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Shakira Martin re-elected as NUS President

Upon her win, the FE veteran states it’s now time to “get real” about education

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Brian Cox: abolish first-year exams

The professor of particle physics at the University of Manchester said he doesn’t care if his first-year students pass their exams

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March Senate: liveblog

Live reporting from the penultimate senate of the academic year

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UoM students jailed for running dark web drug empire

£800,000 worth of drugs were sold on the dark web

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‘Student Angels’ safety scheme launched

Communities Officer Jack Houghton had previously not given an official launch date

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Free talk to discuss “the price of free trade”

The talk seeks to help help students understand what trade means and why it matters

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Degrees to be rated in new government scheme

“You can’t measure education like this”, says outgoing Education Officer Emma Atkins

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Striking lecturers host ‘teach-outs’

Over the four weeks of strikes, some staff and students have taken it upon themselves to fill the gap in engagement

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Bin to be named after Sir Nick Clegg

Also proposed for the March Senate is a restructure of The Mancunion

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Revealed: Students’ poo-nion

Outgoing General Secretary says the smell “does keep us on our toes, as you never know where the smell is going to strike next”

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Sir John Sulston

On Friday 9th March, we were saddened by the news of the Nobel Laureate and key figure of the Human Genome Project passing away

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Muscle loss in old age linked to damaged nerves

Researchers find weaker nerve signals are associated with muscle loss but regular exercise delay such effects