The Mancunion

Britain's biggest student newspaper

Aliya Ismangil

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Largest rocket launched from UK by Manchester space tourism firm

Privately owned commercial space travel company, Starchaser Industries Ltd., has successfully launched their largest rocket, the Skybolt 2, in Northumberland village of Otterburn

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Smear test ‘not needed for lesbian women’?

LGBT+ groups have said that gay women are being told that they do not need mandatory cervical screenings

Photo: Daniel Liam Glyn

‘Changing Stations’ music album tells story of synaesthesia

Manchester composer, Daniel Liam Glyn, uses music to tell a story of his neurological condition and his love for London

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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

Photo: The University of Manchester

£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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Martin Shkreli Harvard talk interrupted by fire alarm and walk-outs

Invited by a student group, Shkreli’s talk at Harvard University was met with protests and controversy

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Finding the public’s lost faith in science

Academics come together to discuss the issues surrounding public trust in science and ways to improve science communication

Photo: Museum of Science & Industry

Manchester Science Festival 2017 announces first headliner

The unique ‘Robots’ exhibition, showcasing the 500-year evolution of robots, is to headline the annual science festival held at Manchester’s Museum of Science & Industry

Photo: Dr James Rothwell

‘City of Trees’ launched in Manchester

New research by the University demonstrates the many benefits of a project aiming to plant 3 million trees, one for every man, woman, and child in Greater Manchester

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Preview: Islamophobia Awareness Month #IAM2016

November is Islamophobia Awareness Month and throughout this month several events will be held on campus to raise awareness of the challenges British Muslims currently face

Photo: Aliya Ismangil

Panel Discussion for World Mental Health Day

A look into the panel discussion event held by Manchester Open Mind Network for World Mental Health Day

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West Sussex proposes 4-day school week

Head teachers in West Sussex forced to consider drastic action to battle lack of allocated funding