Welcome to Liverpool

Welcome Week

Will you be coming to Liverpool and starting your new academic course in September 2020 onwards? 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 (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. The sessions will begin in September 2020, continuing throughout the first term of the new academic year

All of these sessions will be online with the ability for you to attend and watch them live. However if you are not able to watch these session live we will also be uploading recordings of select sessions to our webpages below. 

You are not required to book onto any session for Welcome Week 2020. Nearer the time we will include links and login details to these sessions, you will also have a personalised timetable on the University of Liverpool's dedicated Welcome Week app, which will also explain how to access all of these sessions.

For up to date information on the University welcome visit https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/welcome/

'Now You've Started' Booklet 2020:

Coming Soon! - You will be able to click on the link here to download your very own 'Now You've Started' booklet for 2020/2021. 

'Hi! Now you've Arrived and Quarantine Information' 2020:

Students from some countries are required to quarantine for two weeks upon arrival to the UK. In order to make this as easy as possible, university accommodation is opening for international students from 12th September 2020 so that students, where possible, can complete the quarantine period prior to Welcome Week starting. This will give you the best student experience possible.

Throughout this two week period IAG will be presenting our 'Hi! - Now You’ve Arrived and Quarantine Information' online session. 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.

This session will be delivered online via Microsoft Teams, please click the link next to the session you want to attend, no booking is required. 

This presentation will be delivered at the following dates and times:

Monday 14th September at 12:00 - please click here

Wednesdays 16th September at 16:00 - please click here 

Friday 18th September at 10:00 - please click here 

Monday 21st September at 12:00 - please click here

Wednesday 23rd September at 16:00 please click here

Friday 25th September at 10:00 please click here 

Hello International! (HI!) 2020 programme of events:

Throughout Welcome Week, 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 online and you do not need to book a place. 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"

Monday 28th September 2020 at 12:00 and 16:00
Friday 2nd October at 12:00
Monday 5th October at 10:00

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.

"HI! - Know How to Perfect Your English"

Tuesday 29th September at 12:00

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.

"HI! - Nice to meet EU"

Tuesday 29th September at 16:00.

If you are from the European Union, 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 Brexit, pre-settled and settled

Status, under the EU Settlement Scheme, and what you need to do to ensure your residency in the UK.

"HI! - Under 18's Welcome" - please click here

Wednesday 30h September at 11:00.

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. 

"HI! - Liverpool on a Budget" 

Wednesday 30th September 2020 at 16:00

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.

"HI! - Working during your Studies" 

Thursday 1st October at 12:00

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.

"HI! - An Introduction to British Culture + Scouse 101"

Thursday 1st October at 16:00

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.

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

Friday 2nd October 16:00

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. 

Get in touch

We will be updating this page with information about our welcome program once our sessions are confirmed but if there is something you want to know in the meantime 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 sometime in 2020!