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Monthly Archives: August 2015

Mezze platter. Photo: The Mancunion

Quite Good

Ellie Gibbs reviews the recently refurbished Cornerhouse, in its new location as arts & culture complex HOME

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Stonewall event to be held at North Campus

An LGBT+ panel discussion hosted as a collaboration between charity Stonewall, the Albert Kennedy Trust, and Sparkle, will be hosted by the University of Manchester this Sunday

Whole foods: Roasted squash, beetroot and pistachio galette. Photo: The Mancunion

A little advice for a happy, healthy life

For those struggling to find their way out from a mountain of takeaway boxes and crisp wrappers, Food & Drink Editor Ellie Gibbs gives some basic tips for following a healthy lifestyle

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Whipped Coffee Coconut Vegan Cheesecake with Cinnamon Crust

Try this vegan alternative to cheesecake using coconut cream and a nutty oat base

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Not so sure about the widely known liquid-food? Let Cecilia change your mind by highlighting its versatility, variety and virtues

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Jamaican Me Crazy

Food Editor Ellie Gibbs gives her tropical take on a celebration cake

Using the Dark Web and untraceable bitcoin, the gang were able to order illicit substances by post. Photo: mattza @Flickr

Student drug kingpin jailed

Liam Reynolds and a gang of Leeds students ordered drugs from abroad using the Silk Road marketplace and sold them on to students

Efforts to address poor representation at university may, in fact, be leading to the unfair gap. Photo: paullew @Flickr

BME applicants “unfairly rejected” by Russell Group universities

Researchers found that data indicates BME university applicants are disproportionately rejected a place at university in comparison to similarly-qualified white peers

Is it finally time to trust the internet in terms of its use in academia? Photo: The Mancunion

Internet not responsible for plagiarism, says report

Researchers found the reputation the internet has for encouraging cheating might just be down to hyperbolic news stories and anecdotal evidence

The A-level student's family fled Baghdad in 2006, where daily killings occurred. Photo: nromagna @Flickr

Straight-A* student denied student loan due to immigration status

Iraqi-born Hassan al-Sherbaz has lived in the UK half his life, attended both primary and secondary school in this country, but has been told he must pay full international fees if he wants to study Chemical Engineering at Imperial College

The androgynous star was an eclectic pioneer in his industry. Photo: summer1978 @Flickr

Bowie professor to live artist’s lifestyle for whole year

From Aladdin Sane to Ziggy Stardust, Will Brooker will spread different personas throughout the year to better understand the 70s artist

Since the lifting of the intake cap, more and more private accommodation will be depended upon. Photo: fire_up_the_quattro @Flickr

Student accommodation reaches breaking point as half of students struggle with rent

In the three years between 2010 and 2013, student rent prices rose at almost double the rate of the wider rental market. The NUS is calling for rent controls to combat the “crisis”