Settling in

Welcome to the University! We can’t wait for you to arrive.

On this page, you’ll find more information about life at the University; from living in Liverpool right through to the social media accounts you should follow.

Liverpool – Your new home

In 2018, city life in Liverpool was voted as the best in the UK in the Whatuni Student Choice Awards, and was ranked as the fourth most visited city (by foreign tourists) in the UK (according to the Office for National Statistics). In 2017 Liverpool was voted the kindest city in the UK (Travelodge survey) and the Baltic Triangle – one of our favourite areas of Liverpool – was voted the fourth trendiest place in the UK (Travel Supermarket).

Although we’re biased, to us these accolades are no surprise. Liverpool has a pioneering music scene, quality galleries and a vibrant nightlife. We’ve got world-class football, a fantastic range of watersports, we're home to the Grand National, golf at the Royal Liverpool and Royal Birkdale Golf Clubs, as well as rugby at St Helens and Widnes, and many more sports. In fact, our city is so well known for its sports, we were named the UK’s Greatest City for Sport (ESPN, 2017).

To discover your own reasons for loving Liverpool, check out the websites below:

Student Intranet

Once you have activated your IT account, you will have access to the student intranet where you'll be able to access essential information during your time here at the University.

Guild of Students (Students’ Union)

As your Students’ Union we want to make sure you love your time here. So, to get things started, we’ve got lots in store to help you settle into student life. View the full programme here

Social media

Keep up-to-date with everything at the University by following our social media accounts.

During Welcome Week, tag the content you share with #LivUniFoundMyPlace and you could win one of our fantastic Welcome Week prizes.

Social media safety

As you know, social media is a powerful tool. Please read our Social Media Guide for Students‌‌ for hints and tips that will help you make sure social media is working for you.

During your time here at the University, you will also need to abide by our Social Media Compliance Policy. It’s important you read this policy as it contains information that protects your security as well as the security of the University.

Join a society, sports team or volunteering scheme

Whether you want to play lacrosse or join our Feminist Society, you’ll find all of our fantastic societies, teams and volunteering opportunities on My Liverpool. We really want you to make the most of your time at the University and getting involved in this aspect of University life is something we don’t want you to miss out on.

Student news

We’ll let you know about student discounts, travel opportunities and career tips via our Student News webpages. We love sharing content that’s created by our students too, so if you’re a blogger or vlogger, or if you hope to become one, we’d love to hear from you.

Sport Liverpool 

Sport Liverpool helps our students and staff keep fit. They have a huge range of clubs and classes in addition to a swimming pool, bouldering wall and an activity based in Snowdonia.

Getting involved in some of Sport Liverpool’s activities is a great way to make friends and will also help you to de-stress, which is why it’s something we recommend you get involved in from the start of your university life. You can find out all about Sport Liverpool via the Sport Liverpool webpages

City Bikes

As a University of Liverpool student, you get 50% off an annual CityBike membership, which means you can get a year-long membership for £25. The discount code is CB/LIV/C03. You can find out more via the CityBike website

Tate Liverpool

We’ve partnered with Tate Liverpool which means that you can get free access to the Tate’s special exhibitions. Simply show your student card to gain access.