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In the run up to the General Election we question the youth branches of each politcal party. Photo: The Mancunion

Political Party Profiles

The Mancunion spoke to youth branches from the Students' Union of the five main political parties running in this year’s general election. The ...

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

Are universities fuelling fracking?

A report by Fossil Free UK entitled ‘Fracking with education: Public Money, Research and Fracking’ has revealed that for the 2014/15 academic ...

Photo: Neil Hester @Flickr

Unveiling the veil: Oppression or liberation?

A veil can portray a number of different acts; from an expression of religious identity, to a bride wearing traditional clothing on ...

In the run up to the General Election we question the youth branches of each politcal party. Photo: The Mancunion

Political Party Profiles

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

Are universities fuelling fracking?

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Photo: Neil Hester @Flickr

Unveiling the veil: Oppression or liberation?

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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

Photo: Neil Hester @Flickr

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

Photo: Dan Tentler @Flickr

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

Photo: War on Want

Students go to Brussels to fight against TTIP

TTIP has been described as one of the most controversial legislations that the European Commission has tried to bring about, yet it is not as well known as would be expected. Roberta Rofman talks to Natasha Brooks about her thoughts on TTIP, her campaign in Brussels and US politics

Photo: Meesha Chauhan

Interview: T.F. Birch

Roberta Rofman talks to upcoming author and alumni of University of Manchester, Tim (T.F.) Birch, about his time at university, his career and his new book ‘Monkey Steals Plum’.

Photo: The Mancunion

On the inside of organ donation

There are some things that you just don’t think you’ll ever have to worry about. You know that they’re issues and you know that people have to face them, but you never imagine that you will be one of those people. Eilis Hall shares her experience in working around organ donation.

NOVA / Starchaser 4, the largest rocket ever to take off from the UK. Photo: Mark Skeet @Flickr

Starchaser Industries – the sky is not the limit!

Steve Bennett, the CEO of Starchaser Industries, gave an interesting talk on how his company plan to be at the forefront of UK space tourism