The Mancunion

Britain's biggest student newspaper

Emma Shanks

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Students try and make a difference to the lives of Manchester’s homeless

The Mancunion spoke with Hannah Featherstone, Student Coordinator for the Homeless Outreach Project, to discuss the work University of Manchester students are doing to tackle the homelessness crisis in the city

Photo: Stephen Train @Flickr

UoM Drugs and Alcohol Awareness Week

Emma Shanks caught up with a sample of mainly students ahead of University of Manchester’s Drug and Alcohol Awareness Week, to talk about the ongoing issue of substance abuse

Photo: Emma Shanks

Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Hustings

Emma Shanks reports on the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care hustings in the lead-up to the Mayoral Election

Photo: Nicu Buculei @Flickr

Students hedge their bets as gambling addictions grow

How would we live without our student loans? New data reveals that’s what many are having to figure out, owing to the rise in rates of UK gambling addiction among young people

Photo@Jon Bebb

A student life: UOM Board Games Society

Meet Jon Bebb, one Philosophy student finding the time to balance a PhD with his contrasting role as Social Sec for the UOM Board Games Society

Photo: Facebook @Bethan-TurnerHarrod

A student life: Don’t Give a Damn

Meet Bethan Turner-Harrod, the student seeking to put an end to mental health stigma with her community blog

Photo: Facebook @TheWildWasherwomen

A student life: The Wild Washerwomen

Emma Shanks speaks to Zoe Darling, co-founder of The Wild Washerwomen, a mobile launderette set up in the Calais ‘Jungle’

Photo: Iris Chase @Flickr

Austere approach to student noise problem is not working

As part of Community Week at The University of Manchester, we discuss what is being done to tackle negative neighbourly relationships in the biggest student areas

Photo: Emily Oulton

A student life: the prince of Panto Society

Emma Shanks caught up with Bradley Pascall, this year’s Social Secretary of UOM’s Panto Society

Photo:Newscast

Mental health at Manchester: Is the university doing enough?

As mental health services are becoming increasingly more important to the student population, what is the university doing to improve the support that they offer?