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Students and staff share shocked reactions to impending job cuts

Staff and students from across the university react to the Board’s decision to cut hundreds of staff posts, which anxious staff say could lead to a ‘student marking boycott’

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Please fix the bike pump

The bike pump outside the Alan Gilbert Learning Commons looks helpful, but is actually a danger to all cyclists

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Manchester Students’ Union calls upon university to reverse its plans to cut bursaries

In a petition, they demand the university acknowledge its commitment to social responsibility and widening participation

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Petition made for Piccadilly Gardens revamp

Piccadilly gardens has become an unattractive, high crime area—a petition has been made to turn it back into a safe and appealing place for everyone to use

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Student Action for Refugees

Yasmin Mannan gives an insight into the ways you can stand up for and help refugees and asylum seekers in Manchester and beyond

Photo: Where is Giulio Regeni campaign

Academics demand justice after death of Italian student in Egypt

Thousands of academics from across the world, including some from the University of Manchester, have signed an open letter condemning the torture and death of an Italian Ph.D. student in Cairo, demanding a impartial investigation be allowed

Support the petition for an increased police presence on campus. Photo: The Mancunion

Support the petition to get more police on Fallowfield’s streets

A petition has been started by The Tab calling for Greater Manchester Police to ‘Get more police on Fallowfield’s streets’. Sign it here:

The University of Manchester's Alan Turing building, named after the pioneering computer scientist. Photo: shaundon

Alan Turing’s family present petition to David Cameron

A petition created by journalist Matthew Breen demanding that all 49000 men convicted under the infamous UK homosexuality laws be pardoned has been presented by the family of Alan Turing to David Cameron


“De Profundis” by Oscar Wilde – review

Why Oscar Wilde’s letter is the perfect reason why the 49000 men convicted of the ‘gross indecency’ law should be pardoned

Three Leeds students' campaign against Victoria's Secret's 'Perfect Body' advertisement has gone global. Steve Rhodes @Flickr

Students campaign against Victoria’s Secret’s ‘Perfect Body’ goes global.

Three University of Leeds students have created a social media firestorm after starting a petition under the hashtag #iamperfect against Victoria’s Secret’s new ‘Perfect Body’ advertising campaign

The University of Birmingham has taken strong action against protestors.

Student protestors could face prison for violent disorder

The Birmingham Guild of Students’ Officers is facing countrywide condemnation for calling themselves “disappointed” by protestors.

A petition was launched after Learning Disability Studies was cut by the University.
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Petition launched to save Disability Studies

Over 900 signatures, supporters include Members of Parliament