Charlie Spargo

Charlie Spargo


Review: Hedda Gabler

This modern Hedda Gabler was sparse, shocking, and posed many questions about power

Interview: George Galloway

Renowned left-winger George Galloway is running as an independent candidate for Manchester Gorton this election. As part of our series of interviews with local candidates, we sat down with him

Anti-Semitic tweets force resignation of Labour Students Co-Chair

The newly elected Manchester Metropolitan Co-Chair of Manchester Labour Students, Tayyib Nawaz, has been forced to resign after the uncovering of Anti-Semitic and homophobic tweets

Calls for information about student missing since Saturday night

Student Charlie Bartlett was last seen at Sound Control late on the night, but has not been heard from since

Interview: Cahal Moran, Post-Crash Economics Society

We speak to one of the founders of the Post-Crash Economics Society, which aims to change economics education to better reflect the world we live in

Lie Lie Land

Are they Putin on the Ritz?

International students’ English “inadequate”, say a third of academics

Half of academics know students don’t prepare for seminars, and many believe that falling entry requirements have led to “almost illiterate” students

Bristol student accidentally synthesises dangerous explosive

The laboratory was evacuated and a controlled destruction carried out after a Ph.D. student created TATP as a by-product of a standard procedure

Post-Crash founders make waves in academic sphere

The Econocracy by Joe Earle, Cahal Moran, and Zach Ward-Perkins, sets its sights on the flawed school of thought that dominates economics

NSS boycott launched as university opts into TEF

The University of Manchester will enter the Teaching Excellence Framework, which will allow better-performing universities to raise fees above the £9,000 cap

Christmas markets: La Cuisine Provençale

“If you ever feel like the German part of the Markets has got a little bit too much, get yourself to the calmer part on King Street”

NUS Vice-Presidents sign letter criticising NUS leadership over anti-Semitism

68 SU Presidents, NUS Reps and even three NUS VPs sign an open letter criticising the leadership of the NUS for how it deals with anti-Semitism

William and Kate will visit campus

The Royal couple will attend official visits to the National Graphene Institute and future Engineering Campus next week

Oxford Vice-Chancellor expresses Brexit worries

Prof Louise Richardson said “the fabric of the institution would be undermined” if uncertainty following the referendum caused numbers of EU students to fall

Survey shows student loan £250 too little to cover living costs

The Student Money Survey 2016 showed that most students feel university is not worth it, and revealed some extraordinary ways that students are earning money when times get tough

Review: A Streetcar Named Desire

Marking the opening of the Royal Exchange’s 40th anniversary season, this stripped-back version of Williams’ much-adapted story failed to make an impression

Universities announce fees of over £9,000 before government approval

Students about to begin their applications to go to university in 2017 may be faced with fees of more than the current £9,000 cap

UCL Cut The Rent achieves £1 million concession

Following a five-month rent strike in protest of extortionate student accommodation, UCL students have secured promises of bursaries and rent freezes

Brexit begins to take its toll on British research

The uncertainty surrounding Britain’s status within the EU has led to research at British universities reportedly taking a hit only a fortnight after the referendum

Emma Atkins replaces Michael Spence as Education Officer

After a “period of reflection” the 2015/16 officer stepped down and has been replaced by the second place candidate

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