Should we care who #ManchesterVotes for?
Brace yourselves – the Students’ Union elections are here. The Mancunion considers why the candidates might be standing, and what Manchester SU is for
‘This pressure is making it impossible to study’
The civil war has left Syrians studying in the UK fearing for friends and family and struggling financially. Joe Sandler Clarke talks to Husam Helmi – a Syrian PhD student at Brunel University – about how the crisis is affecting him
NUS heads into National Conference at a crossroads
The next president of the National Union of Students will take the helm of a well-intentioned but divided movement
Pomeranz: ‘I got into Chinese history by a series of accidents’
Celebrated historian Kenneth Pomeranz talks to The Mancunion’s Jonathan Breen about the importance of understanding China and Niall Ferguson
Happiness for people who can’t stand positive thinking
New Year’s resolutions broken already? Oliver Burkeman thinks that our problem lies in an obsession with positive thinking
Winter Wonderland Pangaea 2013
Julian Wakefield’s shots from Pangaea 2013
‘Aaron Porter was bullied,’ says NUS President
Andrew Williams sits down with President of the NUS, Liam Burns, ahead of this month’s #Demo2012
Anderson steals the show on Foundation Day
Andrew Williams meets comedy writer and broadcaster Clive Anderson ahead of his star turn on the University’s annual Foundation Day
When two tribes go to war…
Andrew Williams considers the absence of genuine rivalry between the universities of Manchester
‘Iraq is literally a crime against peace’
Andrew Williams talks to former International Development Secretary Clare Short ahead of her visit to the University on Wednesday
Six of the best: a potted history of Manchester academia
Andrew Williams profiles six of the University of Manchester’s most influential and prestigious scholars, past and present.
After the quake
This week, Oli Rahman gives us an in-depth story on the Japanese earthquake that wreaked havoc on Japan almost a year ago.
An aviary of books: the top literary Twitter feeds
I once tweeted that – IMHO – Mary Karr was a better writer than Joan Didion, and the latter retweeted me. There a lesson here beyond ‘Watch what you say or L.A Matriarchs that refuse to die might find you and eviscerate you while you sleep’, and that is: get over yourselves, Twitter-haters. Even if […]
On the front line
Khalil Secker talks to Marc Dubois, head of MSF UK, an independent humanitarian medical aid organisation founded in 1971.
Twas the month of Christmas in the city of Mancunia…
Twas the month of Christmas in the city of Mancunia, and all across the land students were preparing for Christmas socials, swaggering merrily around campuses in festive delight, for home and free heating were nearly in sight. Yet first a spectacle beckoned the students to the centre of fair Mancunia, where a small man by […]
Popping up near you
Just how long does a trend take to burn out? A fly-by look at the rise and rise of pop-ups, a trend which seems in no danger of fading away. Plus a Q&A with pop-up enthusiasts NOISE charity.
Eleven hours of performance, on the eleventh day of the eleventh month.
MUSEA goes to Amsterdam
From the 2nd – 5th February 2012 for only £135
NHS- The shake up explained
Medical student Keir Stone-Brown takes you through the NHS reforms in plain English, and looks at the potential consequences
Interested in travelling? Want to escape those winter month Curry Mile traffic jams, where you wonder if you’ll ever feel anything but bitterness for the world again? Well study abroad might just be for you. Have a look and see how these people got on with their first-hand tales.