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Daily Archives: 10th March 2017

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Only 16 per cent of students vote in Exec elections

The Exec elections saw a 36 per cent drop in turnout for 2017 elections, as Alex Tayler becomes General Secretary of the Students’ Union

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Preview: Staff and students against blood cancer

DKMS are organising a raffle and bake-sale at the Students’ Union on Tuesday 21st March to register staff and students to be blood donors

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Student suicides at all-time high

As student suicides have reached record numbers, we look at the support available to those struggling with their mental health

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Withington hero who saved children from fire faces deportation

A Withington resident of 15 years who saved two children from his burning neighbour’s home faces being sent back to Zimbabwe following his asylum rejection by the Home Office

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International students in the North West boost economy by £970 million

Data released by Universities UK shows 35,000 foreign students in the North West of England contribute nearly £1 billion to local economy

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‘Hover train’ cuts Manchester to Liverpool journey to seven minutes

New North-West transport plans include ‘MagLev’ or ‘hover trains’ that can cut Manchester to Liverpool train times from an hour to just seven minutes

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Routine traffic stop saves Manchester backpacker’s life

A 22-year-old women from Manchester has been rescued from her kidnapper by Australian police

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Preview: MedX Future of Healthcare conference

Manchester healthcare innovation start-up, ReThinkX, is to hold their 3rd annual MedX Future of Healthcare conference on 25th March

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SICK! Festival brings life to Manchester

Manchester is made to feel a little better with a full schedule of SICK! events, and we’re here to give you a little preview of what’s to come this month

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Concerns grow over increasing homeless youth

Fears of increased homelessness and exploitation among young people as the government moves ahead with plans to end housing support payments for under 21s

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Sexual harassment ‘epidemic’ at UK universities

A Guardian investigation has revealed a serious problem with staff-on-student and staff-on-staff sexual harassment at UK universities

Photo: Tilly Hudson

Women in Media 2017

To celebrate International Women’s Day, Manchester Media Group hosted a weekend of speakers, panels, and workshops for the Women in Media Conference 2017