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We need to talk about deadlines

The University of Manchester has remained remarkably untouched by student protest over the last few years – mostly because it has avoided ...

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The porn-filter is an affront to the idea of net neutrality

The Internet is really great - we can all agree - it’s great for talking to your friends, buying things, learning things ...

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A response to the ‘crisis of apathy’

As General Secretary of the Students’ Union, I’d like to start by saying how extremely disappointed I’ve been to read only negative ...

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We need to talk about deadlines

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The porn-filter is an affront to the idea

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A response to the ‘crisis of apathy’

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The porn-filter is an affront to the idea of net neutrality

Morris Seifert argues that to keep out digital rights intact, we need to opt-out of the porn ban

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We’re all so charitable we ignore the need for charity

In light of the ‘no makeup selfie’ phenonemon, Alice Rigby discusses the growing cynicism and narcissism surrounding charity fundraising

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We need to talk about deadlines

Charlotte Green argues that prioritising logistics over student interests has negatively impacted final year Politics students

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GM crops: who controls the grain controls the world

Bernadette Chapman argues that the reality of Genetically Modified crops in scarier than the science fiction

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Will Hebden Bridge be the solution to London’s economic dominance?

Tom Learmouth discusses whether a Manchester-Leeds union will draw investment into the North

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My Political Hero: Tony Benn

Jenny Sterne explains why the late Labour politician Tony Benn is her political hero…

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A response to the ‘crisis of apathy’

General secretary Grace Skelton responds to last week’s elections criticism, reminding you why you should vote

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I, too, am prejudiced

With the ‘I, too, am’ project sweeping universities around the world, Alice Rigby addressed the casual prejudices we witness every day

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‘Are a generation of young people right to give up on Westminster?’

Following the #idebate in Manchester last week, Alice Rigby and Charlotte Green debate whether or not young people should abandon Westminster as a way of creating political change

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Sex trafficking is still thriving in the UK

The sex trade is flourishing across the country; including in Manchester. Lauren Wills argues that we need to act now to win the fight against slavery

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My Political Villain: Mitt Romney

Ben Fearn explains why US Presidential candidate Mitt Romney is his political villain…

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UMSU elections are in a crisis of apathy

Alice Rigby argues that Manchester needs a re-invigoration of the student electoral system to make us believe in our executive and union representatives