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George Osborne makes a quiet first trip to Manchester

Mr Osborne’s first lecture was a thing of secrecy until a video of himself was posted immediately afterwards

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Role Referendum: Exec-ly who should represent students?

A motion was passed at Senate to hold a referendum on the roles of the Union’s sabbatical officers, which could lead to some roles being combined or even completely dropped

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First Senate session of the academic year – live updates

The Mancunion will be giving you live updates of motions debated and passed in Senate

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Manchester Mexican Society raise funds for those affected by earthquake

After the devastating 7.1 magnitude earthquake in Mexico, the Treasurer of the Mexican Society tells The Mancunion that, whilst sad, it’s time to take action

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Dealers hand out business cards outside halls

Whilst handing out business cards is no new entrepreneurial trick, attaching small amounts of product to them is taking some students aback

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Interview: George Osborne

“The proof is in the pudding,” says Mr Osborne to those who may have criticised his appointment as Editor of the Evening Standard — Kirstie O’Mahony also challenges him about another appointment a little closer to home

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Manchester student forced to crowdfund 1st year of her degree

International students are rejected from receiving student finance because they don’t meet additional criteria

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NUS President launches new poverty commission

Shakira Martin tells press that the odds are “overwhelmingly stacked against” working class students

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A-level results day sees fewer students going to university this year than in 2016

The University of Manchester though is not adhering to the national trend, with admissions of home and EU students up since this time last year

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“It’s not over yet” — Manchester’s absence from NSS rankings marks huge success for boycott campaign

A week after the NSS rankings were released, The Mancunion talks to Education Officer Emma Atkins who is adamant the work cannot stop here

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“Brave, political decisions” must be made to resolve the North-South death rate divide

Premature death rates in the North are alarmingly high, and co-author of the University of Manchester report that found this, Iain Buchan, tells The Mancunion that investment is needed at a national level to rectify the problem

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University pensions deficit skyrockets to £17.5bn

Tuition fee increases are being tabled as one possible solution