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On Friday 24th February, students and citizens of Manchester will sleep on the cold stone steps of the Students’ Union. We will be sleeping there not for enjoyment of the North West winter, but to make public the destitution of asylum seekers in the UK, experienced by thousands. Annually, the vast majority of applications for […]

lady bunting graphic (only use graphic from page 1) In order to download your lady bunting template, use the link above and make sure you print it out A4 size to ensure you have the correct sized template. For this International Women’s Day on Thursday 8th March, the University’s Oxfam Society has created a Craftivism […]

Open Media was founded by people with a passion for intellectually challenging documentaries. As a society we aim to promote critical thinking and healthy discussion by screening documentaries that you wouldn’t typically see in mainstream cinema. These free viewings are shown on a fortnightly basis, normally in the Council Chambers of the Student Union, and […]

The Manchester Students’ Food Co-op is a student-run buyers co-operative that provides ethically sourced food at cost-price to Manchester’s students. The idea is that we buy in bulk a wide range of goods direct from suppliers and then sell these on to our members. What’s great is that because the co-op is run by volunteers, […]

You missed out if you weren’t able to come to the Oxfam Society’s HOME GROWN Gig on Wednesday 23rdNovember. With several acoustic acts, a jar of jelly beans to be won, and fairy lights and bunting galore, it was guaranteed to be good fun, and all in the name of a good cause. The Oxfam […]

Begrudgingly, I have to admit that this week features a pretty disappointing trip the PhotoSoc Still Life Workshop. Having recently become the owner of a ‘camera with a million features, yet only managing to successfully operate the auto function, I thought this would present a good opportunity to gain a little helpful insight from somebody […]

Do your academic interests cover Global Politics and the Environment? Would you like to get your work published? This is a perfect chance for you to get your work in print and contribute to the esteemed literature of a leading public policy think-tank.   The University of Manchester has joined a national partnership between selected […]

By Fahim Sachedina The Manchester Scarf is finally here! From the people who brought you the “Manchester Beanie”, and delighted you with the melodic tones from the “Manchester’s Gorgeous Girl” video, Pieboy Clothing brings to all you lovely Manchester people, The Manchester scarf! Whether you’re looking for something to keep you warm through the Winter months, […]

Manchester Young Greens society only started this autumn and the speed of growth has been encouraging and exhilarating. We’re here to make Manchester and Britain a greener and more just society for all. Both through direct action and campaigning for Britain’s progressive future: The Green Party. The Young Greens are part of a national and […]

Whilst being the official society for Pakistani students at the University of Manchester, the society caters for absolutely anyone with an interest in Pakistani culture. The society prides itself in being as open and diverse a society as possible. Membership costs £3 for an academic year which entitles you to a discount on events and […]

Megan Corder and Friends of Médecins Sans Frontières came a little closer to understanding the agony of starvation this week, denying themselves the right to eat from Thursday afternoon until late Friday night as part of their “Starved for Attention” campaign, in a striking attempt to raise awareness of child malnutrition. The thirty-hour fast was […]

This week I went along to Open Media’s screening of Waiting for Superman, a critical documentary presenting the issues concerning the American education system. The screening was a relaxed affair, and I didn’t feel nervous attending on my own. I was however surprised by the low levels of attendance, as I know that they usually […]

Next week sees the launch of Pieboy clothing’s Manchester Scarf. They’ll be running a pop-up stall every day outside the union, as well as holding a Flash Party featuring the superstar guitarist Danny Harrison from their first flash mob, plus crazy antics from the hip-hop society, free mince pies and lots, lots more. See their […]