To help you prepare for life at Liverpool, we’re running a series of face-to-face and virtual induction activities, from now until teaching starts.

You may find there are a number of companies selling tickets to ‘freshers’ events online – please be aware that the only ‘official’ University welcome events are those hosted here and via Liverpool Guild of Students.

Events will follow three main stages:

  • Launchpad to Liverpool - running from Monday 17 August till Friday 25 September, this pre-arrival programme is designed to help new UK undergraduate students to transition smoothly into higher education from school. You will be able to access this on-demand collection of videos and written materials from your home in the run-up to starting your degree programme with us. Eligible students will be invited to take part by email. To take part in Launchpad to Liverpool you will need to have activated your email account.

  • Welcome Week - Running from Monday 28 September to Friday 2 October, Welcome Week will allow students to engage with a range of activities designed to welcome you to the University, explore the city and make friends. Whether you are on campus or joining us online, there will be something to get involved in.

  • Foundation Week - Foundation Week, running from Monday 5 to Friday 9 October, will provide all students with a programme of skill and career development activities prior to the start of teaching. There will also be plenty of opportunities during this week for you to attend talks and presentations by your School or Department, and meet with academic advisers. 

  • Hello International! 2020 programme of events - We will be running a series of welcome events specially designed for our international students

We will publish the full event timetables for Welcome and Foundation Week nearer the time, and your department will publish their activities on their welcome webpages - so please keep checking back.

Postgraduate taught students starting in November or January

For postgraduate students starting programmes in November or January there will be a range of online content to welcome you to the University and to help you prepare for your studies.  We’ll be in touch nearer the time with all the details you’ll need.  

The Great Read

We are delighted to announce that The Great Read will return for 2020 as part of our Liverpool Welcome programme. This year, all of our students and staff will be invited to join The Great Read and will receive a specially commissioned e-book containing an inspiring collection of four short stories, with accompanying essays from some of the University’s leading academics.

By all reading the same collection of stories, we hope that students and staff will be able to share their thoughts and experiences, whether virtually or face-to-face.

We will provide further details about how to get involved shortly. 

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