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Daily Archives: 3rd December 2012

A wistar lab rat, commonly used for research. 
Image: Wikimedia commons

Manchester’s research under threat?

With animal rights campaigners attacking supply lines of animals for testing into the UK, is our research as a nation going to suffer?

Jerusalem, the location of year abroad study for students of Hebrew at the University. 
Photo - Lisa Murgatroyd

The allure of languages

In a world where graduate opportunities are limited, it seems little wonder that people seek out language degrees

Pussy Riot

My Political Hero: Pussy Riot

Cat Gray’s political hero is not an individual, but a leaderless collective of women.

Manchester music legend Ian Curtis. But how many of the venues where his band Joy Division use to play are still standing. Image: Patrick Pearse

Manchester’s lost musical heritage

Some of Manchester’s most significant venues have been turned into supermarkets and flats, writes Chloe Glover

Sale Sarks take on the Harlequins at Twickenham earlier this year. Photo: FearlessFred @Flickr

Revival starts now for toothless Sharks

Cal Millar explores Sale Sharks’ woeful season so far… and how they can turn it around

Manchester proved too good for Bishop Burton Photo: Cil Barnett-Neefs

Clinical Manchester stroll into last 16

University of Manchester 50-12 Bishop Burton College

Manchester scored three goals among many opportunities.

Manchester cup campaign off and running

Univesity of Manchester 3-1 University of Edinburgh

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Borderlands 2 wins Game of The Year

Gaming Society members vote Borderlands 2 as Game of the Year

UKIP flyer Photo: Creative Commons, srboisvert

The rise of UKIP – a force to be reckoned with?

As the public becomes increasingly Eurosceptic, Lisa Murgatroyd discusses how UKIP are becoming serious political contenders

Tony Lloyd won greater Manchester's first ever PCC elections.

PCC: Clegg and Cameron ‘dunces of the year’

Tony Lloyd, Greater Manchester’s new Police and Crime Commissioner blames the government for November’s embarrassing elections

"Will fuck for tuition" student protester at #demo2012, Photo: Lisa Murgatroyd

“Will shag for tuition” exposed as exploiting cash-strapped students, but how prolific is student sex work?

Language students at the university of manchester were responsible for a third of degree changes made by first years last academic year. Photo: Stefano Costanzo @Fotopedia

Language undergrads most likely to change degree

A third of degree changes made by first years last year were by students originally studying a language