Ellen Wilkinson: Manchester Graduate, Labour MP and Jarrow Crusader, by Chloe Gordon

Ellen Wilkinson (1891-1947) was a champion of the rights of women and the working-classes. During her influential political career, she was among the first female Labour MPs and the second woman to serve in the Cabinet. She had many nicknames including ‘Red Ellen’ (due to the colour of her hair and her socialist beliefs) and ‘Shelter Queen’ (because of her tremendous efforts in distributing half a million Morrison shelters as a Minister for Home Security during the Second World War). As a local Mancunian and University of Manchester History graduate, she is well deserving of the UoM building named in her honour.

Your Careers Update!

Hi, everyone! For our final careers piece this year, we just want to draw your attention to some facilities you can use before the end of the academic year and over summer. Graduate JobSearch – online Don’t waste time by looking for jobs in the wrong places. Head on over to this website (www.careers.manchester.ac.uk/findjobs/graduatejobs/grad-jobsearch), where Continue Reading

History FC

After a tumultuous season of highs and lows, the mighty boys in blue march on down the final straight towards what is set to be a nail-biting season finale. Having enjoyed a first half of the season battling for the top spot, losing only two games and conceding seven goals, the men in sky blue Continue Reading