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Ex-Chancellor George Osborne given honorary professorship at University of Manchester

Reaction to the news has been mixed, with the university praising Osborne’s dedication to the Northern Powerhouse and its growing economy, while critics have questioned the ex-Chancellor’s credentials

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Women in science: absolutely zero boundaries

In honour of International Women’s Day, Science & Technology Reporter, Katie Holmes, takes us through the most influential and inspiring female scientists in Manchester’s history

Photo: Paul Wilkinson

Bath chemistry academic leads Christmas Lectures

Professor Saiful Islam, will present ‘Supercharged: Fuelling the Future’ at the 80th anniversary of Royal Institution Christmas Lectures

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Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell’s disrespect for the student body

After his interview with Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell was pulled from last week’s edition of The Mancunion, Jacob Nicholas argues the case for our independence from the university

Professor Withers, Dame Nancy Rothwell, and John Penrose MP. Photo: University of Manchester

Manchester receives prestigious royal award

For its successes in Materials research, the University of Manchester has been awarded one of 12 Regius Professorships to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday

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Almost 1 per cent of University of Manchester staff on salaries over £100,000

Data obtained by the Taxpayers’ Alliance reveals some of the most highly-paid staff members at HE institutions

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Lemn Sissay installed as Chancellor

Lancashire-born poet Lemn Sissay has been officially inaugurated into his position as figurehead of the university

Xi Jinping talks with Rothwell and Osborne at the Graphene Centre. Photo: The MancunionXi Jinping talks with Rothwell and Osborne at the Graphene Centre. Photo: The Mancunion

Eyewitness: Chinese President visits Graphene Institute

Allie Liu reports on Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to the University of Manchester’s Graphene centre

Editor-in-chief Aidan Gregory talks to Nancy Rothwell in her office. Photo: The Mancunion

Exclusive: President and Vice-Chancellor Rothwell defends her salary and flight expenses

Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell was asked whether it is right that Vice-Chancellors earn on average £260k at a time when increasing numbers of students are relying on food banks.

The University of Manchester's apprenticeship scheme aims to double its intake in 2015. Photo: University's Media Office

University aims to hire 100 apprentices by the end of the year

Commended for its recent apprentice program, The University of Manchester is doubling the number of vacancies for 2015

The demonstration held outside University Place. Photo: Ellen McLaughlin

Fossil Free Campaign demonstrate for divestment

The campaigners are calling on the University to “divest from the fossil fuel industry and shift funds to lower risk, ethical investments within 5 years.”

Snowden could hold the position from Russia.

Glasgow students nominated Snowden – who should Manchester pick?

As Glasgow Students nominate Edward Snowden, Sam Dumitriu looks at the history of the position of university rector across the UK