Summer Socials 18/19

Don’t be thinking that now City Socials have finished for the summer that we’re going to leave you all without anything to look forward to, especially now the weather’s getting better. Our new Summer Socials have just kicked off and there’s still so many great things going on over the next few months that we just couldn’t bear to leave it another 3 months without meeting up. So if you’re a PGR student, a PGT student, on a March-start course or just sticking around in Liverpool over the summer, come along!

As usual, all the events will be free and we’ll be meeting up before the events so you’ll just have to bring yourself along ready to have a good time. To sign up for any of the events, please email studentopportunities@ljmu.ac.uk or send us a message on social media. This summer to make it easier, you can also sign-up through Eventbrite and Facebook events. There might hopefully be some room for people to just turn up, but it you book on beforehand it just means you are guaranteed a place!

So in date order, here they are (just click on the links for more info):

Thu 6th June | 14:00 | CULTURE: FACT visit

Mon 10th June | 20:00 | FILM: Dumbo

Thu 14th June | 18:00 | ART: Tate Liverpool EXHIBITION OPENING PARTY

Thu 20th June | 14:00 | CULTURE: Cathedral Trip – Tower Tour & Big Earth

Mon 24th June | 17:00 | CULTURE: Roscoe Lecture – Pamela Warhurst (Incredible Edible)

Tue 25th June | 13:00 | CULTURE: Picnic in the Park – Sefton Park

Thu 04th July | 16:30 | CULTURE: Culture Crawl Special – Pre-Grad Prep

Tue 15th July | 11:00 | CULTURE: Charles McIntosh viewing – Walker Art Gallery

Thu 24th July | 18:30 | CULTURE: Gay Pride – Queer Culture Crawl followed by Masquerade

Wed 14th Aug | 12:00 | FITNESS: Yoga with Mohan – John Foster Building

Thu 22nd Aug | 13:00 | CULTURE: Culture Crawl to The Beatles Museum

Wed 26th Aug | 11.00 | CULTURE: Blue Spaces – Ferry across the Mersey and Tate Trip

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What’s on in Liverpool June 2019

Things to do in Liverpool June 2019

It’s only early June and summer 2019 is already shaping up to be one of Liverpool’s best summers yet. The list of things to do in Liverpool this month is massive, but we’ve tried our best to give you our best bits of what’s on in Liverpool this June – LJMU discounts included throughout.

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What’s on in June

Luke Gerram’s Gaia

We recently did one of our famous culture crawls to see Luke Gerram’s giant earth in the Liverpool Cathedral and it did not disappoint! It’s there until 23rd June, so make sure you see it in time – you can come with us to our free city social on 20th June, just email us to sign up.

YEP directors’festival

Over two weeks, the Everyman theatre are showcasing young directors’ debuts and you can go for free! Find all the information you need on the Everyman and Playhouse website.

Lost Soul 2

Smash hit comedy Lost Soul returns for a sequel, ‘Smigger’s Wrecked Head’ at the Royal Court on 10th June. Email us for free tickets to Monday’s show, or show your LJMU student card at the box office to get £5 tickets on Tuesday 11th or Wednesday 12th June.

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Keith Haring exhibition

On 14th June, the long awaited Keith Haring exhibition opens in Tate Liverpool. Flash your LJMU student card to get free entry to see the artist’s famous murals and celebrate his amazing work.

Arrival City exhibition

Until 23rd June, FACT Picturehouse and Gallery will be showcasing Arrival City, an exhibition celebrating Liverpool’s immigrants, past and present. With a particular focus on the L8 area of the city, where many students call home, this is a great chance to learn more about your surroundings, and all for free.

Laces Out festival

Laces Out festival returns on 22nd June for a day of sneakerhead panels and endless amounts of rare, vintage and dead stock trainers for you to buy at the cool Invisible Wind Factory venue, just outside of the city centre. If you’re into your shoes, this is not one to miss!

Africa Oyé

Over the weekend of 22nd and 23rd June, head on down to Sefton Park to see live performances, shop at some stalls and enjoy authentic African food for Africa Oyé, one of Liverpool’s best loved festivals designed to celebrate African culture, all for free.

Liverpool vegan festival

Vegans of Liverpool rejoice! Liverpool vegan festival arrives to the glorious Anfield on 29th June, and tickets are just £3.

