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The true cost of tuition fees

The true cost of tuition fees

Lucca Di Virgilio discusses the problems with profiteering from university education
Manchester joins ‘The Conversation’

Manchester joins ‘The Conversation’

The University of Manchester has joined many institutions around the world in becoming a member of news outlet ‘The Conversation’
Academics plea for the government to protect EU citizen’s rights

Academics plea for the government to protect EU citizen’s rights

The heads of thirty-five Oxford University colleges issue a letter warning of the huge impact on academia if thousands of EU staff leave UK universities
Become a master of memory within weeks

Become a master of memory within weeks

A new memorising technique has revealed that we may all have the capability to become a ‘genius’
Pop culture damages university reputation

Pop culture damages university reputation

Many films, TV shows and comics unfairly portray academics as detached and incompetent, and students as lazy and drunk
Proofreading companies: right words, wrong idea

Proofreading companies: right words, wrong idea

T. S. Eliot examines proof-reading companies: are they killing the skill of writing a good essay?
NSS boycott threatens student economics society campaign

NSS boycott threatens student economics society campaign

The Students’ Union’s boycott of the National Student Survey is causing issues for the campaign tactics of the ever-growing Post-Crash Economics Society
Men more likely to suffer from academic ‘imposter syndrome’ than women

Men more likely to suffer from academic ‘imposter syndrome’ than women

A recent study by the University of Houston shows that male academics are more likely to suffer from work-related anxiety, depression, and ‘Imposter Syndrome’ than their female counterparts
Are universities sexist?

Are universities sexist?

Recent studies have found that only 22% of professors are female. Does this mean that universities are inherently sexist?
Preview: Notes on a Thesis by Tiphaine Rivière

Preview: Notes on a Thesis by Tiphaine Rivière

Roma Havers previews Tiphaine Rivière’s Notes on a Thesis, as translated by Francesca Barrie
Two-thirds of female academics are unhappy with work-life balance

Two-thirds of female academics are unhappy with work-life balance

A report has shown that ‘workaholic’ working environments in academia are detrimental to the career paths of female academics
Don’t let ‘anti-radicalisation’ measures stifle intellectual liberty

Don’t let ‘anti-radicalisation’ measures stifle intellectual liberty

Books Editor Yasmin Mannan argues that attempts to fight radicalisation are a serious and dangerous threat to our academic liberties
Manchester claims racial equality charter mark

Manchester claims racial equality charter mark

Eight UK universities have been given the award by the Equality Challenge Unit, which also honours institutions for gender equality
Letters of GCSE praise for poorer students are too little, too late

Letters of GCSE praise for poorer students are too little, too late

Are letters of praise at GCSE going to achieve anything other than patronising students?
Why I don’t want a PhD

Why I don’t want a PhD

Antonia Jennings tells us why a career in academia isn’t as good as it first sounds
These attacks on smart drugs aren’t very smart

These attacks on smart drugs aren’t very smart

James Jackson discusses the positives of ‘smart’ drug use in academia and other areas.
Six of the best: a potted history of Manchester academia

Six of the best: a potted history of Manchester academia

Andrew Williams profiles six of the University of Manchester’s most influential and prestigious scholars, past and present.

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