Welcome to Liverpool

Welcome Week

Will you be coming to Liverpool and starting your new academic course in January 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.

The sessions on this webpage were recorded in September and October 2020, catch up on them now because a lot of the information is still relevant. For new live upcoming sessions visit our presentations webpage here to see what is on and book a place. 

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

'Now You've Started' Booklet 2020/21:

Click Now Youve Started 2020 to download your very own 'Now You've Started' booklet for 2020/2021. 

'Hi! Now you've Arrived and Quarantine Information' 2020/2021:

Students from some countries are required to quarantine for 10 days upon arrival to the UK. IAG have recorded a presentation to 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. You can watch this session on our main webpage here

For up to date information on self-isolation/quarantine please see the UK government webpage here, for information about restrictions after leaving isolation see the UK government webpage here.  

Hello International! (HI!) 2020/21 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"

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. Catch up on the session below: 

"HI! - Know How to Perfect 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.

"HI! - Nice to meet EU"

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"

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 have been emailed individually about this session. If you have any further questions please email u18enq@liverpool.ac.uk

"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.

"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.

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

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"

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.