The Mancunion

Britain's biggest student newspaper, serving Greater Manchester

News

Manchester Central Library before its renovation.  Photo:  Stafford Student @Flickr

Manchester Central Library re-opens

Manchester Central Library reopened on Saturday almost four years after closing for renovation work. The facility underwent extensive refurbishment costing £48m in a bid ...

University of Sussex' students occupying the university's conference centre in a stand against privatisation. (Photo: DanielJPHadley @flickr)

Four of the Sussex five let off with cautionary letter

Four of the five students who led the 2013 protests against the privatisation of the University of Sussex’s services have been let ...

The UCAS Media website reads: 'We help them reach uni - we help you reach them'.  Photo: UCAS Media website

UCAS sells access to students' personal details to advertisers

The Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) has sold access to the personal details of over a million students to advertisers. Last year, ...

Manchester Central Library before its renovation.  Photo:  Stafford Student @Flickr

Manchester Central Library re-opens

Posted on Mar 24, 2014 1
University of Sussex' students occupying the university's conference centre in a stand against privatisation. (Photo: DanielJPHadley @flickr)

Four of the Sussex five let off with

Posted on Mar 24, 2014 2
The UCAS Media website reads: 'We help them reach uni - we help you reach them'.  Photo: UCAS Media website

UCAS sells access to students' personal details to

Posted on Mar 24, 2014 3
The UCAS Media website reads: 'We help them reach uni - we help you reach them'.

UCAS sells access to students’ personal details to advertisers

Company reportedly makes millions for selling access to the personal details of university applicants

Photo: Delvapp

Angry Birds publisher backs Manchester students’ new ‘hype’ app

App tells people ‘most hyped’ places to be on a night out

Prospectuses need more information on employment, income prospects and quality of teaching, according to the OFT. Photo: Balazs H @Flickr

University prospectuses sub par says OFT

The Office of Fair Trading finds no evidence of non-competitive practices at universities, but says they urgently need to improve the quality of information that applicants receive.

The People's Assembly were formed last year to fight against the Coalition government's austerity measures. Photo - OccupyMCR

UMSU General Secretary slams Osborne’s budget

The People’s Assembly held an anti-budget demonstration in the city centre last Wednesday

Labour have held a 5 per cent lead in the polls since 2012, despite growing signs of recovery in the economy. Photo - Policy@Manchester

Academics predict ‘voteless recovery’ for the Tories

Current trends show economic recovery is not translating into public opinion, according to a group of academics blogging on Policy@Manchester

University of Sussex' students occupying the university's conference centre in a stand against privatisation. (Photo: DanielJPHadley @flickr)

Four of the Sussex five let off with cautionary letter

Despite the large total cost of £32,044 claimed by the university, four of the sussex five will receive an official University of Sussex warning letter and no further reprimand

Manchester Central Library before its renovation.

Manchester Central Library re-opens

The library’s four year renovation is finally complete

Students and non-students can now take open-source courses run by universities worldwide. Photo: University of Salford @Flickr

MOOCs’ popularity on the rise

More UK universities are starting their own Massive Open Online Courses to help more than their student body learn degree-level material.

Exec team elections results announced tonight. Photo: Cil Barnett-Neefs

As it happened: University of Manchester Students’ Union Election results 2014

Liveblog for the University of Manchester Students’ Union Election results 2014

Four females and three males attacked a female student near the University of Manchester on Oxford Road   Photo: Gene Hunt @Flickr

Gang stalk and assault student on Oxford Road

The 20-year-old female student was followed for over a mile and assaulted by a gang ‘like animals stalking their prey’

All nine attacks have taken place in the Withington area.

Serial Withington sex attacker assaults four more women

Most of the women attacked have been students

Police have released these three pictures in the hope that someone will come forward with information. Photo: Greater Manchester Police

Student witnesses may be key to assault investigation

Appeal for student witnesses after incident outside South nightclub, hosting a Murkage night, linked to man’s death