Before you join us

If you’ve met your offer and are joining us, find out about what happens next before you arrive at the University.

Before You Join Us Queries

What should/could I be reading or doing before I join?

 

Whilst there is no specific reading list, we have developed an online Pre-Law course to help you to acclimatise to the study of law at degree level. You can access this course any time before Welcome Week but we recommend you start as early as possible. The course should take between 4 and 8 hours.

You can find more information about this on the Law Welcome pages, with details about what the course will entail and how to access it.

Are there any specific books or software that I have to buy?

 

There is no specific literature that you need to buy beforehand – the libraries are well stocked, with online access also, and for any books that you may want to own, many are sold or passed on by other students, so it’s worth waiting to see what you need, want and is available.

You also won’t have any specific software requirements within Law and any software that is required would be available, in most cases, through the University, such as Microsoft packages.

Are there any opportunities to prepare myself for my course and the essential skills to help me settle into my studies?

 

For those securing places to study with us, you will gain access to a number of online resources through the student portal that will allow you to find out more information about University life, your course and study skills. This will be part of pre-arrival information and Foundation Week.

Alongside the pre-arrival tasks that you will have read about above, we will also ensure that there are a range of opportunities, both during the initial Welcome Week for all new students, and Foundation Week for both new and returning students, to attend sessions that will support skills development and knowledge. These will be made available to you via our Welcome Pages, communications from the University, and a Welcome Week app that you will receive more information about shortly.

Where can I keep up to date on the situation with Covid-19 and how it will impact my arrival and my time at University?

We recognise that the current situation can be confusing with a large amount of detail regarding Covid-19, and changing circumstances and guidance. To this end we are constantly updating our own guidance for you to gain clarity.

To find out more and to keep up to date with the latest guidance, head to our Safety Hub.

Accommodation

What are the dates the university accommodation contract runs between?

2021/22

1st year undergraduate contract                 18/09/2021 – 18/06/2022
Returning undergraduate (2/3/4/5 year)     18/09/2021 – 09/07/2022

When will I find out about my accommodation?

If you have applied for University-owned accommodation before 31 July, and were a firm offer holder who met their requirements, your accommodation is already guaranteed.

Offers are generally sent out in the middle of August, and should be secured by you through Liverpool Life, along with the provision of a Damage Deposit of £150.

If you are an undergraduate joining us via your insurance choice or clearing, you should apply as soon as possible, and we will do our best to provide you with accommodation or point you in the right direction of securing accommodation within the city. Information will be sent out to you shortly after your offer is confirmed with us regarding how to make an accommodation application. 

For more information, or to apply for accommodation, visit our accommodation page.

When are my payments due for university accommodation?

You have two options available for making your accommodation payments, these include in full or in three instalments. 

  • If you are paying in full, this needs to be paid by 1st October 2021.
  • If you are paying in instalments, these are due in October, January and April (13th of each month for 21/22)

You can set up your instalment plan via our online payment system. The payment plan must be set up before 27th September 2021 in order for your first instalment to be processed on time.

Payments of less than £300 must be paid in full.

More details on making payments for your accommodation can be found on the paying your accommodation fees webpage.

How do I get a receipt for my payment?

If you have paid via the online payment system, a receipt will automatically be e-mailed to the e-mail address supplied when the payment was made.

If you have paid via CIBC International Student Pay, CIBC will provide confirmation of payment.

If these are not sufficient, please request a receipt a feesenq@liverpool.ac.uk

I have a query about my fees, who do I contact?

You can view a full list of FAQ's from the central student fees team.

If you need to contact the Student Fees team, you can email them on: feesenq@liverpool.ac.uk or call 0151 794 6777.

 

Finding out about student life

Is there a way to contact current students to talk about the student experience with them?

Students can talk to students from similar backgrounds and studying similar subjects through our Chat portal ,linked to UniBuddy: https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/study/chat/.

There are also a number of opportunities to engage with students, such as Peer Mentors, and Ask Me Helpers – all current students available to connect with you. There will be opportunities to chat to these students every day through Welcome Week between 9am and 3pm. Information regarding this is also available through the Welcome Week App.

Alternatively, feel free to enquire with our Recruitment team, who can pass on your query to some of our ambassadors and recent graduates, with whom we work closely. Email slsjrecruitment@liverpool.ac.uk.

Are there any ways to connect with other students who will be in my year before we join the University?

