Author: Heather Fallon

The Sphinx take on Bongo’s Bingo

Having just completed my degree, it’s safe to say my student days are almost over. Yet, to my joy, as I was busy procrastinating from job applications and thinking about the dreaded ‘future’  I received an email allowing me to live out my student days one more: an invitation to the infamous Bongo’s Bingo. For those of you in Liverpool who have been living under a rock, Bongo’s Bingo is the ultimate bingo/rave hybrid, and it’s just as weird as it sounds. This bizarre combination of impromptu raves and the chance to win a mobility scooter amongst other prizes,...

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Let’s go Wilde!

Coming Thursday the 12th of April, Liverpool’s iconic gay nightclub Heaven will be opening its doors for Wilde Club Night, promising an LGBTQ+ extravaganza! All profits from ticket sales will be donated to The Rainbow International Fund, a charity which aims to empower LGBT activists and support those who are disadvantaged and face persecution, as well as raising awareness of LGBT human rights violations across the world. The night will feature a lip-sync battle with a prize (soon to be announced) and will be DJ’d by Liverpool based Humble Abode. Heaven Nightclub is a gay town favourite, with cheap drinks and plenty...

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Student Officer Candidate Interviews: Alice Arnstein

Meet SO candidate Alice Arnstein, a third year History student. “Having spent (almost) 3 fun-filled years in Liverpool, and having an interest in people’s history and experiences, I want to improve opportunities for those in the future. Throughout my time in Liverpool, I’ve grown in confidence and awareness of my abilities, and want to empower others to do the same. I want to improve students’ day-to-day lives, including our safety and wellbeing. I believe that I would be a great addition to the Guild’s staff because I put my all into causes important to everyone, and that’s why I applied....

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Student Officer Candidate Interviews: Hannah Nguyen

 Meet SO candidate Hannah Nguyen, a third year Psychology student. “I am running because we need an SO team that is truly committed to making meaningful change. I am also motivated by the lack of female representation in our current all-male team. As co-president of Help the Homeless Society and a committee member for People and Planet society, I have demonstrated my ability to lead and dedication to affecting change, and have gained an insight into how the Guild runs. It is my involvement with the guild and its societies that has made my university experience so enjoyable and to...

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The Sphinx: In conversation with David Olusoga

David Olusoga is one of the University of Liverpool’s most successful alumnus. Contributor to The One Show and The Guardian, presenter of the 2016 BAFTA TV award winning Legacies of British Slave-ownership, and most recently his work on the BBC documentary series A House Through Time are but a few of Olusoga’s stand out achievements. Awarded an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters from the University of Liverpool in 2017, Olusoga is still as intrigued and invested in the history of Liverpool as he was as a student in the early 1990’s. After a busy afternoon travelling back to Liverpool and leading a...

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