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A response to “The toxicity of student politics”

Manchester Labour Students member Emma Runswick argues that in light of recent changes, toxicity in MLS no longer exists

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The toxicity of student politics

Ex-Co Chair of Manchester Labour Students, Ally Routledge, details the scenery of her journey through student politics

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A new traditionalism in political debate

We ought to understand ourselves, then engage with our families, friends, and communities before taking to the streets in rage

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The infrastructure and politics of the Curry Mile

The Reclaim the Night march and Wilsmlow Road’s new cycle lanes expose the subtle tensions that exist between the Rusholme and student communities

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Free speech crusaders harm debate

Making some trivial issues to be political under the banner of free speech churns the debating ground into dogma

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Student rep election results announced

A round up of the newly elected Student Officers; the highest election turnout in the university’s history

Joshua Wong - a new face for conflict through engagement. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Dying for democracy

As the idea of democracy faces the batons in Hong Kong, Joe Evans wants us all to realise how much power we actually have

All of the candidates for the UMSU executive elections, 2013.

Should Students’ Union executive candidates be allowed to campaign with iPads?

With increased accusations of voter intimidation and the inequity to allowing a tool to be used that costs hundreds, we ask whether iPads should be allowed

Could the Carbon Rod be the next NUS president?

Debate: Should Manchester vote for the inanimate carbon rod as NUS president?

Nick Pringle, Arun Mehta and Becky Montacute argue for and against the inanimate carbon rod

Murakami's Norwegian Wood, (Vintage, 1987)

Lost and disenchanted: Murakami and the student experience

Ross Graham explores the parallels between Murakami’s evocation of ‘60s students life in Norweigian Wood and 21st century student life…

Amanda Walters celebrating her first election victory.
Photo- Joe Sheffer

The importance of being accountable

After last week’s dramatic front page, Emma Bean discusses the importance of holding elected officials to account

Mysterious: UMSU has become an ivory tower, filled with executive members who have little understanding of the average student

UMSU: persuade students that they can make a difference

The problem with our Union is not the structure of meetings, but a lack of understanding as to what UMSU can do for you, writes Charles Bailey