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Monthly Archives: September 2012

Chao Sze-tung: "the important thing is that he is generous and kind-hearted”.

£40 million to turn ex-Manchester student straight

Disgruntled billionaire father offers ‘bounty’ to the man who wins over his daughter

Inigo Jerome Kelsey had great success selling his beanies to students. 
Photo- Johnnie Whiting

Government loans launched for student start-ups

A government initiative to loan money to students and young people has launched. The Start-Up Loans scheme, announced in May 2011’s Budget, will lend £82.5…

Locking Horns: the two universities of Manchester come face to face in the annual Varsity Rugby match

When two tribes go to war…

Andrew Williams considers the absence of genuine rivalry between the universities of Manchester

Cells swollen from inflammation can be shrunk to their normal size by bathing in a high-salt solution. Photo: UoM

Rubbing salt in a wound helps, says research

A high-salt solution can reduce inflammation in body tissue, a new study has shown

Students protest about UKAB's decision to revoke London Met's status as a sponsor of international students. Photo: Patrycja Marczewska

NUS welcome High Court London Met decision

London Met students granted permission to study in the UK for a year

The Greater Manchester Police's 'Student Safe' campaign launches next week, focusing on making freshers "safety savvy". Photo: Jonny Whiting

Freshers focus of police safety campaign

Students new to Manchester are the focus of a police safety campaign launching next week

Muslims gather to protest for new laws banning offensive material. Photo: Richard Crook

1,000 march on Oxford Road demanding new blasphemy laws

– Far right counter protest contained at Piccadilly Gardens
– 3,000 strong petition calling for new laws

Photo: University of Manchester

Postgraduate loans – a better system?

The topic of whether or not we should have a public form of loans for postgraduate education has been floated, not for the first time,…

Joining a society is a great way to make friends. Photo: Patrycja Marczewska

Ask Keir: How to stay healthy at University

Keir Stone-Brown gives you some tips about how to stay healthy during your first weeks at University

Dimbleby: Hello, I'm not going to hurt you.

LIVE: The return of BBC Question Time

Andrew Williams is on hand to Dimbledance his way through the first Question Time of the new Parliamentary year.

photo: Kmeron on Flikr

Maverick Sabre

Manchester Academy
25th September
4/5 stars
Charlie Boydell-Smith

Can you talk the talk? Photo: Salford University

Dream Job: Football Correspondent

Next time you’re watching the football, turn off the commentary and see if you can write a match report