Join the conversation at online event reflecting on 2020

An online event on Wednesday 16th December will bring together speakers from across the University of Liverpool to reflect on 2020 and ask staff, students, alumni and the general public to share their experiences of a truly unique year.

The panel for the Reflecting on 2020 event will feature Vice-Chancellor Professor Dame Janet Beer, Pro Vice-Chancellor for Education Professor Gavin Brown, Executive Pro Vice-Chancellor for the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences Professor Louise Kenny and Professor Tom Solomon, Chair of Neurology and Director of the NIHR Health Protection Research Unit in Emerging and Zoonotic Infections.

Joining them will be student and Psychology Society (PYSCSOC) President Lucy Skelhorn and Shantanu Kundu, medical student and Founder of the Be Free Campaign.

Organised by the Department of Psychology’s Belongingness team, the Reflecting on 2020 event will ask the panel and attendees to share an experience from 2020 that showed the best in people, a learning from this year and any lifestyle changes 2020 has brought about that could be continued even once the pandemic is over.

Yiovanna Derpsch, Demonstrator, PhD researcher and Belongingness Co-lead in the School of Psychology, said: “The main aim is to offer everyone a pause, a moment to reflect on the year we have all gone through, individually and collectively. It’s been such a tumultuous time, that it might be important for people to gain some sort of ending, ‘closure’, as a summary of the impact of the year. But also as a ‘move-forward’ opportunity to start looking at 2021 with a sense of hope.”

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