Mollie Simpson

Mollie Simpson
Manchester University


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Free pizza and sofa barricades: What it’s really like inside the Manchester halls occupation

Plenty of food, a vibrant atmosphere and corona-friendly distancing

Free pizza and sofa barricades: What it’s really like inside the Owens Park occupation

Plenty of food, a vibrant atmosphere and corona-friendly distancing

Student rent strikers occupy Manchester halls tower block

They intend to occupy the building until the university agrees to meet to discuss their demands

‘I don’t get how they’re justifying the £9,250’: UoM students react to continued online teaching

It’s a mixed bag

What it’s actually like to have to leave your year abroad in one day

Coronavirus meant I left France three months early: but things could have been so much worse

All the best tweets about Parklife to remind us why we love it so much


All the best dressed at Parklife 2019

Rain, shine, glitter, mud

Cardi B drops out of Parklife headline spot to recover from boob job


Parklife have just announced the official Afterlife 2019 line-up

Get ready for the weekend that never sleeps

Salford student recovers from coma after suffering a head injury

Alfie confirmed his recovery on Twitter

What your spot in Platt Fields says about your personality

If you sit on The Mound you’re a sesh gremlin

We spoke to the three students who created the Instagram behemoth Ed Spotting

In a way we are all an Ed

A UoM student had an actual lamb heart shoved through her own letterbox

The real heart of the issue

A machine is giving out FREE Pot Noodles in the SU today

Maybe you’ll actually revise now HUH

The cock destroyers are coming to G-A-Y this Sunday

You know what we are

BREAKING: Piccadilly Gardens cordoned off after police find ‘suspicious package’

Oldham Library has also been evacuated

No verdict reached in trial of former MMU student who plotted to kill an MP

He was convicted of child grooming last year

A UoM student found actual ants in her smoothie


Greggs is opening in Fallowfield!!

Cut me open and I bleed Greggs

SU shoots down proposal for a Mancunion ‘sensitivity reader’

The amendment was met with accusations of the SU being ‘unconstitutional’

Bath Uni splash out £16k on a painting of their £460k-a-year former VC

And then hid it from public sight

UoM investigating History student who praised eugenics and ‘high caste Aryans’ on Facebook

The student said he was ‘entitled’ to his own opinions

Who are the people still watching Brooklyn 99 and finding it funny?

It’s mediocre at best and you know it

University of Manchester students protested against Apartheid in Israel yesterday

Pressure has been mounting on UoM to divest from Caterpillar

Takeshi’s Parklife is coming to Manchester, and the winner gets free Parklife tickets!!

Free drinks! Free food! Free tix!

Parklife have released an International Women’s Day playlist, and honestly wow

93 days to go

The Tab are giving away two free tickets to Motherfunkers on Wednesday

Free!!! Fun!!!

The ‘psycho girl’ singing Whitney Houston was at a house party in Salford on Friday


Another person has been stabbed at Manchester Piccadilly

Both stabbings were just a few hours apart

Students who owe university fines will not get their exam results released today

SALC results will be released at 5pm

There have been reports of 10-year-olds terrorising students in Fallowfield

‘Four kids threw tangerines at us’

Two groups of student protestors stormed a Board of Governors meeting today

UoM Fossil Free Campaign and BDS stormed a meeting

We rated Sainsbury’s Valentine’s Day gifts based on how dead love truly is

And honestly, I’m so fucking glad I’m single

Rough sleepers will now get fined up to £1,000 in Manchester

The fines come as part of Labour’s public space protection order

Best dressed at Motherfunkers: Hidden Edition

Funky beats and fresh garms

I looked back at the weirdest Jacqueline Wilson books and honestly what did we even read

God these were bleak?!?!

Parklife have just announced their full weekend line-up

Solange, Cardi B, George Ezra and Disclosure will all be there

Tributes are being paid to Archie Day after his tragic death in October

‘He taught me to live my life with a more open heart’

The newspapers’ coverage of Archie Day’s death shows they don’t take depression seriously

Tabloids dehumanised his tragic death for clicks

Motherfunkers have called out Antwerp Mansion for ‘ripping off’ their brand


The Bar Fallowfield is opening on Thursday

Hello Bar, goodbye Font

The Ivy in Manchester is on fire

Fire engines are putting the blaze out

Counter terrorism police launch investigation after three stabbed at Manchester Victoria Station

The incident is being treated as potentially terror related

These are the 12 conditions Factory must meet when they reopen

Bouncers will use body cameras and metal detector wands

Factory have had their license reinstated and will reopen by the 18th January

Bouncers will have to wear body cameras

Manchester Academy will reopen as usual this weekend following stabbing of two men

Both victims have been released from hospital

We spoke to the UoM student on University Challenge who became a viral meme overnight

Fingers on buzzers please

Factory bouncers aren’t about ensuring students’ safety, they’re just abusing their power

It’s about time they were sacked

Eight Factory bouncers have been filmed assaulting two men on a night out

Factory have described the incident as ‘distressing’

