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Student Accommodation

  • Single study room accommodation is guaranteed to all 1st year undergraduates who have firmly accepted a full-time place at the university and have applied for accommodation by the relevant cut-off date. In recent years the university has been able to offer accommodation to the majority of students who have an Insurance Offer or who have come through Clearing.
  • University halls offer self-catered and catered options across 3 sites – on the campus itself, or within 2 student villages, Carnatic and Greenbank, which are set in suburban parkland.
  • Rent includes utility bills and also meals for students in catered accommodation. Those living at the student villages have access to social spaces, computer study rooms, shops, restaurants, outdoor activity areas and libraries.

Accommodation Costs

Main Campus

Number of university/college beds 3,870
Typical annual cost of university/college accommodation £3,877–£6,497
Typical annual cost of private accommodation £4,859–£8,311

Living Here

  • City Population: 446,400
  • Student Population: 50,000
  • Liverpool has always been a vibrant city and a centre of cultural wealth and diversity. In 2004 the city became a UNESCO World Heritage Site because of its impressive waterfront which, according to UNESCO, represents a 'supreme example of a commercial port at the time of Britain's greatest global significance.'
  • It became the first English city to be designated European Capital of Culture in 2008, which brought with it significant investment and new developments such as Liverpool ONE shopping, residential and leisure complex.
  • Liverpool is a friendly and economical base for students, with excellent opportunities for part-time work and one of the lowest costs of living in the UK. Students tend to live and socialise around the central Smithdown Road area because of the cheap rents, but the Kensington area is also popular.

Getting Around

  • There is a popular and cheap bike hire scheme which operates throughout the city. There is secure bike storage on campus, and cycling is an easy way to get from the student living areas to university.
  • Merseyrail (the Metro) supplements an efficient bus service.
  • National Express coaches operate to many destinations.
  • London is 197 miles away, and trains take just over 2 hours.
  • Flights from Liverpool Airport are expanding, and there are flights to many European cities. Manchester International Airport is less than an hour away for other destinations.

Culture and Nightlife

  • Liverpool has a reputation as a lively city with clubs, bars, cafés, restaurants, music venues and pubs. The Waterfront and the redeveloped Albert Dock with its shops, cafés and bars are popular, as is the Fact art house cinema and multimedia gallery.
  • The city has 5 theatres, including the Liverpool Empire and Unity Theatre, and many cinemas. The Philharmonic Hall is the venue for classical concerts. The RLPO is led by the youthful, charismatic Russian chief conductor Vasily Petrenko, who was awarded the Classical BRIT Awards Male Artist of the Year in 2010 and whom Liverpool has adopted as one of their own.
  • National Museums Liverpool represents the 8 museums and galleries in and around the city, including the Museum of Liverpool at the Pier Head. Tate Liverpool is famous for its modern art exhibitions and the Maritime Museum gives an account of Liverpool's seafaring history and houses the International Museum for Slavery.
  • Home to both Liverpool and Everton Football Clubs, the city also offers rugby union, golf, cricket, gymnastics and basketball, with rugby league teams at St Helens, Widnes and Wigan. There is also racing at Aintree, home of the Grand National.
  • Water sports enthusiasts are catered for close to the Albert Docks and climbing is available at climbing centres in the city.