Award Winning Facilities
The University is committed to providing a world-class student experience and a positive research environment. As a result, there are many excellent facilities on campus for staff and students to utilitise.
Eating & Drinking
Hospitality Liverpool operate eight café bars on campus, including Café on the Square, Victoria Gallery & Museum, Augustus John Public House and Liv 2 Eat in Vine Court, providing a wide selection of food and drink to suit all tastes. A new International Dining experience is also currently being developed in the Guild of Students building. There are also a number of establishments close to the campus, where University staff can get discounted food & drink.
The newly extended Sports Centre and Swimming Pool Complex offers a wide variety of facilities and services including a 25-metre swimming pool and shallow water area, two sports halls, four squash courts, and a dance studio. Add these to a comprehensive fitness suite, bouldering wall, remedial therapies for aching muscles, a myriad of sign-up/drop-in classes and weight training rooms and you will see we have some of the best facilities and services available. The Sports Centre also runs Children’s Sport Camps at Easter and through the summer.
All new members of staff are eligible to 2 free weeks premium membership at the Sports and Fitness Centre. To receive this please take your staff card to the reception of the Sports and Fitness Centre to activate your trial period. Please note you will be required to complete a health check before using the facilities.
The University has a wealth of resources across the two main libraries, the Sydney Jones and the Harold Cohen. Open 24 hours a day during term time, the libraries are a fantastic resource available to all staff, with 2 million books and 40,000 electronic journals. You can also access the library online from anywhere in the world.
There is an excellent range of IT facilities available for staff, including the ability to activate your University account before you start working here. The Computing Services Department are available to help you get started and support you whenever you have an IT issue. Campus-wide Wi-Fi is available, allowing high-speed access to the Internet wherever you are on campus. There are a number of apps available in the App Store to help you stay connected to the University when you need to, such as UoLMobile, Blackboard Mobile Learn and Apps Anywhere.
The University has a wealth of culture on campus, such as the Victoria Gallery and Museum, the Garstang Museum of Archaeology, the Liverpool Confucius Institute, and the Special Collections & Archives section in the library.
If you’re planning to travel, then the award winning University Travel Plan is here to help you! A cycle loan scheme is in place, with a several of cycle storage compounds across campus. A Travel Pass scheme is also in place, with bus stops being situated across campus. There are a number of car parks across campus for staff use, along with two dedicated car parks for Car Shares. Staff can find suitable car share arrangements using LiftShare.
Childcare & Summer Camps
The University has a Children’s Centre on campus providing childcare for children aged 0-4 and holiday care for older children. From 1 August 2014, the University’s Children’s Centre will be managed by Kids In Bloom.
For further details please contact Kids In Bloom at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 0151 228 6475.
The Sports Centre also runs Children’s Sport Camps at Easter and through the summer, where staff can benefit from a discounted rate.
Shops & Services
There are a range of banks and of shops on campus offering hot food, cold drinks, snacks, clothing, magazines, stationery and more. The city centre shopping area is also just a short walk away down Brownlow Hill.
The University is a secular institution, however we are committed to supporting the faith needs of staff and students by providing dedicated facilities. Faith Express, an Ecumenical Christian chaplaincy with Anglican, Catholic and Methodist Chaplains provides religious and spiritual support to the University community. We also have a dedicated purpose built Muslim Prayer Room.
Liverpool Law Clinic
The Liverpool Law Clinic is a pro bono legal advice centre. University of Liverpool Law School students, under the supervision of professionally qualified legal practitioners, provide legal advice through the Clinic.
The central campus has a number of green spaces to relax and unwind in the sunshine, such as Abercromby Square, Guild Walk, University Square, The Quadrangle and further afield, Ness Gardens. Based on the Wirral, Ness Botanic Gardens is a beautiful place to visit and offers a great range of activities and events for everyone including live music and theatre, weddings and functions. The Activity Base, in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park, is also available, offering basic chalet accommodation in a wonderful location.
The central campus is ideally situated in the Knowledge Quarter of Liverpool. The city centre is just a short walk away. There a number of other facilities available near to the campus, such as bus & train stations, restaurants, supermarkets, shops, delis, chemists, banks, city-wide faith facilities, theatres, and much more that you would expect from a cultural city such as Liverpool.