Published On: Sun, Sep 30th, 2012

Forums return for the new term

The Life Forums at Liverpool Guild of Students return this week, providing an opportunity for students to have a say on the issues that matter to them.

For this round, set questions and guest speakers at each forum will be kicking off the debate.

Guild Life, which tackles all Guild related issues on Monday 1st October, will be asking should there be a budget for candidates or should they be allowed to spend as much as they like? Should we have named positions such as Vice President Education? Al Powell, a democracy expert from the NUS will be talking about our current election system.

University Life, discussing all things educational on Tuesday 2nd October, will be joined by Pro-Vice Chancellor for Student Experience Kelvin Everest to ask if we are partners or consumers in our education, and how course reps can improve teaching and learning.

Societies Life, for all those involved in societies on Monday 8th October, will have a range of Guild Award winning societies on hand to discuss collaboration and how the Guild can best support societies.

Liverpool Life, the forum for anything in the city and community on Tuesday 9th October, will be joined by NUS Vice President Welfare Pete Mercer to speak about why students should care about the upcoming Police Crime Commissioner elections and how to register to vote.

There will also be elections to Student Council at each forum, with four representatives elected in each area.

All forums take place at 5.30pm in the International Lounge at LGoS, and refreshments will be provided.

 LSMedia will be live blogging all of the forums, so check back here if you’re unable to head along or want the latest news.

About the Author

- Millie is in her fourth year at UoL, studying an MA in Politics and the Mass Media. During her time here she has been involved with English Society, Debating Society, Student Council and LSMedia, where she was a News Editor for 18 months before taking the role of Editor-in-Chief. She is a lover of all things political, has written for a local newspaper and runs three blogs. Originally from Gloucestershire, she is happiest in her wellies, but loves Liverpool for its live music, art and cocktails. Her weaknesses are old Penguin books, cameras and a good cup of tea.