Welcome to Liverpool

Welcome Week

Will you be coming to Liverpool and starting your new academic course from September 2021 onwards? If so, you are invited to watch and attend "Hello International!" (Hi!), the International Advice and Guidance Team's (IAG's) orientation for new students!

We know that you may be nervous about moving to a new country (even more so with social distancing measures in place!) and so "Hello International!" has been created to help you adjust to your new life and encourages you to meet new people (even if remotely) before your academic studies begin.

For now, head on over to our Official University Welcome Pages for a series of programmes, activities and information to make the move to University just that little bit easier. You will also find information on quarantine and travelling to the UK, our new plans for teaching for 2021/22 and to find out about a range of safety measures that have been introduced to the campus. 

'Hi! Now you've Arrived and Quarantine Information' 2021/2022:

From September 2021, we will be running ionline quarantine information sessions aimed at students who are  required to quarantine for 10 days upon arrival to the UK. This presentation will give you information on what you can and can’t do, how you can access support and provide information that will make the quarantine period as easy as possible for you. We will post recordings of the session below in early late August/early September 2021: 

Coming soon - video recordings of our 'Hi! Now You've Arrived and Quarantine Information' sessions

For up to date information on self-isolation/quarantine please see the UK government webpage here

Hello International! (HI!) 2021/22 programme of events:

Throughout Welcome Week 2021 (20th - 24th September 2021), IAG will be hosting a range of presentations to help you settle into life in Liverpool and give you lots of important information. We have listed all of our sessions below which will all take place either online or in person. Simply follow the link to each session (coming soon!) at the correct time to join: 

"HI! -  Let's get started - what you need to know"

A big “Hi!” from IAG and all of the essential information you need to know as a new international student. This will give you a general induction to the University of Liverpool as an international student and your first chance to meet the IAG and learn how you can access our support throughout your time studying here.

Link coming soon...

"HI! - Liverpool on a Budget" 

Local money-saving tips and ideas on how to manage your money. Come along to find out how to make your money go further and the student discounts you can take advantage of.

Link coming soon...

"HI! - Perfecting Your English"

If you would like to improve your English, come along to this session and find out what support the University can offer you, ideas on how you can help yourself and information on local conversation groups.

Link coming soon...

"HI! - An Introduction to British Culture"

Learn all about our British culture from politics to how we greet each other and queuing! We will also give you tips on how to adapt to life in the UK. While also introducing you Liverpool and what sets it aside from the rest of the UK, making it a unique city and place to live.

Link coming soon...

"HI! - Under 18's Welcome"

If you will be under the age of 18 when you start your studies with us then come along to meet the team and learn about how the University can support you. 

You will be emailed individually about this session. If you have any further questions in the meantime please email u18enq@liverpool.ac.uk

"HI! - In the mix: Socialising in a New country"

Making new friends in a new country can cause some students to feel nervous, especially in the current climate with social distancing measures, but you do not need to worry!  
This session looks at the attitude that will help you make friends, information on socialising and the views of UK students. We will be promoting various different events and activities you can get involved with to meet new people and make new friends. 

Link coming soon...

"HI! - Working during your Studies" 

This session will tell you everything you need to know about finding part-time work in the UK, as well as what work your visa allows you to do.

Link coming soon...

Other support available during Welcome Week:

In addition to the above sessions, we will also be offering online 'live chats' and in-person drop-in sessions for anyone on campus who wants to see an adviser in person. Head over to our homepage for up to date information.  In the meantime, if you have any questions about joining the University of Liverpool or about coming to the UK please feel free to email us at iagteam@liverpool.ac.uk. We look forward to welcoming you in September 2021 and beyond!