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Hope on World AIDS Day

James Huyton talks of the continued hope in the light of World AIDS Day

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Virtual reality in the classroom

Eventual adds a shared virtual reality experience for classrooms to their VR Platform

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‘NUS failed us’ at National Education Demo

“There are certain people within the NUS who are ideologically opposed to free and liberated education” claims NEC Parents and Carers representative

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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 The way we think about universities is outdated

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Ignored Histories: Empire in Education with Anindita Ghosh

As we continue our theme of black history month, this week Ellie Tivey talks to UoM senior lecturer Anindita Ghosh to discuss why history classrooms around the country are severely lacking in education on colonialism and how this is affecting our understandings of the world

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Brexit panel finds that young people hold huge stake in negotiations

While the specific nature of Brexit remains unclear, questions about the future are addressed at the University of Manchester, hosted by the Students’ Union

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Preview: Pint of Science Festival returns to Manchester

The annual Pint of Science Festival is back again from the 15th–17th May, bringing together the wonders of science and the comfort (and beer!) of Manchester’s best bars and clubs

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Why we have to promote safe drug use

With many drug-related deaths per year, greater efforts should be made in drug use education

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Interview: Emma Atkins – Education Officer

We spoke to Emma about the issues she has been tackling, particularly the TEF

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New report suggests sex and relationship education is ignored by Ofsted

Pressure is mounting on MPs to make Sex and Relationships Education and PSHE compulsory after the release of a damning report by the British Humanist Association

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Does it matter whether Britain ever has a black Prime Minister?

Elrica Degirmen pulls apart some claims made by a recent BBC documentary about race, class, and social mobility in politics

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The TEF: a Trojan Horse into Higher Education

Manchester Students’ Union’s Education Officer argues that the Teaching Excellence Framework threatens to inject further elitism into Higher Education