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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

George Galloway is suing the the NUS for defamation  Photo: DavidMartynHunt @Flickr

George Galloway sues NUS over “rape denier” claims

George Galloway is suing the NUS after they referred to him as “rape denier” and banned him from speaking at their events

Protesters against NHS cutbacks and privatisation gathered outside the Labour conference last Sunday. Photo: Claire Pegoire

Students lobby Labour over plans for NHS

Students, trade unionists and activists lobbied outside the Labour Party Conference against NHS cutbacks

A man was seriously assaulted in nearby Whitworth Park. Photo: yun@Flickr

Appeal after Whitworth Park assault

Police are appealing for information about an assault on a homeless man in Whitworth Park last month

A CT scanning image of a 300-million-year-old fossil encased in rock that has been visualised for the first time by the University of Manchester. Photo: UoM

300-million-year-old insects seen for first time

300-million-year-old insects have been visualised from inside rock for the first time.

Model Laura Pahomova died at a hotel in Manchester's Northern Quarter. Photo: Lisa Murgatroyd

News in Brief – 8th October

A fire caused by sausages, the death of a model and an attack in Rochdale