Author: Holly Benning

Smithdown Rd is the new culinary spot in Liverpool

Smithdown Rd might bring to mind the idea of a student neighbourhood but with its growing restaurant, bar and cafe scene it is quickly becoming a foodie community. Not only are students the ones to enjoy the secret food takeover but more families and those outside of the area are making the commute to experience what’s on offer. The Smithdown Road Festival has also added to the success of the culinary scene with live music and comedy. After speaking to real students living on the famous road, here are a few of the businesses that have made their way...

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Guild Talks: ‘Taking the limits off learning’ for Liverpool students

A set of talks discussing identity, black history and liberation are currently taking place at The Guild of Students. These important sessions will feature guest lecturers, providing insight into topics so often neglected by the British education system. Students have the exciting chance to expand their knowledge of subjects outside of their degree. Regardless of your current course, these talks are sure to be eye-opening as they tackle issues surrounding identity, black history and liberation. From Emancipation to Windrush – Dr Christienna Frya The first lecture, held in February, was given by University of Liverpool’s very own Dr Christienna...

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Student Colour Run 2019

Mark your calendars for the 12th May 2019 because the Colour Run is back! Students have the opportunity take part in the 5k run to promote diversity and a happy healthy lifestyle. The event will be held from 1pm – 4:30pm on campus. Whether you run, walk or dance it will all be done in the name of charity so you will definitely have something to feel good about. This event is the most colourful way to get involved along with fellow students and raise funds for a good, charitable cause. For more information follow the links below: Facebook:

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Take Back The Night – Call it Out Panel Event

The Call it Out panel includes both local organisers and activists that have joined forces to discuss gendered violence, Reclaim The Night and the importance of safe club spaces. There will also be a performance by Natalie Denny on the topic of sexual assault and the culture of victim blaming that remains prevalent in our society today. The speakers that will feature in the panel event include: Alice Churm – Exhibxtchin’ co-founder and Reclaim the Night organiser and ex-Feminist Society President Jodie Sylvester – Feminist Society President, Exhibitchin’ and Reclaim the Night organiser Rachel O’Byrne – Reclaim the Night...

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Refreshers Fair 2019

The Refreshers Fair is back on 1st February from 10am – 4pm. If you missed out on the Welcome Fair and haven’t yet joined up to the Guild societies, then the Refreshers Fair is the best way to start the semester. This is your opportunity to get involved in a society that you wished you had joined in September. It’s a chance to get to know even more of our societies, what they have to offer and how to become a member before the year ends. There will be a quiet hour between 10am – 11am. Venue – The...

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