Author: Joseph Hart

Liverpool Guild Awards 2015: The Results

Last night The Liverpool Guild of Students awarded the achievements of the societies and individuals of the University in a fantastic evening of celebration. Now in its seventh year, the awards recognise groups and individuals who have gone above and beyond to have a positive impact on the student experience. Liverpool Guild is the home to 190 societies with over 5,500 members from which 500 nominations flooded in in support of students, teachers and societies who work tirelessly to make University life better. The night opened with a welcome from the Student Officers: Harry Anderson, James Coe, Emma Sims and...

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The Bluecoat to Host Photo Exhibition of 1970s Liverpool

Tricia Porter is returning to Liverpool 40 years after she photographed the city, to talk about her project in two special events at the Bluecoat. The London based photographer’s exhibition has proved extremely popular with its stark documentation of inner city Liverpool in the early 1970s. Taken a decade before the area was in the media spotlight following what was dubbed the Toxteth Riots in 1981, Tricia’s evocative black and white images paint a vivid picture of everyday life in Liverpool 8 at a time when its tight knit communities were being fragmented by significant inner city developments. The project...

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Liverpool Student Petitions for Speakers’ Corner to be Set Up on Campus

University of Liverpool second year student Nick Hobbs has started a petition to have a permanent Speakers’ Corner on campus. If the idea is approved, it would be the first in any UK University. A Speakers’ Corner is an area in a public place – usually open-air – where the public can speak, discuss and debate. At a Speakers’ Corner usually any topic can be tolerated, however, it is understandable that the Guild may impose limitations on topics to ensure compliance with their constitution. The most famous Speakers’ Corner in the UK is the North West corner of Hyde...

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Liverpool Pride Set to Return with ‘Love Is No Crime’ Theme this Summer

Liverpool Pride organisers are delighted to announce that one of the city’s most popular events will return on Saturday, 1 August 2015. Established in 2010, Liverpool Pride returns for its sixth consecutive year and continues to be one of the city’s most visual and flamboyant events of the summer. Each year, the Liverpool Pride team invite the public to vote for the year’s chosen theme, and previous years these have included Superheroes, Nautical But Nice and Glam Fairytales. The theme with the most votes for 2015 is Love Is No Crime, and festivalgoers are encouraged to go along dressed in their most wild and wonderful interpretations of the theme....

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Liverpool Students Strike the Right Balance between Work and Play

Liverpool students are taking a mature approach when it comes to both their studies and student life, according to research from Endsleigh. The insurance company’s 2015 Housemate Quiz, which surveyed over 10,500 current and recent students across the UK, found that 45% of those who either attend or recently attended university in Liverpool would now even prioritise studying for exams over going on holiday. The survey shows that students can see the benefits of building an accomplished CV during their time at university. Just under half (47%) of Liverpool-based respondents said that if lectures were cancelled they would fill their time productively...

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