Author: Heather Fallon

Game of Thrones Season 7: Episode 1 Review

[Caution! Spoilers ahead] Winter is finally here! With Season 6’s finale episode ‘The Winds of Winter’ airing on the 26th of June 2016, it has been all too long since viewers have gotten their latest Game of Thrones fix, and this much anticipated episode did not disappoint. Whilst many of the opening episodes of a new season are generally considered slow moving, this episode started off at a fast pace, and while it faltered towards the end, overall it was an excellent introduction to Game of Throne’s seventh season. The opening scene was utterly fantastic and a great premise to what...

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You could win a free meal at the Sphinx bar just by registering to vote

As if having a say in your future for the next five years was not enough, the Liverpool Guild of Students is running a competition to win a free meal at The Sphinx bar, if you can prove you have registered to vote. Today – Monday 22nd of May – is the final day to register to vote in the upcoming General Election. To enter the Guild’s competition, simply register to vote, then send a screenshot of your confirmation to the Guild’s twitter account. It is particularly important that young people vote: according to The Guardian, approximately 75 percent...

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Success for Liverpool Guild’s NSS boycott

Free Education Liverpool today announced that the Guild’s NSS boycott had been successful, with the National Student Survey’s completion rate dropping from 76 per cent in 2016 to just 43 per cent this year. This comes after the Guild ran one of its largest-ever campaigns in response to the government’s white paper reforms to higher education, where universities performing well in the NSS would be able to increase their tuition fees beyond the current cap of £9000 per year. Data below the 50 per cent threshold is unusable, meaning that the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) can not use the data gathered. Numerous other...

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School of the Arts to host exam anxiety workshop

With May upon us, final coursework submissions and exams loom – the libraries are filling to the brim and stress levels are at an all-time high. On May 3rd the university is hosting a “managing exam anxiety” workshop in the School of the Arts library. The workshop will take place between 3 and 5 pm; pre-booking is not required. Hosts have promised to examine “some causes of stress from a neuroscience perspective; practical ways of managing our nervous systems more effectively; and exploring some strategies that can help us prepare better for exams.” The Knowhow programme offers a range...

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Terry Talks: the Guild are hosting a German MEP to discuss Brexit options

Liverpool Guild of Students is hosting German Green MEP Terry Reinke on Wednesday March 29th to discuss “what you want from Brexit”. Terry is part of the European Parliament’s Brexit negotiating committees and will be in conversation with students about young peoples’ Brexit preferences, as well as discussing what the “European Green vision is for negotiations.”  The discussion is open to students from all backgrounds and political camps, encouraging discussion on “what Brexit means to you”. The talk also intends to help participants learn and understand more about the Brexit process from a European perspective as well as what to expect when...

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