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Machine with Hair Caught in It (detail) by U_Joo+LimheeYoung, Photo: Courtesy of The Lowry

Review: HumansBeingDigital

The Lowry’s latest exhibition creates an uncanny intersection between the human and the digital realm

Photo: Kwame Amoah Mensah

In conversation with Gary Younge

After the release of his book ‘Another Day in the Death of America’, editor-at-large of The Guardian Gary Younge talks to head features editor Kizzy Bray about Black Lives Matter, the media’s role in reporting on race and violence and coming face to face with alt-right leader Richard Spencer

Photo: The Human Library

The Human Library: ‘an inclusive world’ with founder Ronni Abergel

Kizzy Bray and Raine Beckford talk to Ronni Abergel, the founder of The Human Library to discuss the organisations collaboration with Heineken, challenging prejudices and the importance of conversation to stop violence

photo: Ali Hanbury

30 years queer: the Mancunion centre at the heart of LGBT+ resistance

With the 30 year anniversary of the first fully publicly funded ‘gay centre’ built in Europe’s opening soon approaching, Kizzy Bray talks to Dr. Ali Hanbury, the centre manager to discuss links with UoM, plans for the future and why places like The Proud Trust are just as important today as they were 30 years ago

Photo: Matt Harvison

A Student Life: Matt Harvison, creator of the Fallowfield safety petition

After a recent surge in violent crime with students in Manchester being the prime target, Kizzy Bray meets the UoM student petitioning for the police and mayor Andy Burnham to take action for safety in Fallowfield

Photo: Molly Stedman

An uncertain future: the student-led charity projects that need your help

With a lack of volunteers, student-led projects at the University of Manchester helping adults with learning disabilities have an uncertain future. Kizzy Bray talks to three volunteers about what potential volunteers need to know and how to get involved

Photo: LightUp Fallowfield

Students attacked and mugged at knife point

On the 5th of October a number of students were targeted by attackers in the early hours of the morning. Reportedly threatened with a “crowbar” and at knife-point, Kizzy Bray talks to some of the victims of the attacks

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A Student Life: David Jacob, co-author of ‘Uni Lifehacks’

David Jacob owns two companies and has recently had his first book ‘Uni Lifehacks’ published. Kizzy Bray talks to the UoM third year at the very start of his newfound career to find out how his new release was made possible

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Interview: YolanDa Brown, the UK’s leading Saxophonist

Two-time MOBO winner for ‘Best Jazz Artist’ YolanDa Brown takes the time to chat to Kizzy Bray about her new album, tour and how her double life as a musician and business student at uni made her passion into a success story

Photo: Max Granger

Freshers abroad: what to expect from your next big adventure

As freshers descend onto Manchester once more, Kizzy talks to three third year University of Manchester students who are starting their new lives on their year abroad, discussing what freshers is like across the pond