Getting started

So, your young person is thinking of applying to university. As a parent or supporter, it's natural to have concerns about your child, especially if they’re leaving home for the first time. We’ll tell you everything you need to know, so that you can help prepare your student for this exciting new chapter. Now, let us show you why Liverpool is a wonderful place to live and study in.

If you want to learn even more about our University, you’re welcome to visit on Open Days. Parents and supporters can also come along to in-person exhibitions and virtual events organised by UCAS and UK University Search. And if your young person does decide to apply to Liverpool and is made an offer, you will also be welcome to come along to the bespoke applicant events we run for them.

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Applying to university

Here are our top ten tips to help your young person choose the right course at the right university. Use them to help make their application a strong one.

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Fees and finance

We’ll explain the basics and point you to helpful resources for more detailed information, so that you can understand university fees and funding.

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Here at the University of Liverpool, we’re renowned for our first-class student accommodation, so your young person will feel very at home in one of our comfortable living options.

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Making sure your young person is safe

If your child is leaving home for the first time, it’s natural to worry about their safety and wellbeing. We have a range of support services in place to support your student.

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A Gold standard student experience

The University of Liverpool is delighted to be certified Gold (the highest possible award) for our excellence in student experience and outcomes in the Teaching Excellence Framework 2023.

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