The Mancunion

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Monthly Archives: March 2017

Photo: Patrick Young

The Life of Karen and her Pi(es)

Patrick Young tests out delicious pies he found in the most mysterious corner of Facebook, all thanks to ultimate pie enthusiast and Stockport deli owner, Karen

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£17.3m awarded for robotics research in UK universities

Government announces pledge to fund research into robotics at UK universities, including the University of Manchester, as part of their Digital Strategy

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Top 5 books to get you into Terry Pratchett’s Discworld

Brocha Goode suggests five Terry Pratchett books that are an excellent entry point to Discworld

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Manchester athletes picked for North squads

Several players from the universities’ Rugby and Netball clubs have progressed beyond their respective clubs and will be given a chance showcase their talents on the national stage

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The Mancunion does TEDxManchester

Here are the 10 most important ‘less is more’ lessons The Mancunion learnt at this February’s TedxManchester conference

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Six Nations Report: The Italian Controversy

Toby Webb offers his opinion on the big story arising from Round 3 of this year’s 6 Nations

Photo: Lauren Valentine

Could you be an au pair this summer?

Get paid to travel, build relationships, and develop your skills by working as an au pair — a definite option for your summer plans

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Guardian Angel or Glamorising Arms?

Is there a danger in sporting a fashion accessory without understanding its power as a political message? How aware of we are the statements we make?

Photo: Alicia Love

Why I’ve dropped out of the University of Manchester

Recent University of Manchester drop out, Edie Walwyn, discusses the possibilities that exist outside our society’s obsession with university education

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Live: Chainsmokers

American duo Chainsmokers take Manchester by storm with an ecstatic, non-stop performance, writes Lydia Ransome

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Global News: Science

Read the best science news from around the world this week

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Review: FUTURE vs HNDRXX – Future Hendrix

Tara Baharadia pits Future Hendrix’s two eponymous albums against each other