Sculpture sketching

The sculpture room in Liverpool’s Walker Art Gallery is one of our favourite spots in the entire city. On 30th June, the Walker are hosting a free sculpture sketching session from 11-1 and suitable for all abilities. You even get the materials provided, all you have to do is turn up and get sketching.

 

What a list! As you can see, there is loads happening in Liverpool in June 2019, and we’ll be sharing more posts on things to do in Liverpool throughout the summer. Get involved, take your friends, make some memories, and share your pictures with us @LJMUStudentOpps. If you would like to attend any of our free summer socials, see our Facebook page or pop us an email at studentopportunities@ljmu.ac.uk

Liverpool Bucket List

Things to do in Liverpool before you leave

Once you’re settled into student life in Liverpool, it can be easy to get stuck into every day life and put off seeing all the great things this city has to offer. But before you know it, graduation is just around the corner and there’s still loads left to see! To make the most of your time in Liverpool, we recommend you squeeze these in… Here’s your Liverpool bucket list.

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  1. Hit the beach

Sure, Liverpool has a great city centre, but did you know there’s a three gorgeous beaches all less than an hour away? The closest is Crosby, where you can find 100 iron men looking out to sea, which makes for an unusual insta pic, and just a few stops further on the train you’ll reach Formby pine woods and beach. Of course, there’s also New Brighton beach over the water for an old fashioned day out at the seaside.

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2. Take a trip to the top of the Cathedral

Speaking of the beach, you can even see the sea from the top of the Liverpool Cathedral, and as an LJMU student, you get two free tickets up the tower, saving you about £10. Make sure to pick up your cathedral tickets by popping us an email at studentopportunities@ljmu.ac.uk and take one last long look at the city from above.

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3. Picnic in the park

Liverpool has loads of gorgeous parks for you to picnic in – there’s the huge Sefton Park south of the city centre, Princes Park just a walk away or even Chavasse Park, right on top of Liverpool One. Grab some snacks, text your mates and make the most of the sunshine.

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4. Get some scouse down ya

With all of Liverpool’s culinary offerings, you may have missed Liverpool’s home dish, scouse. Make sure to try a bowl before you leave – you can always find it freshly made in the city’s old school cafes.

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5. Twist and shout

By the time you’re ready to graduate, we’re sure you know all the words to all the Beatles songs, but have you ever been to the Cavern? It’s where the band shot to fame and you can go down into the basement to dance all night, sixties style. It makes a change to Concert Square, that’s for sure.

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6. Magical mystery tour

Follow on with the Beatles theme and be a tourist one more time, taking the magical mystery tour through iconic Beatles locations, including the stars’ homes in the south of the city, the infamous Strawberry fields and Penny Lane and end your route at the beautiful Albert Dock.

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7. See a show

Liverpool has lots of lovely venues, and the best part is, LJMU students get access to them for free! Watch a film or enjoy a classical concert at the Philharmonic Hall, laugh your socks off at the Royal Court, or see a critically acclaimed play at the Everyman and Playhouse theatres. We still have free events this summer and you still have time to get your discounted tickets for students.

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8. Take a ferry across the Mersey

Head on down to the Pier Head and catch a ferry to cross the water where you’ll see a cracking view of the Liverpool skyline – great for those #tbt pics once you’re back home.

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9. Go to the match

If you’re lucky enough, get a ticket and go to a football match (and we all know which team you really want to see…) because you haven’t really been to Liverpool if you haven’t been part of that famous football atmosphere. At the very least, you can always book a stadium tour.

Think you can tick all of those off in time? We believe in you! And if you don’t, well, you’ll just have to stick around for a postgraduate degree…

If you have any questions about the offers, or want some more local recommendations, email studentopportunities@ljmu.ac.uk or send a message to @LJMUStudentOpps on Instagram or Twitter.

Things to do with kids in Liverpool during May Half Term 2019!

It’s come around again quickly and now that most of you have finished all your exams/assessments you have more time to be great parents or fantastic aunties/uncles this half term? […]

As a student at LJMU you are not only entitled to free and discounted exclusive offers but can also get kids involved too. There’s nothing worse than having to cope with bored little ones running around, so here’s a few tips on how to keep them entertained and make your life a hell of alot easier.

