Liverpool Hope University

Liverpool Hope University offers one of the UK's widest choices of combined degrees across the arts, humanities, sciences, social sciences, and education. In the top five UK universities for student satisfaction (The Complete University Guide 2019) the university offers gold-rated teaching (TEF 2017).

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On the coast, near the sea


The university (including student accommodation, teaching, and leisure facilities) is located on one site

UCAS Code: L46

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

TEF Gold is awarded to institutions that consistently deliver outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for their students. Find out more about TEF.

Student Statistics

Student population


Level of study

  • Undergraduate 76%
  • Postgraduate 24%

Mode of study

  • Full Time 87%
  • Part Time 13%

Where students come from

  • UK 97%
  • EU 2%
  • Other 1%

Student gender

  • Male 31%
  • Female 69%

Student Services and Facilities


  • The Sheppard Worlock Library and Creative campus library contain a core print collection of more than 309,000 items, plus access to an extensive collection of online resources including e-books, e-journals, and online reference resources.
  • There are spaces for quiet study, group study, informal social learning, presentation practice, silent reading, and revision space. Learning spaces offer a range of different technologies to suit the needs of students, including PCs, laptops, Macs, projection and presentation facilities and extensive Wi-Fi access and online support.
  • The library is home to the writer mentoring service. Masters and PhD students are there to help undergraduates develop an academic style of writing and can help them learn how to plan and structure essays.

Student jobs

  • Students can register with Hope Works, which advertises part-time jobs on campus. 
  • The Employability Hub can also advise on applying for part time work locally.

Careers advice

  • The university's Employability Hub offers workshops with employers, careers fairs, a regular employability bulletin and advice on gaining both voluntary work experience and paid work. Its services can also be accessed after graduation.
  • All students have access to My Career Centre – an online portal with interactive tools and advice. Students are also encouraged to register for the Service and Leadership Award, which offers professional training in leadership as well as encouraging community service.
  • Incubation space is available for Liverpool Hope graduates starting their own business.

Health services

  • All students are to register with a local doctor (GP) or Medical Practice while at Liverpool Hope. Students can register with a GP on campus during the first week of term.
  • Details of other local GPs are available from Student Development and Well-being.
  • A new sports complex at the Hope Park Campus provides the opportunity for students to keep fit and healthy, with provision for many sports. There are no monthly fees: a single yearly registration of £25 is all that's required, and then the gym facilities, courts and fitness classes are all free to use.

Counselling services

  • Liverpool Hope University provides a professional and confidential student counselling service to help students with any personal issues that may be affecting their studies, self-esteem, relationships, emotional or general feelings of well-being. The counselling service is based in the Gateway Building (First Floor) at the Hope Park Campus and offers daily drop-in sessions.

Disability support

  • A team of Learning Support Advisers offer confidential advice and guidance, including face-to-face, telephone and Skype appointments – and during term-time, drop-in advice sessions for brief queries.
  • Along with general advice and guidance on disability-related issues, support may include: advice on assessments for dyslexia and other specific learning differences, advice, and assistance regarding the identification of reasonable adjustments, including the creation of Learning Support Plans, and liaison with accommodation services regarding disability-related needs in halls of residence.

Students' Union

  • The union offers sports, social activities, societies, and volunteering opportunities – as well as advice, support, and representation within the university and nationally. It runs regular forums at both campuses to ensure students' voices are heard.
  • Sports teams include badminton, cheerleading, football, Gaelic football, and rugby; and the growing number of societies includes musical theatre, ISOC, history, politics, and feminist societies.
  • Events include Welcome Week events and awards nights, as well as club nights at local venues. The union also works with the university bar to host events throughout the year.


  • With a history of over 170 years, Liverpool Hope University has a strong tradition of scholarship and research in science, the arts, humanities, social science, and education.
  • Granted the title of Liverpool Hope University by the Privy Council in 2005, with Research degree awarding powers granted in 2009.

Fascinating Fact

  • The earliest founding colleges at Liverpool Hope University, established in 1844 and 1856, were among the first to provide opportunities for higher education to women.

Notable Alumni and Famous Faces

  • Willy Russell – playwright.
  • Lord Michael Storey – politician.
  • Lord David Alton – politician.
  • Steve Rotherham – MP.
  • Jenny Meadows – athlete.
  • Diane Allahgreen – athlete.
  • Jake Mills – comedian and mental health campaigner.
  • Emma Hayes – manager, Chelsea Ladies FC.
  • Steve Brine – MP.
  • Sir Christopher Stone – Chief Education Officer GEMS Education.


Liverpool Hope University, Hope Park, Liverpool, L16 9JD