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23rd May 2024

UoM’s new society ‘Diversify Politics’ on diversification, inclusivity, and campaigning on campus

Meet UoM’s newest society, Diversity Politics, who are seeking to bring about positive changes on campus

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22nd May 2024

Inside Manchester’s Diplomatic Community: Interviews with Sarah Mangan and Kazi Ziaul Hasan

Manchester’s diplomatic community rarely finds itself in the news despite it being the second largest in the country. Kazi Ziaul Hasan, the Bangladeshi Assistant High Commissioner, and Sarah Mangan, the Irish Consul-General, explain the work of the city’s diplomatic missions and their relationship to students in Manchester
22nd May 2024

So, where are you from? Experiences of a “Third Culture Kid” at university

The UK is used to used to different languages, accents, and cultures. But ‘third culture kids’ represent a unique demographic. Who are they? Why do young people who grow up in several parts of the world feel isolation, even at Manchester?

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In conversation with Islamic Society: “Here for ourselves, and here for everyone else as well”
29th April 2024

In conversation with Islamic Society: “Here for ourselves, and here for everyone else as well”

Some students may only be aware of ISoc from their charity stalls, but there’s so much more behind the largest society at the University of Manchester
Manchester’s continuing problem with inaccessibility: On the redesign of NQ’s Stevenson Square
9th April 2024

Manchester’s continuing problem with inaccessibility: On the redesign of NQ’s Stevenson Square

The re-design of Stevenson Square apparently complies with standards set by the Department for Transport, so why is it being criticised by sight-loss charity Henshaws, and charity patron Dave Steele?
From Our Correspondent: Uncovering Berlin’s lesser-known clubs
7th March 2024

From Our Correspondent: Uncovering Berlin’s lesser-known clubs

We turn to Berlin for our next edition of ‘From Our Correspondent’, where our writer discovers that the city’s smaller, less sought-after clubs are more to her liking
Thread Therapy: In conversation with UoM’s Fashion Society and embroidery artist Stephanie Evans
28th February 2024

Thread Therapy: In conversation with UoM’s Fashion Society and embroidery artist Stephanie Evans

In this ‘in conversation with,’ we speak to Deansgate’s resident embroidery artist, Stephanie Evans, who runs free thread journalling classes, and Fashionsoc’s President, Anou Stubbs, on their collaboration, needlework, and student well-being
Legacies of LeadMCR throughout the years
23rd February 2024

Legacies of LeadMCR throughout the years

Your guide to the recent history of UoM’s student elections, from voting turnouts and when to vote to controversies and changes
From Our Correspondent: The Beijing club on the fringes of Chinese football
8th February 2024

From Our Correspondent: The Beijing club on the fringes of Chinese football

In our first edition of ‘From Our Correspondent’, we explore the relationship Beijingers have with the city’s biggest football team Beijing Guoan.
A forgotten past: The history of Fallowfield Stadium
2nd February 2024

A forgotten past: The history of Fallowfield Stadium

Many students have probably walked past Richmond Park accommodation in Fallowfield at some point during their degrees, but how much do you know about the history of the stadium which stood before it?
“Menstruation involves everybody, not just females”: in conversation with ‘Once a Month’
25th January 2024

“Menstruation involves everybody, not just females”: in conversation with ‘Once a Month’

UoM’s student volunteering project ‘Once a Month’ discuss intersectional feminism, toxic masculinity and what the university can do to raise more awareness around period poverty and coercion
The student entrepreneurs making ground in Manchester’s start-up scene
30th November 2023

The student entrepreneurs making ground in Manchester’s start-up scene

UoM hosts 260 businesses with over 1,000 employees, many of which are run by its students. We sit down with some of these entrepreneurs to discuss what it is like launching a start-up alongside studying.
“The important point is [to] stop the killing”: Afzal Khan on his support for Israeli-Gaza ceasefire
29th November 2023

“The important point is [to] stop the killing”: Afzal Khan on his support for Israeli-Gaza ceasefire

Afzal Khan sits down with the Manchester Media Group following his resignation from Labour’s Shadow Cabinet over the ceasefire vote in Parliament
How do we make Reclaim the Night more than just a “white women’s march”? In conversation with the Feminist Collective
28th November 2023

How do we make Reclaim the Night more than just a “white women’s march”? In conversation with the Feminist Collective

The Feminist Collective discuss the effectiveness of Reclaim the Night campaign, and the changes they hope to see to make it more inclusive and intersectional
“More than just a march”: Interview with Aisha Akram ahead of Reclaim
28th November 2023

“More than just a march”: Interview with Aisha Akram ahead of Reclaim

Ahead of the Reclaim the Night march on 29 November, we sat down with the Aisha Akram Students’ Union’s Wellbeing and Liberation officer, to talk about the event, its meaning, and her wider goals for the values of Reclaim
Movember: The history and future of a grassroots movement to support men
28th November 2023

Movember: The history and future of a grassroots movement to support men

We spoke to a former UoM Student Ambassador for Movember, to explore the past and future of the movement, which supports men across the UK and around the world
EXCLUSIVE DJ Billy interview: the star at the centre of every student’s favourite Friday night
28th November 2023

EXCLUSIVE DJ Billy interview: the star at the centre of every student’s favourite Friday night

In DJ Billy’s “first and only” interview, The Mancunion sat down with the icon of a Friday night at The Vic and unearthed a series of revelations: ranging from DJ Billy’s humble rise to fame, his connections to Justin Bieber, and his future at The Vic
Should museums repatriate stolen artefacts? In conversation with Dr. Njabulo Chipangura
23rd November 2023

Should museums repatriate stolen artefacts? In conversation with Dr. Njabulo Chipangura

What would it mean to decolonise an inherently colonial centre? We sat down to speak with Dr. Njabulo Chipangura at the Manchester Museum, to find out more about how the museum is re-evaluating its role in colonial knowledge production