Summer Term Events Programme (STEP) – My review of week four

Author, Olivia Carpenter is the On-Campus Editor at Liverpool Guild Student Media. Liverpool Guild Student Media (LGSM) is a student-led media society, consisting of an online newspaper, radio station and TV channel, aiming to deliver relevant, interesting and entertaining news and stories for the entire student population of the University of Liverpool.

Although the University’s successful Summer Term Events Programme sadly comes to a close with this final week of events, it sure enough finished with a bang!

Week Four

Give it a Go

Tuesday arguably gave our grandparents a run for their money with a stitching and embroidery Crafternoon developing intricate skills in the art department, whilst Thursday gave students the chance to brighten up their grassy garden areas ahead of the warmer months with some Seed Bomb Making by the Guild’s Give it a Go session.

Guild Events

Tea Talks were of course held every day this week where friends, old and new, came together to have their weekly chit-chat and handed over phone numbers and Snapchat usernames to stay in touch with the hope of a future beer in hand at their next encounter. Speed Mateing on Wednesday from 6-7:30pm went ahead followed by a fabulous Netflix Movie Night on Thursday showcasing a bit of eye-candy for the ladies with Will Smith in Hitch. On a slightly more serious note, students joined in with the Study Group Sessions (hopefully not) cramming in for final deadlines and preparing for summer exams!

Employability Activities

On Wednesday at 1-1:30pm the Careers department supported final year students both in Life Sciences and Psychology to ensure a graduate job after university, guiding them in what can seem a daunting entrance into the workplace after graduation.


STEP’s KnowHow Webinars this week prepped students across the University for their upcoming exam season. This included preparing for short answer assessment questions on Tuesday from 11-12pm followed by preparing for essay style online assessments on Thursday 11-11:45am. These have been invaluable for students and have effectively supplemented their academic studying over the past month.

Arts and Culture

Tuesday saw a fun and interactive library literature quiz on how well you know your books whilst the Arts and Culture department also examined how close to current advances in engineering and technology some of the Marvel technologies actually are and considered if they could be made in The Technology of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and Beyond talk.

On Wednesday Dr Rachael Wiseman, Senior Lecturer in Philosophy, held an insightful public lecture on ‘Moral Creatures – Shaping the World Through Human Images’, looking at the moral implications of human image making. Additionally, to finish off Thursday, we had a reading hosted by anthology editor John Freeman on The Penguin Book of the Modern American Short Story: A Reading and Conversation from the Anthology.

These activities gave all a well deserved enjoyable break from the past jam-packed month and ensured that the programme finished on a high note!

Next week is Wellbeing Week and there are plenty of in-person and virtual activities taking place – view here