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Lauren Gorton

Lauren Gorton

Review: Dominic Berry

Lauren Gorton reviews Dominic Berry’s poetry performance for LGBT History month at Manchester Central Library

Celebrate the unsung #VoluntHero at the Union this week

The Students’ Union and University of Manchester have teamed up to deliver a week full of volunteering activities, this year aimed at shining the spotlight on unsung heroes.

Student sentenced for grooming girls on the Internet

A 19-year-old student has been sentenced for grooming young girls from the Wigan area online, whilst posing as a modelling agent

GMP work to prevent Female Genital Mutilation in Manchester communities

In light of the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation, Greater Manchester Police raise awareness of their work within the community to put an end to the practice

University of Manchester shows solidarity with Warwick Free Education Protestors

On Wednesday the 3rd of December West Midlands police violently broke up a peaceful free education sit-in by Warwick students using force and CS spray. Warwick Students’ Union has responded with a move of solidarity organising further protests against the alleged police brutality, now supported by Manchester’s Students’ Union.

Black Friday turns Mad Friday with Tesco crime spree

In the early hours of the Black Friday shopping spree Greater Manchester Police were called out to over seven Tescos to deal with crowds of hundreds of disgruntled shoppers

Manchester students have Playstation 3 seized

Manchester students have had their Playstation 3 and other equipment seized following various noise complaints from neighbours over excessively loud 4am gaming sessions. The story, which has received national attention, is however one of many reported lately, which students fear are depicted to demonise the Manchester student community collectively.

Who runs the world: International Women’s Day Award

Manchester City Council have opened up nominations for the annual International Women’s Day Award with this year’s theme focusing on “breaking through”.

Central Library catalogues Manchester’s gay history

In collaboration with the Manchester based Lesbian and Gay Foundation Manchester, the Central Library will host an archive of Manchester’s gay history, including prominent magazine publications and historical documents

Manchester first city to recieve Hiroshima seedlings

In honour of the 34th anniversary of Manchester becoming the world’s first nuclear free city, the Mayor of Hiroshima has officially handed over seedlings to the Lord Mayor of Manchester taken from hope trees that survived the atomic bomb in 1945

Less than one per cent of all UK Professors are black in origin

As Black History Month begins at the Students’ Union and a new plaque is unveiled in honour of Arthur Lewis, Diversity Officer Tessy Maritim speaks to The Mancunion on the issue of the under-representation of black professors in universities.

The Giving Game: may the audience be in your favour

The Giving What We Can: Manchester Society in association with RAG kick off this year’ series of charity events.

GMP Launch New Initiative in Anticipation of Increased Crime Towards Students

Greater Manchester Police attempt to send a clear message towards offenders who target students that they will be “relentless” in their efforts to bring them to justice as a new Student Safe initiative is launched.

88 Year Old Child Abuser Jailed for Life

An 88 year old South Manchester man, John Jarvis, has been sentenced to 20 years imprisonment as a 13-year long historic child sexual abuse case is uncovered.

Standing opens for 2014 Student Officer Elections

Student Officer Elections open for the 2014-2015 academic year.

Survey reveals Manchester students’ biggest fears

Endsleigh Student Survey reveals that 89 per cent of University of Manchester students worry most about achieving academic success at University.

University climbs to 38th in Global Rankings

Shanghai University academic rankings place The University of Manchester three places higher on global scale.

If Russia is ‘anti-gay’ then so is America

Lauren Gorton questions why the media have overlooked discrimatory legislation in the USA but damned Russia for its ‘anti-propaganda’ bill

Facebook: the new King Maker

After a spate of human rights pages being deleted from Facebook, Lauren Gorton asks whether it is taking its history-making role seriously