Join us for a ‘Great Read’

Whether you love to read fiction, or you think fiction isn’t for you, our short story collection for Welcome 2021 will give you something to think about, and to talk about!

Changing Natures is a collection of seven short stories that you can dip in and out of as you prepare for the new academic year. Some of the stories are from world-famous authors like George Orwell and Toni Morrison, and others are written by our very own students. Each story reflects on the concept of ‘Changing Natures’, the environment, human nature or the changing world around us – from ‘The Demon Lover’ to ‘A Cadaver’s Guide to Referenda’ to ‘The Last Question’, you’ll find something to interest and inspire you.

How do I get involved?

You can download the FREE e-book here: and add it to your chosen reading device to enjoy in your own time.* Once you’ve read the book, here are a few suggested ways to get involved:

  • Discuss the stories with your fellow students and tutors – ask them if they’ve read the stories and what they thought of them.
  • Take a look at the welcome programme and throughout semester 1 for related events, activities and discussions
  • Tell us what you think of the stories on social media using #LivGreatRead

*If alternative formats are required, please email

To find out more about The Great Read and how reading fiction can improve your wellbeing, academic success, and even your employability, visit:

Liverpool Literary Festival 2021

For more literary events and discussions, don’t forget that the Liverpool Literary Festival returns on Friday 8 October till Sunday 10 October, featuring another brilliant line-up of authors, TV personalities and poets for you to enjoy. Explore the full programme and book your tickets on the Festival webpages.

This includes an event dedicated to The Great Read featuring full-time GP and TV personality Dr Amir Khan.