City of Liverpool

Liverpool welcomes you

We can't wait to welcome you to our fantastic campus, and the wonderful city of Liverpool.

Welcome and Orientation week takes place on 20-24 September, but the Liverpool Welcome starts well before that, with a series of programmes, activities and information sessions specifically designed to help you to adjust to your new life at university, settle in quickly and make the most of this amazing experience.

Get ready to study in the UK is our free, six-week, online preparation module (28 June-6 August), to help international students prepare to study here.

Following this, you will also be invited to attend our Get a head start, online module (11 August- 8 September).  This online course for all new University of Liverpool students, has been designed to ensure you are fully prepared to join us and help you achieve academic and personal success.

Discover Week (13-17 September)
As it is really important to us that all our students thrive at University, this programme of on campus events for our commuter, mature and disabled students, will help students to familiarise themselves with the campus and learn more about all the support services which are available to you.

Start your new life-Welcome and Orientation week (20-24 September)

This is the week all our students will join us on campus, or online, to start exploring everything our University, and this wonderful city full of character has to offer, through an exciting programme of activities and events.

Our International Advice and Guidance team (IAG) provide a fantastic welcome and induction programme Hello International! (Hi!), as part of the University’s wider Welcome and Orientation Week programme of events, which takes place the week before your study programme begins. Hello International (Hi!) is specifically designed to meet the requirements of international students. The Welcome and Orientation week programme of events will provide you with all the information you need to make sure you settle in and adjust to life in Liverpool quickly. It is also a great opportunity to meet other students and make new friends from all over the world, learn about the University, the city and living in the UK, and practice your English before you start your academic studies.

Information about the Welcome and Orientation Week programme will be available soon. Hello International events specifically for international students include:

  • A welcome presentation with an introduction to our International Advice and Guidance team
  • Information sessions on issues such as health, safety and understanding your student visa
  • All students will receive a welcome pack which will contain information on everything you need to do in your first few days at the University
  • A wide variety of presentations and sessions on topics such as; 'Working in the UK' 'Improving your English' and British Culture’.
  • Social events to allow all new students to meet each other and socialise.
  • An exhibition to showcase student societies, services and information useful to international students

Meet and Greet: Airport Transfer Service

In accordance with government guidelines, the airport transfer service from Manchester Airport this year will primarily be a taxi-booking service, although on peak arrival days we may default to coach transfers.  University staff will be able to make bookings in advance on behalf of students and will be available to help you with any queries or questions.

Students travelling from China will receive separate information by email in relation to the any updates on the proposed charter flights with Hainan Airlines.

Find out more about our Airport Transfer Service.

International Advice and Guidance

International Advice and Guidance (IAG) provide specialist advice and support on a variety of issues affecting international students via presentations, workshops, individual advice (both online and in person) and a comprehensive range of web-based information. The team also works with students, University departments and the Liverpool Guild of Students to improve the overall experience of international students at the University of Liverpool.

When you first arrive in the UK, if you have any questions or concerns about settling in or what you need to do in your first few days, please contact IAG for advice and support. International Advice and Guidance are also available throughout your studies if you need any assistance.

If you bring your family with you to the UK, or they intend to join you in the future, the International Advice and Guidance team can assist them too.

For more information, please contact

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