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“It’s not over yet” — Manchester’s absence from NSS rankings marks huge success for boycott campaign

A week after the NSS rankings were released, The Mancunion talks to Education Officer Emma Atkins who is adamant the work cannot stop here

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Top universities discriminate against A-Level subjects typically chosen by poorer students

On the eve of A-level results day, a study finds that some A-Level choices are keeping poorer students out of elite universities

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Push Doctor launches grant for medical students

Students studying at UK universities can now apply for cash grants from the digital healthcare brand

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“Brave, political decisions” must be made to resolve the North-South death rate divide

Premature death rates in the North are alarmingly high, and co-author of the University of Manchester report that found this, Iain Buchan, tells The Mancunion that investment is needed at a national level to rectify the problem

Student Living Index

Manchester sixth most affordable UK city for students

Students in Manchester spend less than the average UK student on rent, household bills and going out, Student Living Index suggests

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A Mancunian version of the Oyster Card is now available

Soon, city-dwellers will be able to use it across all public transport in Greater Manchester

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University pensions deficit skyrockets to £17.5bn

Tuition fee increases are being tabled as one possible solution

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The new Students’ Union app has landed!

Freshers will be able to connect with each other and their Union on the go

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Ex-Chancellor George Osborne given honorary professorship at University of Manchester

Reaction to the news has been mixed, with the university praising Osborne’s dedication to the Northern Powerhouse and its growing economy, while critics have questioned the ex-Chancellor’s credentials

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TEF awards: Bronze, Silver, Gold, or fraud?

The University of Manchester Students’ Union’s Education Officer Emma Atkins considers the impact of the recent TEF awards, and questions the role of TEF in the intricate, diverse world of higher education

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Controversial TEF rankings shake up Higher Education hierarchies

The release of the controversial Teaching Excellence Framework’s results shocked many, with only eight Russell Group universities receiving gold, although many have questioned the rankings’ validity

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