Did you miss Luke Jerram’s renowned giant moon last year?… don’t worry, he’s back but this time he’s bringing the biggest replica of the earth you’ve seen ever. Starting from this Saturday (26th May), the free exhibition is here for a full month so you’ll have plenty of time to show the little ones the big wonders of the earth without even leaving Liverpool.

Why not make a day of it and get your FREE LJMU ticket which allows two people access to the Tower Experience, saving you about £10. You can even try spot where you live or see the Welsh mountains on a clear day. To get your ticket email studentopportunities@ljmu.ac.uk

Also on Saturday 1st June, it’s the Summer Arts Market 2019. Celebrate the independents in Liverpool and get lost in stalls of artist, makers and designers. Entry is £3 and under 16’s are FREE – bargs!

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Why not keep the kids active this May half term and head to your local Lifestyles centre where there’s a range of fun activities for children aged 8+ (ages may vary according to centre rules).

Most activities run from Tuesday 28th to Friday 31st May so go along and enjoy the fun! Activ8 membership is for 8 -17 year olds and for only £10 a month (approx. £2/day) there’s a range of activities from inflatable pool days, dodgeball, gymnastics, bubble football to good old tug-a-war. There’s also an Activ Mini option now for 3 – 7 year olds. To find out more and sign up, check out what’s happening at a centre near you click here for the full list.

Don’t forget you can use all the Lifestyles facilities while the kids are having fun and if go before 4pm you can get active also by use your FREE LJMU Lifestyles gym pass!

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Want to start the Half Term off with a bang and treat the kids to a trip to the Playhouse to watch a performance of the famous TV show The Worst Witch? Then why not use your LJMU student card to get £5 discounted tickets plus your discounted family ticket for any under 16’s you bring along (subject to availability).

Also on at The Everyman this half term is Drama Week: May half term [For Key Stage 2] The award winning building will be opening its doors to give 7 to 11 year olds a jam packed week of games and a chance to create a performance. It’s a great way for children to explore their creativity, develop skills and make new friends. This comes with a cost £100 for the week so if you’ve got the money and need a rest from the kids then it looks like a great investment.

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Take the family for a stroll down to the Albert Dock to the famous family friendly Tate Liverpool. Whether children choose to go and play in the Clore Learning Centre or pick up a rocket backpack and explore the wonders of The Tate, there will be something that will cater for all ages. LJMU students get FREE access to all exhibitions and so do children under age of 12 years. There is also an event GET CREATIVE WITH FAMILY COLLECTIVE on Sunday 26th May (1pm – 3pm), where families of all ages can try out hands-on activities, learn new techniques, explore artworks from Tate’s displays and generally have the best time ever.

Also children (aged 12 or under) eat free at the Tate Café with any adult purchase of a main meal which can save those pennies of what is seen to be one expensive week. LJMU students also receive a 20% discount off the café and 10% of the shop when presenting a valid LJMU card.

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Sefton Park offers plenty to do for the whole family whatever the weather. If it’s a sunny day you can take a picnic and relax whilst the kids go and run around on the playground, or if you get caught in a shower why not take a trip to the recently restored Palm House containing a host of plant life from Africa, Asia, America, Australia and Europe that’s sure to make the kids feel like intrepid explorers.

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Check out other fun events and things to do during bank holiday in the Echo by clicking here.

For any information about the offers please contact studentopportunities@ljmu.ac.uk or check out our @LJMUStudentOpps social media pages and Exclusive Offers booklet.

LJMU free & discounted offers: How to access!

 

To find out more information on all all the offers, please click here for our latest booklet where all events and offers are listed. To make it easier, if you already know what offer you would like to access and the provider of the offer then just follow the 2 or 3 easy step process listed below.

Don’t forget we have our City Social events, where you can join the team and other students to get involved in some of Liverpool’s best experiences. For more information on these, please email studentsopportunities@ljmu.ac.uk or contact the team on social media @LJMUStudentOpps.

EVERYMAN & PLAYHOUSE

  1. Go to everymanplayhouse.com/ljmu to sign up for your YEP membership.
  2. Browse the website for any shows you would like to attend, you can book online, pop into the box office at either venue or call 0151 709 4776.
  3. Take your student card with you when you collect your tickets from the box office.

 

LIVERPOOL’S ROYAL COURT

  1. From up to 2 weeks before the day of the performance, call up on 0151 709 4321 or visit the box office in person.
  2. Let them know you are an LJMU student, how many tickets you would like and when you would like to go.
  3. Take your student card with you when going to pick them up.

