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Jacob Hartley

Jacob Hartley

co-Managing Editor (News and Current Affairs)

“Make sure it never happens again”: Students gather in memory of Dr. Lloyd Cawthorne

“Make sure it never happens again”: Students gather in memory of Dr. Lloyd Cawthorne

On Wednesday November 30, students joined picket lines in memory of Dr. Lloyd Cawthorne
University Watch November: What’s going on around the UK?

University Watch November: What’s going on around the UK?

A round-up of some of the big news from other Universities in the UK this November
Police Now promoting in SU despite police ban

Police Now promoting in SU despite police ban

Following the passing of the ‘cops off campus’ policy’ the charity Police Now were advocating for the police in the Students’ Union building
UoM students to receive £170 to tackle cost of living crisis

UoM students to receive £170 to tackle cost of living crisis

The initiative will cost the University £9 million in the largest payout of any UK University
Honestly? I don’t quite get the Fallowfield hype

Honestly? I don’t quite get the Fallowfield hype

Didn’t make it into Fallowfield in first year? Don’t worry, it’s not all it’s cracked up to be
UCU vote for strike action in historic nation-wide ballot

UCU vote for strike action in historic nation-wide ballot

The UCU has voted for nation-wide strike action over pension cuts and pay and working conditions.
University staff to receive £1000 cost-of-living payment

University staff to receive £1000 cost-of-living payment

All University of Manchester staff who earn up to £71,000 are set to receive a £1000 bonus to help with the cost-of-living.
Manchester City Council calls for “urgent action” on housing

Manchester City Council calls for “urgent action” on housing

Manchester City Council has called for urgent action to deal with the housing crisis. This includes both increasing the speed of current local plans, which includes social housing, and petitioning the government for “urgent action”.
Students’ Union launches Black History Month celebrations

Students’ Union launches Black History Month celebrations

The Students’ Union has 12 events planned throughout October to celebrate Black History Month, covering talks to music events to networking sessions
Education Minister’s anti-university statements met with academics’ anger

Education Minister’s anti-university statements met with academics’ anger

Andrea Jenkyns claims that the education system pushes “Harry Potter studies” over “construction” have been met with the anger of many academics
Greater Manchester Student Assembly petition for £1.50 cap on student bus fares

Greater Manchester Student Assembly petition for £1.50 cap on student bus fares

Five student unions in the Greater Manchester area, collectively called the Greater Manchester Student Assembly, have written to Andy Burnham, the Mayor of Greater Manchester, to petition him for a £1.50 cap on public transport for students.
Oversubscription leads to quarter-million pound pay-out for Manchester freshers

Oversubscription leads to quarter-million pound pay-out for Manchester freshers

Oversubscription has caused over 100 University of Manchester freshers to take £2500 pay-outs from the University to live in Liverpool as the demand for Halls of Residence exceeds the supply.
Queen Elizabeth II obituary

Queen Elizabeth II obituary

Queen Elizabeth II opened the University of Manchester in 2004. Following her death, we look back at her life and impact on the city of Manchester
UoM PHD student faces backlash over research paper on masturbating to comics of young boys

UoM PHD student faces backlash over research paper on masturbating to comics of young boys

A PHD student at the University of Manchester has recently come under fire and faced a severe online backlash after a research paper he wrote about masturbating to erotic comics of young boys went viral.
Money on our minds: Students set to lose money amidst cost of living crisis

Money on our minds: Students set to lose money amidst cost of living crisis

The Mancunion’s projections show some student maintenance loans will lose around £450 in value in the coming academic year
Dear Keir – give us nationalisation, not factionalisation

Dear Keir – give us nationalisation, not factionalisation

Instead of punishing the left and backing transphobes, Keir Starmer should be uniting the Labour Party behind the popular policy of nationalisation
Opinion: Shane Warne’s death feels like that of a friend

Opinion: Shane Warne’s death feels like that of a friend

When Shane Warne died suddenly on the 4th March, it shook the cricketing world, who lost not just a cricketing genius, but also a friend
It’s not just Gavin Williamson – it’s time for the honours system as we know it to go

It’s not just Gavin Williamson – it’s time for the honours system as we know it to go

Gavin Williamson is another in a long line of knighthood scandals

Staff strikes are frustrating, but don’t forget who the enemy is

As the UCU strikes disrupt classes, it’s worth remembering where the real issue lies (hint: it’s not the lecturers)
Out of the frying pan into the fire: Who could replace BoJo?

Out of the frying pan into the fire: Who could replace BoJo?

Boris Johnson’s premiership is as tenuous as ever – but any replacement would spell the return of Thatcherism