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Sebastian (left) and Ashley (right) ran 180 miles over seven days.

Seven marathons in seven days raises over £14,000

The 180 run raised money for a Trust set up in memory of a former university of Manchester student

The University of Salford

University of Salford launches ‘comedy degree’

20 students enrol on £8,500 a year ‘Comedy Practices’ course

The School of Arts, Languages and Cultures admits that changes have been and need to be made to improve student satisfaction. Photo: Joe Sandler Clarke

Manchester English Language bottom of Russell Group for satisfaction

Head of School acknowledges that “we weren’t surprised” with results

The gap between rich university's like Cambridge and less well off universities is growing, a study has revealed. Photo: Mark Fosh @Flickr

Increasing gap between rich and poor universities, study reveals

New figures show there is a wide and increasing gap between the finances of UK universities. In 2010-11, gross income per full-time equivalent student income…

The M13 festival was cancelled with just 150 tickets sold.

£1,000s lost as Union festival flops

– 150 tickets sold for 6,000 capacity night
-Union refuse to disclose loss but admits its thousands
– Owens Park JCRs threaten boycott of Union events

Chao Sze-tung: "the important thing is that he is generous and kind-hearted”.

£40 million to turn ex-Manchester student straight

Disgruntled billionaire father offers ‘bounty’ to the man who wins over his daughter

Inigo Jerome Kelsey had great success selling his beanies to students. 
Photo- Johnnie Whiting

Government loans launched for student start-ups

A government initiative to loan money to students and young people has launched. The Start-Up Loans scheme, announced in May 2011’s Budget, will lend £82.5…

Cells swollen from inflammation can be shrunk to their normal size by bathing in a high-salt solution. Photo: UoM

Rubbing salt in a wound helps, says research

A high-salt solution can reduce inflammation in body tissue, a new study has shown

Students protest about UKAB's decision to revoke London Met's status as a sponsor of international students. Photo: Patrycja Marczewska

NUS welcome High Court London Met decision

London Met students granted permission to study in the UK for a year

The Greater Manchester Police's 'Student Safe' campaign launches next week, focusing on making freshers "safety savvy". Photo: Jonny Whiting

Freshers focus of police safety campaign

Students new to Manchester are the focus of a police safety campaign launching next week

Muslims gather to protest for new laws banning offensive material. Photo: Richard Crook

1,000 march on Oxford Road demanding new blasphemy laws

– Far right counter protest contained at Piccadilly Gardens
– 3,000 strong petition calling for new laws

Poorly supported languages are in danger of extinction. Photo: Gwenaël Piaser

Majority of European languages at risk of extinction

A study has found that most European languages lack the technological support required to survive in the digital age