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Eva Gerretsen visits Growing Together, a volunteer run allotment providing stability to refugees and asylum seekers. She explores the benefits of home-growing for both the environment and personal health.

As with everything, spirituality is not immune from fashion trends. This year, there has been a sharp increase in the selling of books, films, and wearable items centred around witchcraft

Known for being quirky, inexpensive and rich in history, Slovenia’s capital city is quickly becoming a popular tourist destination. Praised for its commitment to improving the environment, Victoria Evans proves the city has much more to offer than cheap pints.

There is a lot of pressure to have made friends during your first week at university. Yet, for many the struggle to find friends continues beyond Welcome Week. Isobel Gough takes a look at those pressures, and how to overcome them.

Felt vaginas where made as part of the Sex week Craftivism workshop: Photo: Sex Week Craftivism @ Facebook

University is all about sex, but perhaps not in the way you may first think. We take a look at the sex-positive movements in Manchester expanding conversations and affecting change.

A recent proposal put forward by Higher Education Minister, Sam Gyimah seeks to enforce that universities inform parents if their children are facing a crisis with regards to mental health. He wants universities to work in loco parentis, paying closer attention to the wellbeing of their students.

Students Eva Gerretsen and Bea Bacon tell us about their podcast ‘Fallowfeels’ and the journey that led them to discuss their interests on a public platform.

Photo: Nick Youngson @ The Blue Diamond Gallery

University is a turbulent time, and that it why it is the best place to go through a break-up. In an environment that encourage self-reinvention, we are reminded that we are not just someone’s ‘other half’.

Former members of The Ark homeless camp continue their activism. Photo: The Mancunion

One year on from Manchester City Council’s revised vision on tackling homelessness, I asked if any productive changes been made. Sean Proudman, who has been homeless for four years, spoke about his experience of rough sleeping and the support he has received.

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A fresh take on Freshers

An alternative way to enjoy Welcome Week, without party focus. Jessica Blair debunks the myth that university excludes sober students.

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