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Students bin recycling

In February, I received an email from my student accommodation informing me that there has been a 33 per cent decline in ...

Tatchell at the Occupy London protest, 2011. "We expect political democracy. Why not economic democracy too?" Photo: Peter Tatchell

Interview: Peter Tatchell

Peter Tatchell is a renowned Australian-born British human rights activist. Known for his outspoken defences of LGBT+ people, opposition to the Iraq ...

Dame Esther launches Chorlton Places' refurbishment consultation. Photo: HC-One

Interview: Dame Esther Rantzen

Dame Esther Rantzen may be better known by younger generations for her notable appearances on shows such as ‘I’m a Celerity Get ...

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Students bin recycling

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Tatchell at the Occupy London protest, 2011. "We expect political democracy. Why not economic democracy too?" Photo: Peter Tatchell

Interview: Peter Tatchell

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Dame Esther launches Chorlton Places' refurbishment consultation. Photo: HC-One

Interview: Dame Esther Rantzen

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Students bin recycling

Jay Fagerberg looks at students’ approach to recycling and why it is rapidly declining

"We expect political democracy. Why not economic democracy too?" Photo: Peter Tatchell

Interview: Peter Tatchell

Peter Tatchell, the human rights campaigner, spoke to The Mancunion ahead of his General Election event on the 30th of April

Dame Esther launches Chorlton Places' refurbishment consultation. Photo: HC-One.

Interview: Dame Esther Rantzen

Dame Esther Rantzen, TV presenter and founder of the charity ChildLine, speaks to News Editor Lauren Gorton about her new charity The Silver Line, protecting the older generation and Gogglebox

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Interview: Simon Singh

Andy van den Bent-Kelly chats to the popular science writer about his forthcoming talk, the wonderful world of maths and the role of the modern-day science communicator

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Manchester students make an Impact on the world, one phone case at a time

Gemma Sowerby meets two second year MBS students building a successful global business focused on charity and transparency

Mr Frack Head , the mascot for environmental lobbyists outside of Westminster. Photo: The Daily Bull @ Flickr.

Are universities fuelling fracking?

The University of Manchester has received grants for fracking research totalling £657000. Following a leaked letter revealing government intentions to use academics to sway public opinion, The Mancunion has found evidence to suggest such grants are now being awarded to universities situated in contested fracking areas

Editor-in-chief Aidan Gregory talks to Nancy Rothwell in her office. Photo: The Mancunion

Exclusive: President and Vice-Chancellor Rothwell defends her salary and flight expenses

Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell was asked whether it is right that Vice-Chancellors earn on average £260k at a time when increasing numbers of students are relying on food banks.

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2015 Union Executive elections: The candidates

Votes in the Student’s Union elections may be cast until Thursday the 12th at 3pm. Go to MyManchester and click ‘Vote Now’. More information about all candidates can be found on the Students’ Union website

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Unveiling the veil: Oppression or liberation?

Amiel Cohen considers from a Western perspective the role and representation of the veil in both Western and Muslim countries and cultures

Academy IPA is available at all Academy venues and the Union Bar in bottles, cask and keg. Photo: University of Manchester Students' Union

A Blend on the Brightside

Andy van den Bent-Kelly attended the launch event of the new Academy IPA in the Union Bar and spoke to a brewery representative about the inspiration behind the ale

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Modafinil: Become a genius for a few hours?

Is it possible to become smarter, more focused and alert for a few hours from just taking a pill? Modafinil is just one of many study drugs that has been associated with these effects. But can it be beneficial to student life?

Portrait: Susan Aldworth

Reassembling the self: the art of schizophrenia

Schizophrenia has been described as one of the most misunderstood disorders. In ‘Reassembling the Self’, Susan Aldworth looks to diminish the stigma that schizophrenia has and to depict perceptions and experiences of it through art