Thinking of studying in Hong Kong? Don’t forget your business card, as Gareth Lewis guides us through the rich student life of the harbour city….
The words ‘Canal’ and ‘Manchester’ may nowadays be most associated with a famous street, but 250 years ago they became synonymous with the dawn of a new era in Britain. The world at that time was changing dramatically, as pioneers of new technology invented machines that would bring the fruits of manual labour to the wider world and propel standards of living to levels beyond imagination.
Mancunion Photo Editor, Nicholas Bojdo
The words ‘Canal’ and ‘Manchester’ may nowadays be most associated with a famous street, but 250 years ago they became synonymous with the dawn of a new era in Britain. The world at that time was changing dramatically, as pioneers of new technology invented machines that would bring the fruits of manual labour to the wider world and propel standards of living to levels beyond imagination. Between 1740 and 1901 the population increased fivefold thanks to improved living conditions, sanitation and healthcare. During that time the urban landscape of Manchester changed considerably, thanks in part to the emergence of a new transport system: the Canal.
Sara Azadi interviews Rev. Sam Yeghnazar about the imprisonment of Christians in Iran. Rev. Sam Yeghnazar is one of the oldest Christian Iranian Leaders and has been working with hundreds of Iranian church leaders for the last 50 years.
“When I started teaching, if students got a bad essay mark they apologised to the tutor. Today, when students get bad marks there’s a chance they will come to see the tutor with their lawyer in tow”.
University of Manchester professor Hillel Steiner is a world-renowned thinker on matters of political theory.
Features Editor Nick Renaud-Komiya met up with him to chew the fat on Libertarianism, politics and the state of higher education. Here’s how they got on.
Do you have the right to the fruits of your talents? This seems like a simple question. Yet, people have gone to war over this question; those who say ‘yes’ have fought those who say ‘no’. Libertarianism? Socialism? Communism? All of these ‘-isms’ are essentially attempts to answer this question in one way or another. Are you and you alone the arbiter of your lot in life? Or do you have a duty to help others and they you?
The proud former leader of a hashish trafficking empire talks about legalising cannabis and eating dog food
With the results of the government’s Comprehensive Spending Review now published, Sarah McCulloch considers potential alternatives to the impending spending cuts. From getting rid of…
The National Union of Students has a £5.5m tobacco habit, is this why students don’t campaign against cigarette companies?
“There simply isn’t room in the ivory towers for fifty per cent of school leavers to attend university, and there never was”
Features Editor Nick Renaud-Komiya explores how aware and engaged we still are about British involvement in international wars.
Features Editor Nick Renaud-Komiya meets a University of Manchester student and former Royal Marine to talk prejudice, politics and parenthood.
“We don’t teach people who live in areas with high instances of gun crime to dodge bullets”
Rachel Cranshaw discusses why carrying an attack alarm is always a choice.
Sarah McCulloch investigates our relationship with Mephodrone, until recently the drug du jour among many students, and asks whether our entire debate on the use of legal and illegal drug use needs to change.