UoM PHD student faces backlash over research paper on masturbating to comics of young boys
A PHD student at the University of Manchester has recently come under fire and faced a severe online backlash after a research paper he wrote about masturbating to erotic comics of young boys went viral.
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
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
A new memorising technique has revealed that we may all have the capability to become a ‘genius’
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
T. S. Eliot examines proof-reading companies: are they killing the skill of writing a good essay?
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
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?
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
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
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
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
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
Are letters of praise at GCSE going to achieve anything other than patronising students?
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
James Jackson discusses the positives of ‘smart’ drug use in academia and other areas.