Liverpool Guild announces shortlisted names for renaming Gladstone Halls
You can vote for your favourite from Monday 19th April
The Liverpool Guild of Students has announced the four shortlisted names in running to replace the current name of Gladstone Halls in Greenbank Halls of Residence following student campaigns to rename the building.
After the Guild opened nominations last month, the following names have been put forward: John Archer, Emma Clarke, Dorothy Kuya, and Anthony Walker.
On the Guild’s website, the campaign says: “The power is in your hands to campaign and vote for a fitting new name that reflects the values of Liverpool students; those who study on the campus and who will start their University journey in the Halls.”
Rename Gladstone Halls: The Shortlist 📣
We called upon students and staff @LivUni to propose potential new names for the hall.After an overwhelming response we can now reveal the shortlist
— Liverpool Guild (@LiverpoolGuild) April 9, 2021
The Guild stresses how important it is for students to vote on this decision: “As the renaming of Gladstone Halls is the direct result of two distinct student campaigns spanning three academic years, and as it is also a place of residence where thousands of students have and will live, this is a distinctly student-owned space and students should play a significant role in the renaming process.”
Guild President Adnan Hussain told The Tab Liverpool: “I am very excited about the student referendum vote, an opportunity for students to have their say and to decide a new name for the halls formally known as Gladstone.
“We received over 400 submissions for a new name for the halls, which highlights the positive engagement from our campus community. We have shortlisted four inspiring individuals and I believe each would be fitting to commemorate on our campus. I am thankful to all those that have engaged with us at the Guild over the last three years on this matter.
“The power is now in the students’ hands to campaign and vote for a new name that reflects the values of Liverpool students; those who study on the campus and who will start their University journey in the Halls.”
You’ll be able to vote for the new name from Monday 19th until Friday 23rd April on the Guild’s website.