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Modafinil: Become a genius for a few hours?

What if there is a way to make yourself smarter, more focused and motivated for a few hours without any long term ...

Portrait: Susan Aldworth

Reassembling the self: the art of schizophrenia

Susan Aldworth, collaborating with works by Camille Ormston and Kevin Mitchinson who both have schizophrenia, created the ‘Reassembling the Self’ exhibit. Combining ...

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Students go to Brussels to fight against TTIP

University of Manchester students and Green Party members Hannah McCarthy, Khinezar Tint and Natasha Brooks travelled to Brussels on the 3rd February ...

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Modafinil: Become a genius for a few hours?

Posted on Feb 26, 2015 1
Portrait: Susan Aldworth

Reassembling the self: the art of schizophrenia

Posted on Feb 25, 2015 2
Photo: War on Want

Students go to Brussels to fight against TTIP

Posted on Feb 16, 2015 3
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’.

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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

"For me to write about something, I have to start with something that pisses me off, and use comedy to turn it into a positive emotion." Photo: Daliso Chaponda

Interview: Daliso Chaponda

Editor-in-chief Aidan Gregory talks to Malawian comedian Daliso Chaponda about racism, colonialism, and being politically correct

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Has Christmas lost its magic?

Watchshop conducted a Christmas survey, asking 2000 adults different things, all Christmassy related. The North West was specifically targeted and this survey revealed a lot of interesting data

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My time in a psychiatric hospital

Eilís Hall describes her time in a psychiatric hospital due to an eating disorder and how it impacted her life.

(Left to right) Amanda Stretton, Norman Koch, Jason Barlow, Richard Noble. Photo: Intelligence Squared / Tim Bowditch

Eco Machines: Designing the cars of the future

Science & Technology Editor Andy van den Bent-Kelly attended an interesting debate at the Sackville Street Building in which four experts discussed the challenges facing the world of motoring and what solutions the industries are suggesting

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Interview: Owen Jones

Helen Chapman and Marcus Johns meet up with the incomparabale Owen Jones for a cup of tea and a chat about his new book, Russell Brand and the next general election

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How beneficial can study drugs be to your education?

Increased attention has been given to discussion about study drugs and the debate on whether or not to do study drugs is yet to be put to rest. So, can they be beneficial to your university degree?