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George Osborne, Chancellor of the Exchequer today announced the scrapping of support for poorer students. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Chancellor scraps maintenance grants

In today’s budget, Chancellor George Osborne announced that Maintenance Grants for poorer students will be scrapped. Under the current system, those full-time students ...

Intimidating mascot 'Gasasaurus' alongside protestors. Photo: The Mancunion

Fossil Free protest ahead of crunch university decision

More than a dozen protesters from the Manchester Fossil Free campaign held a protest outside the Learning Commons in opposition to the ...

Popular student pub the Friendship Inn, Fallowfield. Photo: raver_mikey @Flickr

Students may have to pass test to live outside halls

University-run letting agency Manchester Student Homes is reportedly considering making students demonstrate their eligibility to live outside halls at the end of their ...

George Osborne, Chancellor of the Exchequer today announced the scrapping of support for poorer students. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Chancellor scraps maintenance grants

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Intimidating mascot 'Gasasaurus' alongside protestors. Photo: The Mancunion

Fossil Free protest ahead of crunch university decision

Posted on Jul 6, 2015 2
Popular student pub the Friendship Inn, Fallowfield. Photo: raver_mikey @Flickr

Students may have to pass test to live

Posted on Jun 27, 2015 3
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‘Leading': Alex Ferguson theatre tour will come to Manchester to launch new book

Sir Alex Ferguson will be interviewed on stage at the Bridgewater Hall on 25th September as part of his new book release

George Osborne, Chancellor of the Exchequer today announced the scrapping of support for poorer students. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Chancellor scraps maintenance grants

Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne announced today that students from households with less than £25000 income will be forced to borrow all of their maintenance financing in loans, replacing the current grant system

Intimidating mascot 'Gasasaurus' alongside protestors. Photo: The Mancunion

Fossil Free protest ahead of crunch university decision

Campaigners will urge the university’s Board of Governors to choose to divest from the fossil fuel industry in a report revealed at a meeting later this week

Popular student pub the Friendship Inn, Fallowfield. Photo: raver_mikey @Flickr

Students may have to pass test to live outside halls

University-owned agency Manchester Student Homes is proposing the introduction of citizenship testing to crack down on noisy house parties current residents have repeatedly made complaints about

The banner announcing the occupation has been displayed on the side of MBS. Photo: Peet Earnshaw @Twitter

Occupation begins in Harold Hankins building

Free Education protesters have begun occupation of the University of Manchester in protest of further cuts to higher education and bursaries

Manchester Central Library. Photo: steveacek @ Flickr

‘Manchester Wakes’ as Central Library presents one-off event in collaboration with university

Enjoy a unique and experimental cultural experience at Manchester Central Library this May, bringing together inspiration and innovation in the name of the city’s past and present

"We are going to be increasing the maintenance grant from £3400 to £3800, which should benefit around half of students." Photo: uklabourparty @Flickr

Graduate tax still a long-term option, says Chuka Umunna

News Editor Jenny Sterne spoke to the shadow Secretary of State for Business, Chuka Umunna, about HE policy, the skills gap, zero-hours contracts and the BME attainment gap

The Stop TTIP Manchester protestors dropped warning signs in the Arndale Centre following the zombie flashmob. Photo: Stop TTIP MCR @Facebook.

Zombie protestors plague Arndale Centre over TTIP negotiations

Protestors from across Manchester took part in an anti-TTIP zombie flashmob in the Arndale Centre as part of a global day of action against the EU-US trade deal

The leader of the opposition poses for a photograph with University of Manchester students. Photo: Ben Farren

“The next Labour government will start by saving the NHS,” says Miliband

Miliband addressed students, lecturers, and healthcare professionals yesterday, to announce Labour’s plans for the immediate rescue of the NHS from the threats of privatisation, fragmentation, and competition

"If you don’t agree with anything you’ve heard, set up your own party!" Photo: @TheMancunion @Twitter

Independent Live at the RNCM

The #IndyLive General Election debate took place on Wednesday and fielded questions about the EU, healthcare, and nationalism

Propercorn Platform Photo credit @ propercorn.com

Proper into business? Propercorn launches startup competition for students

Popcorn company Propercorn are offering student entrepreneurs £7500 in investment

The Parliamentary Candidate hustings for Manchester Withington were hosted by the University of Manchester's Students' Union. Photo: @iatw4l @Twitter.

UKIP policy to “treat the weak humanely”

UKIP candidate for Manchester Withington, Mark Davies, has referred to disabled people as ‘weak’ and has said that women who ‘go away’ deserve to be paid less