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Manchester University ranks fifth in UK for graduate employability

The University of Manchester climbs global graduate employability rankings by independent league table

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Freshers abroad: what to expect from your next big adventure

As freshers descend onto Manchester once more, Kizzy talks to three third year University of Manchester students who are starting their new lives on their year abroad, discussing what freshers is like across the pond

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Freshers defy stereotypes and target academic success over partying

Freshers excited to move out and achieve academic success, and these Mumsnet reactions suggest that their parents can’t wait either

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A local guide for international students

Observations about the British, and how to make most out of your first year

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82% of students suffer from stress and anxiety, UniHealth report suggests

82% of UK university students admit experiencing stress and anxiety and 1 in 5 have suicidal feelings, report suggests

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The new Students’ Union app has landed!

Freshers will be able to connect with each other and their Union on the go

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Things I wish I knew in first year

First year is the perfect time to enjoy all aspects of University life, and it is a shame to waste it by doing nothing

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The drugs don’t work – the true cost of drug-taking

Rebecca Carr investigates the long-term effects of drugs on your mind and body, with the Priory Group’s new campaign to educate students

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Hello healthy, hello cheap, HelloFresh

Getting bored of eating pasta night after night? Deputy Lifestyle Editor, Araddhna Patel, explains that now you don’t have to; spice up your mealtimes with a HelloFresh food box subscription

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Advice to first-year house hunters

Panicking about housing for next year? Don’t worry! Shannon Winterbone is here to share her own experiences, and give some useful advice about house hunting

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Can you go the distance?

As a new term gets underway, we look at how long distance relationships can affect your university life and the best ways to avoid heartbreak…

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Freshers’ Guide: Societies 101

Want to get stuck in to student life, but not sure where to start? Check out our guide to the societies that have something to offer everyone