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Bath chemistry academic leads Christmas Lectures

Professor Saiful Islam, will present ‘Supercharged: Fuelling the Future’ at the 80th anniversary of Royal Institution Christmas Lectures

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City AM Newspaper criticised for auctioning internship for £650

As debates about the problem of unpaid internships continue, one work experience position has gone on offer at a cost, stirring concerns about inclusivity

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Free education protestors occupy University of Warwick building

Student protesters occupied The Slate, the University of Warwick’s new conference building, to protest against the “devastating consequences” of the government’s new Teaching Excellence Framework

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Petition for a referendum on NUS membership at Manchester goes live

A petition has been launched on the University of Manchester’s Students’ Union website calling for a referendum on membership of the NUS

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Review: NUS North West Regional Activists Network

Lily Sheehan’s report on the first ever NUS North West Regional Activists Network meeting

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49% of female students are victims of sexual assault

A recent study has revealed that almost half of female students claim to be victims of sexual assault

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Poorest countries aim to eliminate fossil fuels

Some of the poorest countries in the world, who are heavily affected by increasingly extreme weather conditions, have promised to run on 100 per cent renewable energy by 2050

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Student’s new cane design to change visually impaired lives

A wireless cane developed by a Manchester PhD student that detects your surroundings is expected to revolutionise quality of life for the blind and visually impaired

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Thousands of students take to London streets to oppose TEF

The National Demo, ‘United for Education’ saw thousands of students march against the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), increasing tuition fees, and the ‘marketisation’ of education

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32,000 sign petition in favour of proposition to charge cyclists road insurance

A petition has been launched to force cyclists to pay road tax in response to drivers becoming increasingly ‘fed up’ of cyclists disobeying the rules of the road

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Preview: Interfaith Evening – ‘We Stand Together’

The Students’ Union is hosting an interfaith evening, ‘We Stand Together’, to showcase and promote community cohesion between various faiths in Manchester

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University of Manchester ranked among lowest for environmental sustainability

The University of Manchester fares poorly in environmental sustainability, while Manchester Metropolitan University ranks an impressive third place