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.

Doctor 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 personalised programme of events (Welcome Week Timetable)

There are a number of events and activities taking place over Welcome Week. They will introduce you 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. Other events and activities are designed to introduce you to University life and to help you to get to know the campus. Please note that the Welcome Week Timetable shown here only lists the general events. There will be several programme-specific events and activities during Welcome Week and Week 1, designed to help you get to know each other and your teachers. You will receive your programme-specific timetable after your arrival

View the Welcome Week Timetable

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. See the full list of department welcome pages.

View your programme timetable

Your academic timetable can be found on Liverpool Life during Welcome Week.

More support and information for starting your course

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

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.

Student Support Services

Your first few days at University can be quite confusing and it may take time for you to settle into your new surroundings and life as a student. It may also be your first time away from home.

At the Student Service Centre the specialist teams are available to help with any practical, emotional or general issues. They can also direct you to the most appropriate services across the University.

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.

The Liverpool Guild of Students (Student Societies)

Liverpool Guild of Students (LGoS) is the Students' Union for the University of Liverpool. There is also a student society for the School of Life Sciences, to find out more visit their website LBSS or follow them on Twitter @LiverpoolBSS

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

bioteach@liv.ac.uk