Fetishising financial hardship – when will university students stop playing ‘poverty simulator’?
The financial barriers to university are clear to students from low-income backgrounds. So why should we tolerate seeing our wealthier peers ‘playing poor’?
Vive La Revolution? What can we learn from the French protests
With the French protests showing no signs of dying down what can those striving for more learn from our European neighbours?
Work smarter, not harder: The phenomenon of the four-day working week
The antiquated 4-day working week is interfering with our quality of life, at no benefit to our employers. For the sake of us all, it’s time to change.
Bye Bye Bully: Raab Reels At His Own Resignation
Dominic Raab’s exit as Deputy PM proves that Parliament has a bullying problem. But can this case serve to ensure MPs face more accountability in future?
Diane Abbott will live to regret making herself a reckless martyr
In comparing the prejudice faced by Jews and others to redheads, Diane Abbott has destroyed her anti-racist credentials and brought a miserable end to a remarkable legacy
STI Stigma: Why we must stop being ashamed of discussing sexual health
It’s time to accept that the squeamish taboo around talking about STIs is having serious implications for our health and wellbeing.
There’s more to a degree than its graduate prospects
How important are job prospects when choosing a degree? Whilst it would be impractical to ignore the facts altogether, there are always more factors to consider
Matt Hancock’s cocked up (again!)
Why Matt Hancock’s lockdown WhatsApps might tell us more about the woman who leaked them
The Fallowfield Girlie
Why ‘Fallowfield girly’ isn’t the insult you think it is!
Why can’t the media call domestic violence as it is?
Fiona Bruce’s comments regarding domestic violence on the BBC’s Question Time demonstrate just how much the media has to learn.
The illegal “Illegal Migration” bill
The Conservatives strike again. This time, it’s their new inhumane, irresponsible plan to stop migration at the Channel.
Gomez goss, Bieber fever and the frightening power of TikTok clicks
TikTok has propelled celebrity gossip and status to new heights, with the Gomez-Bieber feud being the tip of the iceberg.
The global response to the Turkey-Syria Earthquake: What needs to change?
The UN’s slow response in delivering aid to earthquake-ravaged Turkey and Syria reflects global structural imbalances and inadequacies in global relief strategy.
Roald Dahl and the politics of language
To censor the works of Roald Dahl would be counterproductive, and would protect no one. So why are we doing it?
Honey, I shrunk the kids’ faith in democracy
Voting and political engagement among young people is too low – the Mancunion explores why, and how young people can be better encouraged to take part in democracy.
GaryGate: The BBC’s (failing) quest for impartiality
In its obsession with impartiality, the BBC has put itself in an impossible situation
The cost-of-living crisis is not just a buzzword – it’s time to fix it
With the Lead MCR elections in full swing, it’s high time we started treating the cost-of-living crisis as more than a vote-scoring exercise
No more leading ladies? The disappearance of women in politics
With three major resignations in the months leading up to International Women’s Day, we need women in politics now more than ever