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Plans to transform the RBS building get underway Photo: Jenny Sterne

Transformation of RBS building gets under way.

The Students’ Union is converting the former RBS space next to Academy 1 into a pop-up shop and flexible events space run by student volunteers

Green Party memberships surge in Manchester and nationally. Photo: Pete Birkinshaw@Flickr

Green party membership surge in Manchester

The Manchester Green Party receives a surge in new members, mirroring the national picture. The Young Greens see a 100 per cent increase in members.

Leaders call for devolution of Manchester in the wake of the Scottish Referendum results. Photo: Pablo Fernández @Flickr

“Viva the Republic of Mancunia”

In the wake of the Scottish referendum Manchester Leaders call for more powers to be devolved away from Westminster.

British Heart Foundation overwhelmed by heart shown by students across Manchester Photo: Tim Ellis @Flickr

Students Raise £230k for charity

British Heart Foundation overwhelmed by the show of charitable heart from students.

Arts Emergency MCR plans to encourage students to not ignore arts and humanities degree options. Photo: Students' Union

Students battle myth that Arts degrees are an unaffordable luxury

A student-led Manchester branch of The Arts Emergency Service plans to work with Manchester secondary schools to increase interest and excitement about arts and humanities subjects as university degree options.

'Skills for Change' launches Tuesday 30th September.

Students’ Union launches workshops to teach the Skills for Change

‘Skills For Change’, a series of workshops on the art of campaigning, launches on the 30th September.

A sample of the messages posted in a variety of Facebook groups. Photo: The Mancunion

Escort Agency Targets Freshers Facebook Groups

A Manchester-based escort agency has been targeting freshers using social media

Allen Hall. Photo: Mikey @Flickr

Allen Hall to remain closed

Allen Hall is to remain closed for a third year running due to asbestos.

The Students' Union's "Why Not Wednesdays" night launches this week. Photo: Charlie Spargo

It’s Wednesday, Why Not!

The Students’ Union launch a new Student night on the 17th September—Why Not Wednesdays.

Photo: Flickr@Regent'sUniversityLondon

My Political Hero: Tony Benn

Jenny Sterne explains why the late Labour politician Tony Benn is her political hero…

Photo: Defend Education (Birmingham) Facebook page

We should all be Defending Education

In light of the arrests of students at the University of Birmingham, Jenny Sterne argues that universities should be fostering protest, not criminalising it

Photo credit: Flickr@DuncanC

Voting and Russell Brand’s revolution

Jenny Sterne discusses whether not voting will ever achieve the revolution that the popular comedian imagines…