The Mancunion

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Another ‘unconventional’ gap year

Alex Hope recounts his memorable experience as an anti-poaching ranger for rhinos and the challenges he faced whilst living in South Africa

Image: Nicole Wootton-Cane

Storm Emma disrupts University teaching

Gusts of 77mph were recorded in Manchester on Thursday the 1st of March, with the snow showers and icy conditions affecting University teaching

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The art of the weekender bag

Using these simple tips, you’ll be on your way to a lighter bag and an easier journey

Photo: Aisha Rodriguez

An unconventional gap year

Aisha Rodriguez discusses how you could get involved with ICS, a government-funded programme, which aims to meaningfully help developing countries

Photo: Calypso April

Art on exchange: Copenhagen’s best exhibitions in 2017

Calypso April, a student abroad, talks of her experiences in Copenhagen’s thriving art scene

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Students launch ‘boycott First’ campaign

First bus drivers at the Rusholme Depot are paid up to £5000 a year less than colleagues working at the First’s Queen’s Road base just five miles away

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Millennial railcard good but not enough, say students

The “millennial railcard” revealed ahead of the 2017 Autumn Budget and will give 26-30 year olds a one-third discount on rail tickets as of Spring 2018

Photo: Aisha Al-Janabi @ Mancunion

Travel Story: Sarajevo’s tin can

Aisha Al-Janabi reveals why Bosnia is a country worth visiting

Photo: Sophia Macpherson

Travel story: a day in Brooklyn

Sophia Macpherson goes on an adventure in the trendiest part of The Big Apple

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3 travel magazines to feed your wander lust

Sophia Macpherson details the most stylish of the independent travel magazines to fawn over

Image: Megan Ritchie

Lisbon – a must-see city

Ideal for students on a budget, this affordable city has something for everyone with its modern vibe but deep and detailed history

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New bus pass not possible until April 2018

Controversy surrounds the creation of an affordable “pass accepted by First and Stagecoach”, a stated priority of the General Secretary