About the University of Liverpool

The University of Liverpool is a global, Top 200 ranked university based in the heart of Liverpool, touted as 4th ‘friendliest city’ in the world by Rough Guides.

The University is proud of its diversity, with students from over 100 nationalities amongst its 33,000 student body, and its global network of 216,000 alumni based in 171 countries. This diversity mirrors Liverpool itself, an outward looking city that welcomes people of all backgrounds.

As a research-focused University and member of the prestigious Russell Group, it strives for academic excellence across all of its subjects and disciplines.

It has also recently invested over £600m in new facilities on-campus, which aim to provide a high quality experience for all students.

You can find out more about the University of Liverpool here.

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    Study Facilities

    Students studying in Harold Cohen Library

    If you need to prepare for classes or follow up on what you have learned, the University’s two libraries, the Sydney Jones and Harold Cohen, with over 2.5 million study resources, are available to you. 

    Wi-Fi is available across campus and in your accommodation, and laptops are available for loan within the libraries. 

    Our teaching rooms are fully equipped and provide a comfortable and flexible space within which to learn.  With both social and quiet study areas and over 2,000 computers situated across the campus, the University is set up to provide the very best environment for you to achieve academically.

    Books on a shelf in a University Library

    Sports Facilities

    Students playing table tennis outside Sport and Fitness Centre

    If you want to relax outside of class time, you’ll be able to use the University Sports Centre, with its fully equipped, state-of-the-art gym, 25m swimming pool and regular exercise classes. 

    The sports hall is available to book for football, basketball and other sports. The Centre also has squash courts and a bouldering wall, so there really is something for everyone.

    Students working out at the Sport and Fitness Centre

    Welfare Facilities

    Students in LGOS working on laptops

    As well as the central University facilities which are in place to support you during your time in Liverpool, the International Summer School Central Office, offers a daily drop-in service to help you with problems big and small, as well as and bookable appointments with trained welfare staff if you prefer more privacy. 

    We hope you won’t need to, but if necessary, you can ask for a referral to specialist University welfare staff. 

    We aim to give you the peace of mind of knowing that there is someone to go to if any problems should arise.


    Liverpool Guild of Students

    Front signage of the Liverpool Guild of Students

    The Liverpool Guild of Students is a student-led organisation which represents your interests as a student here at the University of Liverpool.

    Not only do the LGOS provide advice to students in a number of welfare and support areas, they also have a large number of facilities that you can access as part of your time as a student with us.

    There are areas to eat, drink and socialise at the Sphinx, the Courtyard and Starbucks, as well as relaxation and study spaces and large music venues which have hosted large music touring acts such as the Buzzcocks, Razorlight, Sean Paul and more from all over the world.

    For more information about the LGOS, head to their website here.

    Shot of students relaxing in LGOS courtyard