Robert Firth

Robert Firth
Manchester University


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We asked Remainers why they want to stop Brexit

We said hi to the 48% at the Stop Brexit March in Manchester

Everything that happened at your bang average suburban sixth form college

It was just like The Inbetweeners

Analysing nightclub promo videos: What they really want you to think it’s like inside

None of them made me want to go

Nothing will ruin your Christmas more than working at Primark

Imagine being the person who has to fold all the musical jumpers

Bindi bans, teetotallers and ‘revolutionary socialists’: When did university become so serious?

Shagging and getting pissed? That’s so 2006

What it’s really like to be an au pair, by former au pairs

‘One day he jumped into the swimming pool and nearly drowned’

Young Brazilians are even less excited about Rio 2016 than we are

‘I don’t think the games will show Brazil to the world in a positive way’

I ate without culturally appropriating for a day and it made me miserable

Even ham sandwiches were forbidden

A quarter of Architecture students are treated for mental health problems

Some reported seeing friends’ hair fall out due to stress

Sheffield students are third hardest workers in the UK

Only Oxbridge students work harder

Being a book nerd makes you a better friend

A new study has linked reading fiction to being able to empathise

I’m fighting a fatal liver disease, but Theresa May still wants to deport me

Luqman says he’ll die if he is sent back to Nigeria

Theresa May plans crackdown on student visas for international students

She thinks they’re ‘economic migrants’

UCAS is sending freshers free tampons in the post

Everyone is confused

Britain may be excluded from the Erasmus programme after Brexit

Say goodbye to your year abroad in Italy

The Sugar Mill may be a bit crap, but we love it anyway

It will always give us our #FRIDAYFIX

I spent my Friday night in a 24-hour Tesco superstore

More first dates than at Nando’s

La Tasca is the most underrated Saturday night out in Manchester

It’s like a night in Barcelona but with more rain

If you thought you hated the human race while shopping in Primark, you should try working there

You lose your faith in humanity

There’s no club like Spiders, my grim hometown club

It sells toast, has a 20p cloakroom and prides itself on having an anti-dance policy

Stop ignoring the truth: Freshers are adorable

We only look down on them because we’re jealous

I did Parklife on less than £5 and still had a large one

One man’s journey

Meet the second years putting on a dank set at Parklife

And what exactly are you doing this weekend?

These are the questions the freshers of 15/16 are asking themselves

Brace yourselves…the freshers are coming

Protesters barricade themselves inside Business School

Around 30 students have locked themselves in there

Uni spent £60k on lavish staff Christmas parties in one year alone

And guess who’s footing the bill

Where to find yourself on campus


Is Manchester turning into London?

It’s trying very hard

I went to Manchester’s first cereal café…and nobody was there

At least it came on a wooden board and the milk was free

I’m the only guy in an all girl house

Our WhatsApp group is called ‘pussy palace’

I trekked across campus in search of a free cup of hot water

One man’s journey