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A celebration of Jewish art in Manchester: Introducing Synagogue Scratch

A celebration of Jewish art in Manchester: Introducing Synagogue Scratch

This month, Synagogue Scratch is returning to Manchester Jewish Museum. The series represents a unique opportunity to enjoy new, groundbreaking performances by Jewish artists, in the museum’s beautifully preserved 1874 Synagogue.
Is marrying a foreigner now exclusively a privilege of the rich?

Is marrying a foreigner now exclusively a privilege of the rich?

As the government desperately tries to cling to power they’ve announced yet another crackdown on immigration. Infuriating changes to family and skilled worker visas are set to take effect in April and they’re going to make marrying a foreigner a privilege of the rich
Take off: Overseas students’ applications for UK universities increase

Take off: Overseas students’ applications for UK universities increase

Overseas Student numbers have increased nationally, for a second year running, despite pressures from policy decisions and national events
Spot checks on international students attendance set to be introduced

Spot checks on international students attendance set to be introduced

The University plans to implement spot checks alongside in-person attendance checks for international students
International student check-ins set to continue until the end of the academic year

International student check-ins set to continue until the end of the academic year

Temporary changes to international student check-ins set to continue for the foreseeable future
The illegal “Illegal Migration” bill

The illegal “Illegal Migration” bill

The Conservatives strike again. This time, it’s their new inhumane, irresponsible plan to stop migration at the Channel. 
Poetic Prizes: The Forward Prizes takes on the North

Poetic Prizes: The Forward Prizes takes on the North

After relocating to Manchester’s Contract Theatre, the Mancunion attends the prestigious Forward Prizes for a night of awe and bereavement
MANIFF 2022: Hostile

MANIFF 2022: Hostile

MANIFF 2022: This documentary feature foregrounds the testimonies of those who have been most affected by Britain’s hostile immigration policies
The Godfather Part II: Intergenerational conflict at the heart of mafia epic

The Godfather Part II: Intergenerational conflict at the heart of mafia epic

This mafia masterpiece has more to say than just action, corruption and murder – at its core are pertinent questions about immigrant status and a changing set of values in the face of the ‘American Dream’.
Growing up in Ireland: Ignorance vs beauty

Growing up in Ireland: Ignorance vs beauty

Growing up black and Irish is an unspoken struggle at times – yet being Irish goes beyond race
Opinion: Driving (HGVs) home for Christmas

Opinion: Driving (HGVs) home for Christmas

Johnson’s hypocritical good will gesture is rejected by migrants who can do better than play Santa to Brits this Christmas.
Review: We Won’t Fall

Review: We Won’t Fall

Alexia Pieretti reviews We Won’t Fall at the International Anthony Burgess Foundation
The Long Goodbye: Riz Ahmed’s breakup with Britain

The Long Goodbye: Riz Ahmed’s breakup with Britain

Nimo Omer discusses Riz Ahmed’s new short film The Long Goodbye and the fraught relationship between immigrants and a country that doesn’t seem to want them
JLo and Shakira put the ‘Super’ in Super Bowl

JLo and Shakira put the ‘Super’ in Super Bowl

Jay Darcy comments on JLo and Shakira’s fiercely political and entertaining Super Bowl halftime show
Korean embassy officer gives speech at SU

Korean embassy officer gives speech at SU

The talk was popular with UK students looking to gain a working holiday visa in Korea
Review: Pizza Shop Heroes

Review: Pizza Shop Heroes

Claudia Langley reviews Pizza Shop Heroes at HOME as part of Orbit Festival
The Labour Party has fallen short

The Labour Party has fallen short

Nimo Omer suggests that the Labour Party has foregone its ideals of inclusiveness in an attempt to attract more voters.
Time to shut down the government shutdown

Time to shut down the government shutdown

Jay Darcy writes about the Government Shutdown in the USA over ‘The Wall’; an embarrassing example of the fallout of Trump’s outlandish policies.
The schoolboy refugee attack exemplifies UK attitude to immigrants

The schoolboy refugee attack exemplifies UK attitude to immigrants

“The dialogue around immigration to descend to standard of gutter talk that sewer rats would be ashamed of”

1 in 5 UK GPs trained abroad, Manchester study finds

A study by the Medical eResearch Centre at the University of Manchester has found 5% of UK GPs come from the EU, with a further 17% coming from elsewhere overseas