Phoebe Burns

Phoebe Burns
Manchester University


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UoM isn’t charging halls rent until the end of lockdown

This will apply to students who are unable to travel back to Manchester due to restrictions

In pictures: The week of Manchester student protests

An insight into the Fallowfield protests which saw ‘hundreds’ attend

‘Ashamed and humiliated’: Manc staff send letter to uni over the Fallowfield fences

192 members of staff have signed a letter to President and Vice-Chancellor, Nancy Rothwell

Another protest is being held tomorrow at Owens Park

It has been organised by student action group S.A.F.E.R for 2pm

Inside the Manchester Uni protest: Everything that happened last night

‘We have really underestimated just how angry and frustrated people are’

UoM Rent Strike is holding a protest at Owens Park tonight, after the new fencing

The protest will take place at 8pm

Friend of Manchester student Finn Kitson raises over £22,000 for CALM

He shaved his head to ‘raise awareness of men’s suicide’

Friend of UoM student Finn Kitson raises over £22,000 for CALM

He shaved his head to ‘raise awareness of men’s suicide’

Mayor of Manchester calls for alcohol sales to be banned in all shops after 9pm

He has called for an ‘urgent review’ of the 10pm curfew

‘Cruel’ and ‘pathetic’: Manc students on a potential Christmas student lockdown

The health secretary recently said he had ‘learned not to rule things out’

Banned signs and increased security: What we know about the chaotic Man Met halls lockdown

Parents drove two hours to drop off food

Banned signs and increased security: What we know about the chaotic MMU halls lockdown

Parents drove two hours to drop off food

1,700 MMU students forced to isolate after 127 Covid cases confirmed in halls

MMU’s Birley campus and Cambridge Halls have both been affected

UoM students could face exclusion if they break social distancing rules

‘We’re very strongly stressing to students that they must behave differently’

Sixth formers left ‘devastated’ after Manchester Uni sends them offers in ‘error’

Hours after being accepted, students were told they had received an ‘incorrect email’

Outdoor drinking is now banned in Manchester as lockdown tightens

It will be enforced over the Bank Holiday weekend

Manchester Pride is throwing an Alternative Manchester Pride Festival!

They’re promising a weekend of activism, arts and culture, partying and more

We spoke to the UoM student who wanted to start a Fallowfield TikTok house

He’s already been contacted by potential sponsors

These Manchester clubs and societies spent lockdown raising money for charity

A number of clubs have raised over £1,000 each for their chosen causes

Quiz: How well do you remember the iconic bangers from your childhood?

Alexa, play Party Rock Anthem by LMFAO

This is who you grew up to be based on your favourite school pudding

Confetti cake fans are undisputable legends

48 incredibly minor but also world-ending things that students hate

4. People who leave their washing-up to ‘soak’

Exclusive: Email reveals UoM’s plans to cut jobs due to income loss

The email estimates a potential income loss of £160 million

The Deaf Institute and Gorilla have both been saved from closure by new buyer

Both venues announced they were closing last week

Finally some good news: It’s time to vote for the UK’s biggest BNOC of 2020

Some absolute LEGENDS provided by contact-free delivery

From halls and lectures to nights out: What uni will look like in September

Hope you’re excited for uni-branded face masks

The Deaf Institute and Gorilla are both closing for good

The permanent closure of both is as a result of the coronavirus lockdown

Marcus Rashford gets honorary doctorate from the University of Manchester

He is the youngest ever recipient of an honorary degree

This Salford graduate has made 42’s into a video game

Because ’42’s is a Manchester icon’

Rise in Covid-related deaths in Fallowfield not students’ fault, says councillor

Poverty and overcrowding have played a larger part in the high number of deaths

UoM SU calls on Uni to do more in support of Black Lives Matter

The SU has published a list of 8 demands

Manchester student vows to send racist comments in FSG to uni and places of work

She posted in FSG warning people that she’d be ‘outing yall’

