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Open letter calls for increase in Mental Health support in the Workplace

Open letter calls for increase in Mental Health support in the Workplace

Business leaders across the UK have asked the Prime Minister to change how mental health is dealt with professionally
Don’t demand your money back!

Don’t demand your money back!

Petitions for compensation add to the problem rather than resolve it
‘Night Owl’ scheme launch pushed to end of semester

‘Night Owl’ scheme launch pushed to end of semester

The ‘Night Owl’ scheme was initially scheduled to be launched at the start of 2018
Student burglary victim feels sidelined

Student burglary victim feels sidelined

“Lots of students don’t feel safe walking home and for good reason”, says burglary victim

Student launches petition for halls to house homeless

Creator encourages students to sign the petition “because it’s the right thing to do”

Student gun-attack victim speaks out on Manchester Police gun amnesty

Following a recent surge in crime in Fallowfield which has led to subsequent statements from the Greater Manchester Police as well as UoM’s student union, Max Brimelow talks to a victim threatened at gun point in the area about the horrific ordeal

Safety petition to be reviewed by Manchester Council

Matt Harvison presented the infamous petition to the Deputy Mayor

A Student Life: Matt Harvison, creator of the Fallowfield safety petition

After a recent surge in violent crime with students in Manchester being the prime target, Kizzy Bray meets the UoM student petitioning for the police and mayor Andy Burnham to take action for safety in Fallowfield

Petition calls for a safer Fallowfield

Nearly 6000 have signed the petition calling upon Greater Manchester Police and Andy Burnham to make Fallowfield safer for students

Students and staff share shocked reactions to impending job cuts

Staff and students from across the university react to the Board’s decision to cut hundreds of staff posts, which anxious staff say could lead to a ‘student marking boycott’

Please fix the bike pump

The bike pump outside the Alan Gilbert Learning Commons looks helpful, but is actually a danger to all cyclists

Manchester Students’ Union calls upon university to reverse its plans to cut bursaries

In a petition, they demand the university acknowledge its commitment to social responsibility and widening participation

Petition made for Piccadilly Gardens revamp

Piccadilly gardens has become an unattractive, high crime area—a petition has been made to turn it back into a safe and appealing place for everyone to use

Student Action for Refugees

Yasmin Mannan gives an insight into the ways you can stand up for and help refugees and asylum seekers in Manchester and beyond

Academics demand justice after death of Italian student in Egypt

Thousands of academics from across the world, including some from the University of Manchester, have signed an open letter condemning the torture and death of an Italian Ph.D. student in Cairo, demanding a impartial investigation be allowed

“De Profundis” by Oscar Wilde – review

Why Oscar Wilde’s letter is the perfect reason why the 49000 men convicted of the ‘gross indecency’ law should be pardoned

Students campaign against Victoria’s Secret’s ‘Perfect Body’ goes global.

Three University of Leeds students have created a social media firestorm after starting a petition under the hashtag #iamperfect against Victoria’s Secret’s new ‘Perfect Body’ advertising campaign

Student protestors could face prison for violent disorder

The Birmingham Guild of Students’ Officers is facing countrywide condemnation for calling themselves “disappointed” by protestors.

Petition launched to save Disability Studies

Over 900 signatures, supporters include Members of Parliament

‘Use it or lose it,’ say Withy Baths campaigners

Withington Baths closure suspended as petition gains over 8,000 signatures

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