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Pete Burns: An Unacknowledged Scouse Icon

In honour of LGBT+ History Month, BA International Relations student, Francesca Foulkes talks about Pete Burns, an often-overlooked queer Scouser whose story highlights the ongoing marginalisation of LGBT+ and gender non-conforming people, especially in the music industry.

Posted on: 6 February 2024

Creating change after tragedy: the story of Gee WalkerCreating change after tragedy: the story of Gee Walker

Creating change after tragedy: the story of Gee Walker

Francesca Foulkes, third year International Relations student writes about the story of Dr. Gee Walker, a beacon of hope who, after a tragic loss, founded the Anthony Walker Foundation. In this Black History Month tribute, this blog post explores her journey to combat racism and hate through education.

Posted on: 9 October 2023

Undergraduate students present their report on human rights violation in Zimbabwe at the House of LordsUndergraduate students present their report on human rights violation in Zimbabwe at the House of Lords

Undergraduate students present their report on human rights violation in Zimbabwe at the House of Lords

On 13 September 2023, Dr Obert Hodzi and three undergraduate students presented a report on the repression and shrinking of space for civil society organisations in Zimbabwe at the House of Lords. The research leading to the report was funded through the Beacon Project grant. The three students, Phoebe Ashton, Emily Strudwick and Isra Mohammed, participated in interviewing leaders of civil society organisations in Zimbabwe.

Posted on: 21 September 2023

From Liverpool to Westminster – How My University Experience Helped Me Find My CareerFrom Liverpool to Westminster – How My University Experience Helped Me Find My Career

From Liverpool to Westminster – How My University Experience Helped Me Find My Career

In September 2018, I began my first year at the University of Liverpool. I had no idea then that after five years, including a global pandemic, a year studying abroad, and a semester-long internship, I would end up starting my career as a Parliamentary Assistant.

Posted on: 22 June 2023

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The Wind of Change Continues

In Dr Andrew S. Roe Crines' blog, he recontextualises decolonisation by conducting a rhetorical political analysis of Harold Macmillan’s ‘Wind of Change’ speech.

Posted on: 7 June 2023

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Women’s History ‘More than a Month’

Second year Politics student and Feminist Society President, Chloe Hawryluk, reflects on this year's International Woman's Day theme #EmbraceEquity, and highlights the many exciting activities taking place this month and beyond!

Posted on: 8 March 2023

Wellbeing Boosting Habits and Activities Wellbeing Boosting Habits and Activities

Wellbeing Boosting Habits and Activities

As someone who has experienced the odd period of low-mood and a general ‘slump’ in wellbeing, I have learnt just how important the practice of building positive habits and activities can be in order to boost your wellbeing in a positive way! If you’re after some tips and tricks of habits and activities which you can get started with today, then be sure to read on.

Posted on: 27 April 2022

Magnet Fishing: An attractive hobby for you and the environmentMagnet Fishing: An attractive hobby for you and the environment

Magnet Fishing: An attractive hobby for you and the environment

For a few years now, I have stood at the water’s edge holding a line of rope, and many a passer-by has stopped and stared. “What are you doing?” they ask, with curiosity and confusion. “Magnet fishing”, I reply, reassuringly. Some have seen it online. Some thank me for what I’m doing. Some think I’m trying to catch fish (“But fish aren’t magnetic!”). Most just enquire more about the hobby. “Magnet fishing? What’s that?”

Posted on: 29 March 2022

Semester 1 Summaries: Zach BishopSemester 1 Summaries: Zach Bishop

Semester 1 Summaries: Zach Bishop

Following a first year of disruptions and lockdowns, it has been wonderful to finally be back on campus this semester and experiencing the best of what the city of Liverpool and the university has to offer.

Posted on: 10 December 2021

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