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Dealing with homesickness: Seven brilliant tips

Dealing with homesickness: Seven brilliant tips

Homesickness is experienced by thousands of university students each year: but what are the best ways to cope with it?
A Bookmark biography: The charity that helps children read

A Bookmark biography: The charity that helps children read

As well as providing all the information you need to know about who Bookmark are, what they do and how you can get involved, the Mancunion interviews Bookmark’s Anna Pickles to ask about all the extra info, plus her favourite book
‘No Street Called Home’: Work of a Manchester-based charity in Jinja, Uganda

‘No Street Called Home’: Work of a Manchester-based charity in Jinja, Uganda

SALVE International is the Manchester-based charity working to create better futures for Ugandan children
A morning with FareShare Greater Manchester: a food re-distribution charity

A morning with FareShare Greater Manchester: a food re-distribution charity

Becky Mundill volunteered at FareShare and shares her experience volunteering for the food distribution charity
Run Wild member awarded Young Volunteer in the North West

Run Wild member awarded Young Volunteer in the North West

Mancunion contributor, Kate MacLachlan, speaks to Run Wild member, Wilbur Chen, who recently won the Young Volunteer Award North West for his work with the society
Campaign Supernova makes waves

Campaign Supernova makes waves

Campaign Supernova returns to Manchester for a day of inspiring volunteering opportunities, music, spoken word, and good food
Volunteering: how to get started in Manchester

Volunteering: how to get started in Manchester

Students arriving in Manchester can feel overwhelmed by volunteering culture on campus: This guide breaks down all the different opportunities available and helps you to get involved
In conversation with: Joshua Coombes from the #dosomethingfornothing campaign

In conversation with: Joshua Coombes from the #dosomethingfornothing campaign

Bella Jewell meets with Joshua Coombes to discuss the first stop of the Light & Noise exhibition, an event which pairs with TOMS and Centrepoint Manchester to shine a light and make some noise about homelessness
Long read interview: Every Month founder Rosy Candlin

Long read interview: Every Month founder Rosy Candlin

Liv Clarke interviews Every Month founder Rosy Candlin, a campaign set up in Manchester which helps tackle period poverty by making period packs, discussing why its important to openly talk about this issue and how you can get involved by donating products.
Introducing: Dogs Unleashed

Introducing: Dogs Unleashed

Ellie Martin finds out how you can get involved with our favourite dog walking society
Meet the Ghanaian Society

Meet the Ghanaian Society

The Ghanaian Society have got big things planned for the upcoming year
Interview: the Manchester students hiking to Everest Base Camp

Interview: the Manchester students hiking to Everest Base Camp

Liv Clarke interviews Rachel Thomson and Florence Wilks Costalas, who along with a team of students are hiking to Everest Base Camp in aid of Action Against Hunger
Fight period poverty with ‘Once A Month’

Fight period poverty with ‘Once A Month’

Victoria Evans speaks to Gaby Hartfield about ‘Once a Month’, a Student Action project fighting period poverty in a compassionate and practical way.
Unpaid on purpose: volunteering

Unpaid on purpose: volunteering

Ellie Martin talks you through some of the volunteering opportunities available for students in Manchester
‘Come Slowly-Eden!’: Why allotments matter

‘Come Slowly-Eden!’: Why allotments matter

Eva Gerretsen visits Growing Together, a volunteer run allotment providing stability to refugees and asylum seekers. She explores the benefits of home-growing for both the environment and personal health.
Helping the homeless with a home-cooked meal

Helping the homeless with a home-cooked meal

An interview with Gaby Hartfield, the homeless coordinator at the Student Action Group, who reveals how students are putting their cooking skills to good use
Milk and Honey: Hope in abundance

Milk and Honey: Hope in abundance

Explore Milk and Honey, a volunteer led cosy café just next to the University, with plenty of events and projects happening over the next few months.
Love for the Streets: Hidden Behind the Headlines

Love for the Streets: Hidden Behind the Headlines

Love for the Streets threw their biggest party yet, all in the name of helping Manchester’s homeless
Introducing: Manchester Outreach Medics

Introducing: Manchester Outreach Medics

Ellie Martin speaks to Manchester Outreach Medics about the work they do with aspiring medicine students
Your Summer break is for you to rest

Your Summer break is for you to rest

There is a growing pressure on students to make their Summer break from school and University productive rather than the opportunity for relaxation and freedom it should be, writes Cachella Smith