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Ellen's First Year Blog: Why Manchester?

Hello one and all,

How this year has flown by; it’s already the Easter holidays and time to revise yet AGAIN. At least this time round the weather is the tiniest bit more sunny so my ghostly pale skin may get the chance to turn a hint of yellow (oh the pains of not being able to tan AT ALL). 929 more words


Toilet Tales 04

When I was at Bangor University there was an edict passed down by the head of department that no visiting prospective student should be taken above the sixth floor, because they didn’t need to see what went on up there; for a clean-living physical chemist like himself he considered the organic research groups to be dirty, seeing as they actually did proper chemical experiments, and for him, safely ensconced in his first floor office, they were the departmental shame. 1,065 more words

A Personal Life

The Northern Powerhouse: A Stroll down Oxford Road

Yesterday, I took the opportunity to breathe in the culture of George Osborne’s Northern Powerhouse, by taking a stroll down Manchester’s Oxford Road

A few hours earlier, driving in to the city centre, I had listened to George being quizzed on his party political broadcast, sorry, I meant his budget speech, the previous day . 362 more words

Manchester University ISOC's Mocktail and Poetry Event 12/03/15

What a wonderful turnout and a brilliant opportunity to share poems with some truly inspirational people organised by Manchester University ISOC! The night was pizza filled, mocktailed and full of spiritually lyrical bliss! 40 more words

What Next 2015

Last Saturday I had the exciting opportunity to attend the What Next? Conference organised by Manchester Entrepreneur’s Society.

We were able to listen to a number of interesting stories of entrepreneurs like Naomi Timperley, Jessica Huie, Steve Bartlett, Sriram Subramanian, Josh Cook, James Eder and John Bird (our favorite). 482 more words


Why bringing back grammar schools is not proving a popular idea......

A quick report on two successes for the comprehensive argument in recent student union debates.

The first was held on February 5th, at Manchester Debating Union, the largest student debating body in the country, where… 671 more words

Cornelia Parker @ Witworth Art Gallery

A still from Parker’s film War Machine, featuring the paper rolls used to make commemorative poppies

“Cornelia Parker is renowned for her ability to transform the most familiar objects into unfamiliar forms, and often by the most forceful of means. 114 more words