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The lessons learnt from Jailbreak

30 hours. No money. How far can you go?

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Societies spotlight: Swing Dance Society

Verity Longley, Chair of University of Manchester Swing Dance Society, talks to Rachel Oelbaum about t-shirts, being queen and — of course — dancing

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Things I wish I knew in first year

First year is the perfect time to enjoy all aspects of University life, and it is a shame to waste it by doing nothing

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The drugs don’t work – the true cost of drug-taking

Rebecca Carr investigates the long-term effects of drugs on your mind and body, with the Priory Group’s new campaign to educate students

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I went to Warehouse Project sober, and loved it

Head Lifestyle Editor Rachel Adams proves that you don’t have to drink to have a good time on a night out—here’s her review of a sober night out at Warehouse Project

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Stress: let’s talk about it

Struggling with stress? Don’t worry, Qiarna Bondswell is here with some top tips to help you tackle your stress head-on, and enjoy university life at the same time

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Hello healthy, hello cheap, HelloFresh

Getting bored of eating pasta night after night? Deputy Lifestyle Editor, Araddhna Patel, explains that now you don’t have to; spice up your mealtimes with a HelloFresh food box subscription

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To work or not to work?

To work or not to work: that is the question. We’ve asked two contributors to give their view on the age-old debate—is getting a part time job worth it?

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On the move: Day trips around Manchester

We’re not in Manchester anymore… Here’s a short list of some fantastic places to visit on day trips or weekends away that give you a taste of life outside of Manchester (and great food is guaranteed!)

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Alternatives to the contraceptive pill

Following the headlines about the possible side effects of the contraceptive pill, Shannon Winterbone considers other alternatives available to young women

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Advice to first-year house hunters

Panicking about housing for next year? Don’t worry! Shannon Winterbone is here to share her own experiences, and give some useful advice about house hunting

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Panel Discussion for World Mental Health Day

A look into the panel discussion event held by Manchester Open Mind Network for World Mental Health Day