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Muscle loss in old age linked to damaged nerves

Researchers find weaker nerve signals are associated with muscle loss but regular exercise delay such effects

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Man Met rank number one green university in UK

People & Planet University League sees Manchester Metropolitan University ranked first in sustainability practices

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Mixed emotions for the men’s and women’s varsity teams

The women secured a 17-5 win while the men succumbed to a 21-10 defeat

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Preview: Dynamic Women of Worth Programme

A social enterprise in Manchester will be running a careers and business training programme for BAME women, having also specialised in working with women from disadvantaged backgrounds

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Sexual harassment ‘epidemic’ at UK universities

A Guardian investigation has revealed a serious problem with staff-on-student and staff-on-staff sexual harassment at UK universities

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Danny Boyle to help set up MMU’s brand new media school

MMU are set to launch the International Screen School Manchester, with the help of local visionary Danny Boyle

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Manchester students win award for alcohol patch design

Manchester students have won a gold medal in the iGEM competition – a prestigious international student prize in synthetic biology, by inventing an advanced alcohol detector

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Varsity Match Reports: Men and Ladies

The Ladies team well and truly trounced home with a win, whereas the men side narrowly missed out on another Varsity win

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Man Met student found dead in halls

Police are not treating the death of a Manchester Metropolitan student as suspicious

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What is Sporticipate?

There is no excuse to not get involved with sport at university anymore: Sporticipate offers variety, equipment, and it all costs you nothing

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Mandelson officially takes up MMU Chancellorship

“Lord of Darkness” Peter Mandelson began his term as the official figurehead of the university at the beginning of April this year

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Mandelson loves Manchester: Reasons not to be cheerful about the new MMU chancellor

Richard Heller—journalist, author, and former Chief of Staff to Denis Healey when he was leader of the Labour Party—on the questionable ‘qualities’ of MMU’s new chancellor, the ‘Prince of Darkness’, Peter Mandelson