The Mancunion

Britain's biggest student newspaper


Photo: paxana

University to ban ‘mankind’ and ‘right-hand man’

Cardiff Metropolitan University have come under criticism for proposing a ban on words which they say are harmful and potentially alienate members of the student body

Photo: dcjohn @Flickr

Newcastle to give special dispensation for distressing topics

The University of Newcastle has suggested that students should gain extra time on exam papers which deal with potentially ‘triggering’ topics

Photo: Lauren McCourt

A Response: We are not sorry for protesting against the Tories

The women responsible for decapitating a cardboard cut-out of Margaret Thatcher at Welcome Fair reply to accusations of “double standards” on the student left

Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Theresa May criticises the culture of ‘Safe Spaces’

After Theresa May claimed the culture of ‘safe spaces’ was undermining free speech, we spoke to the Free Speech and Secular Society, the Exec team and Dame Nancy Rothwell about their positions on the controversial topic

Photo: Nigel Luckhurst @Wikicommons

Peter Hitchens: “This is a living, breathing corpse of a country”

Current Affairs Editor Joe C. Evans in discussion with journalist, author, and voice of the right Peter Hitchens

Photo: cutiemoo @Flickr

Union and university slated for attitudes to free speech

In their second year of ranking institutions based on how well freedom of speech is protected, Spiked found that 90 per cent curb free speech

Photo: Nano GoleSorkh @ Youtube

Goldsmiths Islamic Society protesters intimidate ex-Muslim campaigner

Students from Goldsmiths University’s Islamic Society intimidated well-known activist and ex-Muslim Maryam Namazie, including turning off the projector, reportedly gesturing death threats, and laughing at the death of a blogger

Photo: The Mancunion

Ejections, Elections, and Rejections: Student removed from Senate

This Thursday, a University student was removed from a debate in the Students’ Union’s Senate chamber after three warnings that he was violating rules and regulations

Who decides what freedom of speech is? Photo: Walt Jabsco @Flickr

Safe space is open for debate

Coby Tunnicliffe argues that the safe space policy does not keep us safe but hinders intellectual debate and discussion

Photo: Wikimedia Commons

“Transphobe” Julie Bindel banned from Free Speech debate

Bindel and Milo Yiannapoulos were invited to a debate titled “From liberation to censorship: Does modern feminism have a problem with free speech?”