Author: albert_toth

WATCH: Universities Minister Challenged on Student Issues

Sam Gyimah – Conservative MP for East Surrey and Minister of State for Universities – visited the Guild yesterday for a Q&A to take questions from Liverpool students. Some of the topics covered were Brexit, mental health, tuition fees, rent, free speech and politics on campus. We followed Sam Gyimah on the way to his next stop opening the Materials Innovation Factory, pressing him further on a few of these issues: The full Q&A can be viewed via the Guild’s Facebook page. Photography: Holly Benning and Danny Rigg Video: Danny...

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WATCH: Interview with 2017/18 Guild President Sean Turner

Before the Summer I sat down with 2017/18 Guild President Sean Turner to look back at his two years in the role and discuss manifesto promises, student politics and the future. We talk successes, regrets and the ins and outs of the Guild which, with the new academic year around the corner, there’s no better time to learn...

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Guild Secures 15% Off Student Bus Pass

After negotiations with Arriva Liverpool, newly elected Guild President Rory Hughes has delivered on his campaign promise to negotiate cheaper bus passes for students. Starting this September, the Arriva academic year bus pass will be £325, down from the £380 it has been in previous years – a 15% reduction! In a blog post on the Guild website, Rory thanked the ‘Metro Mayor’s office and, in particular, Councillor Liam Robinson and Merseytravel’ for their help in the negations. While this is good news for students in Liverpool, it is still considerably higher than a lot of student bus passes...

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2018 Guild Election Results

In last weeks election, 5655 of you (around 21.1% of the student body) cast your votes in the Student Officer election. This is down from last year where 6424 votes were cast (26.88% of the student body). The lower turnout this year may, in part, be a result of the ongoing UCU strikes, meaning less students will have been on campus during campaign week. Rory Hughes, the only incumbent candidate, will become the new Guild President with 1059.8 votes overall. Last year he was one of the two Vice-Presidents, but has now moved to the top spot. Joining him as...

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