Guide to the University of Liverpool

The University of Liverpool is one of the country’s leading higher education institutions. With over 4500 staff, including 1300 dedicated researchers, the University offers around 400 full and part-time undergraduate and postgraduate programmes spanning 54 subject areas, on its 100 acre campus at Brownlow Hill in Liverpool city centre. The University has a second campus based at Leahurst on the Wirrall, around 20 miles away from Brownlow Hill, which specialises in vetinary sciences. At any one time the University is home to around 30000 students from around the world.


The University of Liverpool is a member of the elite Russell Group of universities; a member-only group of 24 of the leading UK higher education institutions, each committed to attaining the very best research credentials, a world class learning and teaching experience and unparalleled links to the commercial and public sectors.  The University is rated in the top 1 percent globally, and boasts 8 Nobel Laureates in its alumni. In 2012 the University ranked 29th in the influential Times Good University Guide. 

Learning and Teaching

The University prides itself in offering an innovative curriculum and cutting-edge teaching methodologies. Learning takes place via group lectures, face-to-face workshops and seminars, online learning, and other web-based technologies, including webinars and podcasts. Each student is allocated a personal tutor who can offer both formal and informal support.  A number of programmes have peer-assisted study schemes in place, whereby Year 2 and Year 3 students help and support first years with academic problems.  

The University works extremely hard to widen access to education and improve participation within all socio-economic groups. In 2012 it was ranked 1st in the Russell Group for widening participation.

Campus Facilities

Spread over 100 acres, the University of Liverpool city centre campus is impressive, yet welcoming and relaxed. In 2011 the University announced that, as part of its commitment to offering a first class student experience it was investing £600 million to improve facilities. £250 million of this is being spent on student accommodation, £44 million of which is being used to build a 710-bed development on the city centre campus; the facility will include a restaurant that can seat over 200 people, and a wide range of shops.  The remaining £350 million is being used to invest in the University academic estates on both campuses to further enhance learning and teaching facilities and its leading edge research centres.

The University of Liverpool can be found at Brownlow Hill, Liverpool, Merseyside L69 3BX.