If you have applied to study in the UK or already have a course offer, you may need advice about how to prepare for your journey or you may be wondering what life will be like after you arrive – read on! We hope this information helps, but please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions at email@example.com
You can arrive in Liverpool via the following routes:
We offer an Airport Collection service to students on the International Study Abroad or American Exchange Programmes – see the Arrivals and Orientation page for further information and the Request Form.
IMPORTANT: Please see the official Government information for travel guidance to the UK HERE.
Halls - if you are single, we highly recommend living in our Halls of Residence as they provide you with a safe and secure base from which to explore Liverpool and where you can enjoy the company of other Liverpool Hope Students.
There are rooms at three campus locations:
All our rooms and associated study/social areas, are owned by the University and are maintained to a very high standard. We do expect you to abide by the rules in the accommodation contract, but outside of those, you can come and go whenever you like and as all the Halls are self-catering, you can choose when and what to eat.
Aigburth Park offers a choice of lower and higher-priced rooms. There is a free shuttle bus to take you to classes at Hope Park or the Creative Campus. Students tell us what a fantastic time they have at Aigburth Park and it is where many life-long friendships have started.
To book a room in Halls of Residence, please complete the online application HERE. The application process opens in April each year.
Private rooms - if you have a partner or would like the freedom to live off campus, all students except for Study Abroad and American Exchange students, can choose to live in privately-owned accommodation in Liverpool. There is a wide choice available, from sharing a house with other students to having your own private studio in the city centre. Prices vary according to the facilities offered, so don’t necessarily choose the cheapest as this will reflect the standard of the room and the area it is in.
We would advise you to use the University-sponsored organisation Liverpool Student Homes (LSH) to search for your private accommodation – there are many private agencies in Liverpool but we only recommend LSH, as they are non-profit making and will support you if you need help. You can search for all types of accommodation on their website. The widest choice of shared houses is in the area ‘Smithdown/Wavertree’ and the widest choice of en-suite rooms is in the city centre (choose ‘Large Developments’).
Clothing - The UK weather is unpredictable and can change several times during the course of a day. The average temperatures in the UK are:
Winter temperatures average 4.4 °C (40 °F)
Summer temperatures average 15.6 °C (60 °F)
Laptops - there is unlimited WiFi in all Halls and on campus, so you can use your laptop anywhere. If you do not have a laptop, there are a number of areas where you can make use of free computers, both on campus and near the halls of residence, so you do not need to bring a laptop, although most students have one.
Items for your Accommodation - if you live in Halls of Residence, all the electrical equipment you need in the kitchen will be provided (check your accommodation contract) but you will need to provide your own cutlery, crockery, pans and utensils plus bedding, and cleaning items. These items can be purchased from home discount stores or supermarkets. Please note that you will be responsible for cleaning your own room and the communal areas in your flat.
Items for your Course - stationery and books can be purchased on campus. Check Moodle before arrival for reading lists. If you order anything to be delivered to campus, use your Hall address and make sure you include your name, room number and Hall as hundreds of parcels are delivered each week.
England, like all countries, has its own customs and it can all feel very strange at first, but the staff at the International Hub will give you plenty of information and will help you to settle in.
If you need help in applying for your visa, please go to our Visa Advice section HERE.
For further information you may like to look at the website UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) - this is the UK's national advisory body serving the interests of International Students and those who work with them. UKCISA has useful advice for International Students preparing to begin their studies in the UK. Visit the UKCISA website HERE