Summer Term Events Programme – What’s on during week 3

It’s Week 3 of the Summer Term Events Programme –  a programme of events and activities for all students, whether studying online or in-person, to enjoy this term.

If you are already on campus, or in Liverpool, there are a selection of free in-person events taking place this week for you to take part in safely on campus alongside your teaching sessions. If you’re studying from home, don’t worry, as you can take part in many of the activities online.

View the full programme on the Summer Term Events Programme webpages, or by downloading the My Liverpool app, available on the App Store and Google Play.

1. Why read novels?

What is the point of reading a novel?

In this short talk, Professor Dinah Birch, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Cultural Engagement at the University of Liverpool, will attempt to answer that question, looking at some of the ways in which novels can give pleasure, expand your understanding of your own experience, and that of others, acquire a deeper knowledge of history, and sharpen your writing skills. It will end with some thoughts as to how to identify novels that you will find rewarding and enjoyable. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions.

When: Tuesday, 27 April, 1-2pm

Where: On-campus and streamed online

2. Student life in the University of Liverpool Archive

Special Collections and Archives have recently launched their new online exhibition titled “Student life in the University of Liverpool Archive”.

The exhibition draws upon a wide variety of archival material from within the University Archive to build a picture of student life at the University of Liverpool throughout the 20th century.

In this event, Robyn Orr from the Special Collections and Archives department will introduce the University Archive and the exhibition, highlight some of the team’s favourite items, and discuss the process of curating an online exhibition.

When: Wednesday, 28 April, 2-3pm

Where: On-campus – register here

3. Virtual Pub Quiz: Oscars

Test your zoom quiz knowledge and storm to victory at a virtual pub quiz like no other! Forget the Chasers, Pointless or any other pub quiz host, there’s no Quizmaster quite like our very own Che Burnley and with him at the helm anything can happen. Expect wild rounds, silly quiz prizes and even a cocktail masterclass from The Sphinx.

When: Monday, 26 April, 8-10pm

Where: Online – here

4. Talking Mental Health: “Disability in Academia”

Our guests will share their experiences with Disability whilst studying and in Academia:

  • Chloe Hudson: Third year Psychology student – Deaf & living with mental health difficulties.
  • Dr Jenna Kenyani: Chair of the Disabled Staff Network – Dyslexic & Short-term memory problem
  • Sarah Rainford: Alumni, Psychology Graduate – Living with Fibromyalgia
  • Sophie Williams: Alumni, Psychology Graduate – Autistic and other disabilities

Guests will share their personal experiences open and honestly.

When: Wednesday, 28 April, 5-6pm

Where: Online – register here

5. Green Guild: Open Trowel

Take centre stage at our Open Trowel. Lead a session on your green passion; whether that’s what you’ve got growing or project you are involved in.

When: Wednesday, 28 April, 2-3pm

Where: Online – register here

6. Public Lecture: Music and the ‘Sweet Science’ of Boxing

Music features prominently in the training and practice of sport, enhancing athletic performances and in media representations of competitive events. Adding an original perspective, Dr Simran Singh – Leverhulme Early Career Fellow with the Department of Music – presents ethnographic research conducted amongst elite professional and amateur boxers and kick-boxers in London. She compares how sporting and musical vocabularies, such as rhythm, groove and flow, are used and fused to identify, articulate and enjoy the sweet science of boxing practice.

When: Wednesday, 28 April, 5.30 – 7pm

Where: Online – register here

7. The Attack of the Zombie Jobs: Five ways to stay employable in an age of computers, Artificial Intelligence and job-eating robots

Over the next decade, millions of jobs are set to be lost to zombies – robots, Artificial Intelligence and digitisation. At the same time, millions of new jobs, new industries, and new sectors are set to be created. And that’s before we take into account Covid.

The pandemic has turbo-charged the future of work, giving us a glimpse into what the next decade has in store for those at work.

This session, delivered by Dr Paul Redmond, will give you an insight into the new future of work – and five ways you can remain not just employed, but employable for the coming decades.

When: Thursday, 29 April, 10-11am

Where: On-campus and streamed online

8. Liverpool Cathedrals Tour

“If you want a cathedral we’ve got one spare” Tick two Liverpool landmarks off your bucket list in one on our special Christmas cathedral tour. Admire the epic stained glass windows, amazing art installations and even a hidden phone box. Enjoy a trip along Hope Street and enjoy the unique, contrasting cathedrals.

When: Monday, 26 April, 2-4pm

Where: On campus – register here

9. Talking about my Generation: How to work, communicate and get on with people from other generations

Currently, there are at least five generations in the world: they work together, study together, live together. The problem is, not only does each of these generations view the world in its own generationally specific way, it communicates using its own unique generational ‘language.’

The aim of this session, delivered by Dr Paul Redmond, is to give you a user’s guide to each of the five generations – and that includes your own. You will learn how to communicate effectively with other generations, how to make the most of your own generational characteristics, and discover why for some generations, punctuation is becoming such a divisive issue!

When: Thursday, 29 April, 12-1pm

Where: On-campus and streamed online

10. Netflix Movie Night: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

Popcorn at the ready, pyjamas on and watch along with your friends from the comfort of your room.

This week’s movie: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society; In 1946 a London-based writer begins exchanging letters with residents on the island of Guernsey, which was German-occupied during WWII. Feeling compelled to visit the island, she starts to get a picture of what it was like during the occupation.

What you’ll need:

  • A Netflix account (whether you’re the bill payer or still have your mates’ login!)
  • Netflix Party Chrome Extension
  • All of the film snacks

When: Thursday, 29 April, 6-8pm

Where: Online – book here