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Students and staff share shocked reactions to impending job cuts

Staff and students from across the university react to the Board’s decision to cut hundreds of staff posts, which anxious staff say could lead to a ‘student marking boycott’

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University cut Counselling course which “doesn’t bring in enough money”

Students express serious concern after the closure of a course that provides a large amount of voluntary mental health care to the city

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Manchester Students’ Union calls upon university to reverse its plans to cut bursaries

In a petition, they demand the university acknowledge its commitment to social responsibility and widening participation

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Spending review: What does it mean for students?

Wednesday’s spending review heralds massive cuts for student nurses and higher education more broadly

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What Difference Does it Make?

Six months on from the General Election, Polly Bartlett takes a look into the effects of austerity on Manchester’s most vulnerable

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Cuts could mean 40 per cent of colleges close

The Conservatives green paper, Fulfilling our Potential: Teaching Excellence, Social Mobility and Student Choice, has been accused of “holding our young people and our country back” by Lucy Powell MP.

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Will tax credits unstick Cameron’s slick style?

George Bolton looks at how David Cameron’s PR-managed answers could be harming his credibility in the long run


Eyewitness: National Student Demo turns violent

As 10,000 students march through the streets of London to protest the scrapping of student grants, William Brown follows the protest and reports back

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Leading think tank proposes half a billion in cuts to Higher Education

Policy Exchange, a leading think tank, has proposed cuts to Higher Education grant funding, with the funds to be redirected to further education

Students have been protesting against cuts under this government since 2010. Photo: lewishamdreamer @Flickr

NUS begins legal action against scrapping of maintenance grants

The National Union of Students has begun legal action against the government’s plans to scrap maintenance grants on the basis of the implications for equality

A week of protests against many of the Conservative's policies begins next week. Photo: The People's Assembly

Anti-Tory protesters to ‘Take Back Manchester’

Thousands of protesters are expected to descend of the Conservative Party Conference next week for Manchester’s ‘Week of Action’

Royal Manchester Children's Hospital is part of the Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trus Photo: The Labour Party @Flickr

Don’t be selfish, take responsibility

Thomas McEvilly contemplates the problems caused by ‘selfish’ diseases inherent in our floundering NHS