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Proofreading companies: right words, wrong idea

Do you ever get tired of having to use certain words in your essays that create sentences which are grammatically correct and ...

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Why Manchester Students' Union supports BDS

University of Manchester Students’ Union recently passed a policy in support of the BDS (Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions) campaign. The average student ...

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Three reasons to oppose the Boycott Israel movement

On Friday 16th, the University of Manchester Students’ Union voted to endorse BDS, the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions campaign. After the vote, the Union said ...

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Proofreading companies: right words, wrong idea

Posted on Feb 15, 2017 1
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Why Manchester Students' Union supports BDS

Posted on Jan 4, 2017 2
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Three reasons to oppose the Boycott Israel movement

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Proofreading companies: right words, wrong idea

T. S. Eliot examines proof-reading companies: are they killing the skill of writing a good essay?

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Why Manchester Students’ Union supports BDS

Sara Khan defends the SU’s support for the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions campaign, and challenges claims that the movement is anti-Semitic

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Three reasons to oppose the Boycott Israel movement

In light of the SU’s decision to endorse the BDS campaign, Sam Glover asks whether the global boycott movement is the best route to progress

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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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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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We should stop using the word “race”

In light of his experience of the University’s registration policy, Lioui Benhamou pens his thoughts on the continuing use of the term “race”

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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 Living Wage: Taking Action on Poverty Pay

Sorcha Floyd, Campaigns Officer outlines why the Living Wage is so important and announces that the University of Manchester’s Living Wage Campaign is now recruiting a new committee following the announcement of a new living wage outside London

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Pro-EU intellectuals must speak out

Intelligence continues to be feared by the political elite, as demonstrated by some of those campaigning for a ‘hard’ Brexit

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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