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Hearty congratulations must go to the University this week after they resolved to pay all of their staff in line with their own pay scales. This means that service staff will be paid at least £7.80 an hour. Given the difficult economic climate and financial difficulties hitting the higher education sector it is particularly commendable […]

A cannabis farm containing 400 plants has been found under a trap door in Greater Manchester. The farm was discovered in Whitefield, Bury by police on the 8th February. 200 mature plants and 200 seedlings were found concealed by a makeshift trap door in the basement of a house on Dales Lane. Inspector Mark commented […]

We’re fast approaching that time in the union calendar where the real fun begins: Student Media Week, obviously. From next Monday the Steve Biko Building will become a shining temple of all things media-related. While we encourage students to get involved with the student paper, radio station and online TV channel all year round, we […]

Just as we were going to press, news emerged that the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), has decided to allocate universities an extra £1,100 per postgraduate student. The funding increase will only affect those postgraduate students not taking the lowest costing and humanities subjects. Tedious acronyms aside, this is a pretty interesting development […]

Hottie in the library

Exam procrastination (well, procrastination in general in fact), is something us students are undeniably aware of. With the popularity of sites such as Facebook and Twitter, this has only been further enabled. However, the start of the exam period this year saw University of Manchester student Sean (who asked for his surname not to be […]