Liverpool Guild of Students

Liverpool Guild of Students

At a glance

Causes

  • Education

Other details

Geographical remit: 
Local

Objectives

We the students’ union of the University of Liverpool. We exist to improve, develop and enrich the lives of all students at the university by:

  • providing opportunities for the expression of Student opinion and actively representing, supporting and advising Students;
  • acting as the recognised representative channel of communication between Students and the University of Liverpool and other external bodies;
  • promoting the interests and welfare of Students at the University of Liverpool;
  • facilitating social, cultural, sporting and recreational activities and forums for discussions and debate for the personal development of its Students, and providing services and support for its Students; and
  • working with other students’ unions and affiliated bodies.

Our impact in 2017/18 can be measured:

  • 232 societies, (232 in 2016/17): 10,007 society memberships (8,371 in 2016/17), with 6,725 unique members (5,803 in 2016/17)
  • 20,606 sandwiches were sold, up from 15,781 in 2016/17
  • 17,178 daytime enquiries or visits to the Guild reception
  • 326 University bookings hosted within the Guild
  • 29,830 hours of room bookings were facilitated, including 15,705 hours of student-led activity. This is down from 22,691 in 2016/17. This is not a result of less activity taking place, but is due to developments in recording practices.

 

 

Activities

The Guild undertakes and facilitates a wide range of services and activities.

The Guild’s venues provide students with a place to meet, with a coffee shop and bar space which provides a range of food within the building.

The Guild houses Liverpool’s second largest live music venue, the Mountford Hall. This venue is used for external gigs, as well as awards ceremonies, performances and formal dinners.

Space is available for Student Activity Groups to book for events and this is a growing area of the work and one of the key areas we now support. 

The Membership Services Department is made up of three main teams; Advocacy, Democracy and Campaigns, and Student Activities.

The Advocacy Team’s work includes supporting and developing course representatives, providing academic advice, and supporting Guild officers in committee activity.

The Democracy and Campaigns Team facilitate student-led campaigning. They also ensure the Guild is a democratic, involving organisation, through delivering elections, administering the Guild’s Change It platform and facilitating meetings of the Summit.

The Student Activities team support the work of student societies and provide volunteering opportunities, offering students the chance to lead activity, develop new skills and meet other students. They work closely with the University to develop Hall Students Committees, ensuring that students have the best possible experience living in University accommodation. The team also has a range of activity to support sustainability. Working closely with students, the University and other stakeholders they offer opportunities for students to have a positive impact on the environment around them. Volunteers have worked with local schools, developed innovative approaches to sustainability challenges and worked to green the curriculum.

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