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Miles Davenport

Miles Davenport

Co-Editor of News, 2023-2024, 3rd year student in History & Sociology

Pro-Palestine groups camp out on Brunswick Park

Pro-Palestine groups camp out on Brunswick Park

In a move inspired by Pro-Palestine protests on American University Campuses, Brunswick Park now has its own encampment
MPs launch investigation into university reliance on international student fees

MPs launch investigation into university reliance on international student fees

As the government pushes to cut down migration numbers, the education select committee begins an investigation into the reliance of universities on international student fees
Get to know: Who is Professor Duncan Ivison?

Get to know: Who is Professor Duncan Ivison?

Nancy Rothwell is stepping down – who exactly is her replacement?
Greater Manchester Mayoral Hustings held at the Students’ Union

Greater Manchester Mayoral Hustings held at the Students’ Union

Ahead of the Mayoral election on May 2, the Students’ Union held Mayoral hustings where candidates made their case to students
Pro-Palestine groups occupy the Roscoe Building

Pro-Palestine groups occupy the Roscoe Building

In what is their second occupation of a University building in the last month, Pro-Palestine groups have occupied the Roscoe Building to protest alleged University connections to Israel and its complicity in the conflict in Gaza
Pro-Palestinian student groups occupy Simon Building in protest against University

Pro-Palestinian student groups occupy Simon Building in protest against University

Manchester Leftist Action have occupied the Simon Building to protest alleged University connections with Israel, along with students from UoM Rent Strike and Youth Front for Palestine
Is marrying a foreigner now exclusively a privilege of the rich?

Is marrying a foreigner now exclusively a privilege of the rich?

As the government desperately tries to cling to power they’ve announced yet another crackdown on immigration. Infuriating changes to family and skilled worker visas are set to take effect in April and they’re going to make marrying a foreigner a privilege of the rich
Large protest held on campus against the Manchester Pro-Life Society

Large protest held on campus against the Manchester Pro-Life Society

A movement to protest the first meeting of the Manchester Pro-Life Society began at 6pm, starting at the Students’ Union and moving to the Zochonis Building as the Manchester Pro-Life society were having their meeting
Protestors converge on University Green

Protestors converge on University Green

Protests converge at the University Green, where Students Against Tyranny met with counter-protests from groups including Manchester Leftist Action and the Socialist Worker Student Society
UCU release report on the “gig-economy” in universities

UCU release report on the “gig-economy” in universities

A UCU report exposes the use of “gig-economy contracts” by British universities, with the University of Manchester having 80% of research staff on fixed-term contracts
University bicentenary celebrations light Oxford Road purple

University bicentenary celebrations light Oxford Road purple

The University of Manchester launches its bicentenary with a special Light Up event on Oxford Road and in the Manchester Museum
Duncan Ivison confirmed as the new Vice-Chancellor of the University of Manchester

Duncan Ivison confirmed as the new Vice-Chancellor of the University of Manchester

The University of Manchester has confirmed that Professor Duncan Ivison has been appointed as the new Vice-Chancellor of the University, succeeding Dame Nancy Rothwell
The University has announced changes to international check-in system

The University has announced changes to international check-in system

A statement made on December 11 announced several changes to the check-in system for international students, including changes to where students can check-in and clarification on checking-in over the Christmas break
Just one third of students feel security keeps students safe on campus

Just one third of students feel security keeps students safe on campus

Nearly three quarters of those interviewed felt that race played a role in the likelihood of a person encountering campus security
Cost of living pressures mount for students as average rent increases nationally

Cost of living pressures mount for students as average rent increases nationally

Cost of living pressures have pushed the average student rent to £7,566, with the average maintenance loan being around £7,590
UMUCU calls for Jo Grady’s resignation

UMUCU calls for Jo Grady’s resignation

The Manchester Branch of the UCU has called for the General Secretary to resign following the failure of the UCU reballot
The International Society finalises merger into the Students’ Union

The International Society finalises merger into the Students’ Union

The International Society had existed as an independent charity since 1966
Green Summit Manchester 2023 – city reaffirms its target of net zero by 2038

Green Summit Manchester 2023 – city reaffirms its target of net zero by 2038

The summit took place in the context of the Clean Cities report which placed Manchester last out of 42 European cities
Nine days of strike action planned for start of term

Nine days of strike action planned for start of term

Further disruption as UCU announce strikes on 19-22 September and 25-29 September, coinciding with first two weeks of term
A guide to: City halls

A guide to: City halls

Our guide to the often lesser-known city halls at the University of Manchester, which cater to both undergraduate and postgraduate students.