The University campus is located in the heart of the city of Liverpool, close to many major transport links.
Arriving by air
Liverpool John Lennon Airport is around eight miles from the city centre and offers flights from various parts of Europe. A low-cost bus service from the airport to the city centre is operated by Merseytravel.
Manchester Airport, which is around 45 minutes from Liverpool, is the destination for flights from around the world. There is a direct rail link from the airport to Liverpool.
Arriving by road and rail
Meet and Greet: Airport Transfer Service
The University offers a transport service from Manchester Airport to Liverpool for new international students arriving in September and for the 10-week and 6-week pre-sessional English programmes. If it is the first time you will be travelling to the UK, this is an invaluable service. Find out more about our Airport Transfer Service service.
Border Force has produced a helpful list of top tips for first time students arriving this autumn to commence their studies in the UK. The tips are designed to ensure students are not unduly delayed as they enter the UK by being more prepared for what they may need to present at border control:
- Have your passport ready
- Ensure you complete a landing card (if a non EEA National)
- Have your University Certificate of Acceptance Studies (CAS) number ready. If you don't have a CAS number, please bring details of your course of study
- Keep any medical documentation, recent bank statement and details of where you are staying in your hand luggage as you may need to produce this information
- Do not bring in any meat or dairy products from outside the EU
- There are also restrictions on other food products such as fish, eggs and honey, as well as some fruit, vegetables and plants (e.g. bulbs, seeds, cut flowers and tree bark)
- There are also restrictions on the amount of tobacco, alcohol and gifts you can bring in the UK. If you exceed your duty free allowance and do not declare them, all of your items could be taken away from you
- Never bring in counterfeit goods, illegal drugs, offensive weapons or indecent or obscene material. Some items are restricted and will require a licence or permit
- You must declare any sums of £10,000 or more (or the equivalent in another currency) if you are travelling from a country outside the European Union
- Never give false or misleading information (including forged or counterfeit documents)
Members of the International Team often travel to some countries to give pre-departure briefings to students before they start their degree programmes.
For more information on any of the above, please contact us.