Get a head start

From activating your computer account and email address, to engaging with our pre-arrival welcome activities, here you'll find information about what you can do now to get ‘Liverpool Ready’.


‘Get a head start’ online course

‘Get a Head Start’ with our pre-arrival online course

This is an exciting time, but we know there is a lot to think about. How to prepare? What to pack, if you're moving? What to expect? Well, to help you get a head start, we’ve put together this online course.

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Activate your computer account

Information about how to activate your University student computing account.

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Register for your programme

Work through this step-by-step guide to registering for your programme, including accessing Liverpool Life, uploading your student photo and checking your personal details.

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Accept your accommodation offer

If you have applied for University accommodation, we will be allocating accommodation from Friday 13 August, so keep an eye on your email.

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Pre-arrival information for international students

Before arriving in the UK, here you'll find the latest travel and quarantine guidance as well as useful online resources to help you prepare for your studies and student life in Liverpool.

Listen to our pre-arrival podcast

Tune in to our current students for tips and advice on how to adapt to university life.

Join our ‘University of Liverpool – Official Welcome 2021’ Facebook Group

Brought to you by our Guild of Students, join this online community for all new University of Liverpool students.

Complete your online induction

Complete your online induction

Everything you need to know about our online induction.

Health and wellbeing

Health and wellbeing

Everything you need to know about healthcare services and making sure your vaccinations are up-to-date.

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Departmental welcome pages

Here you can find subject-specific information, and details about departmental welcome activities.

COVID-19 information

COVID-19 information for new students

This section provides information about our plans for teaching, campus safety and travel and quarantine advice.

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Jumpstart University online hub

The Russell Group, which represents 24 leading UK universities including ourselves, and The Open University has launched Jumpstart University, an online hub to help students to prepare for and settle into their studies at university.

Download the My Liverpool app

Download our My Liverpool app for a hands-on guide to the Liverpool Welcome and beyond.