Welcome to Liverpool

Welcome Week

Will you be coming to Liverpool and starting your new academic course in September 2019? If so, you are invited to "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 and so "Hello International!" has been created to help you adjust to your new life and encourages you to meet new people before your academic studies begin. The sessions will begin on Monday 16th September 2019, continuing throughout Welcome Week and beyond. 

Let us know your thoughts on our sessions and Welcome Week generally!

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Click on the link below to download our 'Now You've Arrived' booklet for 2019! 

Now You've Arrived 2019

IAG Events for International Students 2019/20 Semester 1

Hello International! 2019 programme of events:

We have a lot of events taking place this year to give you the best possible start to your new life here in Liverpool!

"‌Hi! - Let's Get Started" (A welcome talk for all international students)

When? Monday 16th September @ 9:15am (please arrive by 9am) for those in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. 

Monday, 16th September @ 10:30am (please arrive by 10.15am) for those in the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences and Science and Engineering. 

Where? Mountford Hall, Liverpool Guild of Students (campus map ref 501)

A great start to the week! A big “Hi!” from IAG as well as all of the essential information you need to know. The event will be busy but we will be running it twice. To attend, simply arrive and take a seat, no need to book but make sure you attend the right talk according to your faculty - see above. 

‌"In the Mix: socialising in a new country"

When? Monday 16th September @ 4pm

Where? Central Teaching Hub, Lecture Theatres A and B (campus map ref 221)

Making new friends in a new country can cause lots of students to feel nervous, but you do not need to worry! This session explains the attitude you need to take as well as the thoughts of UK students. In addition, we will be promoting events by the Guild of Students that you can get involved with and meet new people.

"Nice to meet EU" (our welcome session for new European students)

When? Tuesday 17th September @ 12noon 

Where? Central Teaching Hub, Lecture Theatre B (campus map ref 221)

If you are from inside the EU come along to meet the team and learn about what you can do whilst inside the UK alongside your studies. We will also be able to provide you with information about EEA registration certificates and registration cards as well as Brexit of course! 

"Liverpool on a Budget"

When? Tuesday 17th September @ 4pm

Where? Central Teaching Hub, Lecture Theatres A and B (campus map ref 221)

Arriving in a new city can be tough, especially when you are not used to the currency and prices! Come along to find out how to make your money go further and the student discounts you can take advantage of.

"Under 18s" (compulsory session for new students aged under 18)

When? Wednesday, 18th September @ 12noon

Where? Alsop Building, Lower Ground Floor Seminar Room (Campus map ref 750/759)

We know that for some younger students, starting a new course can be overwhelming, let alone being in a new school, in a new city, in a new country! This year we are providing a session specifically for our new international students who are aged under 18. Come and meet the team and find out what type of support we can provide. 

"Scouse 101:  an entertaining journey through Liverpool history, language and culture" (Theatre presentation)

When? Wednesday, 18th September @ 4pm

Where? Stanley Theatre, Liverpool Guild of Students (campus map ref 501)

Come along to a free performance by a local theatre group, 'Open the Door', and learn about the history of Liverpool, the “scouse” accent and life here in Liverpool.

"An Introduction to British Culture"

When? Thursday 19th September @ 12noon

Where? Central Teaching Hub, Lecture Theatres A and B (campus map ref 221)

Come along to this informal session if you want to learn all about our British culture from politics to how we like our personal space and queuing! We will also give you tips on how to adapt to life in the UK.   

"KnowHow to Perfect Your English"

When? Thursday 19th September @ 4pm

Where? Central Teaching Hub, Lecture Theatres A and B (campus map ref 221)

Presented jointly by the IAG and the English Language Centre. You have already been accepted to study at the University, so your English is great! But if you would like to perfect it, learn more about the English Language Centre's KnowHow program or just get some basic everyday tips come along to this session. 

"‌Hi! - Let's Get Started" (A welcome talk for all international students) - repeated from Monday

When? Friday 20th September @ 12noon for any students who arrived late or simply missed the talks on Monday. 

Where? Central Teaching Hub, Lecture Theatre B (campus map ref 221)

A big “Hi!” from IAG as well as all of the essential information you need to know. To attend, simply arrive and take a seat, no need to book. 

"Working During Your Studies"

When? Friday 20th September @ 4pm

Where? Central Teaching Hub, Lecture Theatres A and B (campus map ref 221)

Presented jointly by IAG and the University's Careers and Employability Service, this session will tell you everything you need to know about finding part-time work in the UK, as well as what your visa will allow you to do!

"Hi! Welcome Celebration" (limited availability)‌

When? Monday 23rd September and Tuesday 24th September (Time - to be confirmed)

Where? Mountford Hall, Liverpool Guild of Students (Campus map ref 501)

To mark the end of welcome week, and the beginning of your studies at the University of Liverpool, join us for an exclusive celebration in the Liverpool Guild of Students. An evening of free food, a fun quiz, prizes (including an annual Sports Centre Membership!) and entertainment. This is a fantastic way to meet your new life-long friends and starts the next chapter of your life in style!

This event is free but you will require a ticket. Book your place online from Monday, 16th September 2019 by visiting our Welcome Dinner booking page:

Monday Welcome Dinner event booking page

Tuesday Welcome Dinner event booking page

Please only book on ONE of these evenings.  

Other events: 

Liverpool Guild of Students Welcome Fair

When? Thursday 19th and Friday 20th September @ 10am until 4pm each day

Where? Liverpool Guild of Students (Campus map ref 501)

Everything the University and the Liverpool Guild of Students has to offer, all under one roof! Find a society for the things you are interested in, or join one you have never heard of and find something new to love! The Welcome Fair is also an excellent opportunity for you to find out about all of the academic and support teams at the University, as well as local businesses and things to do in the city! 

Get in touch

We will be updating this page with information throughout the summer, but if there is something you want to know you can always email us (iagteam@liverpool.ac.uk).

You can also reach us on social media (@LivUniSWAG on Twitter and IG). Don't forget to use the hashtag #LivUniHI

We look forward to meeting you in September 2019!