UoM ranks 38 places above Man Met in Complete University Guide 2021 league table

UoM was ranked 17th nationally, whereas Man Met was joint 54th

In pictures: 30,000 people protest in Manchester for Black Lives Matter

This weekend’s pictures from Manchester’s Black Lives Matter protests

UoM Women’s Lacrosse Club has raised over £2,500 for Show Racism The Red Card

Members of the club have collectively been running the length of the UK

UoM students supply 280 meals to those in need in South Manchester

They are running another food drive this Wednesday

You can now buy UoM signet rings and I’ve never seen anything more Fallow in my life

Because nothing says Fallowfield like a £750 gold signet ring

Manchester Uni finally agrees to fully divest from fossil fuels

It will end investments in fossil fuel reserve and extraction companies by 2022 and ‘decarbonise’ all investments by 2038

FSG Presents Blind Dating is here to fill the Love Island shaped hole in our lives

It’s also going to pay the rent and the WiFi costs of the winners!

Salford law student killed in ‘senseless’ drive-by shooting in Blackburn

She is remembered by friends as ‘smart’, ‘beautiful’ and ‘kind’

Salford Law student killed in ‘senseless’ drive-by shooting in Blackburn

She is remembered by friends as ‘smart’, ‘beautiful’ and ‘kind’

This MMU student has started an organisation to end period poverty

‘Don’t Cramp My Style’ was first launched as part of a uni project

‘I got drunk and drank my lava lamp’: 21 gross confessions from Manchester students

Sorry, but what on earth does a ‘metal music themed orgy’ entail?

‘I got drunk and drank my lava lamp’: The 21 grossest confessions from Manchester students

Sorry, but what on earth does a ‘metal music themed orgy’ entail?

Fallowfield’s Fittest’s finalists are so beautiful you will weep actual tears

We’re not obsessed with them, you are

Is anyone hungry? Because Fallowfield’s Fittest round four are all tasty snacks

This will determine your last finalist, so use your vote wisely

Exclusive: Leaked emails reveal UoM teaching could be online until January 2021

The emails confirm The University of Manchester’s strategies for 2020/21

Us lockdown gremlins don’t deserve Fallowfield’s Fittest round three

If you’re into rugby players, this was made for you

Quit your online shopping now to vote in the second round of Fallowfield’s Fittest

Still undecided whether this is a mood-booster or an ego-crusher

Before you run 5k stop and vote in the first round of Fallowfield’s Fittest

Because fit people are what we need during these terrible times

Everything you’re missing about your uni house right now

RIP my beautiful little houseplants

Thousands of you voted, and this is Manchester students’ favourite club

It’s definitely a controversial choice

You can now order cocktails on Deliveroo in Manchester

This is the first ever virtual bar service from Deliveroo Editions

Meet the Manchester students who are stepping up to help the NHS

Over 450 students have signed up to the Manchester National Health Supporters Network to support NHS workers

Man Met student hired by Kyle Walker for a ‘three-hour sex session’

She was called to his house after the UK’s national lockdown had begun

Only a real Manchester student can get at least 20/25 in this emoji quiz

If you can’t name all of these pubs, clubs and bars then you’re a fake fan

Emergency repairs at Owens Park after staff find ‘hundreds’ of used condoms in plumbing

The problem was discovered after toilets in the communal bathrooms began to overflow

SKUM has been cancelled because of COVID-19

The French Government has closed all ski resorts

Paramedic in hazmat suit filmed entering Oak House

An ambulance was parked near Squirrels

Why joining a sport at Manchester will be the best decision of your life

It’s time to put an end to the constant bad press

Which Sex Education character would go to your Manchester halls?

Otis would obviously be Sheavyn House

The best signs from Reclaim the Night

‘Together we stand united’

Ryanair ‘refused’ to stop selling kinder buenos despite UoM student with deadly nut allergy

They denied that buenos contain nuts

University of Manchester staff claimed Hooters meals on expenses

Corporate credit cards were used to fund the meal at the divisive chain