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Image: 42nd Street Nightclub

The last straw: 42’s takes action against plastic waste

The nightclub is replacing its plastic straws with vegetable straws

Photo: Women In Media

Women in Media networking event at The Botanist

The informal ‘Women in Media’ networking event is a chance to speak to respected women within the industry and meet this year’s ‘Women in Media’ committee

Christmas Markets (Image: David Dixon @ Geograph)

Manchester Christmas markets open

The countdown to Christmas is on as Manchester opens its famous Christmas markets

Photo: 1BlueString, press release

Manchester’s Got Busker Talent

Survivors Manchester calls the city to nominate its best busker talent as part of global campaign 1BlueString

Image: Mari @ Flickr

Manchester to host postgraduate study fair

The postgraduate fair is open to all University students and graduates but is ideally placed for Manchester students given it is taking place in the city

Photo: Majid Ahmed @Facebook

Hundreds march in protest of Balfour celebrations

As hundreds march along Oxford Road in protest, the BDS campaign have described the Balfour 100 event as “a mockery of the suffering of Palestinian people”

All Student Vote (Image: UoM Students' Union)

1.5 per cent turnout in All Student Vote on Exec Officer roles

Many students were unaware the vote was happening and were also confused by the options

Photo: Rosa Simonet

Fallowfield safety petition to be presented to Deputy Mayor

The creator of the petition is to meet the Deputy Mayor on Tuesday to present it

Image: CDC/ Amanda Mills, Public Health Image Library @ Free Stock Photos

New curation platform to help students organise work

Wakelet hope that students will no longer have to have “dozens of tabs open at a time” which they argue can make research “quite messy and disorganised”

Suicide with pills. Photo: Manos Bourdakis @Commons Wikimedia

Self-harm among teenage girls rising dramatically

“Very steep rise” in incidences of self-harm among teenagers in the UK has been found by University of Manchester researchers

Image: James Shuttleworth

‘Night Owl’ scheme receives widespread criticism

One student described the proposed ‘Night Owl’ scheme as “almost offensive to anyone that’s been assaulted, threatened, stabbed or mugged”

Image: James Shuttleworth

Safety ‘Night Owl’ scheme to launch in new year

Amidst a reported climate of fear in Fallowfield, the ‘Night Owl’ scheme will aim to make streets feel safer for students