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Welcome from Professor Mark Towsey, Head of the Department

I’m very pleased to welcome you to the Department of History.

History at Liverpool is staffed by internationally recognised researchers who are also strongly committed to teaching. We work to ensure our students receive a challenging, wide-ranging education and the skills they need to enter the workplace successfully. As one of our History students, you will have the opportunity to gain both broad comprehensive historical knowledge and develop your own expertise by following your passions. We offer a wide range of modules: from late antiquity through to the present, from the local through to the global, and across the latest developments in social, political & cultural histories.

We believe that studying History at University level involves students and staff working and learning together. It is a process where the end goal goes far beyond remembering dates and places; our aim is to see our students leave Liverpool as broadly educated, historically grounded, global citizens. With this in mind, we will work with you throughout your degree to develop and hone your skills in historical research, deep reading, critical thinking, strong analysis and effective communication (both orally and on paper).

We have put together a full suite of events for Welcome Week, tailored both to new students joining us for the first time at undergraduate or postgraduate level, and to returning students. We look forward to seeing you there!

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any queries. Our School Student Support Centre is based at 11 Abercromby Square and is open Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm, or you can email us at

Good luck with your studies!

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The University of Liverpool Confucius Institute

Based at the University of Liverpool, the institute is a focal point for all China-related activity in Merseyside, working closely with schools and colleges, local businesses, community groups and individuals to promote Chinese language and culture. Visit the University of Liverpool Confucius Institute website.

Confucius Institute Welcome Week Events

The Confucius Institute is hosting a wide-range of Welcome Week events, open to all students:

Tuesday 19 September

Meet the teams fair
University Square

Tai Chi 
LCI Space (126 Mount Pleasant)

Wednesday 20 September

Mandarin Language and Calligraphy Taster
11am-12pm Mandarin taster
1-3pm Calligraphy taster
LCI Space (126 Mount Pleasant)

Thursday 21 September

Chinese crafts
11am-12pm Paper cutting
1pm-3pm Wood printing

LCI Space (126 Mount Pleasant)

Friday 22 September

Calligraphy, paper cutting, wood printing and music
The Guild 

Tai Chi 
LCI Space (126 Mount Pleasant)

Chinese music at the societies fair
The Guild


Open Languages at The University of Liverpool

Our Open Languages programme follows a blended learning approach, with weekly on-campus teaching, supported by additional learning materials in CANVAS, our virtual learning environment. Using CANVAS as a key part of our programme allows us to be flexible and makes use of the latest technology-enhanced learning styles.

Open Languages extracurricular modules are not credit-bearing, but do include regular (optional) assessment and feedback opportunities to allow students and tutors to measure and discuss progress. There are usually 11 weeks of teaching followed by the optional final assessment in the 12th week. The fee for the assessment is incorporated in the cost of the course which is the same whether you choose to take the assessment or not. Students who attend 70+% of the classes will receive a Certificate of Engagement. Additionally, current UoL undergraduates can request to have their Open Languages course recorded in their HEAR if they also sit the optional assessment, please email to enquire at the end of your course.