"university" blog posts

Your guide to the 2019 local elections in the North West

Posted on: 18 March 2019 | Category: 2019 posts

With the 2019 local elections on the horizon, Professor Jon Tonge provides a breakdown of the current state of play before polling stations open on Thursday 2 May.


One hundred years of suffrage – what does it mean for young women today?

Posted on: 15 January 2018 | Category: 2018 posts

Emmeline Pankhurst

6 February 2018 marks a centenary of the extension of suffrage to some women (and men). Women over 30 who owned property or were graduates voting in a university constituency, around 8.5 million women, were able to vote after the 1918 Representation of the People Act. Universal suffrage was gained 10 years later in 1928. Celebrating 2018 as the centenary of suffrage must serve as a reminder of the importance of inclusivity and to be mindful of those women we leave behind. With this in mind, we asked our students what suffrage means to them…


Our top tips to beat the Blue Monday blues this January

Posted on: 15 January 2018 | Category: 2018 posts

Trump at a lecturn

January blues can be tough. But what should you do when Blue Monday comes around when you're trying to prepare for your exams?


How arts and humanities can be a powerful force in the fight against modern slavery

Posted on: 7 December 2017 | Category: 2017 posts

Two men talking in Ghana

As we look towards UN Human Rights Day on 10 December, we spoke to Dr Alex Balch about his research in Sub-Saharan Africa and his hopes for its impact on human rights.


One year after Donald Trump’s election victory - politics as usual?

Posted on: 20 November 2017 | Category: 2017 posts

Donald Trump on TV

It's one year since Donald Trump was elected as President to the US. Has the Trump presidency been politics as usual, or are we witnessing a fundamentally new politics under Trump?


What is rhetoric and why do we need it?

Posted on: 18 September 2017 | Category: 2017 posts

Theresa May

In this blog I’m going to defend the use of rhetoric. Why? The premise is very simple - because we need it.


Trump's changing view of Afghanistan: are private armies part of the plan?

Posted on: 23 August 2017 | Category: 2017 posts

Silhouette of a soldier

Donald Trump has defied expectation by pledging to increase the number of US troops in Afghanistan.


General Election 2017 - viewpoints from our politics experts and students

Posted on: 31 May 2017 | Category: 2017 posts

Ballot box

What is the background to this snap general election and how will it play out? A lot has changed since the last election in 2015, so we asked Dr. Andrew Crines, one of our British politics experts, to give us his take on the election - along with a student's view:


Bored of relentless soundbites from the general election campaign?

Posted on: 18 May 2017 | Category: 2017 posts

Jeremy Corbyn and Theresa May

Fed up of all the repeated rhetoric and relentless soundbites of the General Election campaign? With voter apathy looming over the election, find out our our top five 'facepalm' moments from the campaign trail so far - watch out for sausages, spaniels and slogan bingo...


Fake news and 'post-truth' politics - a new exhibition at FACT Liverpool

Posted on: 2 March 2017 | Category: 2017 posts

Newstweek - fixing the facts

A 'Newstweek' hotspot device that can intercept and alter the online articles we read on our mobiles*? A film trailer for a school-yard riot that never happened**? FACT Liverpool's 'How much of this is fiction.' exhibition brings together a wide variety of multi-media artworks that explore 'fake news' and 'post-truth' politics.


Trump protest: "This is a pivotal time for people to stand up for what they believe"

Posted on: 6 February 2017 | Category: 2017 posts

Crowds at St George's Hall

Political protests play an important role in the democratic process and can help to build solidarity and commitment among those who participate. Attending a demonstration provides very tangible evidence that others hold similar beliefs and ideals and this can be important in building a movement for political change.


Beat stress and visit these top places to chill out in Liverpool

Posted on: 16 January 2017 | Category: 2017 posts

Man in a gallery

January blues can be tough. But what should you do when Blue Monday comes around when you're trying to prepare for your exams?