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Welcome to Hope!  

We are very much looking forward to you joining us at Liverpool Hope University. This is an important moment in your life; the transition to University is both exciting and challenging in equal measure and we want to ensure that your experience of becoming part of the Hope community is as seamless as possible. Please visit each page by using the Section Menu.

Given what the world is experiencing as a result of Covid-19, the coming academic year has the potential to be different at every university. Our priority concern is the health and welfare of all our students and staff. We will do everything we can to protect students and staff and will, at all times, follow the relevant guidance from Public Health England. If for reasons beyond our control, the Government’s advice changes, the University has worked on several alternative ways to continue full academic work to the high-quality experience that Hope is proud of; albeit in a modified form where this is necessary.

The intention is that our halls of residence will be fully open, although there will be a need for heightened health and safety arrangements. Liverpool Hope University owns its own residences and has a unique culture of supportive communities led by resident tutors. The student support services will also be fully operational as will access to the excellent library and other learning resources at the University.

At the present time the situation relating to Covid 19 is changing on a daily basis, so it is really too early to have a full picture of how the University will function when the term starts. Our preference is to be teaching face to face in accordance with Hope’s commitment to building relationships and delivering a personal education. We will, of course, only do this where it is safe to do so. Where this is not possible, we may use a mixed model of face to face and online delivery. Whatever model is used, I can assure you that it will maintain the excellent academic quality of which this University is justly proud. For the latest updates please visit the Starting the New Academic Year pages.

For further information, you can also check the Student Gateway pages or contact the Gateway Team by email

Prior to arriving, you need to register for your course to ensure that you have access to your timetable and all of the University's services. Please will you also take particular care to read the essential health information. 

I am looking forward to welcoming you personally.

Dr Penny Haughan, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Student Life and Learning)

Important Dates

January 2021 Start Dates

New Study Abroad and Exchange

  •  Induction activities week commencing 11 January 21
  • Full teaching week commencing 18 January 21

Postgraduate (except PGCE/PGDE) students start date: 

  • Online Induction activities week commencing 11 January 21
  • Full teaching week commencing 18 January 21

For further information, please view our academic calendars page.

September and October 2021 Start Dates

New Undergraduate students start date:

  • Full Induction week TBC September 21
  • Full teaching week commencing TBC September /October 21

 start date: TBC

PGCE/PGDE students start date: 

  • Full teaching week commencing TBC September 21

(except PGCE/PGDE) students start date: 

  • Online Induction activities week commencing TBC September /October 21
  • Full teaching week commencing TBC September /October 21

For further information, please view our academic calendars page..


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Gateway Team call 0151 291 3813, or e-mail

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