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Alex Tayler (Image: University of Manchester Students' Union)

Interview: Alex Tayler

Alex Tayler answers our questions on the SU’s refurbishment, the recent All Students Vote, and local student Facebook groups

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“Black History Month reminds me how important voice is.”

Ariel Nash reflects on what Black History Month means to her and the powerful potential of the BME movement in art and culture

The University of Manchester's Students' Union's BME Students campaign have been organising the Black History Month events this October. Photo: BME MCR @ Facebook

Review: Black History Month student-staff networking event

Diana Khasa reviews one of BME MCR’s Black History Month events


Black History Month

Benjamina Dadzie, the Black & Minority Ethnic Students Officer at the Students’ Union, explains why a campaign like Black History Month remains so vital, and why all students should get involved

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Check the Exec!

The Mancunion profiles the members of the Students’ Union Executive Team and takes a look at what you can expect from the Union in the forthcoming year

George Osborne, Chancellor of the Exchequer today announced the scrapping of support for poorer students. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Chancellor scraps maintenance grants

Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne announced today that students from households with less than £25000 income will be forced to borrow all of their maintenance financing in loans, replacing the current grant system

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What to wear: Pangaea

Have exams caused you to neglect your search for the perfect Pangaea outfit? You’re not alone. Fashion editor Gráinne Morrison is here to help

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Live: Students’ Union Exec election results

The Mancunion is covering the announcements results of the Exec elections live from Club Academy

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Students’ Union elections smash turnout records

Over one in four students have now voted in the sabbatical elections, smashing both national and university records

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Exec Elections Hustings Live

The Mancunion liveblogs the unofficial hustings for this year’s Exec Team elections

Alexis Tsipras, Prime Minister of Greece and leader of Syriza. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Student activists learn from radical left Syriza Youth in Athens

Union Education Officer and 20 others made the journey to Greece during the snap elections which saw socialist coalition Syriza take power in Athens

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NUS voting deadline extended after candidates cry foul play

The voting deadline was extended, after the Education Officer of UMSU was accused of using her position to influence the outcome of the vote.