The Mancunion

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Daily Archives: 5th December 2011

Fees for postgraduate courses at Manchester starting in 2012 are already substantially higher than last year. Photograph: Nick Whiting.

Dame Nancy criticises fees policy

The Vice Chancellor of the University of Manchester has stated that the coalition government hasn’t thought of the impact of fee rises on postgraduate study

Dame Nancy Rothwell speaking at a meeting with students in the UMSU building. Photograph: Jonathan Whiting

Some staff ‘do not think that students are important’, says VC

Dame Nancy Rothwell has argued that the University of Manchester’s poor performance in league tables measuring student satisfaction is because some staff do not care about students

Otis Redding- Otis Blue

Classic Album: Otis Redding – Otis Blue

Dan Jones takes a look at the album that shot soul icon Otis Redding to the top of the charts in 1965.

Lisa Hannigan (Credit- Victoria Smith)

Interview: Lisa Hannigan @ St. Phillips Church

As lovely as gigs in churches can be, Lisa Hannigan’s set needs less restriction and more sweatiness.

Thurston Moore

Live: Thurston Moore

Thurston Moore’s new album, Demolished Thoughts, has been lost somewhat in the live translation.

The Staves (Credit to Brian Roberts)

Live: The Staves @ Sacred Trinity Church

Angelic voices, folky tones and complex harmonies make up this choir of 3 young sisters’ sound.

Wild Beasts (Credit to Tom Johnson)

Live: Wild Beasts

Both band and venue remain amongst the live circuit’s best-kept secrets. On tonight’s evidence though, they surely won’t be secrets for much longer.

A Day To Remember

Live: A Day To Remember @ Academy 1

ADTR are breaking down borders and redefining genres to create the music they and their fans want.

Aphex Twin a.k.a. Richard D. James

Live: Aphex Twin @ Warehouse Project

A 5 star review for the Irish-born producer’s second set on British soil in over a year.

Drake - Take Care

Album: Drake – Take Care

That difficult second album cliché proves its truth this time around.

Exit Ten

Live: Exit Ten @ Moho Live

Exit Ten are a band that have only matured with age, making them a band certainly worth keeping an eye our for next festival season.


In defence of polyamory

The practice is perfectly suitable for some