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The award-winning stucture's facilities are "miles ahead" of other universities in the area. Photo: Manchester Metropolitan University

New MMU Business School “miles ahead” of competition

Business people from around the North-West praise the new MMU Business School

Manchester Central Library. Photo: Jonny Whiting

News in brief – 1st October

A library lottery win, app-ordering drinks in Deansgate and a vigil held in memory of police officers

Philosopher A C Grayling's private college opened last week with only 60 students. Photo: Atheist Foundation of Australia Inc

Freshers face egg-throwing protestors

Demonstrators against A C Grayling’s new private college called for its closure on the first day of term

Milad Finn, jailed for six years for revealing his drug empire in court. Photo: Greater Manchester Police

Man reveals drug empire during murder trial

A man has been jailed for six years after revealing a drug empire while giving evidence in a murder trial

The money raised by the run will help to fund an annual scholarship at the University of Manchester in memory of Natalie.

Seven marathons in seven days in memory of Manchester student

Pair run 180 miles from Manchester to London to fund scholarships for students suffering with brain injuries

American universities like Harvard College are hoping to recruit more British students in the future. Photo: Márcio Cabral de Moura

US universities increase efforts to recruit UK students

UK fee increases are tempting more students into studying at US universities

RBS, Natwest and HSBC are all reimbursing account holders Photo: Elliot Brown @flickr

Banks to give forgetful customers their money back

RBS, Natwest and HSBC promise to refund millions of pounds worth of uncollected ATM money

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Why I Love/Why I Hate

Why I love: Alan Bennett Without doubt the master of comedy on the stage. From The History Boys to Habeas Corpus, he can make even…

Students enjoy this year's Welcome Fair. Photo: Markus Arnold

Lavish perks offered to peddle club nights to students

– Committee members offered special perks to sell Freshers Pack
– SKUM discounts, free entry to clubs among the benefits

Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Amnesty and Human Rights Watch to team up in Man City owner campaign

Amnesty International society to team up with Human Rights Watch against Man City owner in a campaign on United Arab Emirates human rights abuses

University of Manchester is bidding for £23m from the European Regional Development Fund to help in the creation of a National Graphene Institute based in the city. Photo: Jennifer Ho

Manchester bidding for £23 million to help fund graphene centre

The University of Manchester is bidding for £23 million to help fund the development of a graphene hub

An oyster farm like this is believed to be the source of feral oysters in Lough Foyle. Photo: N_Quah @ Flickr

Pacific Oyster invasion threatens Irish ecology

Feral Pacific oysters on the Irish coast are now threatening the local ecology, according to a new study.