Author: Jess Shaw

Hundreds Sign Petition for Tuition Fee Compensation After Strikes Announced

A University of Liverpool student has set up a petition seeking reimbursement for cancelled tuition as a result of lecturer strikes. This week it was announced that members of the UCU, University and College Union, will be taking strike action from the end of February until mid-March. The strike will last 14 days and affect 61 universities, including the University of Liverpool. The action comes after changes to the USS, Universities Superannuation Pension Scheme, included a pension reduction for staff of £10,000 per year. Ying Tang, a Law student at the University of Liverpool, has started a petition in...

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Christmas Light Switch On at University Square this Monday!

If you’re yet to get into the festive mood, or you’re just looking for more ways to showcase your Christmas spirit, the university is holding its annual Christmas light switch this Monday, 27th November at 5:20pm. Vice-Chancellor Professor Janet Beer and the Metro Mayor of Liverpool City Region, Steve Rotheram, will host the event which will light up University Square for the festive season. A choir will be performing on University Square and there will be hospitality tents serving tea, coffee and minced pies. The event is free to attend, so grab your coats, your housemates and a mulled wine for...

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University’s Christmas Card Design Competition is Now Open

It may be 68 sleeps until Christmas, but we have just the thing to get you in the festive mood. The University’s annual Christmas Card Design Competition is now open for entries! Until 10th November, staff and students have the chance to enter their design to be used as the official University Christmas card. The winning entry will also receive a £100 book token, second place will receive a £50 token and third place will receive a £25 token.   The competition is run by Vice-Chancellor Professor Janet Beer, who is particularly eager to see designs inspired by the...

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Opinion: Liverpool’s Public Transport is an Abomination

If you’ve chosen to live off campus, by now you should be well versed in getting the bus and experiencing the glory (read: hell) that is public transport. That experience is about to get a whole lot more gruesome, and not just because it’s almost Halloween. Tomorrow, more than 2000 of Arriva’s bus drivers will take strike action against pay inequality. Union officials have claimed that pay difference across depots can be up to £1.73 an hour, and if the dispute remains unresolved by tomorrow, two further strike days are planned for Monday 23rd October and Monday 30th October. No Arriva buses will...

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Sober in the City – What to do in Liverpool If You Don’t Drink

If you’re not a big drinker, going to university can seem like a daunting prospect. With student culture being dominated by clubbing, drinking games and bar crawls, it can seem difficult to find activities that don’t involve massive amounts of alcohol – but that needn’t be the case. Liverpool’s nightlife has so much more to offer, so we’ve selected a few of our favourite things to do sober in the city. Ghetto Golf Located in the up-and-coming area of the Baltic Triangle, this is a golf course with a difference. The course features a variety of interesting and imaginative...

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