Welcome to Liverpool! 5 tips for Politics 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 of Politics and get to know the University of Liverpool as a new student. Here are 5 tips for Politics students during Welcome Week to help you get settled in and enjoying university life from week one:

1. Familiarise yourself with the Politics Welcome Week Programme

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

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2. Join a Society! 

A great way to connect with people with similar interests and make new friends is by joining one (or many) of the student societies on offer, from Anime to Unicef there is a society for everyone. Why not join the Politics Society or the Liverpool Debating Union?  Follow the Politics Society on Instagram @livpolsoc and the Liverpool Debating Union on Twitter @DebateLiverpool. Find the full list of societies on the Liverpool Guild webpages.

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3. Tune in to Politics Hour on Liverpool Student Radio 

Make sure you tune in to Politics Hour on Liverpool Student Radio where Politics students and guest speakers discuss current affairs. Past guest speakers of 2020 have included Alastair Campbell and premier league footballer Tom Heaton. Politics Hour airs every Thursday 12-1pm but you can catch up with it anytime on their Spotify podcast playlist. Follow @LSRpolitics on Twitter for their upcoming topics of discussion and guest speakers.

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 4. Update your Politics event calendar

You will never be short of events of interest as a Politics student at the University of Liverpool.  Keep your calendar up to date with the upcoming online events that are of interest to you. The Department of Politics advertises upcoming events on their events page and the University of Liverpool’s research centres such as:  The Europe and the World Centre and the Centre for the Study of International Slavery regularly have online events advertised on their sites. 

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5. Check out Welcome Week activities 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 the Liverpool Guild Welcome webpages to keep up to date on events you might like to attend. Happy event searching!Liverpool Guild of Students

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