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Platt Fields park, the site of two armed robberies. Photography: Matty Major

Arrests made over seven armed robberies in student areas

Police presence is increased after a string of crimes in south Manchester


Student prostitution: an increasing concern

The increase in student prostitution has initiated a £500,000 investigation by Swansea University

The Vice-Chancellor has committed to pay all university employees at least £7.20 an hour. Photography: Paul Campbell

University agrees to pay employees a ‘Living Wage’

Manchester sets an example to other Russell group universities

Scottish Independence, for the better or worse?

Scottish Independence and its effects on free tuition.

“If Scotland were to become independent, maybe free tuition fees would be the first things to go”

Students are now going to be able to study a degree that mixes medicine with politicsPhoto: Martin Klefas Stennett

New degree programme mixes medicine with politics

Medical students study war, refugee camps, floods and genocides in a new degree course at Manchester University


Editor’s Note Issue 13 20/2/12

We’re fast approaching that time in the union calendar where the real fun begins: Student Media Week, obviously. From next Monday the Steve Biko Building…

Applications through UCAS across the country are down 7.4 percent on average

Applications to universities across the country for entry in 2012

Applications through UCAS were down 7.4 percent nationally, The Mancunion gathered data to see how universities fared across the country

Nottingham has become the "most popular university" in terms of its applications, leaving Manchester in second place

Nottingham overtakes Manchester as “most popular university”

The University of Nottingham received the most applications for entry in 2012, while Manchester University’s applications have decreased by 11%

Photo: Alex Folkes/ Fishnik Photography

Government rejects student loans fine

Vince Cable has dropped plans to charge students for re-paying their student loans early


NUS to plan mass walkout against higher education reforms

Students are being encouraged to protest against the planned changes to higher education in the UK

MIT has launched a new course which is to be completed by students online. Photo: Roman TM

MIT announce free online course for students worldwide

Massachusetts Institutes of Technology is to launch a free course which is completed by its students online

Koy Thomson, CEO Children in Crisis (below), Eleanor Cozens, Children in Crisis Consultant (left) and Professor Thompson (top) sit with Antoine in hospital.

Congolese massacre victim has arm rebuilt thanks to Manchester theatre professor

A Congolese aid worker had his arm rebuilt by an academic in Manchester after he was shot three times