Student life at LJMU
The perfect home for your international studies
With beaches, parkland, seafront and skyscrapers Liverpool is a beautiful city, but the view isn't the only reason people love it so much. Liverpool has all the attributes of any major European city, but with all the convenience of a small one. Whatever you enjoy, Liverpool has something for you.
LMJU is based in Liverpool, a truly beautiful city with a little bit of everything. From beaches and parks to skyscrapers and shops, there’s a reason why the city is loved by so many.
As well as this, the cost of living is lower than larger cities like London. From cheaper rent to more affordable nights out, Liverpool has all the advantages of a bigger city, with all the conveniences of a smaller one.
No matter what your interests are, there is something for everyone at LJMU. University life goes beyond the classroom, and there is a variety of activities and clubs available to you.
The Students’ Union has over 100 clubs and societies, covering a range of academic and cultural interests. Joining a club or society is a great way to enjoy student life and make friends. You’ll also become more employable as you learn skills such as leadership, negotiation and the ability to use your initiative. The Students’ Union also offers a range of services and activities for students from outside of the UK, including networking and cultural events and trips across the UK.
The LJMU Sports Centre is open to all Liverpool John Moores University students from the summer of 2021. The Sports Centre is part of LJMU’s multi-million pound development on Copperas Hill in Liverpool City Centre. The Sports Centre includes an 8 court sports hall, two multifunctional studio rooms and a two floor gym comprising of over 120 training stations. The Students’ Union also runs British University and College Sport (BUCS) teams in a variety of sports, such as badminton, boxing and cricket, as well as football, hockey, netball and rugby union.
Find the perfect city
Life in Liverpool is exciting, with lots to do when you are taking a break from studying. Here are a few of the reasons students come to Liverpool from all over the world:
- Student population of around 70,000
- Liverpool is the 6th most affordable university city in the UK (Liberty Living Study 2019)
- Home of The Beatles, as well as Liverpool FC and Everton FC
- More galleries and museums than any other UK city outside London
- UNESCO city of music, thanks to its great live music and events
- Liverpool has Purple Flag accreditation, meaning our city is a safe place to enjoy a night out
- Exclusive offers for LJMU students
- Safe and convenient to get around, both on foot and by public transport
A day in the life of Yunan from China
Student life in Liverpool
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It was the best day of my life. When I entered Anfield for the first time, it felt like I was dreaming, everyone was singing for Mo Salah. I was then led to the Players Zone and I saw all the players and Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp. When I finally met Mo, he said that he would probably see me again, sooner or later, as we both lived in Liverpool.
Mohamed from Egypt
Studied International Foundation Year in Engineering, Computing and Life Sciences
Did you know?
Liverpool has more galleries and museums, including Tate Liverpool and the Museum of Liverpool Life, than any other city outside London.
clubs and societies at the Liverpool Students' Union
Become a Student Ambassador
We have an exciting opportunity available at the International Study Centre to develop your social media skills and contribute to our social channels!
Get involved in taking over our social media, writing fun blogs, hosting Q&A sessions, shining bright at events, starring in our marketing materials, sharing your daily activities, and creating engaging content through photos and videos.
Of course, this would also be an impressive experience worth adding to your CV. Once your Student Ambassador role comes to a finish, you will receive a LinkedIn recommendation from us based on your performance.
“Choosing to apply to the student ambassador position was way out of my comfort zone, I can just be honest about that. But I'm grateful for the opportunity and it made me get more skills and apply them in my daily life. It made me more open to speaking to different people and getting different perspectives from other ambassadors” – Awrad, a previous Student Ambassador
We offer a range of programmes that will prepare you for undergraduate and postgraduate degrees at Liverpool John Moores University.
How to apply
See how to apply for a course at the International Study Centre and view the documents you need to provide with your application.