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TEF awards: Bronze, Silver, Gold, or fraud?

The University of Manchester Students’ Union’s Education Officer Emma Atkins considers the impact of the recent TEF awards, and questions the role of TEF in the intricate, diverse world of higher education

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The best UK destinations for the Easter break

Jack Greeney takes a look at some of the greatest places to visit a little closer to home over the Easter break period, so get planning your trips now

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Bristol students accused of ‘blacking up’

Two students have been heavily criticised for their fancy dress outfits amidst a growing culture of racism at the University of Bristol

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A guide to art over the Christmas break

Laura Joyce gives the breakdown to what’s on nationwide this Christmas

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Festival Preview: ArcTanGent

ArcTanGent is bringing some of the biggest and brightest UK festival exclusives, from mathcore to post rock and everything in between

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Live: Massive Attack

Massive Attack hit the musical standard they’ve set for themselves, but leave the crowd uneasy with their heavy-handed activism

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Smoke ’em Out?

Is a ban on smoking in public even possible? Bristol seems to think so

Liam Byrne MP has said that the system of student fees "is going bust." Photo: RNIB @Flickr

£6000 fees threaten economy and education, say English Vice-Chancellors

Bosses from universities including Birmingham and Reading have harshly criticised suggestions from the Labour Party of cutting the cap on tuition fees to £6000

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Introducing: Artifact

We caught up with Artifact to discuss polyrhythmic patterns, production techniques and his upcoming set at the Simple Things Festival.