Published On: Sun, Oct 14th, 2012

The editor’s letter

Good evening everyone!

It’s been a particularly busy week at the Guild as they have been hosting so many events and campaigns. We live blogged the last two forums – Liverpool Life and Societies Life. Liverpool Life discussed the role of Police and Crime Commissioners with NUS VP Welfare Pete Mercer. One of our own lecturers is running for this position, and you can find out more about him here. The other hot topic was Arriva buses – I remember being frustrated at not being able to get to lectures in my first year way back in 2009, so it’s a real shame that this issue is still on the agenda. Lots of you told LSMedia about your experiences, and you can read President Sam Butler’s responses here.

On Wednesday, people around the world marked World Mental Health Day, including us here in Liverpool. You can read our article here – I was overwhelmed by how many people came forward to speak about their mental health experiences, and I hope the day can spark a real time to talk here on campus. You can read about the Liverpool Debating event on Wednesday here.

Elsewhere on LSMedia, we’ve been introducing our new column ‘All that’s Left’, interviewing Matt Cardle, discussing the Central Foodbank and learning about the experiences of a student in Japan. You can also read our new blog on the US elections, a review of Oil and Sugar #2 at the Liverpool Biennial, a look at Kevin Pietersen’s reintegration or see what the Beauty team are loving this week.

As always there is loads to do in the coming week, including lots of Give it a Go activities and Congo Week, presented by three collaborating societies.

A very special mention goes to our sister society, LSRadio, who are launching their new programme tomorrow with a whole day of excitement! They’ll be live from 10am with the Breakfast Show, followed by a four hour lock in where you, the listener, decide who gets to leave, and completed with lots of DJs from the team. You can tune in here and join them for the Launch Party afterwards here.

They’ve been running a vote on the first song played, and I, for one, will be less than impressed if it isn’t this…

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Have a fantastic week!

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.