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Book Club cross-sections: Emily Clark, Food and Drink editor

We asked fellow Mancunion editor, Emily Clark, what she has been reading (and drinking) this week

The mark of promoters. Photo: Jonny Whiting

Students secretly ‘rated’ on campus for attractiveness

– Social Junkies filtered potential reps by looks and banter
– Packs sold by halls of residence

Greater Manchester Police blamed the shooting on an "ongoing dispute between two rival groups". Photo: Dave Conner

Gang injunctions introduced after shootings in Salford

Six shootings over September have led police to pass gang injunctions for the first time

Students rated University of Manchester Students' Union in the National Student Survey  Photo: Jonny Whiting

Average rating for Students’ Union in NSS

Students rated Manchester students’ union in an annual national student satisfaction survey, the first time a union question was included

The University of Manchester

University of Manchester students happiest since 2005, says NSS

83% of students at University of Manchester ‘satisfied’ – up 4% from last year

Agnew: "This is building upon many years of activity; it takes a long time, in a sense, to foster that culture."

Student satisfaction rises but ‘Manchester must try harder,’ says Prof Agnew

– “83 is good but it’s not good enough”
– University targeting improvements to feedback and academic support

First Class Honours: the current system of classification could become a thing of the past

Manchester to consider changes to degree classification

Russell Group universities set to discuss a move towards America-style GPA

The M13 festival was cancelled with just 150 tickets sold.

Union events – Good idea, poor execution

This week I examine what went wrong with The Welcome Week Party and M13 Festival

Students protesting the cutting of their course from the School of Education  Photo: Jonathan Breen

Students protest course cutting

Students protested School of Education course cuts outside Whitworth Hall on Wednesday

Statistics from different courses at different universities can now be compared collectively on one website. Photo: Jonny Whiting

‘Go-Compare’ style website lauched for university courses

Students can now compare details of every UK university course on new Unistats website

Manchester Metropolitan University

Universities ‘still advertising vacancies’ days before term starts

‘Prestigious’ universities still advertising places for over 13,500 courses

More annual science graduates will be required to help the economy to grow. Photo: Joe Sandler Clarke

100,000 science graduates needed to maintain economy

A report has found that an extra 10,000 annual science graduates are needed to maintain the UK economy