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Disability and ethnicity pay gaps go up, gender goes down: UoM’s 2023 pay gap analysis
23rd April 2024

Disability and ethnicity pay gaps go up, gender goes down: UoM’s 2023 pay gap analysis

The gender pay gap at the University is at its lowest since 2017. The pay gap in terms of religion, sexuality, disability, and ethnicity has also been reported on
Manchester Leftist Action member speaks out against academic suspension
22nd April 2024

Manchester Leftist Action member speaks out against academic suspension

A student involved with action group Manchester Leftist Action has spoken out against his suspension by the University
University round-up: Redundancies, Student Publication Association awards, and Cops off Campus
18th April 2024

University round-up: Redundancies, Student Publication Association awards, and Cops off Campus

This edition’s university round-up looks at university job-cuts, national publication awards, and pro-palestine occupations
Greater Manchester Mayoral Hustings held at the Students’ Union
18th April 2024

Greater Manchester Mayoral Hustings held at the Students’ Union

Ahead of the Mayoral election on May 2, the Students’ Union held Mayoral hustings where candidates made their case to students
Who’s standing in Manchester’s Mayoral Elections?
16th April 2024

Who’s standing in Manchester’s Mayoral Elections?

The Manchester Mayoral Election is taking place on May 2, but who is standing?
Pro-Palestine groups occupy the Roscoe Building
9th April 2024

Pro-Palestine groups occupy the Roscoe Building

In what is their second occupation of a University building in the last month, Pro-Palestine groups have occupied the Roscoe Building to protest alleged University connections to Israel and its complicity in the conflict in Gaza
Night and Day Cafe’s legal battle comes to an end
2nd April 2024

Night and Day Cafe’s legal battle comes to an end

The venue can still operate as long as they keep to a reduced noise capacity between 11 pm-3 am during DJ club nights
Nearly half of student gamblers are gambling more than they can afford
22nd March 2024

Nearly half of student gamblers are gambling more than they can afford

The majority of students (60%) had gambled in the past 12 months, although this was a decrease from last year (71%) 
Pro-Palestinian student groups occupy Simon Building in protest against University
21st March 2024

Pro-Palestinian student groups occupy Simon Building in protest against University

Manchester Leftist Action have occupied the Simon Building to protest alleged University connections with Israel, along with students from UoM Rent Strike and Youth Front for Palestine
Nominations for Students’ Union Awards 2024 now open
21st March 2024

Nominations for Students’ Union Awards 2024 now open

Students can nominate themselves or others for the awards, which fall into four separate categories, with each award having its own awards night

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UNiDAYS announce opening of Student Woman of the Year competition
20th March 2024

UNiDAYS announce opening of Student Woman of the Year competition

The UNiDAYS-run competition aims to support female students who are making a difference and offers a £10,000 first prize for entrepreneurial initiatives
University and Students’ Union release joint statements regarding discrimination and freedom of expression on campus
20th March 2024

University and Students’ Union release joint statements regarding discrimination and freedom of expression on campus

The University and Students’ Union released two joint statements, regarding the recent establishment of the Pro-Life society, and antisemitic discrimination on campus
LeadMCR results: a breakdown
20th March 2024

LeadMCR results: a breakdown

The Students’ Union have shared a detailed breakdown of the transferable voting system used for the LeadMCR elections following the results on March 7
Mauritian society wins Pitchit! final
15th March 2024

Mauritian society wins Pitchit! final

The society won 1,500 pounds after pitching an idea for a food stall on campus
Take off: Overseas students’ applications for UK universities increase
14th March 2024

Take off: Overseas students’ applications for UK universities increase

Overseas Student numbers have increased nationally, for a second year running, despite pressures from policy decisions and national events
A rundown of LeadMCR election results night
11th March 2024

A rundown of LeadMCR election results night

The eight new SU Exec Officers were revealed on March 7 after two weeks of campaigning, as well as the seven NUS Representatives and the winners of the Union’s LeadMCR Alternative Awards
College Roundup: US edition
9th March 2024

College Roundup: US edition

Enjoying this year’s University Round-ups? Here you can have a look across the pond at some of the drama from American Colleges
Manchester researchers find majority of women experience abuse while running
8th March 2024

Manchester researchers find majority of women experience abuse while running

Over two-thirds of women in the study had been abused while running, with 58% reporting verbal abuse
Your new Exec team: LeadMCR 2024 results
7th March 2024

Your new Exec team: LeadMCR 2024 results

Eight Exec Officers and seven NUS reps have been elected for LeadMCR 2024/25
Introduction of new visa check-in replacement scheduled for September
7th March 2024

Introduction of new visa check-in replacement scheduled for September

Starting from September, a new visa check-in system will be introduced, using methods such as QR codes and a mobile app