The Mancunion

Britain's biggest student newspaper


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

"It's now politically poisonous to be anti-internet" Photo: Pirate Party UK

Pirate Party UK Leader Loz Kaye

Pirate Party Leader Loz Kaye speaks to Features Editor Sam Dumitriu about surveillance, filters and how the internet can transform politics

Wilmslow Road was cordoned-off to vehicles and pedestrians for several hours Photo: McrCurryMile

Cyclists face danger on Oxford Road corridor

Ben Flanagan looks at the risks student cyclists face and asks who is to blame for so many accidents – cyclists or motorists?

The Tedx event will be held in the Manchester Academy.   Photo: Wikimedia Commons

TEDx Preview

Haider Saleem previews TedxUniversityOfManchester

Who was Samuel Alexander? PHOTO: Joe Sandler-Clarke

The story behind the buildings

We pass buildings like Kilburn, Roscoe and Whitworth everyday, but who were the people behind the names?


Have the Exec kept their promises?

One semester in – we check if the Exec have kept their promises

Protestors light up at  a 4/20 rally. Credit: Flickr CannabisDestiny

Cannabis: The other side

Tim Harcourt-Powell tells the story of a student struggling with a major cannabis problem

Snowden could hold the position from Russia.

Glasgow students nominated Snowden – who should Manchester pick?

As Glasgow Students nominate Edward Snowden, Sam Dumitriu looks at the history of the position of university rector across the UK

PHOTO: Flickr Cradle Apex

Why students join cults

Cult expert Ian Haworth explains why many students join cults

PHOTO: Peter Chinnock

Overseas students speak out against UKBA monitoring

The I’m Not Welcome campaign speak out against government monitoring practices for making overseas students feel unwelcome

David Rieff speaks to the Mancunion PHOTO: Alesi Leonardi

Interview: David Rieff

American author, polemicist and war reporter David Rieff tells Sam Dumitriu why he is a humanitarian fundamentalist

Vicky Pryce speaking at Chatham House PHOTO: Chatham House

Interview: Vicky Pryce

Ex-con economist Vicky Pryce tells Sam Dumitriu about her time behind bars and why prison doesn’t work