Jennifer Sterne

Jennifer Sterne

NUS begins legal action against scrapping of maintenance grants

The National Union of Students has begun legal action against the government’s plans to scrap maintenance grants on the basis of the implications for equality

UCLAN exclude UK students from medicine degree

Government limits on the amount of UK students able to take a medicine degree has meant that the University of Central Lancashire has had to exclude home students altogether

University of Manchester ranked seventh in the UK

The University of Manchester is, as of 2015, 7th in the UK rankings

Graduate tax still a long-term option, says Chuka Umunna

News Editor Jenny Sterne spoke to the shadow Secretary of State for Business, Chuka Umunna, about HE policy, the skills gap, zero-hours contracts and the BME attainment gap

Harry Leslie Smith inspires students to vote for their future

In light of the dramatic drop in students registered to vote, Harry Leslie Smith a 92 year old activist spoke to students about the importance of voting and why this generation and general election could go down as the most important since 1945.

Political Party Profiles

Youth branches of the five main political parties active within the Students’ Union were interviewed on the policies of their parties and why they believe their party would best serve students

80 per cent of UK Universities restrict free speech

Spiked’s Free Speech University Rankings ranked universities on the level of free expression allowed on campus. The University of Manchester was ranked amber; the university itself received green, but the Students’ Union’s amber ranking pulled it down.

Save the Children

University of Manchester Save the Children organise fundraising events to raise awareness and support for the national charities work in over 120 countries are looking for more volunteers

Student Action: Breakout

Student Action are running ‘Breakout’; a four day activity programme in the week beginning the 6th of April during the Easter holidays with disadvantaged children aged 8 to 10 from a local school

Zip it and help the Giving Voice campaign

The Giving Voice campaign will help speech and language therapy services demonstrate speech and language therapists unique value to national and local decision makers

The Manchester Debating Union

This week the Manchester Debating Union will discuss the reintroduction of grammar schools in the UK

Preview: Stevie Wonderland to host the first ever roller disco in Academy one

Stevie Wonderland’s second birthday is to be celebrated by hosting the first ever roller disco in Academy 1’s history, starring Parisian DJ Breakbot.

Manchester Campaigns Bazaar: ‘Local Activism in the Age of Austerity’

The Manchester Campaigns Bazaar showcased the wide variety of campaign and community groups across Manchester. A panel debate at the event discussed ‘What’s Left? Local Activism in the Age of Austerity’

Disability support at University comes under scrutiny

After decisions were made last week to postpone reforms to the Disability Support Allowance, we scrutinise the support available for disabled students at university

LGBT Choir stand united in the face of homophobic attacks

MGLC stood in solidarity with victims of a homophobic attack in a mass sing-along on the city’s Metrolink

Bus inspector jailed over ‘crash for cash’ scam

A bus inspector from Longsight is jailed over a ‘crash for cash’ scam which saw a number 42 bus in Rusholme smash into his friend’s Mercedes

Students campaign against Victoria’s Secret’s ‘Perfect Body’ goes global.

Three University of Leeds students have created a social media firestorm after starting a petition under the hashtag #iamperfect against Victoria’s Secret’s new ‘Perfect Body’ advertising campaign

‘Keep your assets out of sight’ poster causes controversy

A Greater Manchester Police anti-theft poster on campus since 2007 has caused controversy due to complaints that it perpetuates ‘victim-blaming’ attitudes

NUS refuse to condemn ISIS on grounds of “Islamophobia”

The NUS has voted down a motion to condemn Islamic state as they fear it had pro-intervention rhetoric and could be considered “Islamophobic”

Transformation of RBS building gets under way.

The Students’ Union is converting the former RBS space next to Academy 1 into a pop-up shop and flexible events space run by student volunteers

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