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Ellen Conlon

Ellen Conlon

Eureka! competition to improve the library experience

Students face a panel of judges to pitch their ideas about how to enhance the library customer experience

Tattoos and tashin’ off: RAG #Lost2013

RAG’s #Lost2013 event saw teams hichhike their way back to Manchester from an unknown location, completing challenges along the way

NUS calls to end ‘laddism’ on campus

‘That’s what she said’ report draws attenion to the ‘lad culture’ invading all aspects of university life

Dame Nancy is Britain’s 15th most powerful woman

A quarter of the top twenty women on the BBC Woman’s Hour list taught or studied at the University of Manchester

Sponsor a scholar for sex

Website offering funding to students in exchange for “discreet adventures” exposed

Staff members pose questions to Dame Nancy

“We will miss the target that’s for certain,” admits Dame Rothwell in Question and Answer session

Shisha bosses walk out of council meeting

Unimpressed with the council’s refusal to bend the law shisha bar owners leave meeting

GMP hires apprentices to work for under Minimum Wage

Apprentices will be paid £10,000 a year compared to the National Minimum Wage of around £12,000 a year

Manchester’s award-winning Creative Writing professor

Manchester’s Jeanette Winterson wins Independent Booksellers Book Prize and is Stonewalls’ Writer of the Year

Restaurants ask customers to donate to the homeless for Christmas

A campaign returns to Manchester asking restaurant customers to add £1 to their bill to help the homeless this winter

Car wash company launched on campus

The University teams up with charity to help boost employment among locals

‘All student journalists are dickheads,’ blasts Union President

Queen Mary Student’s Union President lashes out at students declaring them ‘morons’ and ‘liars’

Notorious anti-abortion group chanted off campus

Women’s rights campaigners create counter-protest in response to graphic images on display

News in brief – 12th November

A top tourism award, buses fuelled by household waste and 500 calls to the fire brigade on Bonfire Night

Russell Group could see £80 million loss

Low numbers of undergraduates could cause universities to lose up to £80 million

Shisha bars threaten strike on Curry Mile

Shisha bosses may strike if their compromises are not met in indoor smoking crackdown

News in brief – 5th November

Mancunian zombies, a million pound exhibition and a WWI bomb found in Didsbury

UK voted the safest place to study by foreign students

The UK’s ‘multicultural nature’ wins it the title of the safest place for international students to study

Oxbridge raise bar in admissions process

Prospective students will have to face more tests and achieve better results next year to gain places at the prestigious institutions

News in brief – 22nd Oct

Furious Man City fans, a cake-baking law graduate and GMP facing a large fine