Get involved: Activities and events taking place this month

Black History Month Talk

There’s lots going on across the city and on-campus this month. Here are some ideas for things to do during October.

Black History Month

There are many events taking place in October to celebrate Black history, arts and culture as part of Black History Month.

On 22 October the University of Liverpool BAME staff network invite students to a talk from Dr. Jason Arday, Associate Professor in Sociology at Durham University that will focus on disrupting racism in higher education.

Liverpool Guild are also hosting a number of events during the month, offering the chance to explore the beauty and power of black culture and history through panel events and club nights.

Visit our Black History Month hub to find out about events and exhibitions at the University and in the wider city.

Free Digital Skills workshops

Digital Skills have never been more important. That’s why the Careers & Employability team have recruited and trained a group of University of Liverpool students as Digital Coaches to help share their knowledge and develop the digital skills of their peers.

There are sessions take online and on-campus weekly. Workshops this week include using digital to improve your project management skills, making the most of Facebook advertising, and how to use Google’s suite of free resources.

Click here to view the full list of sessions and book your place.

KnowHow sessions

The University of Liverpool KnowHow team have a fantastic array of online and on-campus workshops and tutorials taking place this month. KnowHow will help you improve your academic skills. There are sessions on essay writing, planning your dissertation, writing reports, and finding information for your assignments.

You can find online tutorials on Canvas, or book a place at a workshop. For more information on the KnowHow programme click here.

Fearsome Film Festival

It’s Halloween this month, and St Luke’s Bombed Out Church in Liverpool is showing 14 horror films as part of its fearsome film festival.

What better way to enjoy a spooky film than sitting outside in the centre of one of Liverpool’s oldest venues. Bring your blankets, cushions, and comfy jackets to get cosy in or to hide from the scary scenes!

The fearsome film festival runs features everything from classic 1980s horrors to family friendly spooky movies. Tickets are available to book now.

Follow the River of Light Trail

An outdoor illuminated art gallery is set to take over Liverpool’s world-famous waterfront with the theme, Rhythm of the Light.

For 17 nights (Friday 22 October to Sunday 7 November) the River of Light Trail, will showcase the work of leading local, national and international artists across the Liverpool Waterfront.

River of Light will bring together a number stunning audio and visual installations to create a walking loop.

The full list of installations head to