Liverpool Guild of Students
|Motto||To Listen, Lobby and Lead|
|Institution||University of Liverpool|
|Members||c. 21,000 total|
|Affiliations||National Union of Students|
Liverpool Guild of Students (LGoS) is the students' union of the University of Liverpool (not to be confused with the Liverpool Students' Union which represents Liverpool John Moores University), though LSU and LGoS are now in partnership.
The Guild's mission is listen, lobby, lead - which encompasses its devolved approach to representation. Unusually, the Guild elects a team of largely non-portfolio sabbaticals officers who steer the organisational priorities. The staff team of 30 manage and develop day to dy and long term work of the Guild in three directorates - Membership Services, Central Services and Social Enterprise.
The title also refers to the Guild of Students building, which is the centre point of activity in student life at the University and is run by the four sabbatical officers. It contains various bars and cafes as well as administrative offices, meeting rooms, training facilities and the Athletics Union. It also hosts live music, theatre and comedy in its four main venues - Mountford Hall, the Stanley Theatre, James E Brown Room and the Courtyard.
The building was built in three stages, evident from the difference in architecture. The original building, housing the Gilmour Hall (originally the debating chamber) was built in 1911. The middle section was built in the 1930s and the largest part, housing the Mountford Hall and the Courtyard was opened in 1966. Originally the Courtyard was open to the elements, before being covered in the 1990s.
The current Chief Executive of the Guild is Tricia O'Neill.
LSMedia, LSRadio and LSFilmmakers 
LGoS used to publish the Liverpool Student newspaper, which was a joint publication with Liverpool Students' Union and Liverpool Hope Students' Union, until it closed down in May 2007 because of increasing costs and declining advertising revenues. Shortly after, in 2007 LGoS produced its own official publication, Sphinx magazine, referring to the original student publication of the Guild in the early 1900s. Sphinx itself folded by the start of September 2008 due to rising costs and a lack of advertising revenue.
Although not officially organised by LGoS, Sphinx magazine was replaced with the web based venture LSMedia (Liverpool Student Media) The site launched on October 23, 2008. In 2011, under editor Matt Healy, LSMedia was shortlisted for a Guardian Student Media award under the category "Website of the Year". Following on from this success the LSMedia site underwent a layout change, under new editor Dani Telford. The site also was listed on popular news search engine Google News.
The Guild is also home to a student run, internet radio station, LSRadio. Founded in 1961 as radio enthusiast group, Liverpool Amateur Radio Society, the station has gone under many different names including XSLive in the 90s, ICON Radio between 2002 and 2011, before rebranding as LSRadio in 2011. Notable LSRadio alumni include BBC Radio 1's Nick Grimshaw and Tulip Mazumdar. LSRadio is a member of the Student Radio Association.
The third Guild media society is LSFilmmakers (often abbreviated as LSFilm). They work with the Guild, LSMedia and LSRadio to produce student relevant content on YouTube and Vimeo, as well as live streaming through sites such as UStream.
Guild Live 
Guild Live was the name of the entertainments provision at the Guild up until 2008. The Mountford Hall is the largest hall, accommodating around 2,500 people. There is also the Stanley Theatre, commonly used for gigs and theatre performances, the James E. Brown room and the Courtyard which are also used for various events.
LGoS now works in collaboration with the Academy Music Group regularly hosting gigs and concerts on their behalf in Mountford Hall and the Stanley Theatre. Recent appearances include Dizzy Rascal, Elbow, the Manic Street Preachers, Noah & the Whale, Calvin Harris, Example and Skrillex.