Freshers Articles

Review: Triumphs and Falls (UMDS)

Review: Triumphs and Falls (UMDS)

Triumphs and Falls, which was unconventionally performed at Retro, is a strong, complex and relevant play made for a student audience
Homesickness: Illness or evolutionary advantage?

Homesickness: Illness or evolutionary advantage?

Homesickness can slap us in the face at university… but maybe we should embrace missing home? 
FOMO: Are you really missing out?

FOMO: Are you really missing out?

FOMO is something we all experience but what really underlies this decisional anxiety, and how can we overcome it?
Freshers Fables: Which book you should read depending on your new University accommodation

Freshers Fables: Which book you should read depending on your new University accommodation

University accommodations come with a whole host of stereotypes; to break it down and give you some recommendations for some great books along the way, here’s every book to read depending on your new home
Oversubscription leads to quarter-million pound pay-out for Manchester freshers

Oversubscription leads to quarter-million pound pay-out for Manchester freshers

Oversubscription has caused over 100 University of Manchester freshers to take £2500 pay-outs from the University to live in Liverpool as the demand for Halls of Residence exceeds the supply.
Comfort films and TV shows to cure the freshers blues

Comfort films and TV shows to cure the freshers blues

Freshers week and moving to university can be a daunting experience even for the most excited fresher so The Mancunion’s On-screen team have got a list of the films and TV shows they turn to for comfort when feeling blue!
A fresher’s diary: Semester one secrets

A fresher’s diary: Semester one secrets

Every fresher goes through a rollercoaster of highs and lows throughout semester one, so here’s some tips for surviving semester two!
Tips and Tricks: Our Essential Guide to Eating Well at Uni

Tips and Tricks: Our Essential Guide to Eating Well at Uni

Where to go and what to eat? We’ve got it all covered in our First Year guide.
Freshers style o’clock – the best places to shop in Manchester

Freshers style o’clock – the best places to shop in Manchester

New to Manchester? Our deputy fashion editor, Zahra Mukadam, walks you through the best places to shop in city center.
Fresh-faced for freshers

Fresh-faced for freshers

Feeling sloppy after a week of non-stop drinking? Here are our tips to minimise the effects of Freshers’s Week on your skin.
Back to school: How to build a functional uni wardrobe

Back to school: How to build a functional uni wardrobe

Are you a fresher and want to know how to dress? We got you: here’s how to create the perfect base for a functional university wardrobe.
Let’s talk about sex, baby

Let’s talk about sex, baby

Whether you’re having sex or not, here are some back-by-science aspects you might want to know.
Sorry COVID, it’s the common cold’s time to shine

Sorry COVID, it’s the common cold’s time to shine

Why does everyone seem ill at the moment?
Freshers – go with the flow

Freshers – go with the flow

Do you need to be in Oak House? Struggling to make friends? Third years top tips to thrive in freshers
Sports Societies Fair postponed amidst Oxford Road chaos

Sports Societies Fair postponed amidst Oxford Road chaos

An alternative, unofficial Sports Society Freshers Fair has taken place in the Armitage Centre following the Oxford Road flooding that has caused severe disruption across Manchester.
A new normal? How societies are coping with Covid

A new normal? How societies are coping with Covid

Aimee Butler gives us an insight into how university societies have been faring amidst the coronavirus pandemic
This is what 42s and Factory currently look like inside

This is what 42s and Factory currently look like inside

Manchester’s favourite student clubs open as bars
Freshers’ flu might be different this year

Freshers’ flu might be different this year

University is stressful enough without the news of a positive coronavirus test
Promoters threatened with legal action over ‘fake’ freshers events

Promoters threatened with legal action over ‘fake’ freshers events

Many freshers have already bought tickets to events which falsely claim to be linked to the University
“I hate the government”: Incoming Manchester students react to A-Level fiasco

“I hate the government”: Incoming Manchester students react to A-Level fiasco

Controversial computer-generated grades were ditched

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