The Mancunion

Britain's biggest student newspaper

Elrica Degirmen

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The best way to counter PC culture is to speak your mind

Newspaper bans on campus is a minor issue. Free speech advocates ought to focus their attention on more worthwhile causes

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Everyday Feminism: Take control of yourselves

The Everyday Feminism website is an example of the ongoing march towards the politics of victimhood

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Petition for a referendum on NUS membership at Manchester goes live

A petition has been launched on the University of Manchester’s Students’ Union website calling for a referendum on membership of the NUS

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Trump and Farage are role models for aspiring politicians

The successes of Donald Trump and Nigel Farage can act as inspiration for a renewal of passion in politics

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Does it matter whether Britain ever has a black Prime Minister?

Elrica Degirmen pulls apart some claims made by a recent BBC documentary about race, class, and social mobility in politics

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An NUS Women’s Officer is unnecessary

The newly elected NUS Women’s Officer stands for nothing but criticising imaginary problems

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How about decolonisation ‘debates’ fall down, instead?

Arguments about the decolonisation of higher education courses have reached a new low, with the suggestion that science is racist

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British universities use trigger warnings to help students’ mental health

The use of trigger warnings in UK universities is on the rise as we follow the trend from the US

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Dear fresher females studying STEM

Elrica Degirmen offers her view on the dangers for women in STEM subjects

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What do Teach First ambassadors actually promote?

The organisation’s prominence is detrimental to the progress of schools in Britain’s most deprived areas

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The double standards of the student left

The actions and ideologies of some of the student left are shutting down important debates

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Grammar school proposals don’t go far enough

The reintroduction of grammar schools offers hope, but more needs to be done to diversify education