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12th December 2023

“They decided they didn’t want a Nightline any longer”: Why did Manchester SU close Nightline? 

The University’s branch of the nationwide listening service closed in September to the surprise of the student community

Investigations



27th November 2023

Spot checks on international students attendance set to be introduced

The University plans to implement spot checks alongside in-person attendance checks for international students
14th November 2023

Students fall victim to ticket scams on Manchester Students’ Group

Increasingly sophisticated ticket scammers have been operating in the popular Facebook group Manchester Students’ Group

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Dirty underwear, a broken boiler and £400 in cleaning fees: a laundry list of problems with Thornley Groves
10th May 2023

Dirty underwear, a broken boiler and £400 in cleaning fees: a laundry list of problems with Thornley Groves

From holes in the roof to melting oven trays, students tell us about their experience renting with Thornley Groves Fallowfield and how it’s impacted their wellbeing
What have your SU execs been up to this year?
9th May 2023

What have your SU execs been up to this year?

The Mancunion investigates whether each member of the 2022/23 Exec Team has fulfilled the promises in their manifesto, whilst looking into the structure of democracy at our SU more widely
350 or 44: How many students are engaging in the rent strike?
17th March 2023

350 or 44: How many students are engaging in the rent strike?

UoM Rent Strike predict up to 350 students are engaging in organised action, whilst the University ‘anecdotally’ advise only 44 student have contact with Credit Control
Students still being fined for drug possession one year after UoM announces harm reduction approach
28th February 2023

Students still being fined for drug possession one year after UoM announces harm reduction approach

Over a year after the University of Manchester announced a shift from zero tolerance to harm reduction £3,300 has been collected in drug possession fines
Ghosts of Fallowfield past: Why is the Owen’s Park Tower still standing?
14th December 2022

Ghosts of Fallowfield past: Why is the Owen’s Park Tower still standing?

The Mancunion has discovered there are currently no plans for Owens Park accommodation despite having stood empty since 2019
No mandatory consent module for UoM students
29th November 2022

No mandatory consent module for UoM students

As Reclaim the Night comes into students’ focus, The Mancunion investigates the limited consent education offered to students and the current improvements being made
Drug testing crisis: Only 250 kits for 40,000 students
4th October 2022

Drug testing crisis: Only 250 kits for 40,000 students

Unadvertised and unavailable: drug testing kits for students still not readily accessible
Saving Private Students: What is life like in university-leased private halls?
9th May 2022

Saving Private Students: What is life like in university-leased private halls?

Students placed in private halls as students seeking university accommodation soars.
Money on our minds: Students set to lose money amidst cost of living crisis
26th April 2022

Money on our minds: Students set to lose money amidst cost of living crisis

The Mancunion’s projections show some student maintenance loans will lose around £450 in value in the coming academic year
“Burnt out before you’re qualified”: Life as a nursing student
5th April 2022

“Burnt out before you’re qualified”: Life as a nursing student

Nursing students are still relying on food banks three years after The Mancunion last investigated
“A nightmare and total faff”: The inconsistencies in our local contraception services
24th March 2022

“A nightmare and total faff”: The inconsistencies in our local contraception services

The Mancunion reveals the complications many patients have struggled with when attempting to get contraception from their GP in Fallowfield. Students spoke of the inconsistent and unhelpful contraceptive and sexual health services in Manchester.
Turning the heat up on gender politics: Is the Main Library too cold for female students?
1st March 2022

Turning the heat up on gender politics: Is the Main Library too cold for female students?

A ‘chilling’ discovery finds that the University of Manchester sets the libraries’ thermostats to 19c-21c, despite the preferred workplace temperature being 24 degrees Celsius for women and 22 degrees Celsius for men. 
“P*ssed off”: International students’ anger at UoM travel guidance
13th December 2021

“P*ssed off”: International students’ anger at UoM travel guidance

International students are left disappointed by the University’s response to the growing Covid-19 cases
3rd December 2021

Students say no to zero tolerance

A Mancunion Investigation has raised questions over the effectiveness of the University of Manchester’s zero tolerance drug policy
Are you G-A-Y enough?
30th November 2021

Are you G-A-Y enough?

A Mancunion investigation has revealed that G-A-Y’s bouncers are allegedly judging clubbers on whether they are ‘gay enough’ to enter the club