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Why are students disinterested in the Students’ Union?

Unsuccessful Activities and Development Officer candidate, Ant Menezes, says there is a growing divide between students and Exec Officers

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Profile: Clare Waight Keller

Almost one year on from her appointment as Creative Director of Givenchy Esmee, Samsworth writes how Waight Keller has successfully incorporated Hubert De Givenchy’s classic styles from the 1950s with a sleek and youthful spin

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Students launch ‘boycott First’ campaign

First bus drivers at the Rusholme Depot are paid up to £5000 a year less than colleagues working at the First’s Queen’s Road base just five miles away

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A Campaign for Change

Manchester Literature Festival is re-designed with a new political incentive

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Holi curfews placed on female students in Delhi

The curfew placed on female students during the spring festival is not the first of its kind, and the campaign against it has now garnered international attention

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Creative climate activists use paintings for protests

Campaigns escalate in attempts to encourage a top London university to divest from all fossil fuels

Protesters march in May in protest of unfair accommodation fees. Photo: Oscar Webb

UCL Cut The Rent achieves £1 million concession

Following a five-month rent strike in protest of extortionate student accommodation, UCL students have secured promises of bursaries and rent freezes

The defaced banner. Photo: The Mancunion

Swastika defaces Manchester Exec candidate’s banner

A candidate in the Exec elections at the University of Manchester Students’ Union has had several posters defaced and removed, including one defaced with Nazi imagery

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Vice-Chancellors band together to block Brexit

University Vice-Chancellors from across the country profess their concern about leaving the EU

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Students for Europe launches nationally and locally

The Students for Europe, a cross-party pro-EU group has been launched to galvanise students ahead of the European Referendum

Unions have called for resistance to the strategy, which is alleged to contribute to prejudice and oppression. Photo: chrisjohnbeckett @Flickr

NUS call for “all-out defiance” of Counter-Terror strategy

The NUS is collaborating with Defend the Right to Protest to oppose the government’s strategy to prevent radicalisation, which involves monitoring events & political campaigns on campus

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I, too, am prejudiced

With the ‘I, too, am’ project sweeping universities around the world, Alice Rigby addressed the casual prejudices we witness every day