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Exploring Liverpool, the UK and Beyond

With a wealth of history, culture and activities, Liverpool is the place to be!


Liverpool is a great place to live with an interesting maritime history, beautiful buildings, friendly people and a wide variety of social activities to enjoy.  We are proud of our city and can't wait to share it with our international students. Whatever your interests, you are sure to find an outlet in Liverpool.


To find out more about Liverpool watch our film HERE 


Liverpool Hope University

Liverpool Hope is a unique university with a rich history dating back to 1844. We have beautiful campuses with stunning gardens and a combination of modern and traditional architecture. Find out more HERE.

One of the best aspects of Liverpool Hope is its friendly approach to students – you will feel valued and respected here. We keep our numbers low so that we can get to know our students as individuals. Teaching is in smaller groups than you will find in other Universities and it is easy to get to know your Tutors and classmates.

To find out more about life on campus watch our film HERE.


Social life, trips and events

The International Hub offers a great programme of events and trips throughout the year - check out our ‌.  Discover on-campus events celebrating cultures from around the world or join the International Hub on a choice of Saturday trips to places of interest in the uk - these are not course related and are designed purely for pleasure!  Travel by air-conditioned coach to historic castles, stately homes and Roman towns.  

Look on the Online Store for the TRIPS PACKAGE which allows you to pay for three day trips in advance - this saves you having to find the money after arrival and maybe you can persuade a loved one to buy the package for you! Book for CASTLES OF THE UK, YORKSHIRE EXPLORER and CHESTER ZOO for only £99 including entrance fees and door to door travel. If you only want to book on one trip, check availability by contacting - there may be some individual seats available later if you don't want the whole package.

These trips are a great way to get to know other students, as well as seeing some beautiful parts of the UK - not to mention some great photo opportunities so you can show your family and friends back home where you have been. 

‌The University has an exciting programme of social events on campus throughout the year – these can be found on the Monthly Events Planner available around campus, or watch out for information by email or on the International Buddies Facebook page. There is a great social space called Our Place at Hope Park, with pool tales, a bar, restaurant and dance floor - from quiz nights to comedians and acoustic nights to themed fund-raisers there is always something to do - for further information click HERE

Alternatively, the Chaplaincy room is a lovely social space for anyone who wants to relax in a quieter location – you can drop in at any time and use the space to cook some food, make a drink and spend some time chatting to whoever is there – a great way to meet new people. Don’t forget to go for the £1 Lunch on Mondays at 12.30pm – great food and great company – there is always someone new to talk to.

At Aigburth Park, the Trinity Building offers a central hub of activity where you can chat to friends, have a game of table tennis or pool or even play the piano! A computer room, laundry room and vending area, plus the stylish decor and relaxed seating make this a great place to socialise. With a choice of film nights, quizzes, competitions, bring-a-dish events and themed parties throughout the year, you don't have to go far from your room to be entertained


Going out

Social Life in Liverpool is as exciting or as chilled and laid back as you want it to be. The city centre has a host of sophisticated bars, traditional English pubs, night clubs and theatres, from vibrant dance clubs to laid back acoustic venues. You will never be short of somewhere to go!

Of course, Liverpool is famous for its music heritage and attracts world-renowned artists to its Echo Arena stadium and the many other theatres around the city, not to mention the Music Festivals and outdoor events which take place in the docklands area and parks.

If you love art or history, there are many galleries and museums for you to browse – most of them are free to enter. You can also explore our historic buildings, such as St George's Hall or visit our two Cathedrals.

If you will be living at the Aigburth Park Student Village you will love the local night scene, especially around Lark Lane – only a few minutes’ walk from Aigburth Park, you will find many small restaurants, wine bars and traditional pubs, almost on your doorstep.


Travelling beyond Liverpool is easy

Liverpool is very well placed for travelling to the most popular UK destinations – Edinburgh (Scotland), Dublin (Ireland), the Lake District National Park, the Cotswolds, Derbyshire and Wales are only a couple of hours away and London can be reached by direct express train in just over two hours.

Some of you may want to venture further afield to the many beautiful cities in Europe. Liverpool has its own international airport (John Lennon Airport) and flights to Europe can be booked at very reasonable prices - you can be in Paris or Madrid within a couple of hours!

For a wider range of destinations, Manchester International Airport is only a 45 minute ride away and can be reached by train from Liverpool city centre.

Flights and hotels can be booked via agents such as ebookersExpediaTravel Supermarket and Trivago. Train availability and prices are available at Trainline.


Please read our related Pages:

The International Hub

How to Prepare for Life in the UK

Arrival and Orientation

Health Advice