Head to the University Welcome pages, check out the Welcome Week App, or head over to the Guild’s welcome pages to find out about the huge range of events that will be available to take part in during Welcome and Foundation Weeks.

There are also a number of Student Societies, both relating to your department and the wider university, which will also be running events to help you become a part of the student community.

If you are staying in university accommodation, some of our halls and providers will also likely be in touch to let you know about events and activities that maybe running to ensure that you get to know those that you live with.

There are also a number of groups that you can join, such as the University of Liverpool Freshers 2021-2022 Facebook group, in order to get to know people on similar courses or within your halls.

Information to send or receive

What information will I receive now?

 

Once your place is confirmed with us, you will receive a range of information detailing dates of your course and joining us, accommodation where relevant to University Owned Accommodation, and how and when to register to gain access to your University accounts and details. This may come via email and/or post at various stages before you are due to join us.

This may be slightly different to previous years, due to the current circumstances, with more information being provided and requested online before you join us, particularly so that we can ensure you have access to pre-arrival information. Packs will also be made available to you on arrival/commencement at the University, either digitally or physically.

For further information about the next steps, pre-arrival tasks and how to register to gain access to University information, head to our Law Department Welcome Page.

Where should I look for further information about the first few weeks of my studies?

Whilst we’ll send the majority of information to you, you will also be able to register with us and start signing up for various talks and sessions at the University for Welcome Week and Foundation Week.

 

For initial information about your course, as well as the timetables of events and how to register, you should head to the Department Welcome page.

Once you are registered, you can head to the app store and download the Welcome Week app, which will allow you to see those events occurring during the first week at University. These may be both online or face-to-face – this may be reflective of the current Covid-19 situation at the time, but all sessions will be accessible.

You will note that, depending on your course options, some of the sessions will be compulsory, whilst others will be optional. Please take the time to make sure that you check the events thoroughly for information about timings and required attendance. To download the Welcome Week app, head to the App Store or Google Play.

Will I get a student card this year?  

Student cards are still available to students this year and can be collected from designated locations on site, and will be available to you once you have registered.

If you are not going to be in the UK at the start of term, the student card will be retained at the University and will be available at a time at which you can safely re-join the campus.

Student Finance

If I am an international student, how do I pay my fees to the University?

For full detail on paying your fees, either fully or in instalments for the year, please head to our dedicated page found here: https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/feespayment/tuition/

If you are paying the University, this can be done either by Credit/Debit card or Bank-to-Bank transfer.

If you wish to pay in instalments, then this is paid in 60%/40% instalments:

PROGRAMME START DATE PAYMENT DATE
September 2021

60% of fee due 27th September 2021

40% of fee due 1st February 2022

January 2022

60% of fee due 1st February 2022

40% of fee due 1st June 2022

If your place is sponsored, the University will contact and invoice your sponsor directly. An official sponsor letter will be required from your sponsor on or before you register, with a new letter required each year.

For further queries, you can email feesenq@liverpool.ac.uk

If I am a Home/EU student, how do I pay my fees to the University?

If you are paying your fees via Student Finance, then you need only apply to your relevant Student Loan Company (SLC) provider. The University will then coordinate directly with SLC to receive the required amount once you’ve registered.

If your place is sponsored but not by SLC, the University will contact and invoice your sponsor directly. An official sponsor letter will be required from your sponsor on or before you register, with a new letter required each year.

If you are paying yourself, then you must provide three equal payments per year:

  • 1st payment due no later than September 2021 – immediate payment
  • 2nd payment due no later than December 2021 – instalment plan only
  • 3rd payment due no later than March 2022 – instalment plan only

If you have any further queries, please email feesenq@liverpool.ac.uk

Can I make payments by telegraphic transfer and where can I get the University bank account details? 

Yes, you can make your payment via telegraphic transfer, in order to do this, you will need to contact the student fees team on feesenq@liverpool.ac.uk to obtain the relevant bank details.

How do I get a receipt for my payment?

If you have paid via the online payment system, a receipt will automatically be e-mailed to the e-mail address supplied when the payment was made.

If you have paid via CIBC International Student Pay, CIBC will provide confirmation of payment.

If these are not sufficient, please request a receipt a feesenq@liverpool.ac.uk

I have a fee enquiry, who do I contact?

You can find out more information on the Student Fees Team's website or visit their FAQ page.

You can also contact them directly on: feesenq@liverpool.ac.uk or call 0151 794 6777.