10 free and COVID-secure events you can attend this week

We know it can be tricky to find things to do to keep busy at the moment, which is why we’ve rounded up 10 events you can get involved with over the next week.

You’ll also find more events and activities via the following webpages:

Please remember that if you ever feel like you need support or advice, our Student Support team is here for you. If you’re self-isolating and need help, email Student Services on: advice@liverpool.ac.uk.

Speed Mate-ing

The Guild have created Speed Mate-ing to help you make friends. With breakout rooms and conversation starters, you’ll have a chance to mingle and meet some like-minded people. The digital event takes place on Wednesday, 14 October.

Mindfulness and tea with the Meditation Society

If you’re in need of some peace and quiet, sit down with the Meditation Society and relax with a cup of tea. The online event takes place on Monday, 12 October from 6pm. You can find out more about the event via the Guild’s Events page.

Screenwriting with Heidi Thomas

Join award-winning dramatist Heidi Thomas on Saturday, 10 October from 4pm as she discusses the role of original creativity in the adaptation of classic and popular fiction. Thomas will be referencing her work on Cranford, Little Women, I Capture The Castle and Call the Midwife. You can book your ticket for this Liverpool Literary Festival event via our website.

Virtual Pub Quiz – Back to School

The Guild are brining you a virtual pub quiz on Monday, 12 October. With Che Burnley as quizmaster, you can expect wild rounds, quiz prizes and a cocktail masterclass from The Sphinx. The Virtual Pub Quiz will be taking place every Monday. Take a look at the Guild’s Twitch page to find out more.

Win £50 in the Greenbank Cook-In Competition

The Accommodation team have provided a pasta al’arrabiata recipe so that you can cook a meal with everyone in your household. If you live in Greenbank Halls, send a photo of your flatmates’ cooking to hallexp@liverpool.ac.uk and you could win a £50 Amazon voucher for your flat.

Don’t live in Greenbank? Take a look at the events on Browzer to find out what’s going on in other Halls.

Paul Mendez in conversation with Phoenix Alexander

Paul Mendez, author of Rainbow Milk, is appearing at the Liverpool Literary Festival this weekend in conversation with Phoenix Alexander. Taking place on Sunday, 11 October from 4pm, Mendez will talk about his ground-breaking, semi-autobiographical debut novel. The intersectional coming-of-age story follows 19-year old Jesse McCarthy as he grapples with his racial and sexual identities against the backdrop of a Jehovah’s Witness upbringing and the legacies of the Windrush generation. You can book your ticket for this Liverpool Literary Festival event via our website.

The Blinders Live powered by SoundCity

The Guild are bringing the best of local artists to you in an exclusive performance. Live on Guesthouse and powered by SoundCity, you can enjoy a live performance from The Blinders on Wednesday, 14 October from 7pm. You can find out more about the event via the Guild’s Events page.

Craft your own Ecobricks

Help reduce the plastic waste in our oceans and meet other craft enthusiasts at the Guild’s crafternoon series. You’ll need a clean plastic bottle, a wooden spoon, scissors and clean and dry flexible plastics from around the home (crisp packets, plastic bags etc). The activity takes place on Tuesday, 13 October from 4pm and there are lots more crafternoon sessions planned.

Note Taking Webinar

Struggling to make useful notes from lectures or resources? This KnowHow webinar will look at what makes an effective set of notes and identify different methods of creating these. The webinar is taking place on Wednesday, 14 October from 12pm and you can book onto the event via the University Library webpage.

FIKA app

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, Fika has created a dedicated series of programmes allowing students to learn from expert psychologists, other students, academics and professional athletes in five-minute video, audio and text programmes.

These programmes are specifically designed to help combat the challenges of remote study and the mental health impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. Programmes and audio guides cover topics including managing distractions and uncertainty, maintaining motivation and positivity, staying connected, self-care and healthy habits.

As a University of Liverpool student, you have free access to the Fika app. You can log-in using your liverpool.ac.uk email address.