Are you a parent or supporter?

Going to university is an important time for any young person. As a parent or supporter, it's natural to have concerns about your child, especially if they are leaving home for the first time.

The application cycle

Deadlines for undergraduate applications are mostly set by the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS), which organises the entrance of students into university in the UK.

Your child will apply online for the university of their choice using the UCAS website. Most of our courses have a corresponding UCAS page which provides general information, including entry requirements. For more detailed information about an individual course, please visit our online course pages.

We've created a useful step-by-step guide which explains in detail each step of the application cycle.


If your young person is leaving home for the first time, choosing where to live is a big decision. We have accommodation sites based at our Greenbank Student Village and on-campus. Each of our residences is more than just a place to sleep, our accommodation facilities are lively, friendly communities with great amenities ranging from cafés to libraries.

Visit the University's Accommodation website for all the information you need to help you and your child decide which accommodation best suits your needs.

Fees and finance

You already know that tuition fees don't have to be paid up front, but there is also a wide range of financial support available for students starting their studies. Liverpool is also a comparatively cost-effective city, so your child's money will go further here than in many other student cities.

Our Fees and Finance pages provide all the information you will need to know about costs and help available.

Top ten tips

With so many different deadlines throughout the year, the application process can appear complicated at first. Read our Top Ten Tips to learn how you can help your student with their application.

Staying Safe

At the University of Liverpool, the safety of our students is extremely important to us. We are committed to providing an environment that enables our students, staff and visitors to feel safe at all times while on campus.

On-campus security

We have a dedicated Campus Support team in place to provide assistance on campus 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Our friendly security team makes regular patrols of our campus on foot and in security vehicles, and are contactable 24 hours a day to respond to any queries.
Students can get in touch with our security control room by telephone or email.

We invest heavily in the latest security technology. An extensive range of CCTV cameras are located across the University for the protection of people and property and are monitored 24 hours a day by our security team, as well as fire and intruder alarms. Many of our campus buildings - including student accommodation - require pre-authorised ‘swipe card access’ via student and staff ID cards.

Additionally, we have our own dedicated campus police officer who specifically patrols on the main campus. This arrangement between the University and Merseyside Police is in place to reduce incidents of crime and anti-social behaviour in and around the University. The officer is available to offer advice and support regarding any potential crime-related issues on University premises, or for general advice on personal safety and the security of equipment.

Chaperone service

The Campus Support team offers a 24/7 chaperone service where we would be happy to escort any student, staff or visitor around the University campus to ensure that they feel safe whilst on our site. The service can be pre-booked by contacting the control room on 0151 794 3252.

Support in halls of residence

The University is affiliated with Universities UK to ensure our accommodation is managed effectively, safe and well-maintained.

Within all of our halls of residence, we feel that looking after our student's safety and well-being is a crucial part of a positive student experience. There is a 24 hour security presence in our accommodation (excluding Melville Grove and Tudor Close). As well as the security features outlined above, we also acknowledge the importance of pastoral care to students living away from home.

Student welfare within the halls are the responsibility of our Hall Wardens, assisted by Residential Advisers. Wardens are all senior members of staff who live in our halls of residence, ensuring that students get the support and assistance they need throughout their time in University accommodation.

Report + Support

At the University of Liverpool we are committed to promoting diversity and equality, and to providing a supportive and inclusive environment. We want to encourage our staff and students to report bullying, harassment, sexual misconduct, hate crime, assault or discrimination by using the Report + Support tool.

If students experience - or witness - any of the above, they are able to report it anonymously or get support from a trained advisor via the quick and simple tool. More information can be found here

Safety in the city

While Liverpool - in common with other cities - does experience crime, the levels are no higher than in other major cosmopolitan cities across the UK.
As with all major cities, you’ll find Police Officers to be visible and approachable in the city, especially during the evening.

We offer advice to all our students on staying vigilant, and practising simple safety tips, more of which can be found here.


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