Welcome to Liverpool! 5 tips for History students new to University of Liverpool


Posted on: 26 September 2020 in 2020 posts


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Welcome week runs from 28 September – 2 October 2020 and is set to be a little different this year, however there are still tons of events and tools that you can use to interact with the department, explore the city and get to know the University of Liverpool as a new student. Here are 5 tips for History students during Welcome Week to get your university experience off to a flying start:

1. Familiarise yourself with the History Welcome Week Programme 

The History Welcome Week programme will run virtual induction sessions to introduce you to the History department and your programme of study. Make sure you keep up to date with the History Welcome Week and take the online opportunities to meet with your subject leads and academic advisor.

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2. Take a walking tour of the city via The Sisters of Mersey app 

Fancy exploring the city of Liverpool whilst also brushing up on your local history? Then why not download The Sisters of Mersey app to discover areas of the city whilst learning about historical sites of importance and the women who influenced our society? Based on the research of Dr. Sam Caslin, lecturer in Modern British History within the department, the app features sections on Crime, Charity, Politics and Popular Culture so that you can search sites suited to your interests. The app has plenty of sites to visit within walking distance from campus but also further afield if you fancy getting to know the wider city.Sisters of Mersey App

3. Check out Welcome Week events at The Guild of Students

The Guild of Students has a jam-packed Welcome Week of activities. You can enjoy Bongo's Bingo, Crafternoons, Netflix Parties, Society Meet Ups, Quizzes and Campus Tours to name but a few. Make sure to check out Liverpool Guild Welcome Week to keep up to date on events you might like to attend.

Liverpool Guild of Students

4. Download The Viking Age in the North West and explore the region at your leisure

The North West in the Viking Age app is a project led by Dr Clare Downham, a medieval historian at the University of Liverpool. Using the app, you can discover a range of sites in North West England which shed light on the history of Viking settlement and integration, ranging from place-names and archaeological finds to stone sculptures. The map will help you locate and visit sites. Why not download the app this Welcome Week and make plans to visit some sites with friends this term?

The Viking Age in the North West app

5. Join a Society! 

One of the easiest ways to connect with like-minded people and make new friends is by joining one (or many) of the student societies on offer, from Anime to Street Dance there is a society for everyone. Why not join the Liverpool History Society? Follow them on Facebook and Instagram @uolhistsoc to keep up to date. Find the full list of societies on the Liverpool Guild webpages.

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*Please note the recommendations in this blog are accurate at the time of publishing but could be subject to change.