Author: Heather Fallon

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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Student officer election interviews: Siobhan Griffiths

Siobhan Griffiths is a third Year English student and NUS delegate for Women’s, LGBT+, Disabled and National Conferences this year. She is also a member of multiple societies and the Liverpool Foxes cheerleading squad. This is her second year running to be student officer.  How would you change the Guild, if elected? I think it’s more about getting students a lot more involved with the Guild, I know that that is something that officers have ran with in the past and quite a lot of us are running with as well, but student involvement is really important and making...

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Student Officer election interviews: Noura Qusairy

Noura Qusairy is a first year International Business student and Course Rep; this is her first time standing for Student Officer. Noura wants to improve communication between international students and home students and resolve issues with VITAL and printer credits. “Vote for me and I will ensure to improve on the representation of students,” says Noura. How would you change the Guild if elected?  I would improve rather than change – I would improve the communication and issues to do with the printing credit and the relationship with international students at the guild. What is your favourite Guild Campaign...

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Parliament will debate lowering tuition fees back to £3000

A petition to “change the University fees from £9250 back to the £3000 fee for the UK” has surpassed the necessary 100,000 signatures for it to be debated in parliament. The creator of the petition argues that the ever increasing cost of a University education has caused “the stress of being in debt” and “puts individuals off applying for degrees”. It is a hotly-debated argument as to whether or not increased education costs are causing a social divide between those who do and don’t go to university. Before 2012, the maximum cost of University fees was £3290 – in 2010...

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Guild’s Aung San Suu Kyi room petitioned for name change

Aung San Suu Kyi is a political leader whose name is honoured by one of the Liverpool Guild of Students‘ rooms – a privilege afforded to great leaders such as Nelson Mandela. However a petition to change the name has been made due to her recent actions, or lack of, and the petition continues to grow. It has surpassed the 20 ‘up votes’ necessary for it to be taken to Guild Summit. The petition states that “Aung San Suu Kyi has failed to uphold the Human Rights of Rohingya Muslims in the country’s Rakhine state” and that she “has no place to...

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