- Undergraduate Students
- Postgraduate Students
- International Students
The University of Liverpool is ranked in the top 200 universities worldwide (QS World University Rankings 2018) and is a member of the Russell Group of the UK's leading research universities. Of its 33,000 students, 8,000 travel from across the world to study at the university. The university has established a university in Suzhou near Shanghai, in partnership with Xi'an Jiaotong University, as well as a campus in London.
UCAS Code: L41
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Level of study
- Undergraduate 77%
- Postgraduate 23%
Mode of study
- Full Time 88%
- Part Time 12%
Where students come from
- UK 72%
- EU 3%
- Other 25%
- Male 45%
- Female 55%
Student Services and Facilities
- Liverpool was the first Russell Group university to provide weekday 24-hour library opening throughout the academic year. Two libraries – the Harold Cohen and the Syndey Jones – house two million books, around 65,000 e-journals and provide online access to most major databases. There are also 680,000 e-books including academic e-books, reports and conference proceedings. Extensive special collections include the largest science fiction collection in Europe, plus rare books and manuscripts.
- Students have 24/7 access on- or off-campus to the library catalogue, electronic resources, departmental programme notes posted online, and a fantastic array of learning materials. Mobile Campus and Mobile Learn apps also give students access to resources.
- IT facilities include over 2,000 computers across campus plus high-speed Wi-Fi. Most computers are in the two libraries, available 24/7. There are also computer centres in most buildings across campus.
- As a busy and thriving city, Liverpool has many part-time jobs ideal for students. The availability of part-time work is one of the reasons why it is the second most cost-effective student city in the UK.
- Typical student vacancies can be found in hospitality, events, retail, and administration.
- The Careers and Employability Service advertises vacancies for students on its dedicated jobs board and hosts specific part-time jobs fairs throughout the year.
- The Careers and Employability Service helps students make the most of their time at university by providing a range of expert advice and information. Nine out of ten students use the service, making it one of the most popular and best-used amongst the UK's top universities.
- My Liverpool is an online portal where students can search for extra-curricular activities to complement their studies and develop the skills needed to increase their employability.
- Brownlow Hill is a full time general practice offering medical services to students on campus. There is also nurse-led emergency treatment, and health services at the halls of residence.
- A confidential counselling and support service helps students with personal problems affecting their studies and general well-being. Support is available on an individual basis and through a workshop programme.
- The Disability Advice and Guidance service works with students who wish to disclose a disability to co-ordinate support with their academic department, reducing any disadvantage they may experience as a result of disability.
- The Guild of Students (Liverpool's name for the Students' Union) came top in the 2016 NUS awards; it is a student-led, student-focused, not-for-profit organisation with the principles of representation, democracy and informed campaigning at its heart.
- Gigs, food, shops, support services and chill out spaces are all found in the guild building. There are 200 student-run societies along with a wide range of volunteering projects and student-staff roles. Students can take part in Give it a Go trips or enjoy live music gigs.
- Whether students need help to settle in or support during their studies, the guild is there for them to provide a helpful friendly service.
- One of the first civic universities, Liverpool's history dates back to 1881.
- The college (as it was then) attracted pioneers including Professor Oliver Lodge who made the world's first public radio transmission in 1894 and demonstrated the first surgical use of x-rays two years later. Similar pioneering work has led to nine Nobel Laureates for alumni of the university.
- Its expanding focus has led to the establishment of a university in Suzhou near Shanghai, in partnership with Xi'an Jiaotong University, as well as a campus in London.
- Founded in 1881, the University of Liverpool is the original 'red brick' university.
Notable Alumni and Famous Faces
- Tung Chee-hwa – the first Chief Executive of Hong Kong, now Vice-Chairman of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference.
- Dame Stella Rimington – former Director General of the UK’s national Security Service, MI5.
- Rodney Chase CBE – former Group Chief Executive of BP now on the Board of Directors at Hess Corp. and Tesoro Corp.
- Sir Maurice Flanagan KBE– was the founding CEO of Emirates and executive vice-chairman of The Emirates Group.
- Sir Robin Saxby – former Chairman of ARM Holdings, now supporting business start-ups.
- Dr Sanjay Jha – was CEO and Chairman of Motorola Motability, then CEO of GlobalFoundries.
- Lewis Booth – was Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer of Ford Motor Company, now on the Board of Directors for Rolls Royce.
- Keith Williams – former Executive Chairman of British Airways, non-executive director and deputy chairman of John Lewis and on the board of Aviva plc.
- Philip Clarke – former Chief Executive of Tesco.
- Colin Deverell Smith OBE – former Chief Executive of Safeway, then Chairman of Poundland Holdings Ltd.
University of Liverpool, Liverpool, L69 7ZX