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UoM confirm end of ResLife Officers

UoM confirm end of ResLife Officers

Some of the plans are still under consultation, but the scrapping of RLOs has been confirmed for August
Extinction Rebellion graffiti appears at Oak House

Extinction Rebellion graffiti appears at Oak House

The group also graffitied main campus this year
Mansion Point and the changing face of student accommodation

Mansion Point and the changing face of student accommodation

Fresh new halls are filling the huge void left by the emptying of the Owens Park Tower at the start of this academic year. Mansion Point is the latest of these additions to Fallowfield life, offering a renovated Allen Hall, the old postgraduate accommodation on Wilmslow Road, from the beginning of next academic year. It’s […]
Whitworth Park and the changing face of Oxford Road

Whitworth Park and the changing face of Oxford Road

The University’s most populous halls of residence is under threat of closure of being re-let. We investigate what this means for the area’s future.
Student launches petition for halls to house homeless

Student launches petition for halls to house homeless

Creator encourages students to sign the petition “because it’s the right thing to do”
Advice to first-year house hunters

Advice to first-year house hunters

Panicking about housing for next year? Don’t worry! Shannon Winterbone is here to share her own experiences, and give some useful advice about house hunting
Lead your hall

Lead your hall

“Party Planner? Entrepreneur? Leader?” then nominate yourself to lead your hall
Student accommodation reaches breaking point as half of students struggle with rent

Student accommodation reaches breaking point as half of students struggle with rent

In the three years between 2010 and 2013, student rent prices rose at almost double the rate of the wider rental market. The NUS is calling for rent controls to combat the “crisis”
Warning – University will seriously damage your health!

Warning – University will seriously damage your health!

A YouGov survey has discovered that 84 per cent of students think their accommodation is harmful to health
Feeding freshers for under a fiver

Feeding freshers for under a fiver

So you’re settling in to student life now, no doubt becoming accustomed to Sainsbury’s discount shelf and piercing the film of the microwave meal. Could be worse right? But there’s nothing quite like a decent home cooked meal. Forget all the excuses, “I can’t be bothered”, “fresh produce is too expensive”, “I’ve not got time”, […]
Fire at Manchester Student Village sees 1,000 evacuated

Fire at Manchester Student Village sees 1,000 evacuated

3am cooking accident sees Fire and Rescue teams called
Student 101: home sweet home

Student 101: home sweet home

Final year student Lucy Firth gives advice about living away from home

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