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The half-empty promise of Dry January

We are moving through the best part of ‘Dry January’. I say "the best part" both quantitatively and qualitatively, as the very ...

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Our University has turned into a creche

Well, I hope you are all bloody proud of yourselves. Well, are you? You have behaved like petulant, spoilt children, and there ...

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How to Trump university

Last week, Donald Trump was named as the 45th President-elect of the United States. Having campaigned for just under five months, since ...

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The half-empty promise of Dry January

Posted on Jan 12, 2017 1
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Our University has turned into a creche

Posted on Nov 28, 2016 2
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How to Trump university

Posted on Nov 17, 2016 3
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The half-empty promise of Dry January

Elliott Mills takes a stern look into the pint glass with a precise analysis of the merits, difficulties, and confusions of Dry January

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Our University has turned into a creche

The student body, and our generation as a whole, has become over-sensitive

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How to Trump university

Cachella Smith argues that students can apply aspects of Donald Trump’s personality to inform their own personal success

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Please fix the bike pump

The bike pump outside the Alan Gilbert Learning Commons looks helpful, but is actually a danger to all cyclists

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The TEF: a Trojan Horse into Higher Education

Manchester Students’ Union’s Education Officer argues that the Teaching Excellence Framework threatens to inject further elitism into Higher Education

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The triggering: safe spaces are eroding our freedoms

In university campuses across Canada, the United States and Britain is an evil that is triumphing against our freedom. It has led to the erosion…

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Free speech crusaders harm debate

Making some trivial issues to be political under the banner of free speech churns the debating ground into dogma

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An NUS Women’s Officer is unnecessary

The newly elected NUS Women’s Officer stands for nothing but criticising imaginary problems

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How about decolonisation ‘debates’ fall down, instead?

Arguments about the decolonisation of higher education courses have reached a new low, with the suggestion that science is racist

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ADHD and dyslexia are not metaphors for laziness or stupidity

No student should be held back by special needs out of their control; it’s time to redress the balance, argues Edie Walwyn

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A Response: We are not sorry for protesting against the Tories

The women responsible for decapitating a cardboard cut-out of Margaret Thatcher at Welcome Fair reply to accusations of “double standards” on the student left

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Did they really “have it coming”?

Victim blaming still remains as a lazy attempt to simplify the actions of criminals