications from London students because their ‘vibes are off’

A leaked email sent to staff explained that the ban will come in place from September 2024

‘It’s just backwards thinking’: Manchester students on new SU approved pro-life society

‘Abolishing the ability for young people to choose how their life unfolds shouldn’t be encouraged’

Over 10,000 people sign petition to dissolve Manchester Uni Pro-Life Society in just two days

Manchester Students’ Union has said it is not legally able to dissolve the society

New pro-life society approved by University of Manchester Students’ Union

Made up of two male students, the society is ‘supporting the dignity of every human life’

Why being a single student in Manchester this Valentine’s Day isn’t the end of the world

If this is Ed Westwick reading: It is the end of the world

Manchester student jailed for running over and killing her fiancé after row

Alice Wood will serve a minimum of 18 years in prison

University of Manchester to host four day summer festival to celebrate 200th anniversary

The Universally Manchester festival will be held from Friday 6th to Sunday 9th June 2024

Pop that pint down: Manchester named as the most sober uni in the UK

Just in time for dry January

Manchester student found guilty of murder after running over her fiancé with car

Alice Wood was told she ‘may never be released’ for killing Ryan Watson in May 2022

Former Manchester student to face up to six months in prison after Just Stop Oil protest

Phoebe Plummer has been remanded to prison until May 16th 2024

Eight things I would nominate for the UoM ‘Walk of fame’

Number nine: My first year crush

Planning application submitted for redevelopment of Fallowfield campus

The plans include redevelopment of Owens Park, Woolton Hall and Oak House

Warnings issued in Manchester after circulation of super strength MDMA pills

Drug harm reduction resource MANDRAKE has tested pills with extremely high doses of MDMA

Get prepped for uni: A day in the life of a new Manchester student

Live, Love, Laugh Fallowfield

Eight unrealistic New Year’s resolutions as a Manchester Uni student

Oh and Number 9: I will lay off the booze, just a bit