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Andrew Campbell

An ecstatic Nick Pringle celebrates victory as newly elected General Secretary Photo: Paul Campbell

A crisp finish for Pringle

The new UMSU representatives have been elected in a contest that was influenced by endorsements from the largest societies

The Vice-Chancellor has committed to pay all university employees at least £7.20 an hour. Photography: Paul Campbell

University agrees to pay employees a ‘Living Wage’

Manchester sets an example to other Russell group universities

Penguin MIke Joslin (Left) and former University of Manchester student Mike Joslin (Right)

Students vote to name mascot after former student

‘MikeJoslin’ finished ahead of ‘Michel Foucault’ and ‘Margaret Thatcher’


Council cracks down on ‘Studentification’

• New legal powers to stop areas being ‘Overrun’ with student housing
• Pressure from residents groups to “save local communities”
• Concerns over discrimination against students

Living Wage

University pays staff ‘poverty wages’

Full-time University of Manchester employees paid below the “living wage”

Roy Cohn (Lucas Smith) and Ethel Rosenberg (Erin Bolens) settle old scores.

Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes

Review-Angels in America – Part One: Millennium Approaches at MMU’s Capitol Theatre

All The Way Home at The Lowry

Not going all the way

Review: All The Way Home at The Lowry

MUGSS performing Utopia Limited

Now Give Three Cheers

The Mancunion meet up with Paul O’Neil and Ian Field from Manchester Universities Gilbert and Sullivan Society (MUGGS) to talk about the enduring popularity of Gilbert and Sullivan…


Top Hat, White Tie and Tails

Review: Top Hat at The Lowry

Edward II by Christopher Marlowe a the Royal exchange

Kiss not my hand

Review: Edward II at the Royal Exchange


Reshaping Manchester

Proposed changes to parliamentary constituencies across Manchester disregard the significance of local identity

The Lowry in Salford Quays

Preview- Autumn Term

One Man, Two Guvnors Forget Lesbian Vampire killers, remember The History Boys. Having opened to great acclaim at the National Theatre, this comedy starring James…