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University of Liverpool

Student life

Liverpool, a thrilling world city, has been home to explorers and revolutionaries for over 800 years. Their pioneering spirit is alive in the city and inspires our university. Today the city is enjoying a resurgence, driven by its designation as European Capital of Culture in 2008. With more museums, theatres, galleries and listed buildings than in any other region outside London, Liverpool's cultural wealth has long been a major attraction. Now one of the UK's top five retail destinations, Liverpool is where you can certainly shop until you drop at the new Liverpool One complex.

Boasting more number one hit singles than any other city, Liverpool's music scene could not be more eclectic, while its nightlife is vibrant, energetic and rivals that of any other UK city.

When eating out, visitors can choose from a host of restaurants, cafes and bars that cater for all tastes and budgets. Home to two of Europe's most famous football teams - Liverpool and Everton FC - the city's achievements in sport are internationally recognised. Add to this a waterfront with the same World Heritage Site status as The Pyramids at Giza and the Taj Mahal, Liverpool is truly the jewel in the crown of England's North West.

The University campus is located on 100 acres in the heart of the city of Liverpool, close to many major transport links. The Campus is a memorable place to visit, with its beautiful historic buildings alongside ultra-modern institutes, teaching laboratories and residences.

The University of Liverpool has a fantastic student community and a vast range of extracurricular activities taking place every day. Students' union, Liverpool Guild of Students, is one of the largest in the UK, offering a host of social events, activity groups and opportunities to build new friendships. If one is looking for nightlife, films or comedy, students can always venture into the vibrant city of Liverpool, which is just a short walk from campus.

University’s sports facilities offer everything from football and hockey to dance, windsurfing and skydiving! With around 50 sports clubs, 100 exercise classes and fantastic sports and fitness facilities, there is something for everyone. The University even has a new Sports Cafe for relaxing with friends.

The University also has a wealth of learning resources across the two main libraries, the Sydney Jones and the Harold Cohen. Students will have access to:

  • an ever expanding collection of over 1.9 million books;
  • a growing portfolio of over 44,000 e-books;
  • online access to all the major academic databases;
  • extensive special collections of rare books, archives and manuscripts;
  • access to the City Library and the libraries of Liverpool Hope University and Liverpool John Moores University;
  • 24-hour opening on weekdays throughout the academic year;
  • over 2000 PC's giving access to the University's centralised IT network and the software it provides.


The University of Liverpool has over 4500 student rooms, in the two popular student villages and on campus residences. Residences provide more than a place to sleep. They are lively, friendly communities with great facilities ranging from cafés to libraries. Specially trained Residential Advisors live in and are on-call out of office hours and at weekends.

New undergraduate students are guaranteed a place in university accommodation if:

  • They have chosen University of Liverpool as their 1st choice and have accepted an Unconditional Firm offer (UF) or a Conditional Firm offer (CF) and
  • Applied for accommodation no later than 31st August (UG), 31st of July (PG).

Most of first year undergraduates live in catered accommodation, either on campus or at one of the two Student villages in Liverpool's main student suburban area just a few miles from the campus. Catered rent includes a private room, covers all bills and includes breakfast and 3-course dinner from a large, quality menu.

The University guarantees first year international postgraduate students University accommodation on campus provided they apply no later than July 31st. Generally the University can also accommodate first year home and EU postgraduate students. Postgraduate accommodation is offered mainly on a self-catering basis with single-occupancy private rooms (some en-suite).

Career services

The University of Liverpool’s award-winning Careers & Employability Service provides a range of expert advice and information to give students a head start in the graduate job market. According to a recent survey by The Times and the research firm High Fliers 2013, the University of Liverpool is one of the top 25 most targeted universities by leading graduate recruiters. In 2013, our Careers and Employability Service was ranked 2nd in UK for student usage in the UK Graduate Careers Survey.

Resources and opportunities available to students include:

  • A comprehensive careers website and one of the largest careers resource centres in the UK;
  • Dedicated Careers Advisors for International students;
  • A unique internship programme designed to give you access to local, regional and national employers;
  • A wide range of job opportunities; full and part time jobs; voluntary opportunities and work experience placements in the North West, across the UK and even internationally;
  • Opportunities to meet organisations keen to recruit Liverpool graduates;
  • Support from the team of professional careers advisers.


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University of Liverpool
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L69 7ZX
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Liverpool John Lennon Airport is around eight miles from the city centre and offers flights from various parts of Europe. A low-cost bus service from the airport to the city centre is operated by Merseytravel. Manchester Airport, which is around 45 minutes from Liverpool, is the destination for flights from around the world. There is a direct rail link and coach service from the airport to Liverpool City Centre.