 

LIVERPOOL PHILHARMONIC

  1. Call up 0151 709 3789 or visit the box office in person.
  2. Let them know you are an LJMU student, quote the code LJMUDISC and how many tickets you would like (up to 2 tickets per LJMU student).
  3. Take your student card with you when going to pick them up.

 

TATE LIVERPOOL

  1. Take your student card to Tate Liverpool as many times and whenever you want for free access to all exhibitions.
  2. To visit Tate Modern or Tate Britain, download and print the Tate voucher from www.ljmu.ac.uk/studentopportunities.

 

LIFESTYLES FITNESS CENTRES

  1. Visit the university website page for Lifestyles https://www.ljmu.ac.uk/ microsite/before-you-arrive/free-gym-membership.
  2. Download the form listed at ‘Step 3’.
  3. Print out and fill in the form then take the completed form to a Lifestyles near you.

 

LIVERPOOL CATHEDRAL

  1. Collect your tickets from your Student Opportunities Team on campus, or otherwise from the SAW central reception in the LJMU Aquinas building (Mount Pleasant Campus) from 10am – 3.30pm.
  1. Just bring your student ID along with you for collection and take your ticket to the Cathedral shop to claim it.

LightNight 2019

LightNight is one of Liverpool’s most cool and cultured events and we can’t wait to see all of the amazing performances and activities that have been planned throughout the city! Here are the Student Opps team’s top picks for the night. The information booklet is £3 and you can order one online from the LightNight website.

The Student Opps team are also running a Culture Crawl, taking you around the key areas for LightNight performance so that you can make the most of this boss event. Have a look at our Culture Crawl details and DM us or email to sign up!

Marcy’s top picks:

  1. Cave Rave (P.41)
    Time: 17:00 – 22:00
    Location: Victoria Gallery and Museum

About: Following the Ritual theme, this unique event will take you through the mysterious cultural rituals of people from the Stone Age. You’ll be led into a ‘cave’ by the light of lanterns, where you will undergo a tribe initiation ritual by a shaman. You’ll also get the chance to make your own cave art and, learn how bones were turned into musical instruments and other useful tools.

  1. The Drag Lab! (P.39)
    Time: 17:00 – 00:00
    Location: Everyman Theatre

About: Drag is one of my favourite forms of art and performance, and this Drag Lab is your chance to ask ‘what does drag mean to me?’. On what is describes as a journey of self-discovery, meet some of the city’s most subversive queer performers and explore the artistry of drag, whilst questioning and learning about your own views of gender.

  1. Zine Making with ROOT-ed (P.27)
    Time: 17:00 – 20:00
    Location: FACT

About: Zine’s are a great way to express yourself and expand your view of your own story. Pop along to FACT and create your own zine, exploring archetypal narratives from fairy tales to everyday life. ROOT-ed (Revolution Of Our Tie) is a self-published zine which aims to promote, support and inspire people of colour within the North West, so these are amazing people to meet and collaborate with for the evening.

 

Allie’s top picks:

  1. Digital Rituals Map Drawing Activity (p.27)
    Time: 16:00 – 20:00
    Location: FACT

About: In a world where we are surrounded by constant noise, images, comments and followers, FACT are asking us to create a map of our digital rituals, looking specifically at female and non-binary territories, linking ancient temples built to worship goddesses to modern rituals of liking and following. This should be an interesting one!

  1. Ghostly Goings-On (p.22)
    Time: 18:30, 19:30 & 20:30
    Location: Merseyside Maritime Museum

About: Venture through the Titanic and Liverpool: the Untold Story exhibition while being led by the Ghostly Goings-On tour guide, learning about Liverpool’s real life ghost stories.

  1. Street Party Along Windsor Street (p.40)
    Time: 18:00 – 22:00
    Location: Toxteth Library

About: On the edge of the city centre, there’s a huge family friendly street party happening packed with performance, spoken word, dance, music, film, food, arts and crafts, celebrating the local creative community.

Kimberley’s top picks:

  1. Late Night Ceilidh (p.33)
    Time: 21:00 – 23:00
    Location: St George’s Hall

About: Whether you’re an avid-ceilidh fan or a total beginner, joining the live ceilidh band Gallimaufry will have you laughing your head off and making mates with a room full of people… plus how often do you get the chance to dance around St. George’s Hall?! Great way to end your festival experience!

