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Renters’ union Acorn could help students fight back against ‘rogue landlords’

Acorn, a renters’ union fighting the national housing crisis, launched its new branch in Manchester on Tuesday evening

Photo: University of Manchester Students' Union

Lead your hall

“Party Planner? Entrepreneur? Leader?” then nominate yourself to lead your hall

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The Union Senate is fatally flawed

Joe Evans uncovers the institutions and procedures that govern our Students’ Union and finds democracy in name only

Namazie is a long-term campaigner against Islamism and oppression. Photo: sjgibbs @Flickr

Warwick SU backs down on decision to block speech by secular activist

Under strong public pressure, Warwick University has reversed its controversial decision to block speaker

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Overheard: Election Special

The best things you’ve been saying about the upcoming General Election

Fallowfield Bus Stop. Screenshot: Google Maps

Overheard at the University of Manchester, April 2015

The funniest things you’ve been saying around campus this month

A University of Manchester Students' Union banner at an anti-fees protest in 2004. We haven't heard much from them recently. Photo: daggi @Flickr

A Union of apathy and failure

Apolitical, nonplussed, and too concerned with going to the Warehouse Project, Will Brown shows us why students need to get their act together—or face the consequences of apathy

Pangaea Festival. Photo: Manchester Students Union

Review: Pangaea

James Robb investigates how well this year’s Pangaea coped as being a freshers’ event.

A two-hour strike on the 6th of February lead MMU bosses to threaten to "[dock] a day's wages". Photo: @Fuse TV

MMU staff stage full-day strike over ‘unlawful’ pay dock

Strike action has had “little or no impact” at most universities and protestors should focus on negotiating better pay deals for the 2014-15 period, says UCEA

Biko’s Cafe began selling Starbucks on Friday - a decision branded “hypocritical” heading into ‘Earth Week’ this week Photo: Michael Williams

The ‘Bucks Stocked Here: Union in deal with “tax-dodging” chain

The Students’ Union is “aware of claims of tax-dodging” but “do not have a policy in place to boycott” company

Should we care who #ManchesterVotes for?

Brace yourselves – the Students’ Union elections are here. The Mancunion considers why the candidates might be standing, and what Manchester SU is for