Calls of hypocrisy as Students Union implements redundancies

Article published: Friday, January 28th 2011

The University of Manchester Students Union (UMSU) has come under fire following its decision to offer many of its long-term staff ‘voluntary’ redundancies at the same time as campaigning against education cuts and job losses at the university.

GMP Chief joins anti-protest propaganda war

Article published: Monday, January 10th 2011

The Chief of Greater Manchester Police has weighed into the propaganda war against the student protests – and he has the local media in tow.

“Great suffering” in store as EMA scrapped

Article published: Friday, December 17th 2010

Thousands of young people from low-income families in Manchester are set to lose out with the scrapping of Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) from next year. MULE looks at the impact this will have – and asks whether the government’s reasons for abolition make the grade.

The council and the cuts

Article published: Friday, December 10th 2010

With Manchester City Council staring devastating spending cuts in the face, what did our councillors think about the impact on the city? MULE popped down to the Town Hall to find out…

Students complain of GMP violence

Article published: Monday, November 29th 2010

Participants of the 24 November student protest in Manchester have spoken out with allegations of police violence directed towards demonstrators following Greater Manchester Police’s (GMP) claim that the demonstration had been a “success” that “passed off peacefully.” Additionally, video evidence of a charge by police horses into a densely packed crowd of demonstrators has emerged, […]

Fight university cuts: bust the myths

Article published: Tuesday, November 23rd 2010

This week will see a wave of protest across Manchester and the country as thousands of university staff and students take part in walkouts called in opposition to the increase of tuition fees and cuts to university budgets. Not sure whether you are going to join them, whether you agree or even what’s wrong with […]

Fighting the Cuts at Manchester Met: Interview with Rob Croll and Alex Fountain

Article published: Tuesday, November 23rd 2010

On Monday students from Manchester Metropolitan University and the University of Manchester held a rally in All Saints Park ahead of the national day of walk-outs and protests due to take place on Wednesday 24 November. With talk of building occupations in the air and police and university security keeping a watchful eye on proceedings, […]