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Photo: Kyleen Considine.Recipes and coupons — other money-saving options — dangle from the Pitt Pantry's ceiling and fill up a tack board on the wall

Pitt Pantry addresses rising food insecurity

As food insecurity becomes a rising concern on college campuses, more colleges — including the University of Pittsburgh — are opening food pantries to feed hungry students tight on cash

Photo: garryknight @ Wikimedia Commons

Homeless in Manchester: “It’s nice to see a face”

Homelessness is a prevalent issue in Manchester, but volunteering at shelters like Crisis can make a big difference

Photo: Mike@Flickr

Why was Trump elected?

A look back into the devastating economic and social wounds of fairly recent American history can help us to understand Trump’s success

Photo: Conservatives @ Flickr

Knowing and doing: fighting UK poverty

Ryan Khurana comments on the Conservative approach to bringing prosperity to all

Photo: John M @ Geograph

UCAS should include school’s average grades to help poorer students

University and College Union ask average performance of an applicant’s school to be considered by UCAS in attempt to get more disadvantaged students into universities

Photo: Bread for the world @ Flickr

University of East Anglia introduces food banks to combat student poverty

The University of East Anglia starts food bank to help students in need as number of students in poverty continues to rise

Photo: Takver @Flickr

Controlling the climate will help control conflict

Tristan Parsons on how environmental changes are engendering conflict, and if uncontrolled will continue to do so

Photo: dannyryder @Flickr

What Difference Does it Make?

Six months on from the General Election, Polly Bartlett takes a look into the effects of austerity on Manchester’s most vulnerable

Photo: stevieisdead @Flickr

24 per cent of students sacrifice learning materials to eat

Nearly a quarter of all students spend less than half of the recommended budget on food, and many sacrifice spending on university materials in order to eat

Photo: Lendingmemo @Flickr

One in four Manchester homes are workless

A new report shows that households in Manchester have some of the highest rates of ‘joblessness’ anywhere in the country

The homeless and hungry need help. Photo: popclick @Flickr

Two thirds of students go hungry, but the battle against hunger is so much bigger

New research says that 1.7 million students prioritise bills over food, and in Manchester this Christmas, the fight against poverty and hunger is widespread and needs your help

Photo: eudæmon @Flickr

The Most Arrogant of Lies: Voluntourism

Travelling the world in aid of volunteering whilst overlooking the needs of those close to us is a result of first-world boredom and the necessity of moral reassurance