Welcome Week Information
On behalf of the University of Liverpool Management School (ULMS) I would like to congratulate you on gaining a place with us and extend a very warm welcome to you as a new student.
You have made a great choice to study with us in Liverpool, with everything the University and this great city has to offer. We hope that you continue to excel in your academic studies at ULMS and look forward to working with you and supporting you in this. However, University is not just about the academic side. We want you to take advantage of all university life can offer through its intellectual, social and physical environment. We know you will form life-long friendships and networks that will support you in your future.
Our vision statement commits us to being a globally connected Management School whose transformative research and teaching places us at the forefront of influential knowledge leadership, bringing us together with students, business and society in learning to make a difference. Our aim is to offer you a learning experience that helps you to develop into a global citizen capable of making a difference to the businesses and organisations you work for as you build your successful career, as well as society more broadly.
The Management School has a strong group of academic staff who are internationally renowned for their research and scholarly activities. Please take advantage of the formal lectures, research seminars and various other meetings at the school to get to know them. Our academic staff ensures that their research is relevant to practice, and are keen to share this with you. What you learn here is not just about the grades you achieve in your exams. It is both current and relevant to the careers you will pursue on graduating. In addition, you will have an academic advisor who will work with you during your time with us providing a particular contact point for you.
We expect that you will be an active learner, contributing what you already know to your classmates and finding innovative ways to use what you learn both in projects here and the broader workplace when you graduate. We also encourage our students to engage in voluntary activity such as Enactus Liverpool which aims to create sustainable businesses for disadvantaged people around Liverpool and across the globe.
We want our relationship to last beyond graduation. We are proud of our alumni and look forward to working with you for some years and helping you to achieve your aspirations.
With every good wish for a happy and successful student career.
Professor Julia Balogun
Dean, University of Liverpool Management School
University of Liverpool Management School
Undergraduate Support Team contact:
If you would like any further information about the Management School before you arrive in September, please contact our staff in the Student Support Office on:
Tel: 0151 795 3007 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
MSc and MBA Support Team contact:
Tel: 0151 795 3005 Email: email@example.com
You can also visit our Student Support Centre where staff will be happy to help you with any queries that you have.
Liverpool in London:
What to do next
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.
Your Personalised Programme of Events
There is a wide range of activities scheduled for Welcome Week (17th-21st September). Some are academic in focus, such as meetings with your Director of Studies and your programme group. Some are administrative and enable you to complete your formal registration as a student at the University of Liverpool. Others are more social, and we hope that these events will help you to make new friends and settle into your life here at Liverpool.
Your personalised programme of events can be found on Liverpool Life. However as some timetables are yet to update, please check the links on the right of this page for the most up to date timetable. Check back regularly for updates and for rooms that are not yet confirmed.
Verification of Passports and Original Documents
The University is required by law to check, verify and retain copies of all international students’ (i.e. those who require a visa to study in the UK) passports and visas. Please ensure that you attend one of the sessions indicated on the Welcome Week timetable where staff will be available to do this. You will not be fully registered until this process has been completed.
The Management School Survival Guide is a brief overview containing practical advice that will be useful for you in the first few weeks of your life at University.
Your Programme Details
Undergraduate Programme Details:
MBA Programme Details:
MSc Programme Details:
Joint Honours, Honours Select and Combined Honours
If you are taking a Joint Honours, Combined Honours, or Honours Select programme you will be studying more than one subject and so should also consult the information from your other department. See the full list of department welcome pages for further information.
Honours Select – Minor Pathways
Students in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences have the opportunity to study a minor subject during their first year, and to continue with it into subsequent years if desired. This is a pathway worth 25% of the year’s credit that you take alongside your major programme. Management School students registered for BA Business Management are able to select a minor pathway. If you are from a different department, please check your home department’s web page to see if you are eligible to study a minor subject.
Students on BA Business Management who wish to take a minor subject should consult the Faculty welcome page for more information.
Please ensure your Minor Subject Choice Form is returned to the address on the form by NO LATER THAN 5PM ON THURSDAY 30TH AUGUST 2018. For forms received after this date or not received, your minor subject choice cannot be guaranteed and will be subject to availability and timetabling.
The Management School offers Business Management as a minor pathway part of the Honours Select programme. This pathway is only available to students registered on major pathways outside the Management School. For example, a BA History student might take a minor in Business alongside a major pathway in History.
Students on the Business minor pathway take ULMS101 Functions of Business 1 in the first semester and ULMS102 Functions of Business 2 in the second semester.
For further details of each module, please see our Electronic Module Catalogue. You should also attend one of our Honours Select presentations to learn more about the minor pathways we provide. These take place during Welcome Week (17th-21st September 2018), dates and times to be confirmed.
View your programme timetable
Academic timetables will be available in early September. You will be able to access your personalised timetable online through Liverpool Life. Please make sure that you check it regularly so that you are aware of any schedule changes that might occur during the first few weeks of term.
More support and information for starting your course
Your Academic Advisor
Every student has an Academic Advisor who provides appropriate support to help students fulfil their academic potential during the course of their studies. The name of your Academic Advisor is available via Liverpool Life. Undergraduate students will be able to check the name of their Advisor during Welcome Week, Postgraduate students will be able to check the name of their Advisor by the end of the second week of the semester.
Your Academic Advisor will meet you when you begin your studies at ULMS, and you can make appointments to meet with him or her throughout the course of your programme to discuss your progress.
Your Academic Advisor will write your reference for employment/further study towards the end of your degree programme, so it is essential that you enable him or her to get to know you over the course of your studies by arranging to meet regularly.
The University Welcome Week pages
The University has published lots of useful information on its Welcome Week site, including:
- Immigration and visa support
- Accommodation advice
- Information for disabled students
- Travel advice
- Health information, including advice on how to register with a doctor
Please do ensure that you read this valuable information before you arrive in Liverpool.
Student Support Services
The University offers a wide range of services to support its students, including:
- Financial Support
- Support for International Students
- Support for students from the EU
- Disability Support
- Mental Health Advisory Service
- University Counselling Service
- Support for Care Leavers
The Liverpool Guild of Students (Student Societies)
Liverpool Guild of Students is the representative student body and provides support through advice and lobbying. It also provides a huge range of extra-curricular activities through its clubs and societies, giving you the chance to meet new people and perhaps try something new to you.
Key societies for Management School students include:
English Language Support Classes for International Students
The English Language Centre provides an extensive, vibrant and innovative programme of English language support for International students who are already studying at the University. These extremely popular classes are:
- free of charge
- taught by highly-experienced, approachable English tutors who are fully committed to helping you develop your language skills
- provided throughout the academic year, giving ample time for you to make significant improvements to your use of English
- designed to develop your Academic English skills generally and also, in many cases, to provide very specific support focusing on your own particular subject area
Regular attendance can make a significant contribution to your performance on your main study programme and help you achieve your full academic potential.
To find more about how we can help you, visit http://www.liv.ac.uk/english-language-centre/