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Richard Crook

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The Mancunion 2012-2013: Highlights

A reminder of what we delivered in 2012-2013.

University Challenge, Manchester Team 2013 © BBC

As it happened: University Challenge final 2013

Reigning champions the University of Manchester take on University College, London as they bid to secure their place in history. Join us for live, comprehensive coverage – and exclusive reaction from the quiz quartet themselves – from 7pm.


Exclusive: Radical Islamic group organising workshops at UK universities

Facebook group linked to Hizb ut Tahrir organised events for at least SIX university societies

Rents are climbing even before the Fallowfield campus regeneration. They can only increase further. Photo: The Mancunion

Missing money and ineffective halls committees put Uni reputation at risk

Internal report reveals that Halls committees are financially mismanaged and pose a threat to University’s rep

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The Mancunion needs a paid editor and a ring-fenced number of issues if it is to surivive

This week a motion goes before the union assembly calling for The Mancunion to have a paid editor and a ring-fenced number of issues. Here’s why we’re putting it forward

No wall was saved from puns and policies during this year's elections. Photo: Photo: Cil Barnett-Neefs


• THREE candidates successfully appeal against election disqualification
• Kazi Tawseef replaces Ellie Bradbury as Wellbeing Officer following recount
• Open letter complains about handling of the affair

ManchesterSU's Campaigns Officer, who devoted his first semester to promoting DEMO2012, looking a bit glum. Photo: Lisa Murgatroyd


NUS publish evaluation lambasting their own demonstration DEMO2012 and admits costs topped £155,000

A voting station in University Place. Photo: Cil Barnett-Neefs

Election scandal as five candidates disqualified

Activities, Community, Diversity, General Secretary and Wellbeing candidates kicked out of elections

Candidates hit out at election rules

Open letter started by Colin Cortbus and signed by numerous candidates reveals split


As it happened: #ManchesterVotes hustings – General Secretary

We’re coming to you live from the Students’ Union for the final night of election 2013 hustings. Voting opens at 10am tomorrow so this is your last chance to quiz the candidates. Get involved using the hashtag #ManchesterVotes

The poster for the event which took place last Thursday

Diversity candidate fears ‘HateGate’ speaker’s career might be damaged

Diversity and Women’s Officer candidates debate in first hustings hosted by Student Media


As it happened: ManchesterSU Women’s & Diversity Officer hustings

Richard Crook and Sophie Donovan brings you the latest on the ManchesterSU Women’s Officer hustings