Introducing Handshake

Handshake is our exciting careers platform, available for you to use throughout your time with us and beyond.

Handshake is a dedicated platform for University of Liverpool students to help you find the jobs that you’re looking for both during and after your studies and it makes it even easier for employers to recruit you! It is trusted by 900+ universities and 425K employers worldwide and its networked approach to connecting students, employers, and universities helps you to benefit from:

  • Exclusive opportunities from employers who want to hire Liverpool students
  • Access virtual and on-campus careers events 
  • Virtual 1-to-1 chats with employers
  • Careers and Employability guides and resources
  • Access to the Career Studio 'send a message’ service
  • The opportunity to read employer reviews and connect with your peers

Accessing Handshake as a current student

Every University of Liverpool student has access to a Handshake account. We’ve taken care of creating an account for you, no need to register. You just need to activate this to begin! 

You must activate your account to access your information on Handshake and to update your profile.

Claiming your account is easy and can be done in less than 60 seconds.

To access:

  1. Visit
  2. Select the blue icon for ‘LivUni Student? Register/Log In Here’
  3. Enter your University of Liverpool (MWS) details as follows on the following screen: Your MWS username followed by and your MWS password
  4. You will then need to authenticate your login through Duo 2FA on your phone for added security. See here for further details.

Accessing Handshake as a graduate

All graduates can continue to access Handshake after leaving University of Liverpool. You will access through your personal email address rather than your UoL details.

To access:

  1. Visit
  2. Select the option to ‘Sign in with your email address’
  3. Enter your personal email address (not
  4. If your email address is already against your record, choose a password and begin to access.
  5. If your email address is not against your record, please complete the registration process supplying the details requested and we will activate your account within 48 hours

If you have any problems accessing your account email us at or drop-in to the Career Studio on University Square to speak to our Career Coaches - no appointment necessary.


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