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Student life

University is about more than studying, it’s about the whole experience. Here at the University of Liverpool, we place students at the heart of everything we do, which is why we remain committed to providing support, activities and services that will allow you to enjoy a great time while with us.

For semester one, we anticipate the full range of on campus facilities and services being open with appropriate public health measures in place.

This includes access to both of our on-campus libraries, as well as study space and computer labs across campus, the chance to socialise and relax in our Guild of Students and participate in individual and group sport at our Sports & Fitness Centre. You'll also be able to access our Student Services on campus, including our wellbeing and support services. 

Depending on guidance at the time, additional safety measures may be in place. This year, measures have included pre-booking systems for both the sports centre and library study spaces, socially distanced sport sessions and on-campus activities, and restrictions on numbers in our Guild bars and restaurants.

Listen to the stories of our students as they talk about their University experience over the last year.  

Our welcome to you

The first important date in your student calendar is Welcome Week. Running from 20 – 24 September 2021, this week is designed to help you settle into life on campus, engage in activities, get to know your department and meet new friends.

We are still planning this year’s Welcome Week programme, however, wherever possible we will be running on-campus activities and events. As soon as we have further details we will be in touch with all offer holders.

However, the Liverpool Welcome doesn’t just start at Welcome Week, and we’ve put together a series of online programmes, activities and information to make the move to University just that little bit easier.

You can also find out more about life on campus and in the city on our 'Life at Liverpool' webpages.

Regular activities and events

We work closely with Liverpool Guild of Students and Sport Liverpool to deliver a regular timetable of virtual and in-person activities and events. From fitness classes and pub quizzes, to painting classes and museum tours, you’ll be sure to find something to do on-campus, or from the comfort of home.

Combating loneliness during these isolating times is really important to us, and that’s why many of the events offered through this programme focus on allowing students to meet new people, and make friends if they wish. Events such as ‘Speed Mate-ing’, ‘Tea Talk’, ‘Study Group Sessions’ all provide a great opportunity to mix with others, even from your own room!

Liverpool Guild of Students have also teamed up with organisations to provide COVID-safe volunteering opportunities, many of them offered remotely.

And, if you’re thinking about joining a student society, or starting one of your own, don’t let the pandemic stop you. Society meetings, introductory sessions, discussions and socials have still taken place online this year, and guidance permitting, will start again in-person from September. Currently, we have well over 7,000 students registered to our societies platform, and over 200 active societies – and, this last year, our societies were very popular – during just one semester, 330 events were held virtually, with well over 150 guest speakers.

For residents in our University accommodation our Halls Life team provide plenty to enable students to get to know their flatmates; from Netflix parties, to activity packs to cook and bake together. Find out more here.

When you join us you’ll be able to download the ‘My Liverpool’ app to view and add events and activities to your personalised planner, from Welcome Week through to Graduation.

Wellbeing and mental health support

The University’s Student Services team offer comprehensive support to all students across a number of areas including:

  • Student Welfare Advice and Guidance
  • Counselling Service
  • Mental Health Advisory Service
  • Advice and Guidance
  • Disability Advice and Guidance
  • International Advice and Guidance
  • Money Advice and Guidance.

The team provide support through drop-ins, appointments, video (Microsoft Teams or Zoom), phone and email between 9am and 5pm each day.

They also run a wide range of online events covering topics including imposter syndrome, loneliness, safety planning and eating disorders. You can visit Student Services for more information.

If you would rather talk to a fellow student, our Peer Mentoring programme connects students with a student mentor - for guidance, support or just someone to chat with.

Expert information and advice to help you through the challenges of COVID-19 is also available for our students via the Student Space website.

Support for those living in halls

Within all of our halls of residence, we know that looking after our students’ safety and wellbeing is a crucial part of a positive student experience. Student welfare within the halls is the responsibility of our Hall Wardens, assisted by Residential Advisers. Read more.

Over the last year, our Halls teams have supported students required to self-isolate in their accommodation through supplying food packages and deliveries, medical supplies and helping with washing/cleaning arrangements.  

For all students, our Wardens and Residential Advisers (RAs) are on hand to help with any assistance you may require. From being on call over night to provide support, to running check in chats, they are on hand to ensure you are not isolated throughout this period.

Check-in chats are available to all students in our Halls, and take the form of regular groups chats on Teams/Zoom with your RA. They are a friendly and inclusive catch up to see how you are getting on, as well as providing ideas and activities for you to get involved in.

For any students who have been the only person in their flat for a period of time, we have supported them to join a new support bubble with another household. 

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