Life in the UK: Living in Liverpool as a International Student

An LJMU student in Liverpool

Life in the UK - What is it like living in Liverpool as a student?


Living in Britain is the best way to get to know the British lifestyle and culture. As an LJMU student, you will be located in the world-famous city of Liverpool. It is creative, full of life, and has a heritage that is worth exploring. This makes it the ideal place to gain a degree that will prepare you for a successful future.

Getting around

Liverpool is convenient and compact, which makes it easy to get around both on foot and by public transport. It is also very well connected to the rest of the UK and Europe via its international airport and extensive rail and road links.

The city has frequent, inexpensive buses. This makes it easy to travel around the city and to local towns. You can travel to Manchester by bus in only one hour and five minutes. Liverpool also has an underground rail service and many taxis.

By living in Liverpool, you aren't far away from an international airport. Liverpool John Lennon Airport has frequent flights to continental Europe, so you can take a weekend trip to famous cities such as Paris, Rome or Madrid.

Top things to do in Liverpool

Experience history

You could visit The Beatles Story museum or take a walk down to the historic Albert Dock. Explore the collections at the Tate Liverpool art gallery, or wander around the historic city centre.

Delicious food

Across the city, you will find food from around the world alongside quirky independent cafés. As a former port town, the city has been influenced by the world's cuisine for a long time, so you're never far from some of the UK's best food.

An exciting music scene

There are a wide variety of places to see live music, from large arenas where you can see the biggest touring bands, to smaller venues where local favourites play. 

World-class sports

You can watch teams like recent Premier League champions Liverpool Football Club and their rivals Everton Football Club play at Anfield Stadium or Goodison Park. The city is also home to Aintree, one of the most famous racecourses in the world.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Why is Liverpool good for international students?

Liverpool excels for international students because of its rich diversity, top-notch universities, and an inclusive, vibrant community.

What are the top attractions to visit in Liverpool?

Don't miss exploring The Beatles Story Museum, the historic Albert Dock, the stunning Liverpool Cathedral, and the fascinating World Museum when in Liverpool.

What life like for an international student in the UK?

Life for an international student in the UK is a dynamic mix of challenging studies, absorbing cultural experiences, and creating global friendships.