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Studying at Liverpool Hope University can bring unexpected opportunities. Here are some of our students telling us their stories.

From art studios to iron thrones

Attila Olah

Attila Olah (BA Design)

“I had always wanted to do a creative job – and this one was too incredible to miss.” Through a Creative Apprenticeship, Attila landed a role with Glacial Art in Liverpool, where he would have the chance to contribute to some amazing projects whilst studying for his Design degree, including a large-scale Stonehenge formation for Game of Thrones.

After three years with Glacial Art, Attila had decided to go part-time so he could study for a BA in Design at Liverpool Hope. “Studying at Hope was one of the best decisions of my life. The tutors were all exceptional artists and designers in their own right and I learned so much from them."

Read more of Attila's story here.

From closed doors to opening minds

Mollie Baker

Mollie Baker (BA Criminology and MA Education)

"I couldn’t believe it when Hope offered me a place. I thought ‘Wow, someone actually believes in me’."

Moving to Liverpool was a huge step for Mollie. “The support I received from my tutors was incredible,” she explained. “They went above and beyond, spending so much time with me. I remember my first assignment was rubbish! My tutor went through it all step-by-step though, so I quickly learned what I needed to do to get it right."

Mollie went on to achieve her MA in Education at Hope and was then offered a prestigious £10,000 Newton College Scholarship and a place at Cambridge University to study for an MPhil in Education Research.

Read more of Mollie's story here.


From virtual reality to changing reality

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Andualem Tadesse Maereg (PhD Robotics)

“I liked Hope from the moment I arrived here,” said Andualem Tadesse Maereg when we asked him about his first impressions of the University. “The facilities are amazing, particularly the robotics lab. There’s a great range of technologies including a Brain Computer, mobile and non-mobile robots, haptic and VR interfaces, as well as a 3D printer. There are so many opportunities to learn and explore what’s possible, it’s the perfect environment for research.”

Read more of Andualem's story here.


From Merseyside to Midwest USA

Siobhan Downing

Siobhan Downing (BSc Nutrition)

When we spoke to Siobhan Downing, she was just about to set off on a three-month trip to the USA. “We’re going to Purdue University in Indiana to work on a research project about the effect of salt in people’s diets,” she explained. “I can’t wait and we’re all really excited about it. We’ll spend two months at Purdue and then another month travelling. We all answered an email that was advertising the placement. After a round of interviews we found out that we’d been selected and would get a £2,500 scholarship to cover our expenses.”

Read more of Siobhan's story here.


From Hope Park to the Emirates

Dominic Wallis

Dominic Wallis (BSc Sport and Physical Education)

We spoke to Dom whilst he was working his way through his first year at Hope. We asked him why he had chosen to study here. “The fact that it’s local to me is a big thing,” he answered, “But when I looked more closely, I was very impressed by the facilities, particularly the laboratories, big indoor sports hall and the new Hope Park Sports Complex.”

Read more of Dom's story here.