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Check the Exec: Policies and Promises

Charlotte Cook – General Secretary Coming into office for her second term where she first served as Community Officer, Charlotte smashed her opponents ...

Photo: Channel 4

How Accurate is Fresh Meat's Portrayal of Student Life?

I had a teacher once that described the Channel 4 comedy, Fresh Meat as an uncanny representation of student life. Set around ...

Interview: Jim Jefferies

Interview: Jim Jefferies

Australian comic Jim Jefferies is returning to the UK to do a limited run of shows including a show at O2 Apollo ...


Check the Exec: Policies and Promises

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How Accurate is Fresh Meat's Portrayal of Student

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Interview: Jim Jefferies

Interview: Jim Jefferies

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Check the Exec: Policies and Promises

Haider Saleem takes a look at what the Exec have planned for the Union during their year in office.

Photo: Channel 4

How Accurate is Fresh Meat’s Portrayal of Student Life?

2011 brought us a comedy-drama focusing on a group of people entering their first year of university. But how close does Fresh Meat play to the true student experience?

Jim Jefferies

Interview: Jim Jefferies

Aussie comic Jim Jefferies talks about settling down, his TV show getting cancelled and getting punched at the Comedy Store

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Apply to join The Mancunion in 2014/15 – Deadline extended

Apply to be section editor at The Mancunion. New application deadline – June 8th

Nightline's mascot Noel advertises the night time listening service

Inside Nightline

Volunteers for Manchester’s student-run listening service tell The Mancunion why they joined


Interview: Bowel Cancer survivor Mark Davies

Hugo Clay interviews Mark Davies, author of Saving My Arse: A story of cancers, colons and singapore noodles

i editor Oly Duff thinks we should bring in votes at 16 PHOTO: The Independent

Interview: i editor Oliver Duff

The Mancunion talks to i editor Oliver Duff on the future of journalism, being ‘a crap gossip columnist’ and how politicians can engage students

Sopel warns against the Disneyfication of War. PHOTO: WikiMedia Commons

Interview: BBC reporter Jon Sopel

Haider Saleem catches up with BBC World Service journalist Jon Sopel on the difficulties of covering war zones


Interview – Raymond Tallis

Sam Dumitriu speaks to polymath Raymond Tallis about assisted dying, consciousness and ‘Darwinitis’

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Defending yourself from an attack

Chatri Boonchareon looks at the advice for students needing to defend themselves on the street

Is this the face of British students today? PHOTO: Kaleb Fulgham

Are students being spoon fed?

Are we a generation of self-entitled brats who don’t know how to work hard and use our own initiative? This is targeted specifically towards university…

Manchester Lecturer Rob Ford is an expert in elections.

Interview: Rob Ford

Manchester lecturer Rob Ford talks about his new book on the rise of UKIP