Senate introduces Postgrad Exec Officer
The SU’s decision making body was overshadowed by low student attendance
Plymexit: University of Plymouth SU to leave National Union of Students
UPSU have raised their concern about the NUS’ value for money for students
Factory bouncers under investigation after violent incident
Manchester City Council and GMP are holding investigations after the incident at Factory
Women most likely to benefit from a university education, report says
Women who went to university earn 28% more than the average female non-graduate
SU Exec Officer among eight arrested for climate disruption
The arrests were made after several protestors blocked the roads in central Manchester
Less than half of university tuition fee is spent on teaching
Just 40-45% of the annual tuition fee of £9,250 is spent on teaching, with the rest going to resources such as libraries and technology support.
Paper bee straws launched around Greater Manchester
The straws will be in many popular Manchester eateries and bars
Capgate — the new Clapgate?
The policy comes after the University of Manchester Students’ Union encouraged jazz hands over audible clapping in September
Late University of Manchester professor’s essay flagged by counter-terrorism scheme
The essay, which dealt with the ethics of socialist revolution, was flagged by Prevent at the University of Reading.
Woman raped by masked men on Fallowfield Loop
The incident took place at approximately 4:50am last Wednesday morning, and police are appealing for witnesses
“Uncomfortable” learning “essential”, says higher education regulator
Speaking at Wonkfest higher education conference, Sir Michael Barber told listeners that “uncomfortable” learning was an essential part of the pursuit of the truth
Gen Sec tells students to “step up and talk” if they want to change the SU
In an interview with The Mancunion, Fatima Abid discussed transport, accommodation and student politics.
EXCLUSIVE: University of Manchester staff expenses revealed
Data obtained by The Mancunion shows staff expenses being spent on luxuries such as private childcare, clothing, and entertainment.
Report recommends cutting tuition fees to £6,500, but increases for STEM
Tuition fees in the UK currently stand at £9,250 per year for home students, but the proposal has been met with both disapproval and agreement.
Head of Office for Students rules out saving universities from financial difficulty
The head of the OfS has said that universities should not be expected to be bailed out in times of financial difficulty.
Charity calls for university staff to visit Auschwitz as anti-Semitism rises
The Holocaust Educational Trust has opened their Lessons from Auschwitz scheme to university staff after a rise in anti-Semitic incidents on university campuses
Calls for £100m slavery reparation fund from UK universities
The call comes after Glasgow University revealed it had been given up to £198 million in today’s money in donations from people who profited from the slave trade.
UCU strike off as UoM members fall short of threshold
UCU strike over pay unlikely to go ahead as only 7 institutions reach required turnout.
UCU poised to strike over lecturers’ pay
The strikes center over a proposed 2% pay increase, which lecturers argue is nowhere near the rate of inflation
State of the City report discusses plans to move students out of Fallowfield
The annual ‘State of the City’ report focuses on a range of factors, from the council moving students out of Fallowfield, to statistics relating to International and Graduate students.