Known as one of the six “red brick” universities (six original universities founded in the late 19th Century and early 20th Century) in major British industrial cities, University of Liverpool, naturally, is highly ranked in terms of teaching and research. If you enjoy the dynamic urban life, rich cultural background and diversity, you will surely enjoy studying at University of Liverpool, in the city of Liverpool- European Capital of Culture in 2008.
According to the Academic Ranking of World Universities in 2012, the University of Liverpool is within the top 150 universities in the world in terms of academic excellence. Particularly, its Clinical Medicine and Pharmacy is within top 100 worldwide, and its Natural Sciences and Mathematics is within top 200.
Also, as a founder of the Russell Group, which composes of 24 British public research universities, the university has a long tradition of research and continually invests in this aspect. Projected itself as a “research powerhouse”, the university’s research income is about £150m.
The university also has great international outlook, as ranked by the Times Higher Education, as it is the first university in England to establish an independent university in China (in 2006).
As one of the best research universities in England, the University of Liverpool boasts some state-of-the-art laboratories for teaching and research. As of 2012, 15 teaching labs for physical sciences will be completed thanks to the school’s £15m investment.
The university has two libraries, both of which enjoyed an investment of £17m for renovation and expanse in 2008. With a great number of archives, manuscripts, books and other printed matter, from classical to modern texts, the library can satisfy a broad spectrum of interests, which the diverse student body surely possesses.
Besides a Sport and Fitness Center which holds a 33- meter swimming pool, two sports halls and other of that ilk, the university’s Wyncote sports grounds has a 3G rugby training area, 2 synthetic hockey pitches and 13 grass pitches that not only ensure students’ and staff’ s desire to keep fit but also promises great fun during sports events.
On-campus entertainment offers the student body coffee bars, Guild bars, club nights and a variety of shops. Interested in off-campus activities? Perhaps the university’s Snowdonia Activity Base, with wonderful chalet accommodation, will satisfy you.
The University of Liverpool is charging £9000 for undergraduate programmes. Also, students may get a loan instead of paying tuition fee upfront until they are making an income of greater than £21000 a year.
There are also additional details for scholarships and different policies for students from within or outside the European Union.
Students get to choose whether they prefer catered or self-catering types of accommodation. Meals are served twice a day, and there is a network of residential advisors to give advice or guidance along the way.
As an end-note, if you are interested in British culture, a culturally diverse education, and you enjoy doing research, then definitely give the University of Liverpool a try.