First Class Campus Facilities

You’ll receive a warm welcome on campus here at the University of Liverpool. With a diverse mix of students and staff, life on campus combines the excitement of an energetic, friendly and welcoming city, with the community feel of a self-contained, vibrant campus. This area highlights the cultural attractions as well as facilities available, accessibility information and guidance maps.

Situated in the Knowledge Quarter of Liverpool, the University campus is a vibrant place, with its beautiful listed buildings, green spaces, ultra-modern institutes, teaching laboratories and residences.

Our city campus hosts a wide range of services, shops, banks, cafés and pubs including the Guild of Students and so much more. 

Getting around

Our buildings form a secure, compact neighbourhood, with the city centre just a five minute walk away.

The University also has a presence in Wirral, across the river Mersey, with a major veterinary research & teaching centre at Leahurst, and Ness Botanic Gardens which was donated to the University of Liverpool in 1948 by Lois Bulley. 

self-guided campus tour MP3 podcast, used in conjunction with the food and drink on campus guide, is available to download for those visiting the University.

Accessibility

We are committed to promoting a positive attitude to disabled people and to creating the conditions in which all students and staff can participate fully in University life.

Our Campus Access pages provide a guide for students, staff and visitors enabling you to plan ahead for being on campus, taking into account the layout and facilities available.

Eating & drinking

Hospitality Liverpool operates several cafés on campus. A Campus Hospitality Map is available and full details of these locations can be found on the Hospitality Liverpool web page. There are also a number of establishments close to the campus, where University staff can get discounted food and drink.

Sports Centre

The Sports Centre and Swimming Pool Complex offers a wide variety of facilities and services including a 25-metre swimming pool and a comprehensive fitness suite, two sports halls, four squash courts, and a dance studio.

Library

The University has a wealth of resources available to all staff across the two main libraries, the Sydney Jones and the Harold Cohen. Colleagues can also access the library online from anywhere in the world.

IT facilities

There is an excellent range of IT facilities available, 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.

Culture

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.

Faith facilities

The University is a secular institution, however we are committed to supporting the faith needs of staff and students by providing dedicated faith facilities. Faith Express, an Ecumenical Christian chaplaincy with Anglican, Catholic and Methodist Chaplains provides religious and spiritual support to the University community.

Green spaces

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.

Nearby facilities

There a number of facilities available near to the campus, such as bus and train stations, restaurants, supermarkets, shops, delis, chemists, banks, city-wide faith facilities, theatres, and all that you would expect from a cultural city such as Liverpool.  

[My favourite places on campus are] definitely Abercromby Square and the Sydney Jones Library: a beautiful blend of old and not so old, both of which signify, for me, the learning of the past, for the benefit of the future.

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