Christina Doctor, First Year, Forensic Psychology and Criminal Justice
Although I am a student who was born and raised in Liverpool, and had previously visited the Anglican Cathedral, I’d never had the chance to go to the top of the tower until I noticed a City Social event from the LJMU Student Opps team. At around 500ft above sea level, Liverpool’s Anglican Cathedral has spectacular 360 degree views over the city and the River Mersey. Twilight Thursdays is an awesome experience, as it gives you the rare chance to see Liverpool transform as the sun sets over the city.
Before heading off to the Cathedral, we met up in the John Foster Building for cups of tea & coffee and biscuits. This was a great way for people to be introduced and to get to know each other. As an icebreaker, we broke into small groups, and took part in a small quiz. What made it relevant to the theme of the City Social event was that it was based on different city skylines, and we had to try and recognise as many as possible in our groups.
For me, Twilight Thursday was awe-inspiring experience, as it changed my perspective on Liverpool. I used to think that I had seen most of Liverpool and – because I’ve been in the city my whole life – I thought I had seen and done all it had to offer, but this experience made me appreciate how beautiful and dynamic it actually is, even on a cloudy day. I envy anyone who gets to visit the Cathedral tower at twilight on a sunny day, as being able to watch the sunset over Liverpool would have been the only thing able to make my particular experience of Twilight Thursday even better.
I really enjoyed Twilight Thursday at the Anglican Cathedral, as it gave me the opportunity to do something I have never done before, as well as the chance to get to know Liverpool better. My favourite aspect of this City Social was the experience of making some amazing new friends.
As an LJMU student you can get your FREE tickets to see Liverpool at twilight from SAW central reception in the LJMU Aquinas building (Mount Pleasant Campus) from 10am – 3pm. Just bring your student ID along with you and you will be able to get your free LJMU pass (which includes a pass for a friend). Otherwise we will be out on campus next week between 11-13:30 – check out our weekly what’s on blog which is published on Sundays to find out where we will be on which day.