Bea Wilkinson

Bea Wilkinson
Manchester University


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‘I know Luke didn’t say anything bad’, friend tells court in Fallowfield murder trial

‘I’m not sure what got this guy’s back up or why he felt the need to respond in the way he did’

Luke O’Connor was killed in Fallowfield after light-hearted skateboard comment, court told

The second year MMU student was fatally stabbed after coming home from a Halloween party

There are officially more rats in Fallowfield than students, new study finds

Praying the uni doesn’t choose to increase rent prices to deal with the pests

Applications to join The Manchester Tab’s editorial team are now OPEN

Applications close on Thursday 30th March 

University of Manchester remains the favourite university of UK’s top employers

Some motivation to push on with your diss perhaps

Manchester University confirms student has died in Richmond Park accommodation

The student’s identity has not yet been confirmed

Students say French lecturer repeatedly says ‘n-word’ amid department’s ‘culture of racism’

Students claim the lecturer has said the n-word in both French and English on three occasions since 2021

LIVE: Manchester Uni threatens occupiers with potential expulsion if they don’t leave by 4pm

Students have until 4pm to vacate the John Owens building

Nominations are officially open for Fallowfield’s Fittest 2023!

You really don’t want to miss this

The Warehouse Project warns of dangerous ketamine-like drug being circulated

A number of people have been hospitalised as a result of the substance

University of Manchester students withhold half a million pounds in rent strike protest

Organisers say 350 students have participated in this month’s rent strike

‘I simply can’t afford to pay it’: The reality of the Manchester rent strike

Around 300 first year students are withholding hundreds of thousands of pounds in rent today

Manchester Rent Strike is calling on first year students to withhold millions in rent this month

The group is calling for students to cancel their direct debits by 19th January

We rewrote this year’s John Lewis advert because it should be based in Fallow

Where better to base a festive favourite than in Fallowfield

New 37-storey student hall planned for Manchester and it’s going to be even taller than The Tower

Lets hope the lifts don’t break

Manchester Uni chancellor slams Tories after avoiding row with Priti Patel and Suella Braverman

‘They wouldn’t know what the word integrity was if it hit them in the face’

Rats in your kitchen and a pigeon in your room: I’m a Fallowfield student, get me out of here

I’d like to see Matt Hancock live in a Fallowfield gaff, then he’d know what a Bushtucker Trial really is

University of Manchester will pay students £170 each to help with rising cost of living

Students will receive a one-off payment before Christmas

Manchester University staff will strike for three days this month

Along with every other UK university

Trial dates set for teenager accused of killing Luke O’Connor in Fallowfield

The trial has been scheduled for April next year

Meet the Manchester PhD student who dressed as their supervisor’s feedback for Halloween

‘Because nothing is scarier than reality’

19-year-old to appear in court charged with murder of Manchester student Luke O’Connor

Shiloh George Pottinger will appear at Manchester Magistrate’s Court today

19-year-old Fallowfield student death confirmed as Luke O’Connor

‘A gentle giant with big hopes and dreams for the future’

Police will increase safety patrols in Fallowfield tonight and across this weekend

High visibility and plain clothes patrols will be increased over the Halloween weekend

19-year-old Manchester Metropolitan Uni student murder was ‘random attack’

The student is not believed to have known his attacker

Police confirm 19-year-old MMU student has died in Fallowfield stabbing

The student died in hospital as a result of their injuries

Manchester Uni will share updated statement when it can following Fallowfield incident

UoM will provide further information as soon as they are able to do so

Police say they gave CPR at scene in ‘serious incident’ opposite Owens Park in Fallowfield

The police are ‘investigating at pace to find the person responsible’

Live updates: ‘Serious incident’ in Fallowfield as police place cordon opposite Owens Park

Student are being told to avoid the area

Hot or not: Everything you need to know to stay hot in Fallowfield

Not thanking the bus driver is not on

University of Manchester is the eighth best in the UK in Times World University Rankings

UoM ranked 54th in the world

Ten Things I Hate About AU: Except it’s all a lie and I love every second

Regardless, I will be there every single week

Mercury is no longer in retrograde, so here is your Fallow-scope forecast for this week

Your weekly Fallowfield horoscope is here

Meet the Manchester freshers who are already popping off on TikTok

Heads up, they’re already cooler than the returning students

‘I want to see an end to the appalling way we treat uni students’, Corbyn tells The Manchester Tab

We spoke to former Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn MP after the launch of his new campaign ‘The Right to Clothing Campaign’

The University of Manchester is paying students £2.5k to give up their places in halls

 Any remaining students will receive an offer for accommodation in Liverpool

‘Your time is now’: Meghan Markle inspires student leaders in Manchester

Describing herself as ‘the girl from Suits’, Meghan opened the One Young World Summit 2022

Manchester students offered £100 a week to live in halls… in Liverpool

Accommodation crisis means students could be travelling over 40 minutes to get to their university city

Manchester Pride returning this weekend for the first time since Covid

The long-awaited celebration has returned after its two-year absence

Manchester Pride 2022 has officially begun

The celebration is back after major decision to scrap MCR Pride Live

Everything your Manchester Uni prospectus doesn’t tell you

How to do Freshers’ right…manny style.

Manchester apologises for its statement which caused ‘further upset’ after student death

The university did not comment on the future of its non-refundable deposit policy

A Manchester Uni applicant who ‘lost non-refundable £1,000 Master’s deposit’ has died

Manchester Uni racked up a £61.4 million operating surplus last year

Mediocre rankings for Manchester universities in new mental health league table

Low scoring has been described by HUMEN as ‘concerning findings’