Author: Jess Shaw

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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Top 10 Places to Eat and Drink in Liverpool

Liverpool is home to a rich tapestry of gastronomic delights. The city boasts an extensive range of multi-cultural eateries, lively bars and independent restaurants, but these venues in particular are causing a storm among students and locals alike. Whether you’re looking for something casual, traditional, classy or innovative, there’s something to suit every taste in this list of the best places to eat and drink in Liverpool. 1. Birdies Bar & BBQ Located just outside the popular Ghetto Golf, this open-air bar is host to some of the best cocktails and acoustic acts in the city. The venue has...

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The Write Event at St George’s Hall – 16th and 17th March

The Write Event sees four exciting new productions by leading local playwrights give fresh insight into the lives and works of four much-loved authors and will be presented on Thursday 16th March and Friday 17th March. The plays focus on the iconic writers Wilfred Owen, Sylvia Plath, Rudyard Kipling and James Joyce, offering new interpretations of their texts and history. A Dream of Wilfred Owen returns to the concert room in the first of this double bill and will be performed by Merseyside writer David Charters and singer Lucia Novosadova. The second performance of the night, The Belfry by...

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