The Mancunion

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Sean Doherty

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Universities UK okay gender segregation to accommodate speakers’ requests .

Universities UK condones segregated debates

Male-female segregation may be acceptable at university events, says report

Former students who started their course between 1990 and 1998 have found their loan debts sold off to debt collection agencies. photo: James Almond@flickr

Government sells £900 million of student loans for £160 million

Debt collection company buys up student loans

Jabez Clegg closes after being open for 22 years under the same ownership. Photo: Sean Doherty

Jabez Clegg closes

University buys former home of The BOP

Students performed "debt-in" around campus to protest the sell-off of the student loan book. Photo: Sean Doherty

Manchester students protest privatisation of student debt

“Debt-ins” take place across campus to protest sell-off of student loan book

The report found that working class UK students at Oxford would likely amass a far greater debt than low income US students would at Harvard.  photo: karenblakeman@flickr

Working class students under-represented at elite universities

Higher education class gap can’t be explained by grade difference

Professor Anthony Redmond had previously led a team of surgeons following the earthquake in Haiti in 2010. Photo: University of Manchester

Manchester Professor leads UK relief team in Philppines

Professor Redmond leads medical team in £10million emergency relief efforts

University of Manchester staff and students will join colleagues from around the country in strikes against a proposed one per cent pay rise Photo: Paul Campbell

Fees should rise with inflation, says Universities UK President

Cap on fees is ‘not sustainable’ according to University of Surrey vice-chancellor

Students give welcome boost to Manchester city centre shops. Photo: Amy Hallet@The Mancunion

Student shoppers send city-centre sales soaring

Students in Manchester bring near £1billion to the local economy each year

Christine Cassar is working with Disaster Aid UK to help those affected following the disaster in Bohol.  Photo: Disaster Aid UK

Manchester student helps with earthquake relief in Philippines

– 340,000 displace by earthquake
– UN says 46 million dollars needed

The rising cost of living means students are increasingly facing money issues. Photo: ImagesofMoney@Flickr

Student loans insufficient, claims NUS study

NUS states that student loans and grants are not enough to cover the cost of living.

16-24-year-olds in England are falling behind the rest of the world for reading, writing and maths.

Photo: non-partizan@flickr

England’s young adults lagging behind in literacy and numeracy

New study ranks England’s 16-24-year-olds behind rest of developed world

Professor Peter Higgs among those to receive Honorary Degree from the University of Manchester  Photo: Marc Buehler@Flickr

Nobel Prize winning scientist to receive Honorary Degree

Four to receive Honorary Degrees as part of the University’s Foundation Day celebrations