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Victims of sexual assault must provide proof of their extenuating circumstances [Photo: track42 on Flickr]

Only four UK universities see sexual assault as ‘mitigating circumstances’

The majority of universities in the UK do not explicitly state that being the victim of a sexual assault is an extenuating circumstance for exams

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Academics plea for the government to protect EU citizen’s rights

The heads of thirty-five Oxford University colleges issue a letter warning of the huge impact on academia if thousands of EU staff leave UK universities

Photo: Venice Film Festival

University of Manchester student premieres film at HOME

Christopher Murray sits down with The Mancunion to unpack his second feature length film, El Cristo Ciego (The Blind Christ)

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Become a master of memory within weeks

A new memorising technique has revealed that we may all have the capability to become a ‘genius’

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BBC Sport U:SAY Application

Ever wanted to see more behind the scenes of the BBC Sport, and have your voice heard? You can sign up to be part of their pool

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UoM Drugs and Alcohol Awareness Week

Emma Shanks caught up with a sample of mainly students ahead of University of Manchester’s Drug and Alcohol Awareness Week, to talk about the ongoing issue of substance abuse

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Student suicides at all-time high

As student suicides have reached record numbers, we look at the support available to those struggling with their mental health

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Sexual harassment ‘epidemic’ at UK universities

A Guardian investigation has revealed a serious problem with staff-on-student and staff-on-staff sexual harassment at UK universities

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Are cocktails giving you brain damage?

Sophie Manley talks about the dangers of drinking too much alcohol, and suggests how we can cut down and improve our drinking habits

Photo: Nicu Buculei @Flickr

Students hedge their bets as gambling addictions grow

How would we live without our student loans? New data reveals that’s what many are having to figure out, owing to the rise in rates of UK gambling addiction among young people

Photo: Trina Alexander @Flickr

Recognising a toxic friendship

Are you having doubts about whether a friend is treating you right? Shannon Winterbone looks at how to determine when a friendship’s become toxic and how you can make it better

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Finding a job at university

Struggling to find a job whilst at uni? Not sure where to look? We’ve put together a list of three of the best places to start your job hunt