Meet your Student Opportunities Team

Meet your Student Opportunities team, here to help you make the most of student life at LJMU.

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It’s a new year and your Student Opps Team would like to introduce you to their newest member, Allie. You may already be familiar with the other team members (especially the golden oldie, Kimberley) but to find out a little bit more about each one of them, we’ve asked five quick-fire questions:

Allie from LJMU student opportunities
Allie

Name: Allie
Role: Student Opportunities Officer of Digital Engagement
Degree achieved: International Fashion Promotion & Digital Marketing MSc
Birth sign: Scorpio (don’t hate me)

1) What’s the best thing about living in Liverpool?
Definitely the people. Scousers are the kindest, funniest people on the planet. It can be hard for others to understand sometimes, but the scouse comedy plays showing at the Royal Court should help you to understand. They’re just one of the many things happening in Liverpool. There’s something fun to do every night of the week, which I love.

2) If you had one superpower, what would it be?
I’d love to be able to teleport. I could go anywhere in the world at the click of a finger – just imagine the money I’d save on flights…

3) What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done?
I got to live out my childhood dream and crowdsurfed at a blink-182 gig once, so that’s the coolest thing I will ever do.

4) Which of the Student Opps offers appeals to you the most and why?
Probably the free exhibitions at the Tate gallery. I’m a bit of an art geek and love going for a walk around the Albert Docks whilst seeing some work from some incredible artists. You can see the likes of Schiele, Emin and Matisse, all right here in Liverpool and all for free!

5) What’s the best piece of advice you could give to any current student?
Make the most of life at university. You might feel like you’ve got forever to enjoy yourself but your time here will fly by, so make friends, get out and see the city (with us!) and take everything LJMU has to offer you. You deserve it, after all.

Marcy from LJMU Student Opps
Marcy

Name: Marcy
Role: Student Opportunities Graduate Intern
Degree achieved: Journalism
Birth sign: Libra

1) What’s the best thing about living in Liverpool?
There is so much to do, no matter where you live. Every area has a cool vibe of it’s own and I love getting around and experiencing new things. The arts scene in Liverpool is also amazing, there are so many creative people who are doing brilliant things, there’s always something on!

2) If you had one superpower, what would it be?
I’d want to be able to pause time and do whatever I want, although I’m afraid I would mostly use it to steal nice glasses from chain restaurants and I don’t know if thieves get to have superpowers, so they would probably be revoked eventually – but at least I’d have a well-stocked kitchen.

3) What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done?
I went to New York on my own, and I did a stand-up comedy set in front of a room full of NY comedians. I’m really glad I did it even though I have no idea if I was any good because all I remember is being really glad that I didn’t faint, and that my mum would never hear any of the jokes I’d just said.

4) Which of the Student Opps offers appeals to you the most and why?
The free and £5 tickets to the Everyman, Playhouse and Royal Court are amazing because these theatres offer such a variety of performances and it’s a really good (and cheap!) way to get out and do something different.

5) What’s the best piece of advice you could give to any current student?
Immerse yourself in all  of the cultural offerings of the city! I’d recommend going to see all of the shows that the graduate drama students are doing, there’s loads of really cool original work out there at the moment and it’s a great way to spot up-and-coming talents, and support LJMU alumni. And while your a student, try to make the most out of your SU! Join a society, become a course rep, or go to one of the events that they have planned – who doesn’t want a ton of free stuff, and about 6 bags worth of Domino’s vouchers?

Lewis from LJMU Student Opps team
Lewis

Name: Lewis
Role: Student Opportunity Officer Intern
Degree achieved: Media Culture Communication
Birth sign: Scorpio

1) What is the best thing of living in Liverpool?
The best thing about living in Liverpool is how much there is going on. Whatever day of the week it is and whatever you’re into there’s something to do.

2) If you had one superpower, what would it be?
An undo button, just for those little slip ups like calling someone the wrong name, knocking someone’s pint over, or dropping your phone down the toilet…

3) What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done?
Decided to support Carlisle United.

4) Which of the Student Opps offers appeals to you the most and why?
The Student Opps offer that appeals to me the most is the Royal Court Theatre. Its great that you can take up to 3 other people, even if they’re not students, and because I’m not really into the more high-brow theatre there’s some good, light-hearted Scouse stuff on there.

5) What’s the best piece of advice you could give to any current student?
Organise. If you’re organised with your work from the off you’ll thank yourself for it when it comes to deadline time, set aside time to work and give yourself time to play – that’s important too.

Kimberley

Name: Kimberley
Role: Student Opportunities Coordinator
Degree achieved: Quantity Surveying BSc
Birth sign: Aries (curious – I’d say abit nosey) 

1) What is the best thing about living in Liverpool?
The people! Scousers are such a kind, friendly bunch and really proud of coming from such an amazing city. No wonder the city was crowned the Capital of Culture in 2008, with all the theatres, sports venues, art galleries and not forgetting having the most museums outside of London, the city has so much to offer. Proud to be a Scouser!

2) If you had one superpower, what would it be?
The power to walk through solids (e.g walls, doors), I’ve made a habit of walking into lampposts and always forgetting my keys, so having not need to worry about either of them anymore would be a blessing plus save many injuries.

3) What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done?
Beside the Kiwi Experience being one of the most craziest things I’ve ever done, when I was living in Queenstown (New Zealand) I did 3 bungy jumps in one day.

4) Which of the Student Opps offers appeals to you the most and why?
All the offers are great but the Lifestyles, free off-peak membership to all classes, swimming pools and gym facilities in 10 different centres = bargs! Love the free pass upto the top of the Cathedral too but as it’s abit too cold at the mo, the Lifestyles offer has just beaten it to the post.

5) What’s the best piece of advice you could give to any current student?
Enjoy and make the most of every moment of being a student because it will just fly-by and before you know it, it’ll all be over. Get doing things around the city, especially if you plan on leaving Liverpool when you graduate, as you’ll really regret not experiencing everything the city has to offer.

LJMU student opportunities team group picture against zap grafitti wall, Liverpool
LJMU Student Opportunities Team

So, if you ever see our lovely LJMU Student Opportunities team around campus, make sure to come and say hello, and maybe tell us what your superpower would be…

For more information on what the team can offer you during your time at LJMU, see the LJMU Student Opportunities website and your new booklet by clicking here.