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Kizzy Bray

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A trip to hell to cure depression? Psychedelics as psychiatry with Adam Laidler

Some of his ‘visions’ may seem hard to believe…

Photo: Qaisra Shahraz

Interview: Manchester’s most influential woman – Qaisra Shahraz

After being named Manchester’s most influential woman of 2017, Kizzy Bray spoke to Qaisra Shahraz about her newest book, future upcoming projects and what her identity means for the stories she weaves

Photo: Lemn Sissay

Lemn Sissay’s Christmas dinner

As Christmas draws ever nearer, many marginalised people such as care-leavers, could be alone this holiday. Lemn Sissay’s Christmas dinner aims to provide a special, luxury day and create more positive, magic memories for its guests

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The Emma app with UoM graduate Edoardo Moreni

With the rest of your student loan lost to the dark winter nights, Kizzy Bray talks to Edoardo Moreni, co-founder of the Emma app, a financial advisory system that provides people everywhere with the means to save you up to £600 a year

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

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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

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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

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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

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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