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In conversation with Sacha Lord

In conversation with Sacha Lord

We sat down with Sacha Lord to discuss this year’s Reclaim the Night campaign, his thoughts on the loss in momentum of the anti-spiking movement, and the effect the cost of living crisis will have on students
A Fresher’s Guide to: Life in Fallowfield

A Fresher’s Guide to: Life in Fallowfield

Dream about living in Fallowfield? Let us take you on a tour of all the social hubs and halls the area has to offer – there’s a reason why Fallowfield is Manchester’s student hotspot!
I’ve heard he’s a bit of a creep

I’ve heard he’s a bit of a creep

The difficulty of talking about personal experiences of sexual assault, and the dismissal of perpetrators as just a bit creepy
Consent: Is UoM doing enough?

Consent: Is UoM doing enough?

As spiking increases, the discussion of consent returns to universities. Are universities doing enough to educate students on the nuances of consent?
Nathaniel Hall on First Time, It’s a Sin, and living with HIV

Nathaniel Hall on First Time, It’s a Sin, and living with HIV

Managing Editor Michal Wasilewksi talks to Nathaniel Hall about his show First Time, TV drama It’s a Sin, and personal experiences with HIV
Misogyny Still Defines the Music Industry in 2021

Misogyny Still Defines the Music Industry in 2021

Emily Johnston delves deep into how misogyny continues to influence contemporary music, from the dominance of male production, to the safety of women at gigs.
Take it Further than the Dance Floor: Why is Spiking so Absent Onscreen?

Take it Further than the Dance Floor: Why is Spiking so Absent Onscreen?

Despite the growing prominence of spiking, film and TV seem to address the issue all too infrequently. Here’s why!
Prevent the cause and stop blaming victims: How advice on drink spiking has resulted in victim-blaming

Prevent the cause and stop blaming victims: How advice on drink spiking has resulted in victim-blaming

A look into the disturbing rise in drink spiking and what legislations and club policies need to change to protect women.
HIV infection from needle attacks: How likely is it?

HIV infection from needle attacks: How likely is it?

Which rumours can be diffused and which demand more clarity on the supposed links between needle spiking and HIV?
What does spiking do to your body?

What does spiking do to your body?

Find out the most common drugs used, and their effects
Should women have to pay for their own safety?

Should women have to pay for their own safety?

The Mancunion reviews Nightcap, the scrunchies that double as drink covers, and the tragic political message behind them
‘Girls Night In’ and ‘End Spiking Now’ take the streets in powerful protest

‘Girls Night In’ and ‘End Spiking Now’ take the streets in powerful protest

On Wednesday 27th October Manchester’s students took to the streets in a protest against spiking
Spiking testing kits: Which ones are available and (how) do they work?

Spiking testing kits: Which ones are available and (how) do they work?

As cases of spiking rise, sales of testing kits have soared. Find out the main styles of tests, and whether or not their worth it
‘Reports of drink spiking will be taken seriously’: UoM and GMP respond to the recent focus on spiking

‘Reports of drink spiking will be taken seriously’: UoM and GMP respond to the recent focus on spiking

With a recent increase in drink spiking incidents, the Mancunion asked GMP and UoM for their responses on student safety
Boycotting clubs isn’t enough to stop spiking, here’s what needs to be done

Boycotting clubs isn’t enough to stop spiking, here’s what needs to be done

What needs to be done to make a missed night out worthwhile
The comments provided by the Local Authorities on the Rise in Spiking

The comments provided by the Local Authorities on the Rise in Spiking

Manchester MPs’ comment on the rise in drink spiking and what they believe should be the next steps.
Mancunion drink spiking report

Mancunion drink spiking report

Get in touch to share your experiences with us, to help us gather data for our report on spiking in Manchester
Girls Night In: Anti-spiking campaign calls for club boycott

Girls Night In: Anti-spiking campaign calls for club boycott

Girls Night In campaigner groups are calling for a boycott of clubs on Wednesday 27th October to protest spiking

Oxford rugby players punished for “free pussy” social

Pembroke College rugby players barred from playing in the first round of the season

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