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Living in Liverpool

Liverpool is a city like no other. From world famous architecture and magnificent museums, to music legends revolutionising popular culture, Liverpool has always been a hub of creativity. Through spectacular festivals, dramatic sporting attractions and unique art, the city continues to be a gateway for UK culture, attracting millions of visitors every year. There is something for everyone in what is officially the UK's friendliest city.

  • Home to more than 50,000 students
  • Liverpool is designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site and UNESCO City of Music
  • The iconic waterfront was voted as England's Greatest Place in 2015 by RTPI
  • Ranked in the top five UK favourite cities - Condé Naste Traveller Readers' Awards, 2010
  • Second safest city in the UK - UK Statistics Authority, 2012
  • Liverpool has the fastest growing economy, outside London, in the UK


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As the birthplace of The Beatles, Liverpool is renowned for its music scene. A range of annual music events, including Liverpool Summer Pops, the Mathew Street Festival and Liverpool Sound City, take place in and around the city. The city also has a thriving nightlife with all tastes catered for, from the latest clubs to 70s theme bars and live music venues. Liverpool Hope University also has a partnership with The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, which provides classical and contemporary music performances throughout the year. The Liverpool Echo Arena also hosts major entertainment events such as the MTV Europe Music Awards in 2008.


Liverpool’s many art galleries range from the Walker, which contains one of Europe’s outstanding collections of fine and decorative art, to Tate Liverpool, one of the largest galleries of modern and contemporary art outside London.

Liverpool Empire Theatre attracts all the latest touring theatre productions, while the Playhouse, Everyman and Unity theatres offer a rich and varied programme of classic and contemporary productions. Hope has its own performance venue, the Capstone Theatre, providing an international music and arts programme throughout the year.

The city also boasts an array of world-class museums including the International Slavery Museum, Merseyside Maritime Museum and the new Museum of Liverpool.

Students at Liverpool Hope are given a range of opportunities to get involved in the cultural life of the city. The University works closely with The Playhouse and Everyman theatres, The Tate and Bluecoat art galleries, The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Society, FACT, European Opera Centre and numerous smaller galleries and theatre companies - many of which are run by our former students.


Sporting fans will enjoy the friendly rivalry between Liverpool FC and Everton FC, the world-famous Grand National which attracts thousands to Aintree Racecourse, the thrills of Rugby League and the golfing excitement of The Open Championship.


Liverpool city centre is full of shops with all the high street names available.

The 42-acre Liverpool One development provides a stunning shopping complex in the heart of the city with 40 individually designed buildings and over 1.6 million square feet of shopping.

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Alumni and Development

The Liverpool Hope Alumni Association, administered by the University’s Corporate Communications Department, works with the Development Office to attract the support and funding required by the University to develop better resources, services, benefits and experiences for Hope students, its staff and its Alumni.

In this section, you will find information about many benefits and services unique to Alumni, such as forthcoming events, ways in which you can contact lost friends, or ways to get expert academic and careers advice. We also have regular magazines which we both post and e-mail out to former students, staff and Friends of Hope.

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