We can’t quite believe that it’s almost that time of year again, but next week we get to celebrate the incredible achievements of our LJMU students at the Summer 2018 Graduation!! Whether graduating with an undergraduate degree or picking up your doctorate, you’ve all worked so hard and deserve to have a fantastic day celebrating YOU.
So whilst you’re around the city, and for many of you with friends and family in toe, we’ve drawn up a list of food discounts and things you can do with over Grad week. It’s gonna be a good one!
I mean, it doesn’t get closer than the actual building you’re graduating in right?! The beautiful Liverpool Cathedral is a great place to visit all times of the year, but filled with the excitement of graduation, it’s on another level.
Things To Do: Whilst you’re in there for graduation, why not use the opportunity to visit the Cathedral Tower? The views are incredible, and it would be a brilliant way of showing a plus one friend or family member your fab city in a short space of time, not to mention a total Liverpool bucket list activity! Tickets can be accessed from your LJMU Student Opportunities Team office (0151 231 3714) or from the SAW Central reception desk in the Aquinas Building.
Royal Court Theatre
Food To Eat – The Royal Court’s Courtyard Bar & Kitchen will be offering graduates and their families 3 plates and a glass of fizz for £20. They have also kindly said that if graduates just want to go in for a drink, they can have a free glass of fizz on them if you can prove you’re a graduate!
Things To Do – There is a fantastic play to see every single night of the week at the Everyman next week as the Rep Company wow us with their final week of performances. The full list of what’s on and when can be found here. Tickets are just £5 for LJMU students and anyone who qualifies for YEP membership, and around £16 for any other adults. If you’re willing to risk it and wait though there could be some last minute cheaper tickets on the doors!
Food To Eat – Throughout Graduation Week the Everyman Bistro will also be offering bottomless Pimms cream teas. Yes you heard right. BOTTOMLESS PIMMS AND CAKES. Wow. More details about prices and so on will be released on the @liveveryplate Twitter/Instagram site over the next few days!
Whilst the Tate is a little further to walk than other places in the City Centre, it shouldn’t take much more than 15 mins from the Cathedral and is a great location to show off the Docks to your friends and family.
Things To Do – On next week at the Tate are Constellations, which is a collection of the best pieces from the nation’s collection of modern art, Life in Motion: Egon Schiele/Francesca Woodman featuring drawings and photography from two fantastic artists, and Open Eye Gallery and XUZHEN®’s Physique of Consciousness workshop, which will be ‘the first cultural fitness exercise ever made’. Whilst all are free for LJMU students, non-students must pay £12.50 on the door or £10 if booking in advance for the Egon Schiele/Francesca Woodman exhibition.
Food To Eat – As always the Tate Cafe will be open 10am-5pm every day throughout graduation. The light and bright space will be great on a sunny day and will offer a slightly different vibe to other restaurants, cafes and bars in the city. LJMU students can get 10% off all orders by flashing your LJMU student ID card.
National Museums Liverpool
Things To Do: You’ll all know by now that Liverpool has an amazing selection of museums dotted around the city, with National Museums Liverpool boasting 8 museums and galleries as in the pic below. Entry is free for many of them including the Museum of Liverpool, which is currently displaying the Double Fantasy exhibition which tells the story of John Lennon and Yoko Ono in their own words. Don’t forget that LJMU students can go to see the fantastic Terracotta Warriors in the World Museum as well for just £2. Whilst the discount doesn’t apply for friends and family, this is a once in a lifetime experience and well worth the ticket price for anyone visiting the city!
On top of LJMU’s cultural partnerships, there are some other brilliant Graduation food offers around Liverpool. You can check out the official LJMU Graduation page to find some fab deals around the Hope St area here or just have a search on Google or Twitter.
Whatever you do, have a ball…
We are so proud – congratulations to you all!