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Gayle O'Donovan speaking at the Students' Union

Manchester green party candidate dies

Local Green Party activist Gayle O’Donovan passed away last week


Editor’s Note Issue 11 6/02/12

Far from sitting around and trying to watch half of Youtube, we’ve been gearing up for the new term

A screen shot from the Wonga web site before the page was removed

Wonga removes “predatory” offer from its website, after protests

The payday loan company sparked outrage when it was noticed that they had marketed their service to students

In September 2009 British Prime Minister Gordon Brown made an official public apology on behalf of the British government for the way in which Turing was treated after the war

Pardon in sight for Alan Turing

The ‘father of computer science’ may soon be officially pardoned following a motion submitted to parliament by John Leech, MP

The misprinted hoody in all its glory. Photo: Lily Howes

University Challenged? Society sells misspelt hoodies

The Civil and Construction Society accidentally sold many students hoodies containing a misprint

The Christie is the largest recruiter of patients onto research trials accredited by the National Cancer Research Network.

Local campaign stalls plans for new cancer research facility

A dispute about the size and location of a car park has stalled plans for a new cancer facility

Photo: Paul Campbell.

Shares in ‘big oil’ contradict Manchester University’s ethical investment policy

Institution holds shares in Shell, BP and Halliburton, despite policy which rules out investment in companies which cause “environmental degradation”

Peter Sutton (left) and Lloyd Henning (Right) were part of the team involved in the development of software designed to help aid workers at scenes of natural disasters. Photo: Ruth Wildman

Students create life saving software

Computer scientists in Manchester have developed innovative software designed to aid rescue efforts in the aftermath of natural disasters.


UK education spending falling fast as rival nations look to boost investment

Public spending on education is declining at a faster rate than at any time since the 1950s, while countries like China and the United States…

Press officers were worried about an association with fox hunting

Don’t show us making fun of Salford on TV, say police

PR staff split hairs and ‘cringe’ over content of police documentaries


Editor’s Note, Issue 10 (Christmas Issue)

Well, that went fast didn’t it? The first semester is almost at an end. Many of you will be studying abroad next year, beginning a…

MBA graduates of MBS can expect a 116 percent salary increase after completing the programme, according to the Financial Times

Manchester Business School’s MBA ranked 31st in World

The MBA is recognised by the Financial Times as both intellectually stimulating and financially rewarding