International Women’s Day: Inspirational women on campus
In celebration of International Women’s Day, the Lifestyle Team are spotlighting some of our favourite women and female-focused societies on campus.
Citizen scientists: How a high school student broke new biological ground
When Indeever Madireddy’s pet goldfish died, he could have flushed him down the toilet. Instead, he carried out a piece of research that broke new scientific ground…
Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw: Black holes, strikes and academics’ role in the media
We speak to Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw about their new book, university strikes, and why everyone should care about black holes.
12 Days of Christmas: 11 pipers replaced by new pipe robots
To celebrate the 11th day of Christmas, find out how Joey, a small robot, could one day revolutionise pipe inspection
12 days of Christmas: Four calling collies
On the fourth day of Christmas, did your loved one give you a calling bird, or a colly bird? Find out why this popular song lyric has changed throughout history
New Manchester exhibition explores relationship between science and music
Wondering what science has to do with music? Check out the Science and Industry Museum’s new exhibition ‘Turn It Up: The power of music’ to find out.
Citizen Scientists: How amateur science can shape your life
Dip your toes into the world of amateur science, guided by scientist Falgunee Sarker
The Mancunion’s Favourite Mancunian Scientists
Manchester has been home to many renowned scientists throughout history whose research changed the world. Here are a few of our favourites
A student guide to Sheffield
Spending the Summer in Manchester? Find out what Sheffield has to offer as part of our student-friendly travel guide
Here comes the sunbed ban?
Awareness of the effect of indoor suntanning on rates of skin cancer has been growing in recent years. UoM researchers claim it may be time for a nationwide ban.
Mooloo: The Scientists Potty Training Cows to Save the World
Cattle farming has a huge environmental impact, but seems unlikely to disappear any time soon. Find out how scientists are potty training cows to lesson their impact on climate change.
Citizen scientists: How amateur scientists are advancing astronomy
This new series hears from passionate citizen scientists to discover more about their contributions and why they do what they do. This week: amateur astronomy.
Alternative evenings across Manchester
Looking for an evening alternative to Manchester’s nightclubs? Here at The Mancunion, we’ve got you covered. From various game nights to cafe bars, there are plenty of ways to spend your evenings.
Spiking testing kits: Which ones are available and (how) do they work?
As cases of spiking rise, sales of testing kits have soared. Find out the main styles of tests, and whether or not their worth it
Justice at last for Henrietta Lacks?
A new lawsuit from the family of Henrietta Lacks represents a new chapter in her tale of race, money and consent.
New COVID Antiviral pill inspires hope
A new antiviral pill has been found to reduce rates of hospitalisation in COVID-19 patients.
Everyday they’re shuffling: Who’s our new science minister?
The new appointment, and why you should care about it.
Manchester’s top five science spots
Looking for science-themed places to explore? Emma Hattersley gives her recommendations for a scientific tour of Manchester.
Could Malaria Become a Problem of the Past?
The R21/Matrix-M vaccine has been found to have aa 77% efficacy rate, and could save millions of lives