Welcome from the Head of Department

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.

Your Welcome Pack will help you in your first few days at the University. It contains important information about the schedule for Welcome Week, and also tells you how to contact the Student Support Centre if you have any questions. 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, Head of School


What to do next

Register online

You now need to register with the University. Details on how you can register are also included in the ‘Your Registration’ document you received as part of your Welcome Week pack.

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 programme of events (Welcome Week Timetable)

There are a number of events and activities taking place over Welcome Week (16th - 20th September) and Week 1 (23rd - 27th September). 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.

Below you can find the the timetable for the Welcome Week events. Just click on the link for the programme that you are registered for. Further down, you will find the programme-specific timetable for Week 1.

Note that everything highlighted in yellow refers to activities that are specific for Life Sciences students. You should make every effort to attend these.

B110 Anatomy Welcome Week‌ (pdf)

B120 Physiology Welcome Week (pdf)

B210 Pharmacology Welcome Week (pdf)

C100 Biological Sciences Welcome Week (pdf)

C111 Trop Disease Biology Welcome Week (pdf)

C130 Biological and Medical Sciences Welcome Week (pdf)

C300 Zoology Welcome Week (pdf)

C400 Genetics Welcome Week (pdf)

C500 Microbiology Welcome Week (pdf)

C700 Biochemistry Welcome Week (pdf)

C900 MBiolSci Integrated Masters Welcome Week (pdf)

D900 Bioveterinary Sciences Welcome Week (pdf)

Here, you can find your programme timetable for Week 1 (week starting 23rd September 2019). (For week 1, please ignore your electronic timetable on Liverpool Life): C900 MBiolSci Integrated Masters students should follow the week 1 timetable of their chosen pathway.

B110 Anatomy Week 1 (pdf)

B120 Human Physiology Week 1 (pdf)

B210 Pharmacology Week 1 (pdf)

C111 Tropical Disease Biology Week 1 (pdf)

C130 Biological and Medical Sciences Week 1 (pdf)

C300 Zoology Week 1 (pdf)

C400 Genetics Week 1 (pdf)

C500 Microbiology Week 1 (pdf)

C700 Biochemistry Week 1 (pdf)

CZ00 Biological Sciences Week 1 (pdf)

D900 Bioveterinary Sciences Week 1 (pdf)

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 (1st - 5th October) can be found on Liverpool Life.

More support and information for starting your course

The University Welcome Week pages

The University of Liverpool welcome webpage provides useful and up-to-date information on Welcome Week including all the contents of your Welcome Pack in electronic format.

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.

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:

0151 795 5111