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The Students' Union's "Why Not Wednesdays" night launches this week. Photo: Charlie Spargo

It’s Wednesday, Why Not!

"Why Not Wednesdays" is the Students' Unions new weekly student night. It will be launching on Wednesday 17th September from 23:00 – ...

Since the material's isolation in 2004, the global market for graphene has expanded at an extraordinary rate. Photo: Argonne National Laboratory @Flickr

Graphene sandwich could satisfy our hunger for designer materials

Scientists at The University of Manchester have discovered that sandwiching layers of graphene with hexagonal boron nitride could produce new designer materials ...

Fuse FM studio, which has benefited from alumni donations. Photo: Lauren Gorton

Number of Alumni Scholarships Reaches Record Levels

The number of students attending the university on alumni funded scholarships is greater than ever before. The 2014/15 academic year will see around ...

The Students' Union's "Why Not Wednesdays" night launches this week. Photo: Charlie Spargo

It’s Wednesday, Why Not!

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Since the material's isolation in 2004, the global market for graphene has expanded at an extraordinary rate. Photo: Argonne National Laboratory @Flickr

Graphene sandwich could satisfy our hunger for designer

Posted on Sep 11, 2014 2
Fuse FM studio, which has benefited from alumni donations. Photo: Lauren Gorton

Number of Alumni Scholarships Reaches Record Levels

Posted on Sep 15, 2014 3
Allen Hall. Photo: Mikey @Flickr

Allen Hall to remain closed

Allen Hall is to remain closed for a third year running due to asbestos.

Fuse FM studio, which has benefited from alumni donations. Photo: Lauren Gorton

Number of Alumni Scholarships Reaches Record Levels

The 2014/15 academic year will see around 700 students attend the university on alumni funded scholarships.

Last year, the Students' Union faced a budget deficit of £500,000. Photo - Lauren Gorton

From negative to positive

Following the implementation of austerity measures, the SU now has a budget surplus of £82,932.

Since the material's isolation in 2004, the global market for graphene has expanded at an extraordinary rate. Photo: Argonne National Laboratory @Flickr

Graphene sandwich could satisfy our hunger for designer materials

The graphene juggernaut shows no sign of slowing down, as scientists discover yet another use for Manchester’s favourite wonder material

Manchester's large population of International students will be represented by the International Students' Network. Photo: manchester.ac.uk

International Student Network takes over from Action Group

Growing concerns about the effectiveness of the International Action Group have led to a redesign and relaunch at the end of September.

The university has risen to number 38 in the world. Photo: British Council

University climbs to 38th in Global Rankings

Shanghai University academic rankings place The University of Manchester three places higher on global scale.

The Students' Union's "Why Not Wednesdays" night launches this week. Photo: Charlie Spargo

It’s Wednesday, Why Not!

The Students’ Union launch a new Student night on the 17th September—Why Not Wednesdays.

The university's Student Union is opposed to off campus discipline policy. Photo: Cil Barnett-Neefs

Controversial Amendment Passed to Punish Students off Campus

The University has passed an amendment to punish students off campus against the protests of the Students’ Union

The Christie is an international leader in cancer research. Photo: Brian Rogers @Flickr

Simple test could improve ovarian cancer treatment

Researchers say new blood test could help doctors to determine how different patients will respond to certain cancer-busting drugs

Manchester ranked one of the most expensive students for cities Photo: GluseppeMoscato@ Flickr.

Manchester among most expensive cities for first year students

Research by HSBC has revealed the most affordable student destinations

As robber fled he continued to cause havoc. Photo: GMP

Armed Robber Red Cheeked and Red Handed

An armed robber was bungled by his own trousers as he tried to burgle a newsagents in Levenshulme last Monday.

Sudanese woman Mariam Ibrahim faces death by hanging and 100 lashes for apostasy and adultery. Photo - Amnesty International

Manchester student petitions for pregnant Sudanese woman on death row

The petition has managed to attract over 240,000 signatures in the space of a few weeks