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Monthly Archives: June 2017

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Ex-Chancellor George Osborne given honorary professorship at University of Manchester

Reaction to the news has been mixed, with the university praising Osborne’s dedication to the Northern Powerhouse and its growing economy, while critics have questioned the ex-Chancellor’s credentials

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Festival preview: Reading and Leeds

Reading and Leeds returns with another headliner-packed line-up, so The Mancunion looks ahead to what will surely be the perfect end to summer

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Review: The Red Turtle

The Red Turtle leaves audiences swept away as Studio Ghibli proves it is far from dead in the water

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Interview: Christina Martin

Canadian singer-songwriter Christina Martin chats to Rebekah Shaw about her upcoming UK tour, stripped-down shows, and the social responsibility of music artists

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TEF awards: Bronze, Silver, Gold, or fraud?

The University of Manchester Students’ Union’s Education Officer Emma Atkins considers the impact of the recent TEF awards, and questions the role of TEF in the intricate, diverse world of higher education

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Controversial TEF rankings shake up Higher Education hierarchies

The release of the controversial Teaching Excellence Framework’s results shocked many, with only eight Russell Group universities receiving gold, although many have questioned the rankings’ validity

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Review: The Handmaiden

Park Chan-wook’s sumptuous take on Sarah Waters’ award-winning novel Fingersmith

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Interview: Spoon

We spoke to the Texan indie greats about Trump, ambience, and how you should never listen to anything they have to say

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Apply to join the 2017/18 Editorial Team

Apply before the 4th of July to join our 2017/18 Editorial Team!

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General Elections 2017: Don’t forget to v-sign

The British people keep calling the government’s bluff, so why are they still going all-in?

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Interview: Chadden Hunter

Science & Technology Editor, Georgie Hines, sits down with Planet Earth II producer Chadden Hunter to discuss conservation, the challenges of nature filmmaking, and what’s in store next

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Review: Girl on Girl

Laura Joyce takes a look at the photobook curated by Charlotte Jansen, Girl on Girl