  1. Youth Circus (p.29)
    Time: 17:00 – 22:00
    Location: The Black-e

About: Without even knowing, you might have already passed the Black-e on the way to the Liverpool’s iconic Chinese Arch. Go inside this LightNight and let your inner circus performer shine by learning new skills and seeing a variety of performances from circus entrepreneurs. Forget the Greatest Showman… it’s all about The Black-e Circus!

  1. LJMU Events (p.39)
    Time: 17:00 – 22:00
    Location: John Foster and JLAD

About: See your very own LJMU uni buildings like never before this LightNight. There’s loads going on from watching A Unique and Spectacular Moment, an immersive show that will guarantee to be full of surprises and make you leave with a smile on your face, to seeing new comic superheroes ‘Shark Girl’ and ‘Komodo Dragon’ take on the world’s greatest threat-antimicrobial resistance in Antimicrobial Avengers.

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Booking may be required so check online before going. We hope we’ve helped you find out a little more about what to look forward to at this year’s event! For the full LightNight programme, please look at the official website here.

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Sound City 2019 Highlights

With exclusive offers for LJMU students, LJMU Student Opps go over their Sound City 2019 highlights

It’s finally here! Sound City is Liverpool’s coolest music festival and this bank holiday weekend it will be taking over the Baltic Triangle for us all to enjoy. There’s bands, DJs, barbecues, poets and plenty of performers – and the best part is, LJMU students get huge discounts on tickets! Once you’ve got yours, there’s loads to look forward to, including our Sound City 2019 highlights below.

Still need to get tickets? Head to the Sound City website and register with your student email, adding LJMU2019 at checkout to get your exclusive discount. But hurry, there’s not long to go now!

 

Red Rum Club

There’s nothing but Student Opps love for this Liverpool band, especially after their LJMU bespoke Q&A session, which seen Fran and Mike from the sextet band Red Rum Club come and answer some of our very own LJMU’s students questions. The band, a group of mates from Crosby, are currently on tour in the UK and looking to get the crowd going on their home turf at Sound City.

Performing in District on Saturday 4th May, the band will headlining the ultimate Modern Sky party, playing after Declan Welsh and The Decadent West and Natalie McCool. Once you’ve seen the boys from Red Rum Club play live and witnessed their true scouse banter, you’ll be booking tickets for one of their UK tour dates.

Kimberley’s SC Weekend Hot Picks: Loyle Carner, King No-One, The Tea Street Band

 

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Madelaine Kinsella

LJMU Creative Writing and English Literature third year student Madelaine will be making her Sound City debut on Saturday, performing at 1.30pm.

Her spoken word poems cover everything from boy troubles to her Shanghai adventures with LJMU Go Abroad, so you’re sure to get a unique and creative perspective on student life. Not only are Madelaine’s poems beautifully written, but her stage outfit is set to be a stunner too, so take a break from the hustle and bustle of the bands at Sound City to enjoy this soon-to-be LJMU alumni’s work and feel all artsy whilst you’re at it.

Allie’s SC Weekend Hot Picks: The Magic Band, Red Rum Club, Spinn

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Ugly Bucket Theatre

You may have heard of Ugly Bucket’s first piece, ‘Bost Uni Blues’, a unique and insightful look into life after graduation and how it affects your wellbeing. Well, the new and exciting theatre company, founded by LJMU alumni Grace Gallagher, is back with a brilliant new show, 2 Clowns One Cup. This hilarious show takes you through all things sex education, discussing important issues and young people’s views towards sex, and takes place at 5pm on Sunday – definitely not one to be missed!

Marcy’s SC Weekend Hot Picks: Katy Alex, Kioko, Only Sun

So with all that to look forward to, isn’t it about time you book your tickets? You can even download the Sound City app to plan your weekend. We’ll see you in the Baltic Triangle!

Assessment Stress: Tips to unwind and beat the blues!

It’s that time of year where the library becomes your second home, you start to forget what daylight looks like and you’re so far beyond stressed that you don’t even have a word to describe what you are… well let me tell you something, it doesn’t all have to be that way. Everyone has different ways they like to unwind, so we’ve compiled a few great ways to de-stress around Liverpool that you can attend for FREE (so as not to add money worries into the mix!). So take a break, try something new and you’ll be surprised how much of a difference it can make.

