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Why are we still talking about ‘women who have it all’?

Why are we still talking about ‘women who have it all’?

The ‘women who have it all’ narrative is alive and kicking in 2024, but instead of being empowering, it’s a patriarchal trope designed to pit one against another
Main Library Musings – Rant column #3

Main Library Musings – Rant column #3

Edition three of the Opinion section’s rant column, Main Library Musings, sees three emotional trajectories: a complaint about the weather, a love letter to a bacon barm, and an ode to the best study space in the Main Library
Main Library Musings – Rant column #2

Main Library Musings – Rant column #2

Edition #2 of the Opinion section’s rant column. Fuelled by sweaty palms and jabbing fingers on our keyboards, we lament three issues facing students: the library, buses, and supermarkets
Graduation looms. Please don’t send me out into the big bad world

Graduation looms. Please don’t send me out into the big bad world

With the curtain closing on my student days, I’m anxiously anticipating life after graduation – and I’m not handling it well
Crashing pres and judging the drinking culture at different student accommodations

Crashing pres and judging the drinking culture at different student accommodations

On a mission to discover which student accommodation hosts the best pres, I crashed some flats to find out the answer
Main Library Musings – Rant column #1

Main Library Musings – Rant column #1

Edition #1 of the Opinion section’s rant column: Dive in for some good old fruitless grumbling about issues the Opinion editors think plague student life
Little luxuries that make uni life more bearable

Little luxuries that make uni life more bearable

Treat yourself! Life as a university student isn’t always easy, but some things can make it that little bit more enjoyable
Work hard, play less: The challenge of juggling a well-rounded university experience

Work hard, play less: The challenge of juggling a well-rounded university experience

The pressure to pursue professional opportunities at university is overwhelming, and can detract from the other opportunities students are presented
My student days are numbered

My student days are numbered

Final year has begun, and the clock is ticking. The Mancunion discusses how, at university, it feels like you’re constantly up against the clock
The misconceptions about starting life as a university student

The misconceptions about starting life as a university student

There can be many anxieties and assumptions about moving to university. However, once you’ve taken the time to settle in, you may realise that such assumptions were false.
Fallowfield Sainsbury’s is now making student life worse

Fallowfield Sainsbury’s is now making student life worse

Why it’s time for the supermarket giant to bin the barriers
Honestly? I don’t quite get the Fallowfield hype

Honestly? I don’t quite get the Fallowfield hype

Didn’t make it into Fallowfield in first year? Don’t worry, it’s not all it’s cracked up to be
Your guide to Manchester’s student suburbs

Your guide to Manchester’s student suburbs

From bars and clubs to cafes and parks, we bring to you our ultimate guide to the best student areas in South Manchester
Celebrating post exams: Manchester bar crawls

Celebrating post exams: Manchester bar crawls

Congratulate yourself on surviving the deadlines, tests and essays of university exam season with a bar crawl through best student bars in Manchester

SeXion Introduction!

We’re launching the Mancunion’s newest section about all things sex and relationships – an inclusive space for all bodies and genders
Making exam stress a thing of the past

Making exam stress a thing of the past

With exam season fast approaching, here’s some top tips for how to minimise any stress you may be feeling

Staff strikes are frustrating, but don’t forget who the enemy is

As the UCU strikes disrupt classes, it’s worth remembering where the real issue lies (hint: it’s not the lecturers)
Stock the Perfect Pantry

Stock the Perfect Pantry

Our biggest tip to save you time and money as a student? Make sure you have a well-stocked pantry to cook better, tastier and cheaper.
Back to school: How to build a functional uni wardrobe

Back to school: How to build a functional uni wardrobe

Are you a fresher and want to know how to dress? We got you: here’s how to create the perfect base for a functional university wardrobe.
Pops Sarnies: A packed lunch with a conscience

Pops Sarnies: A packed lunch with a conscience

There’s a new sandwich business on campus offering students a packed. lunch for just £2 with all profits going to charity