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Why was there no official LGBT+ bloc at Reclaim The Night?

It was my third 'Reclaim the Night.' It was supposed to be the crowning jewel in my university life, so that when ...

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The widening gap between SU Exec officers and students

You see their faces on the Students’ Union website, plastered on the walls of the Union. Perhaps you’ve seen posters and banners ...

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Universities are not businesses

On Monday and Tuesday the 23rd and 24th of October, the staff and students of Manchester will demonstrate against the staff cuts ...

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Why was there no official LGBT+ bloc at

Posted on Mar 9, 2018 1
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The widening gap between SU Exec officers and

Posted on Feb 12, 2018 2
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Universities are not businesses

Posted on Oct 30, 2017 3
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Why was there no official LGBT+ bloc at Reclaim The Night?

Because the Student’s Union forgot about us

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The widening gap between SU Exec officers and students

They represent a 40,000-strong student body, yet many struggle to recall their names or what they do

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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 The way we think about universities is outdated

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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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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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In solidarity with university staff over job cuts

Stand against cruel and unnecessary staff redundancies

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Osborne at Stanford: the power of privilege and celebrity

Why George Osborne’s seven jobs are a disgrace to Manchester

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Voluntourism harms communities: make a difference, stay at home

Student volunteering expeditions will be furiously promoted at our university this week, but it’s our responsibility to ignore them

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In it together? A welcome to Professor Osborne

How will students receive the ex-Chancellor of the Exchequer’s appointment?

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Manchester attacks: “I am writing this as a Muslim, a woman, a mother”

Dalal Abbasi, a Muslim mother who studied at the University of Manchester and lived in the city for six years reflects on the Manchester attacks

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The toxicity of student politics

Ex-Co Chair of Manchester Labour Students, Ally Routledge, details the scenery of her journey through student politics

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A culture of objectification, not rape

We must be more accurate with our definitions of the threats that women face if we are to tackle misogynistic behaviour in public and in private