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The effects of climate change, and what we can do about it

The effects of climate change, and what we can do about it

As Storm Ciara causes mass disruption in the UK, how do we prevent big corporations seeking infinite growth at all costs to save our planet?
CoppaFeel say check your chest

CoppaFeel say check your chest

The UoM branch of nationwide charity CoppaFeel talk about their activities on campus, their fundraising but most importantly how to check yourself for changes to your chest
Living with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Living with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

International disabled cheerleader and writer Bec Oakes shares her personal experience of being diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and living with the condition at university
#itsOKnottobeOK can’t just be a passing fad

#itsOKnottobeOK can’t just be a passing fad

Oliver Storey sees raising awareness of mental health problems on social media is just the first step in tackling such a pervasive issue.
Love for the Streets at the Whitworth

Love for the Streets at the Whitworth

A programme of events including conferences, art, and live music, as part of Manchester Homelessness Awareness Week

The LGBTQ+ society gives students free HIV tests in the SU

The Mancunion talks to the university’s LGBTQ+ society about World AIDS Day and the importance of knowing your status

UoM Drugs and Alcohol Awareness Week

Emma Shanks caught up with a sample of mainly students ahead of University of Manchester’s Drug and Alcohol Awareness Week, to talk about the ongoing issue of substance abuse

Student suicides at all-time high

As student suicides have reached record numbers, we look at the support available to those struggling with their mental health

Are cocktails giving you brain damage?

Sophie Manley talks about the dangers of drinking too much alcohol, and suggests how we can cut down and improve our drinking habits

Preview: Islamophobia Awareness Month #IAM2016

November is Islamophobia Awareness Month and throughout this month several events will be held on campus to raise awareness of the challenges British Muslims currently face

“Make coppin’ a feel a habit of a lifetime”

CoppaFeel! are on a mission to get students coppin’ a feel and getting to know their boobs

95 per cent of students can’t name the Exec Team

The Mancunion has found that a huge proportion of students cannot name the Students’ Union exec team

Are you the next Star in a Bra?

1st March marks the launch of the University of Manchester’s very own Star in a Bra Party at Revolution Fallowfield

Student Parents and Carers Awareness Stall

Next Monday, the Student Parents and Carers stall will be outside University Place to offer support and advice to those who care for a family member or child

Think before you pink

Marina Iskander looks at breast cancer awareness campaigns from a different angle and asks if they are the best way to support the cause

The Sound of Music

Blasting those sick beats maybe isn’t as important as knowing when the next Magic Bus will hit you, warns Aj Mal

We need to talk about the elephant in the room

For many, the university lifestyle has the potential to significantly impact their mental health with 1 in 5 students considering themselves to have a mental health problem. We need to reduce the stigma attached to mental health so that people who need it feel more comfortable seeking help

Warehouse awareness

Following the recent death of one man and the hospitalisation of several others at the Warehouse Project, it’s more important than ever for students to be aware of drug-taking risks.