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Over 35,000 students did not vote in NUS delegate elections

Elected NUS delegates will represent the University of Manchester’s Students’ Union, the UK’s largest Students’ Union, at the upcoming NUS conferences

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All Student Vote lacked face-to-face engagement

Described by the General Secretary as a chance “to reform and represent our students as best we can”, less than 500 students voted in the ‘All Student Vote’

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Exclusive: landlord blacklist group closes due to legal threat

Students were able to use the group to give landlords a one to five star rating and contained a ‘landlord blacklist’ with a list of those who received bad reviews

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Fallowfield Students Group launch landlord blacklist

Students can rate their landlord one to five star rating and there is a landlord blacklist with the name of landlords with reported frequent problems

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The last straw: 42’s takes action against plastic waste

The nightclub is replacing its plastic straws with vegetable straws

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Manchester Christmas markets open

The countdown to Christmas is on as Manchester opens its famous Christmas markets

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Manchester to host postgraduate study fair

The postgraduate fair is open to all University students and graduates but is ideally placed for Manchester students given it is taking place in the city

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Digital 16-25 railcard now available

Students can have their 16-26 Railcard on their mobile device, as well as the paper and plastic cards which can be bought online or at their local station

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1.5 per cent turnout in All Student Vote on Exec Officer roles

Many students were unaware the vote was happening and were also confused by the options

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New curation platform to help students organise work

Wakelet hope that students will no longer have to have “dozens of tabs open at a time” which they argue can make research “quite messy and disorganised”

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‘Night Owl’ scheme receives widespread criticism

One student described the proposed ‘Night Owl’ scheme as “almost offensive to anyone that’s been assaulted, threatened, stabbed or mugged”

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Safety ‘Night Owl’ scheme to launch in new year

Amidst a reported climate of fear in Fallowfield, the ‘Night Owl’ scheme will aim to make streets feel safer for students