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Universities are not businesses

Nor are they “bastions of academic integrity”. The way we think about universities is outdated

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The case for the second coming of steam in Britain

Matt Wynne isn’t talking about trains: a mass building programme of public steam rooms across the country is one way to tackle social isolation, increases in mental health illness, and could forge a new sense of community ethos

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Blade Runner 2049: a tale of caution?

Blade Runner 2049’s world is far from a dystopian fantasy

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Men need an alternative to the toxic men’s rights movement

The Men’s Rights Movement make some valid points, it’s just a shame that everyone involved in it thinks such horrible things about women.

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Another look at the Balfour Declaration

Lawrence Rosenberg, Associate Director of the Pinsker Centre and the former President of Manchester University JSoc, argues that people shouldn’t protest the celebration of an attempt to end Jewish persecution

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EU: Friend or Foe?

The Chancellor of the Exchequer condemns the EU “the enemy” as Manchester benefits from its kindness

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Stop trying to sell me feminism

The corporate commercialisation of female empowerment is degrading

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Squatter hell for Salford students

Refusal of previous tenant to leave the property has split up a group of five friends

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Free speech needs to be protected at universities

Freedom of speech is under threat on university campuses, as students we should be defending it

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Post-graduation blues need a place on the mental health agenda

Whilst it is encouraging to see more focus on the importance of addressing student mental health, the issue of post-graduate depression is often overlooked

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Film and media continue to let down survivors of sexual assault

A girl walks down an alleyway at night, the silhouette of a man appears behind her. A woman walks through an empty car park, the camera shoots from behind a nearby car, she fiddles for her keys. We all know what happens next

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Uber Fights Back

Uber’s increasingly agitated dispute with Transport for London has brought the company under an uncomfortable spotlight