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Student Accommodation

  • All new LJMU students – even those who accept an offer during Clearing – are guaranteed accommodation.
  • Most student accommodation comprises individual study bedrooms within shared flats alongside other new LJMU students. The vast majority of bedrooms are en-suite, and all accommodation is self-catering. There are also a small number of self-contained studios available at a higher cost.
  • Liverpool has a good supply of accommodation of all types and so all students have a choice for their later years. All university-approved residences also offer accommodation for later year students.
  • LJMU has accommodation that is wheelchair accessible and suitable for students with visual or hearing impairments.

Accommodation Costs

Catered from £0 per week
Self-Catered from £94 to £161 per week

Student Life

  • City Population: 446,400
  • Student Population: 50,000
  • Liverpool has always been a vibrant city and a centre of cultural wealth and diversity, famous around the world for producing acts such as Frankie Goes to Hollywood and of course, The Beatles. Liverpool became the first English city to be designated European Capital of Culture, in 2008. This lead to a period of development and investment which has culminated in the complete rejuvenation of the city.
  • Liverpool is an affordable base for students. Students opting to live in private rented houses after their first year mostly live in the central Kensington or more suburban Smithdown Road areas, the traditional hub outside the city centre. However, a significant number of students live in the city centre for the duration of their time at LJMU.

Culture and Nightlife

  • Liverpool has a reputation as a lively, friendly city. It offers a huge choice of pubs, nightclubs, alcohol-free dry bars and coffee shops, along with cafés, restaurants and eateries to suit every budget. Students' Union events include Freshers' Fair, themed or specialist club nights, cult quizzes, festivals and more.
  • Liverpool was crowned UNESCO City of Music in 2015; live music plays in a host of venues, from subterranean clubs to the Echo Arena.
  • With more theatres and museums than any other UK city outside London, Liverpool is bursting at the seams with venues, festivals and events celebrating all things cultural. LJMU has partnerships with organisations across Liverpool – including Tate Liverpool, Sound City and the Royal Court Theatres – and a dedicated Student Opportunities team promote exclusive discounts and events to all students at the university.
  • The Waterfront and the redeveloped Albert Dock with its shops, cafés and bars are a popular place to visit, as is the Liverpool ONE shopping centre.
  • Home to both Liverpool and Everton Football Clubs, Liverpool also offers rugby union, golf, cricket, gymnastics, and basketball; and rugby league teams such as St Helens, Widnes and Wigan play nearby.


  • Merseyrail and bus services provide a good network of public transport.
  • London is 197 miles away, and trains take three hours.
  • National Express coaches operate to many destinations.