Five opportunities you should know about

There are a whole host of opportunities that you can get involved in during your time at university. We’ve rounded up some of the top opportunities that you might not have heard about yet.

  1. Volunteer at the Victoria Gallery & Museum

If you’re interested in arts and heritage this might just be the opportunity for you. Found in the original red brick university building, the Victoria Gallery & Museum houses an incredible collection of curiosities from the 120 year history of the University. There are a number of volunteering opportunities available offering the chance to assist with school workshops, craft activities and lead guided tours. Further information can be found at:

  1. Get your story published on Student News

If you’re a blogger or a vlogger, or if you’ve got a topic or issue you’d like other students to know about, submit your idea and your work could be published on Student News. Previous contributors have written about a range of topics, from an account of what it’s like to study abroad to a special piece on feminism for International Women’s Day. You don’t need to have any previous writing experience and submissions are welcomed from all students, no matter what subject you are studying or what level of study you are currently at. Further information is available at:

  1. Learn Mandarin at Liverpool Confucius Institute

The Liverpool Confucius Institute is a collaborative project between the University of Liverpool and Xi’an Jiaotong University and the Office of Chinese Language Council International (Hanban) and is a focal point for all China-related activity in Merseyside. The Institute provides beginner and intermediate Mandarin lessons and works closely with schools and colleges, local businesses, community groups and individuals to promote Chinese language and culture. For more information visit:

  1. Get involved in a sports team

Sport Liverpool and the University’s Athletic Union (AU) offer more than 50 different sports, clubs and activities for you to get involved with. What is more, every club accepts beginners so it’s a great opportunity for you to try something new and find the sport that’s right for you! Not only will you meet lots of new people, but exercising regularly can keep you feeling focused and positive. More information about all the clubs is available at:

  1. Study abroad

If you’re wanting to make the most out of your time at university, have a look at the study abroad options which are available. The opportunities range from spending a year in China, to spending a semester at one of more than 100 partner universities around the world. Not only will you become a global citizen with connections around the world, the UK’s top employers think that Study Abroad makes students more employable. To find out more about studying abroad visit their webpages at:

Get involved

My Liverpool is your gateway to making the most of your time at University.

Whether you’re interested in volunteering, mentoring, taking an additional course, learning a new language, being a Student Representative, joining a sports club or any of the 140+ Guild societies, you can find out about all of these and much more in My Liverpool.

As well as new activities and new friendships, making the most of opportunities beyond your academic studies or research project can equip you with a range of additional skills, many of which will support both your learning and your future employability. The interactive website allows you to search by the activities you’re interested in or by the skills you want to develop.


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