10 amazing opportunities you can get involved with right now

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As well as amazing events in the city and work placements you can get involved with at Uni, there are also loads of other amazing opportunities you can take part in to make the most of your time studying with us. In this article we’ve rounded up 10 fantastic opportunities you can apply for now or find out more about so that when the vacancies open, you’re ready to apply.

  1. Become an Environmental Volunteer For Merseyside National Trust

Help look after our coastlines, forests, woods, fens, beaches, farmland, moorland and historic houses by volunteering for the Merseyside National Trust. You’ll be able to volunteer on Sundays at some of the Trust’s amazing local properties, including Speke Hall.

You can find out more about the volunteer opportunity via the Guild’s website.

  1. Watch The Girl on the Train for £5 at the Playhouse Theatre

If you become a YEP Member you’ll be able to watch the Everyman and Playhouse’s amazing theatre productions for just £5. Signing up as a member is free and you’ll also get free access to their theatre workshops and pre-show events. The Girl on the Train is being performed from Monday, 11 March until Saturday, 16 March.

  1. Learn how to code for free

Learn how to install and set up Python on your laptop for free with HiPy – a community of people dedicated to introducing coding to anyone and everyone. The next session takes place on Wednesday, 27 February. Sign up now! The session is open to all levels. Absolute beginners and seasoned hackers welcome.


What’s Python? It’s a programming language that’s used in web and app development.


  1. Spend your summer abroad – apply now

You could spend time this summer abroad studying at a summer school or carrying out a research project. There are a number of tuition-free places available. You’ll need to apply by 11.59pm Wednesday, 13 March 2019. Find out more via our Summer Abroad webpages.

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  1. Learn how to fly with the Liverpool University Air Squadron

The RAF Volunteer Reserve unity provides flying training, adventurous training and personal development skills to students. 20 students are recruited each year. You can find out more about the Squadron via the RAF website and contact the organisation to find out when they’ll next recruit.

  1. Keep bees with Green Guild

The beekeeping volunteers meet once a week to inspect the Guild’s beehives. They also help keep the bees healthy on these visits. If you volunteer, you’ll learn how to keep bees and how the society works inside the hives.

  1. Attend Dr Azzeezat Johnson’s talk on intersectionality

As part of the Guild Talks series, Dr Dr Azeezat Johnson from Queen Mary University of London will be speaking about intersectionality and Black Muslim women’s clothing practices. The talk is taking place on Tuesday, 5 March at 5:30.

Dr Iyiola Solanke from the University of Leeds will also be speaking on Monday, 1 April at the Guild on discrimination and the anti-discrimination law.


Don’t forget, you can also get involved with any of the Guild’s societies or Sport Liverpool’s sports clubs. You don’t just need to be a first year to join a society or club.


  1. Get published on Student News or takeover our Instagram account

Want to get published on Student News? Get in touch with our Student Communications Manager Francesca McFarlane and we’ll work with you to produce an article. You could also takeover our @LivUni Instagram account.

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  1. Learn a language

German, Italian, Chinese or Spanish – we can help you learn a number of languages during your time studying with us. You can start as a beginner, intermediate or advanced learner. Find out more about how Open Languages works via the website.

  1. Visit the Tate and attend Open Circuit

We’ve partnered with Tate Liverpool which means that you can get free access to the Tate’s special exhibitions. Using your student card, you can also get 10% discount in Tate Liverpool’s café and shop. You’re also invited to attend an event for our staff and students called Open Circuit that includes a curator talk on the Fernand Léger exhibit, live music and arrival drinks.

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