Welcome from the Dean of School

On behalf of the School of Life Sciences I am delighted to welcome you as a new student. The school is a community of scholars working across more than a dozen subject areas, and we are sure you will benefit from the breadth and vitality that is possible in a school of this size, with world-class teaching and in-depth specialist expertise available to you.

There is a lot of additional information on our website. Please do not worry if it seems a lot to take in. We will work hard during Welcome Week and in the first semester to make your transition to university life as smooth as possible.

I very much look forward to welcoming you to the school in person in September.

Prof Mike Speed, Dean of School  


What to do next

Register online

You now need to register with the University. 

Please note. You are not required to complete your module registration before you arrive in Liverpool. Advice and guidance on module selection will be available from your Academic Advisor, and other members of staff, once you are at university.

View your Welcome Week Timetable.

There are a number of events and activities taking place over Welcome Week. Some events and activities are designed to introduce you to University life and to help you get to know the campus. Others will introduce to the School of Life Sciences and to the University as a whole, and will provide you with a foundation to ensure you gain maximum benefit from your time at Liverpool.

View your Welcome Week Timetable

You can also download the new Welcome Week app which is designed to enhance your experience when starting at the University of Liverpool. The app gives you the ability to view events, personalise your week and access information and support.

Checklists and Frequently Asked Questions are available in the app to help you be as prepared as possible to settle in and start your studies.

If there are any questions left unanswered, there will be a live chat feature with Ask Me helpers waiting to help.

View your Foundation Week Timetable

Following on from Welcome Week, Foundation Week will run from 5-9 October and will feature more programme specific activities. This gives you the opportunity to get to know the staff that will be teaching you and also fellow students on your course. To view your Foundation Week timetable please click on your programme below: 

Anatomy and Human Biology


Biological Sciences Foundation Week

Biological and Medical Sciences

Bioveterinary Science


Human Physiology




Tropical Disease Biology


View your programme details

View the details of your programme and the modules you’ll study during your programme.

Joint Honours, Honours Select and Combined Honours

If you are studying more than one subject, don’t forget to check what’s happening in your other department.

View your programme timetable

Your academic timetable from Week 2 can be found on Liverpool Life. or via the Timetable portal on the student intranet.


Student Support

Your Academic Advisor

All students at the University of Liverpool will be assigned a named academic member of staff as their Academic Advisor. Their role is to develop a relationship with you, to provide information, advice and guidance on academic matters and to direct you to further sources of information on academic matters as well as the wide range of information, advice and guidance on non-academic matters available to students at Liverpool.

Until your personal Academic Advisor is assigned you should contact your Programme Director or the relevant Senior Academic Advisor. Your Senior Advisor’s details can be found on our intranet page

Your programme handbook

Your programme handbook will be available as the term begins. Details of how and where to collect your programme handbook will be circulated via VITAL.

Suggested reading list for incoming first year students

You can access the reading list here. 

Need more information?

If you would like any further information about the School of Life Sciences before you arrive in September, please contact our staff in the Student Support Office on: