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Residential services travel plan

The University has produced a Travel Plan for students, staff and visitors who travel to and from the University. Work is ongoing developing the ideas contained in the report and implementing specific aspects of the report. To view the full report please go to and follow the link to the Travel Plan.

The Residences will fully participate in the development and implementation of the University’s Travel Plan and will continue to promote alternatives to private car use such as public transport, cycling, and walking.

Sustainability policy

University of Liverpool Sustainability Policy (1)


Sustainable development is a concept that underlies the aspiration for a better quality of life for everyone, both now and in generations to come. It is about achieving social and economic aspirations while at the same time protecting and enhancing the environment; as such the University of Liverpool has a corporate social responsibility to create a sustainable environment for its staff, students and surrounding communities. The Sustainability Policy seeks to build an institutional culture of sustainability that encompasses the interconnected economic, environmental and social factors. Following a consultation process within the Sustainability Governance Structure it was concluded that the Sustainability Policy will be supported by a series of policies that reflect specific sustainability issues, most importantly the Environmental Policy. The University recognises the need for consistency and coherence across its policies and strategies; this policy has relevance and repercussions for other University plans, policies and strategies and should be taken into account as they are revised.


(Waiting for final endorsement by the Council)

  • Embed sustainability into the campus, curriculum, community and culture of the University through the establishment of good leadership and management practices
  • Meeting and where appropriate exceeding UK and European legislative and regulatory guidelines, and aspire to meet indicators and best practice requirements in respect of sustainability
  • Raise sustainability and environmental awareness and promote sound environmentally and ethically responsible behaviours in all staff and students
  • Develop and maintain the Estate, and surrounding landscape, with due regard to environmental impact and social value
  • Develop and implement effective and efficient utility and procurement management measures, policies and procedures
  • Develop and implement waste management practices that prioritise disposal in line with the waste hierarchy so as to reduce the institutions waste output to landfill
  • Develop purchasing policies and procedures that encourage the purchase of goods which have minimal impact on natural resources and avoid the exploitation of individuals, communities or organisations
  • Implement a Travel Plan to develop and promote sustainable travel policies and procedures
  • Take a leading role in advancing the sustainability agenda in the North West region and continue to develop local, national and global partnerships and networks.


Through implementation of the policy, it will be the University of Liverpool’s aim to seek to be accredited with Environmental Management standard ISO 14001.

The policy applies comprehensively to the activities of the University including the Guild of Students and Student Halls of Residences. The responsibilities and arrangements for any practical steps arising out of this Policy are laid out in the Sustainability Strategy and accompanying Sustainability Strategic Action Plan and activities will be monitored by the Sustainability Advisory Board.

TV licencing, students and the law

When do I need a TV Licence?

You need to be covered by a TV Licence to watch or record live TV programmes on any channel, or download or watch BBC programmes on iPlayer.

This could be on any device, including a TV, desktop computer, laptop, mobile phone, tablet, games console, digital box or DVD/VHS recorder. If you do any of the above without a valid licence, you risk prosecution and a maximum penalty of up to £1,000, plus any legal costs and/or compensation you may be ordered to pay. You will also still have to buy a TV Licence if you need one.

To find out more, go to 

How can I buy a TV Licence?

There are lots of different ways to buy a TV Licence. Whether that’s through weekly cash payments, using your nearest PayPoint outlet, spreading the cost with monthly, quarterly or yearly direct debit, credit/debit card or by post – just choose the one that suits you best.

For more information on the ways to pay, go to 

If I live in halls, won’t I already be covered by a TV Licence?

Your room needs to be covered by its own licence if you're plugged in to watch or record programmes as they're being shown on TV or live on an online TV service, or if you download or watch BBC programmes on iPlayer. If there are TVs in communal areas, check with your halls' manager to see if they’re covered by a halls' licence.

What if I live in a shared house?

You'll probably only need one licence between you if you have a joint tenancy agreement for the whole house – this is the most common type of shared house arrangement. You might need your own licence if your accommodation is self-contained. That means you have exclusive access to washing facilities, or your own entrance to the property. You will also need your own licence if you have a separate tenancy agreement for your own room. If you're not sure, check our advice for tenants and lodgers.

Won't my parents' licence cover me?

Your parents' licence will not cover you while you're away at university unless you only use a device that's powered solely by its own internal batteries and not connected to the mains.

What if I'm not at uni for the summer?

If you're leaving your halls or rented accommodation and moving back home for the summer, there's a good chance you won't need your TV Licence if there's one at home. You can see our policy and apply for a refund online.

What if I don’t need a licence?

If you don't need a TV Licence, we would ask you to let TV Licensing know so that they can update their details. They won't then send you any letters for approximately two years.