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Andrew Williams

Andrew Williams

Andrew Williams is The Mancunion’s Features Editor, having previously edited the Politics section of the paper. A PPE graduate, he is studying for an International Relations MA in a last ditch bid to cling on to his student days.For rants about football, obscure pop culture references and wine-induced streams of consciousness, you can follow him on Twitter @andyonpaper

Manchester go for glory in Challenge final

The University of Manchester take on UCL in the University Challenge final tonight, 8pm

University Challenge: Manchester ready to smash UCL in final

Ahead of tonight’s University Challenge final, we meet the all-conquering Manchester team and the man behind their continued success

University Challenge team set for semi-final

The University of Manchester take on Bangor University tonight for a place in the final of the toughest quiz show on TV

‘Sankeys was the Haçienda of its day’

Two weeks today, the legendary Manchester venue will be closing its doors ‘indefinitely’. Andrew Williams reminisces with the Sankeys owner, Dave Vincent

Has Chavismo died with Chavez?

Rioting on the streets, a tanking economy and a divided nation – Caracas-based journalist Girish Gupta speaks to The Mancunion about life beyond Hugo Chavez

Just the Toni-c! Pearce elected NUS president

Toni Pearce succeeds Liam Burns as NUS president – despite never have been to university

Shower baptisms, Armageddon and the Second Coming of Christ: the Korean church recruiting Manchester students

Andrew Williams investigates the World Mission Society Church of God, a mysterious Korean church hoping to convert you on your doorstep

‘Sack half the exec,’ says Gen Sec candidate

– Colin Cortbus pledges to cut Students’ Union executive from eight to four at election hustings – Grace Skelton, James Johnson criticise the proposal

As it happened: #ManchesterVotes hustings – Activities and Campaigns

It’s the penultimate night of hustings in the 2013 Manchester SU elections. Who will organise Pangaea next year? Who will front our Union’s campaigns? Candidates: let’s joust!

As it happened: #ManchesterVotes hustings – Education and Community Officers

A famous man once declared his priorities to be ‘Education, Education, Education.’ Tonight, eight candidates will look to follow his lead.

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

As it happened: Q&A with Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell

As it happened: A Q&A with the President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Manchester, Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell, and students

NUS heads into National Conference at a crossroads

The next president of the National Union of Students will take the helm of a well-intentioned but divided movement

Inanimate Carbon Rod labelled sexist by NUS VP

NUS Vice President says that joke candidate “may just be a little bit sexist.”

Happiness for people who can’t stand positive thinking

New Year’s resolutions broken already? Oliver Burkeman thinks that our problem lies in an obsession with positive thinking

Mormons to open church on Oxford Road

Alcohol-free chapel in the heart of Manchester’s student land will open in 2014

NUS President fears repeat of 2010 violence

– Liam Burns concerned that violence may hamper #Demo2012 – Millbank protest left ‘a cloud over the organisation’

‘Aaron Porter was bullied,’ says NUS President

Andrew Williams sits down with President of the NUS, Liam Burns, ahead of this month’s #Demo2012

Anderson steals the show on Foundation Day

Andrew Williams meets comedy writer and broadcaster Clive Anderson ahead of his star turn on the University’s annual Foundation Day

Student satisfaction rises but ‘Manchester must try harder,’ says Prof Agnew

– “83 is good but it’s not good enough” – University targeting improvements to feedback and academic support