Try a Gym Class

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How much? FREE for LJMU students
When? Every day until 4pm
Where? Lifestyles Fitness Centres across Liverpool

Did you know that as part of the FREE off-peak Lifestyles membership you get with LJMU, you can attend off-peak classes for free too?! They have a wide range of classes to suit any ability and style of exercise so if you want to relax with Pilates, or you want to unleash some stress with Body Pump, we’re sure it’ll help blow away the cobwebs.

Listen to Classical Music 

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How much? FREE for LJMU students
When? Thursday 9th May
Where? Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

Have you ever listened to classical music whilst studying? Ever thought about seeing some incredible classical music live with a full orchestra? Well… you won’t believe it but there are two upcoming classical shows at the Phil where you can get 2 x FREE tickets for each one. Classical music has been proven to be a great de-stresser, and take it from us, seeing it live is something else. We’ve had plenty of trips to the Phil where our heads were crammed with worries beforehand and by the end we left feeling lighter than a feather!

Giltburg plays Beethoven 1– Thursday 9th May 2019, 7:30pm

Simply call the Philharmonic Box Office on 0151 709 3789 and quote ‘LJMU Student’ to book your tickets today.

Do a Parkrun

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How much? FREE
When? Every Saturday at 9:00am
Where? Princes Park (but there are locations all over the UK)

You against the clock, a 5k run, hundreds of people, sweat pouring from every… oh yeah this is meant to be a relaxing blog. Well how about you sign up and head on down to Princes Park for a nice healthy run in the outdoors. It’s open to anyone of any ability and is less of a competition and more of a fun, free and healthy activity you can do in a beautiful setting. There’s nothing like a good run to clear your head.

Wander around Albert Dock & The Tate

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How much? FREE for LJMU students
When? Every day 9am – 5pm
Where? The Docks

Going for a stroll along the docks is a sure fire way to help you relax and forget about your worries for a little while. As well as the wonderful river Mersey which is impressive in any weather, there are a host of museums and galleries that are all free to access, including the Tate, which is home to some incredible contemporary art. LJMU students get free access to all of their exhibitions all year round.

See the Best Views of Liverpool 

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How much? FREE for LJMU students
Where? Liverpool Cathedral
When? Every day 10am-4:30pm (check the website for Twilight Thursday opening times)

Why not try getting as physically far away from your worries as possible, that’ll work, right? It’s worth a shot anyway, and what better place to try it than ‘500ft above sea level,’ at the top of the Liverpool Cathedral. Plus, Twilight Thursday’s is back now, meaning every Thursday from now right through to October you can go up a little later than usual and watch the sunset over Liverpool as the city lights up. It’s a view that’s sure to take your mind off things for a while, and a little reminder (not that any of us need it) of how beautiful this city is.

Go see a free or discounted show

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How much? FREE or discounted £5 for LJMU students
When and Where? See info below

One of the best ways to escape the worries of the world is to immerse yourself into to a good show. An even better way to pick yourself up is to go see a comedy and have a good old belly laugh, nothing beats the Royal Court Scouse comedies and what’s more is that LJMU students get upto 4 free tickets to some of the shows so you can treat your stressed-out mates also. For slight more, but not breaking-the-bank more, you can pay for a discounted £5 ticket to go watch a classic at either the Everyman or Playhouse theatres. See what’s on below.

Liverpool’s Royal Court: My Fairfield Lady Mon 29th April till Wed 1st May, 8pm 
Everyman: Sweeney ToddFri 12th Apr till 18th May, 7:30pm
Playhouse: Heart of DarknessWed 1st – Sat 4th May, 7:30pm

 

We would like to wish you all the luck in the world during this tough time and if you are in need of any advice from our Student Engagement Team. The team can be contacted via studentengagement@ljmu.ac.uk or by telephone on 0151 231 3664 and drop in availability is shown at www.ljmu.ac.uk/studentengagement

Simply see how to access these and other offers by seeing our booklet by clicking here and looking on our social media pages @LJMUStudentOpps.

 

 

 

Spring Break – Top 5 FREE things to do for LJMU students.

