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‘Student Angels’ safety scheme launched

Communities Officer Jack Houghton had previously not given an official launch date

Jack Houghton (Image: University of Manchester Students' Union)

Long-read interview: Jack Houghton, SU Communities Officer

“I don’t see why you would want to be a politician. Politicians maintain the system, they don’t change the system”

Image: James Shuttleworth

‘Night Owl’ scheme launch pushed to end of semester

The ‘Night Owl’ scheme was initially scheduled to be launched at the start of 2018

Photo: Broady @ flickr

My experience with Greater Manchester Police

Burglaries in South Manchester are not uncommon – but when my house was ransacked in December, I at least expected Manchester Police to be on hand to help us through

Photo: University of Manchester Students' Union

Interview: Saffa Mir – Community Officer

We spoke to Saffa about her efforts to improve student safety and tackle exploitative landlords

Photo: Pixabay

Freshers warned of phone theft by cyclists

With thousands of students arriving back in the city and evenings drawing in, a particular type of street crime is on the rise again

Photo: pasa47@Flickr

G4S to patrol Fallowfield during Welcome Week

Concerns have been raised over new security measures implemented by Manchester City Council and funded by the city’s universities to tackle anti-social behaviour in popular student area Fallowfield

Photo: University of Manchester Students' Union

Students’ Union launches nightly shuttle bus service

Students will be driven from the Alan Gilbert Learning Commons straight to their front doors in an attempt to help students feel safer in the city at night after increasing reports of sexual assaults in the last year

Photo: Catrinaustin @ Flickr - Ghost

Staying Safe in Manchester

Here’s how to keep yourself safe on the mean streets of Manchester

Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Defending yourself from an attack

Chatri Boonchareon looks at the advice for students needing to defend themselves on the street

Photo Credit: TheNewAgenda

Students in Manchester shouldn’t be living in fear

Manchester recently topped a poll of most dangerous places for students to live. Following a spate of attacks, Emily Thomas discusses how safe students really are living and working in manchester

Photo: Flickr user Erik.N
A woman stands alone at a bus stop in Stockholm, Sweden

Student Abroad: Why do women feel so much safer on the streets of Sweden?

Alex Maxia compares women’s safety in Manchester to that in Sweden, where safety is less of a pressing issue.