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Emma Bean

Emma Bean

Middle Eastern studies at the University, originally from North Yorkshire

Should Students’ Union executive candidates be allowed to campaign with iPads?

With increased accusations of voter intimidation and the inequity to allowing a tool to be used that costs hundreds, we ask whether iPads should be allowed

My Political Hero: Tammy Baldwin

Emma Bean tells us why Tammy Baldwin was one of the most heroic names of 2012

Who does marriage equality benefit?

With the same-sex marriage bill passing its second reading, we hope it is the beginning of more progressive legislation for LGBT rights

The allure of languages

In a world where graduate opportunities are limited, it seems little wonder that people seek out language degrees

Stoning Tories doesn’t give you the moral high ground

After protestors at the University of Sussex shut down a debate about squatting, we discuss how this was pretty stupid.

Debate: should we care where our clothes come from?

High Street shops engage in numerous unethical practices – but should we care?

The importance of being accountable

After last week’s dramatic front page, Emma Bean discusses the importance of holding elected officials to account

My Political Hero: Jessie Stephen

Suffragette, workers’ advocate, domestic servant, all-round awesome individual

Should we value the National Student Survey?

How far should we value a system that consistently ranks Russell Group institutions below less traditionally academic ones?

“Oh, but it wasn’t rape-rape…”

As George Galloway announces he is suing the NUS for libel, in wake of his being described by them as a “rape denier”, Emma Bean examines the culture of murky understandings of rape.

Lib Dems call for public postgraduate loans

Policy calls also for increased public investment in science and research and for an immigration system that encourges “bona fide students” to come to the UK with the most talented to stay.

The importance of allowing idiots to have their say

Emma Bean discusses the importance of free speech in light of calls for Blasphemy laws to be re-introduced in the UK

The City for free

Run out of money after Freshers’ Week? Well here’s some ideas for you

Manchester has highest number of hate crimes

Greater Manchester has the highest ratio of hate crimes in England and Wales, according to Home Office data. Just over 17 out of every 1,000 crimes are reported as hate crimes in the city, about six more than the national average. In the data, collected in 2011-12, the force dealt with a total of 3,547 […]

News in brief – 24th September

Proposed Manchester City academy Manchester City football club have unveiled plans to build a new academy for training potential talent. The planned academy facility would be open for the 2014/15 season and would be a state of the art facility set in 80 acres adjacent to the Etihad stadium. It will have space for 400 […]

Sleeping out with STAR and Amnesty International

Campaigners drew attention to the lack of basic living conditions for asylum seekers by sleeping out on the street