BREAKING: Blackboard and Eduroam are back after five hours down

Students were unable to access any Wifi or uni services

Sexpression are offering free STI testing at the University of Manchester on Friday

Get lucky get tested

The Tab are giving away two free tickets to Kurupt FM at Warehouse Project this Thursday

Free WHP yes pls x

The Font in Fallowfield is closing in January

Goodbye my lover

Listen up Strongbow Dark Fruits twitter, doughnuts filled with the stuff are coming to Manchester this Saturday

Doughnut drunk off dark fruits

University of Manchester graduates are some of the most employable in the UK

Show this article to your mum

Warehouse Project have finally announced their New Year’s Eve line up


Manchester students left without gas, electricity, or water because previous tenants didn’t pay their bills

Their landlords and the council have denied responsibility

Parklife Festival tickets are now 20 per cent off for students

Overdraft who???

Breaking: Manchester students’ protest for climate change blocks Oxford Road

They stopped traffic for 15 minutes

We spoke to Manchester Students’ Union on BSL clapping, the Kipling controversy, and fake news

‘People will try to silence you. Don’t let them’

The best dressed from Fallow-een 2018

Ugh as if

Glitter, wavy shirts, and cute co-ords: The best dressed students at Warehouse Project

Issa vibe x

Don’t panic but Cillian Murphy is filming in Manchester right now

By order of the Peaky Blinders

Breaking: New Zealand Wines has been raided by the police and is now under criminal investigation

They found NOS cannisters inside

Subway and KFC now deliver in Manchester

Start your weekend off right

We asked Manchester students what they thought of the SU encouraging BSL clapping at Senate events

These students clap back

Manchester SU bans clapping in favour of jazz hands at Senate events

The motion passed with little opposition

The Manchester students who protested against Islamophobic posters on campus have received more abuse

‘It’s our identity you thick inbred bitch’

The Tab Manchester are recruiting – come write for us!

We share ideas and get bevved along the way x

These are all the Warehouse Project nights with tickets still available

Grab ’em while they’re hot

Rainbows, glitter, flares, and animal prints: All the best dressed of Manchester Pride 2018

Fashion done the Pride way

The very best of Bestival: We found the most fashionable festival-goers from this weekend

Nice spoon necklace, hun!

Warehouse Project have announced their full season line-up for 2018

WHP season here we come

Warehouse Project to host their last year in Store Street

Goodbye to the WHP spiritual home

Antwerp is opening until 11 in September


Antwerp are making a mysterious announcement on Sunday

Dropping hints

The Manchester students who painted over the Kipling poem have received death threats

‘You’ll see the wrath of far-right extremism’

Love Island’s Dr Alex has taken us on a journey and divided group chats across the land


Official UoM Instagram hijacked in fossil fuel investment protest at graduation

Graduates spilling tea

Quiz: Can you accurately guess all the ages of the Love Island contestants?


This couple at Newcastle Uni hosted a Love Island themed dinner party

Official Eat Bits Society

Welcome to the Warehouse: Warehouse Project opening weekend revealed

WHP is back, baby

Manchester students have painted over a ‘racist’ Rudyard Kipling poem in the Students’ Union

They replaced it with a poem by Maya Angelou

These are all the celebs that watch Love Island plus their Twitter opinions about it

Wait, Paris Hilton is watching?!

Why have three British teenagers died at Eden Roc hotel in just four months?

They fell a 65 foot drop from ‘the Walkway of Death’

This is what the Love Island contestants would be if they were meal deals

Megan is obvs the Naked smoothie

Revealed: Police only solved one sexual and violent crime in Fallowfield last year

It’s well below the national average

There is an LGBT+ Campaign at UoM boycotting Manchester Pride this year

An alternative event will take place instead

Adam from Love Island is coming to Manchester for a club appearance in August

Will he still be relevant though

Adam from Love Island has bravely announced all his club appearances until November

But will he still be relevant?

‘Lower grade requirements made me work harder’: Uni is being made more accessible for low-income students

We spoke to low-income students about lowering grade boundaries

Warehouse Project to feature Bugzy Malone and Bonobo at Special Edition in November

Nobody panic

Loughborough Uni is divesting from fossil fuels

After student pressure, they’re going green

Listen up, according to this research Manchester is actually in the South

Hear me out

An Oak House fresher found a naked drunk guy in his bed after popping to the kitchen

He still doesn’t know how he got there

‘Thank god I know karate’: An MMU student has been attacked by teenagers on the Curry Mile

They asked him if he had any weed

Ariana Grande’s new single ‘No Tears Left to Cry’ epitomises Manchester’s culture

It’s a touching tribute to the city’s unique spirit

The best of the heatwave in Fallowfield, pictured

Suns out guns out

A student describes being ‘masturbated to’ from a car window in Fallowfield

It’s the third time that this has happened

The theme for Summer Pangaea has just been announced

And on the seventh day God announced Pangaea

Antwerp’s ‘Better in the ’90s’ night will now be hosted at Factory

How the mighty have fallen