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Universities have no “statutory duty of care” towards students

Universities have no “statutory duty of care” towards students

Universities have no specific “duty of care” to their students according to a judge in Bristol. This ruling came following the death of 20 year old, University of Bristol student, Natasha Abrahart.
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?
Students’ Union launches Black History Month celebrations

Students’ Union launches Black History Month celebrations

The Students’ Union has 12 events planned throughout October to celebrate Black History Month, covering talks to music events to networking sessions
World Mental Health Day: Tackling the Mental Health Crisis

World Mental Health Day: Tackling the Mental Health Crisis

World Mental Health Day was dedicated to making mental health and wellbeing a global priority
In Conversation: Daniel Howell (danisnotonfire)

In Conversation: Daniel Howell (danisnotonfire)

Head Music Editor Sarah Taylor chats to Daniel Howell about his (anti-)YouTube career and his first ever solo stand-up tour, We’re All Doomed!
Denis Coleman: Music, mental health, and Little Mix

Denis Coleman: Music, mental health, and Little Mix

Theatre Editor Jay Darcy sits down with Denis Coleman, ahead of him opening for Little Mix at AO Arena.
“Burnt out before you’re qualified”: Life as a nursing student

“Burnt out before you’re qualified”: Life as a nursing student

Nursing students are still relying on food banks three years after The Mancunion last investigated
Agony Aunt Angela: Dating and depression

Agony Aunt Angela: Dating and depression

“My boyfriend is going through a depressive episode at the moment, but it only seems to show in our relationship…”
“I don’t want anyone to show me that my body is a before, and that I should be looking for an after”: Debunking diet culture

“I don’t want anyone to show me that my body is a before, and that I should be looking for an after”: Debunking diet culture

The damaging effect of diet culture on our society and how it exacerbates the conditions of already oppressed groups.
In Conversation with: SPINN

In Conversation with: SPINN

Ahead of the release of their second LP ‘Outside Of The Blue’, Sarah Taylor sits down with Jonny Quinn of SPINN to chat taking inspiration from mental health, politics, horror films and Christmas!
A different kind of long COVID

A different kind of long COVID

In more pain than normal? Social distancing could be the cause.
Mental Health Counselling Crisis: Just 12 counsellors for 2826 students

Mental Health Counselling Crisis: Just 12 counsellors for 2826 students

Over 1000 students have newly disclosed mental health problems this year, but UoM has just 12 counsellors
Revealed: The students trapped in debt after using ‘buy now, pay later’ service Klarna

Revealed: The students trapped in debt after using ‘buy now, pay later’ service Klarna

Students speak of their experiences with debt after using ‘buy now, pay later’ service Klarna
SICK! Festival: mapping the impact of lockdown on Manchester’s mental health

SICK! Festival: mapping the impact of lockdown on Manchester’s mental health

The international arts festival shining a light on public health returns to Manchester
Never judge a bookstagram by its cover

Never judge a bookstagram by its cover

Aesthetics are everything on Instagram but in the bookstagram world they have to the potential to be used for creative Instagram posts, reels and stories
How to deal with eco-anxiety

How to deal with eco-anxiety

A guide for coping with eco-anxiety and reconnecting with nature
Chromatica – Lady Gaga’s “disjointed” dream world

Chromatica – Lady Gaga’s “disjointed” dream world

Theatre Editor Jay Darcy reviews Lady Gaga’s dramatic but personal dance album, Chromatica
Zzzoom Fatigue: Why is online life so draining?

Zzzoom Fatigue: Why is online life so draining?

Emma Hattersley reviews the psychological explanations for our video-software related exhaustion
Where’s the support when we need it most?

Where’s the support when we need it most?

Laura Thompson argues that an official University of Manchester Instagram Post telling students to treat the pandemic like a retreat misrepresents their mental health support provision
A Tough Act to Follow: In conversation with Joe Polito

A Tough Act to Follow: In conversation with Joe Polito

Head Theatre Editor Jay Darcy interviews influencer, model, digital creator and Production Assistant Joe Polito in the third feature of his social media series