As we get ready for the start of a new academic year, we’ve been looking back at some of the amazing accomplishments and memories our students have made over the past 12 months.
In no particular order, here are our favourite #LivOriginal best bits:
Saving lives with a tuk tuk ambulance
Mechanical Engineering students Beth and Kiaya worked alongside Médecins sans Frontiers and The Hague University to help develop a way to convert tuk-tuks into ambulances. The project. which is still ongoing, aims to find a simple, inexpensive way to provide medical aid in areas where more traditional methods aren’t that effective.
Creating political radio waves
It was another triumphant year for the award-winning Politics Hour show which broadcasts every week on Liverpool Student Radio. In what has been a rather tumultuous year in global politics, our politics students have worked tirelessly to deliver quality discussions about current events from the UK and around the world.
And lastly to the team that takes on the show, enjoy it we know you’ll love doing it, and we can’t wait to listen to what you create next year! The 2018/19 Politics Hour ❤️3/3 pic.twitter.com/9u6t3GTWlS
— Politics Hour (@LSRpolitics) May 8, 2019
Breaking land speed records with Arion4
Our incredible Velocipede Team broke both the male and female hand cycle land speed records at the World Human Powered Speed Challenge in Nevada with their new bike – ARION4. This was the fourth year running that Engineering students have taken part in the challenge and, in a change to previous years, the team designed and built a bike which used hand power rather than leg power.
Helping Liverpool’s homeless dogs
We loved learning more about our incredible vet students who are providing free health and wellbeing check-ups for the homeless hounds of Liverpool in partnership with The Big Issue North. The charitable Trusty Paws clinic runs twice a month out of a drop-in centre and all treatment is carried out by vet students, under the supervision of a qualified vet.
Making memories in Iceland
Kathryn Ashton sent us a postcard from her amazing third-year Geography field trip to Iceland. The group spent two weeks conducting fieldwork and getting the chance to see a vast range of the amazing sites and landscapes Iceland has to offer.
Landing a top role at Google
Harrison Tse secured a role at Google as a Customer Engineer during his final year studying Computer Science. During his time at Liverpool Harrison completed two internships – one at JPMorgan and the other at Google. He began his new role in July and in five years time hopes to become a world-renowned Cloud Engineer!
Presenting at London Fashion Week
PhD student Jen Davies presented Nabil Nayal’s SS19 at London Fashion Week. Jen co-directs the luxury fashion brand and her behind-the-scenes coverage of the show gave us a great insight into the world of fashion.
Huge well done to PhD student Jen Davies who presented Nabil Nayal's SS19 collection at @LondonFashionWk yesterday! Watch Jen's Instagram story with backstage footage via our Instagram account (@LivUni) or our Facebook page https://t.co/tLW4nrgkVU #LFW #NabilNayal pic.twitter.com/gYlL8WV4xy
— University of Liverpool (@LivUni) September 19, 2018
Skiing up a storm
This year we asked students to share their favourite #LivUniMemories with us and were treated to some spectacular entries. The winning entry was this great video from the Snow Sports Society’s trip.