The Easter eggs are filling the shelves and the end of the academic year is quickly approaching for some. With that in mind, make sure you take some time out of the books this Spring Break and enjoy the city – check out our favourite 5 things to do that are FREE for all you lucky LJMU students.

  1. Terrify yourself by watching Sweeney Todd

A classic is back on the Everyman stage and students can sign-up to Sweeney Todd for free by joining us on our City Social event on Fri 12th April, 6.30pm.

Or for a mere £5, you can buy a ticket to watch this well-known musical during this April and May. Why not use your LJMU 10% discount on food and drink before the show in bistro or café, but only if you can keep it down while witnessing the famous cutthroat story unveil.

  1. De-stress by working out or sweating it at Lifestyles

Did you know that LJMU students can sign up for a free membership, which includes free access to the gyms, over 100 classes, Olympic sized swimming pools, sauna/steam rooms plus much more. We think that the mind and body are separate, but what you do with your body can have a powerful effect on your mental wellbeing. They have a wide range of classes to suit any ability and style of exercise so if you want to relax with Pilates, or you want to unleash some stress with Body Pump, we’re sure it’ll help blow away the cobwebs.

Lifestyles have 13 centres across Liverpool, so go and make the most of your free pass.

  1. Watch the newly released film: Queen of Scots

If you’ve already been interested by the FREE films at the Phil this year, including the blockbuster Mary Poppins, and you’re stuck for something to do during the Spring Break, book tickets for you and a friend to watch another Mary, (Queen of Scots) on the world’s only Waldraw cinema screen. Either book your two FREE tickets for Tues 16th Apr by calling the box-office or join us and other students for a quick cuppa before heading to watch the film.

Seeing the screen rise from the stage along with the cutest organist playing a little jingle is an experience in itself.

  1. See the city at its best

Ever wanted to see Liverpool from a birds-eye view? LJMU students can get free access for two to venture upto the top of the Liverpool Cathedral Tower and even better Twilight Thurs are coming back 4th April where you can watch the sun set over probably the best city in the world.

If you don’t fancy going alone, join us on our Culture Crawl: Cathedral Tower Special (Thurs 25th April, 2.30pm), where we we’ll be taking you on a city tour finishing at the top of the tower. We’ll also be showing all the best sneaky little hidden gems around Liverpool and telling you things that you wish you would have found out earlier.

  1. Rewind at the Tate Liverpool

Going for a stroll along the docks is a sure fire way to help you relax and forget about your worries for a little while. As well as the wonderful river Mersey that is impressive in any weather, there are a host of museums and galleries that are all free to access, including the Tate, which is home to some incredible contemporary art. LJMU students get free access to all of their exhibitions all year round.

These are just a few of the offers available to you as a LJMU student and for more information, just check out our booklet by clicking here or follow us on social media @LJMUStudentOpps. Let us know if you want any more info or to sign-up to any of the events email studentopportunities@ljmu.ac.uk.

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Q&A with Red Rum Club – a chance to quiz the debut album chart toppers at LJMU

Liverpool band Red Rum Club released their long awaited debut album, Matador, in January and it flew to the top of the iTunes alternative chart and prompted sold out hometown gigs at O2 Academy and Phase One.

Having just played a full UK tour, the band have landed back home on Merseyside and are coming into LJMU for a very special Q&A session next week.

The session, hosted by Student Opportunities‘ Lewis Ridley and university partners Liverpool Sound City, gives a unique chance for both students and staff to ask the band their success, and perhaps dig a little deeper into the workings of a band.

On the event, Lewis says: “It’s a brilliant opportunity for any students that are interested in music journalism, or the wider industry, to get some experience in an interview environment The chance to quiz a band of Red Rum Club‘s calibre doesn’t come along often, so we’re really looking forward to it.

“We’re really lucky at LJMU, having Sound City as a partner means we have direct access to one of the UK’s best music festivals and having one of their top acts coming along to the university is really exciting.”

The event takes place in Redmonds Building Lecture Theatre 1 at 2pm on Monday 1st April.

Guests are asked to email studentopportunities@ljmu.ac.uk to sign up, or message the team on social media.

A reminder that LJMU students can get the cheapest tickets available for Liverpool Sound City by following this link: https://www.bit.ly/LJMU2019 and using the discount code: LJMU2019.

Watch the video for Red Rum Club‘s track Would You Rather Be Lonely? below.