MA Student shortlisted for ‘Tourism Young Person of the Year’

LJMU student, Victoria Smith, 24 was shortlisted for the ‘Tourism Young Person of the Year’ award at this year’s Liverpool City Region Tourist Awards 2022.

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The awards, that took place at Liverpool Cathedral, saw businesses and guests from across Liverpool celebrating the city region's tourism sector. 

Victoria studies MA Making New Theatre at LJMU and also has an LJMU undergraduate degree in Drama and Creating Writing. She was nominated for her work at Shiverpool performing as ‘Mary Coffins’ for the street theatre show, here in Liverpool. 

Victoria from Formby said: “I'm fiercely passionate about promoting our city, and I've been very fortunate to find a job where I can combine my love of performing with my pride in our neighbourhood . As a Shiverpool tour guide, it's our duty to leave our guests well informed of Liverpool's historical legacy, in order for them to go off into the night, appreciating how the city has developed into a vibrant, cultural destination so popular with tourists from all around the world. 

On her nomination, Victoria said: “I’m hugely humbled to have been nominated, when I found out, I was completely speechless and that seldom happens! This job is an absolute gift for me, and I count myself lucky each time I wear the Shiverpool hat.” 

Shiverpool, were also nominated for Independent Tourism Business of the Year, which they scooped the award for on the night. 


Lucy Carew AKA Chiller Black, Shiverpool Artistic Director, said: “Victoria has worked with us now for nearly three years and has become a valued asset to the company and a much loved friend and member of the Shiverpool team, and her energy, loyalty, consistency, kindness and love for the city always shines through.  

“Being shortlisted is an amazing achievement and it was great to celebrate her nomination and Shiverpool’s 'Independent Tourism Business of the Year’ award at the event.” 


You can read more about Shiverpool and the reasons Victoria was nominated on Shiverpool's website

You can also find out more about studying BA Drama and Creative Writing or MA Making new Theatre at LJMU. 



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