The Mancunion

Britain's biggest student newspaper


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5 DIY Christmas decorations for your student home

The easy ways to fill your student house with festive cheer as we near the end of the year!

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DIY: Memories Jar

Keeping track of all your important memories throughout the year, good and bad, can be a really good way to reflect and grow as a person

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Zines & the power of self-publication

A look at self-publishing zines and how they offer empowerment back to creators

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DIY Fashion

Sophie Soar tells us how to DIY, changing the life of every fashion conscious student forever

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DIY beauty recipes

Struggling to look good on a student budget? Film Editor Nicole Tamer imparts her wisdom by sharing her cheap and easy beauty recipes

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7 of the very best in budget beauty

Understanding the pressure that beauty products put on your bank account when on a student budget, Rebecca Thomas gives you her top seven tips to save some cash while remaining radiant

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Valentine’s gift guide on a budget

Because finding that special something on a student budget is never easy


Waxing lyrical

Adrienne Galloway takes a deep breath and delves into the prickly world of hair removal

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DIY halterneck crop top

As end of term approaches, student loans are dwindling and brand new garms are but a distant dream. Don’t worry, because Nikki Patel has some quick and easy DIY for a fabulous and on trend halterneck crop top.


Monster mash

Kathryn Murray with a mash-up of her go-to DIY Halloween outfits

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Halloween tutorial: seriously scary skull

It’s time to ditch the ‘sexy kitten’; this year Halloween is about looking scary with this simple skull make up tutorial

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Interview: Silverclub

Samuel Ward caught Manchester’s own “fucked up disco band” ahead of their EP launch at the Deaf Institute last Friday.