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Survey suggests Manchester students spent £24m on freshers’ week

Survey suggests Manchester students spent £24m on freshers’ week

A Yolt study has found that students in the city are spending more than the national average, partly due to Manchester’s inexpensive student life
Are stereotypes about international students actually harmless?

Are stereotypes about international students actually harmless?

Writer Jade Yong discusses the stereotypes of international students which can place a social marker which causes a distinction between home and international students
Which sun is shining on us?

Which sun is shining on us?

Sophie Marriott argues that whilst we enjoy the unseasonable weather this week we should remember the climate change it is a symptom of is not just going to keep making things a bit warmer, but it is already causing devastating natural disasters.
Pigeonholed by the puffa jacket

Pigeonholed by the puffa jacket

Sophie Marriott looks at the way student culture, for all its diversity, can pigeonhole us into narrow tropes with particular expectations, and how this can restrain our ability to explore our self-identities.
University’s worth it

University’s worth it

University offers so much more than a degree, argues Mia Edwards
Fal-low: has the state of Fallowfield reached a new low?

Fal-low: has the state of Fallowfield reached a new low?

Liv Clarke and Emily Broncz examine the current state of Fallowfield and ask whether it falls out of favour with older students
Is university really the best time of your life?

Is university really the best time of your life?

Megan Ritchie writes about how social media filters and edits the University experience so that a damaging glorified image of student life prevails online
Financial struggles put third of students at mental health risk

Financial struggles put third of students at mental health risk

With monthly student budgets reaching up to £1200, mental health issues are fast becoming grave consequences of financing a degree
UniLad on the brink after going into administration

UniLad on the brink after going into administration

The Facebook favourite could face closure, having incurred debts of over £6 million
New housing rules could increase rents and evict students

New housing rules could increase rents and evict students

A licensing regulations shake-up could see the number of rooms in properties reduced amid other measures
Review: Bongo’s Bingo at Manchester Academy

Review: Bongo’s Bingo at Manchester Academy

The infinitely-popular student event arrived in Manchester – along with awkward puns, interesting prizes, and some questionable dancing
Freshers week is to be survived

Freshers week is to be survived

Sophie Marriott Writes: A contradictory attitude surrounding the tradition of freshers week exacerbates the potential for it to become a stressful and difficult time for new students.
Greater Manchester Police denies they have ‘lost control’

Greater Manchester Police denies they have ‘lost control’

The force has admitted they are not able to respond to every crime
A Student Life: Benjamin Mouquet

A Student Life: Benjamin Mouquet

Ruth Squires talks to Benjamin Mouquet, the University of Manchester graduate helping build a better community with The Dealer App, which donates money to homeless of Manchester whilst giving it’s customers great deals for dining out in the city
Manchester sixth most affordable UK city for students

Manchester sixth most affordable UK city for students

Students in Manchester spend less than the average UK student on rent, household bills and going out, Student Living Index suggests
The half-empty promise of Dry January

The half-empty promise of Dry January

Elliott Mills takes a stern look into the pint glass with a precise analysis of the merits, difficulties, and confusions of Dry January
A student life: chair of the Polo society

A student life: chair of the Polo society

We chat to Jade Fox, the chair of Polo Society, about the group going from strength to strength and her impossible work-life balance
The festive deadlines fear

The festive deadlines fear

A few tips on how to create a balance between work and play as a busy student over the Christmas period
University of Manchester launch new Finance facilities

University of Manchester launch new Finance facilities

Finance facilities available for all university of Manchester students
The Student Nucleus: Get involved in the centre of student life

The Student Nucleus: Get involved in the centre of student life

A website set up by Manchester students has everything you need for a successful year at university

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