Welcome to Liverpool

We offer our new international students studying at our Liverpool campus and arriving at Manchester Airport (MAN) over a three day period in September (Friday 15, Saturday 16, Sunday 17 September) a free Meet and Greet transfer service to Liverpool.


Meet and Greet Service

Students who register for the service will receive a warm welcome to the UK from staff from our Marketing and Communications department and a team of our International Student Ambassadors. Shortly after your arrival we will escort you onto our next available coach which will bring you directly to your designated University of Liverpool accommodation or a central location on campus if you have booked into private accommodation. You will receive an email inviting you to register for our Meet and Greet service. Please note you must book in advance to take advantage of this service.

Our International Advice and Guidance team (IAG) provide a fantastic orientation welcome and induction programme of events, Hello International (Hi!), for international students the week before your programme of study begins. The main events take place in the week before term starting (8 September) and all new international students should arrive in time to attend. 

The welcome week orientation 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.

The events will include informative presentations and sessions and an opportunity to provide us with your original documents, an important part of the registration process. 

You will receive more information about the full programme of events in due course. Some events 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
  • A wide variety of presentations and sessions on topics such as; 'Working in the UK' 'Improving your English' and 'Driving in the UK'
  • Social events to allow all new international students to meet each other and socialise which includes a tour of the city, British film nights and society activities
  • An exhibition to showcase student societies, services and information useful to international students

Links to the full welcome week programme will be available as soon as the programme is finalised.


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 and a comprehensive range of web-based information. The team also works with students, University departments and the Liverpool Guild of Students (LGoS) 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. In addition to providing advice and support, there are a few specific family trips and events each year to give you and your family an opportunity to make friends and visit some nearby attractions. Students with families can register on the IAG website to receive information about these events.

For more information, please contact ist@liv.ac.uk.

Students studying at the University of Liverpool in London will be supported by the Student Experience team in London. Visit the London – New Students pages for information about this support, registration and useful handbooks.