Liverpool is a thriving,
vibrant city - and the University has been at the heart of city life
since it was founded.
It's an exciting time to
be here. Chosen as the Capital of Culture in 2008, the city is already
seeing increased investment, development and confidence.
The University of Liverpool
is one of the UK's leading universities. We are renowned for our teaching
and research excellence. Our departments and schools are world-class
and we have an outstanding reputation for student support.
As one of Merseyside's largest
employers, the University is a major source for innovation and plays
a key role in the economic development of the region in terms of employment,
skills, research and technology.
We think our city is a great
place to live and work - and we think you will, too. Use the links on
the left to find out more about the University, the city and what's
thinks they know Liverpool, even those who've never been here.
But Liverpool's not just about the Beatles, football or wisecracks.
It's all these things - and none of them. It's about being one
of the most vibrant, life-affirming and creative cities in the
Visit the city's vibrant Chinatown
The Liverpool of today is a changed city. It's emerging as one
of the UK's leading centres for learning, culture, entertainment,
sport and endeavour. The award of European Capital of Culture
2008 has confirmed this - and the University is at the heart of
from high street names to independent stalls, boutiques and high
fashion. Places to eat and drink are plentiful, and there's something
for everyone's taste and budget - Chinese, Indian, Italian, African,
French, Japanese, Thai, Spanish, Mexican, Greek and more.
in Liverpool is not expensive, and the Liverpool crowds are lively
and friendly, from the chain pubs to the smaller, independent
pubs and bars. Down at the Albert Dock are more exclusive bars
and restaurants, where local footballers and soap stars hang out.
Clubs around the city offer an ever-changing mix of music and
style. Though Cream's Saturday night is no longer, Chibuku, Society
and Garlands have clubbers queuing round the block every weekend.
Countless other clubs offer sounds from RnB to indie. Liverpool's
live music scene is eclectic and exhaustive, too. From big names
playing big venues, like Goldfrapp, Coldplay and Oasis, to alternative
bands and up-and-coming acts, Liverpool caters to all genres of
If you fancy
getting away from the hustle and bustle, the city's parks are
ideal places to spend lazy Sundays. There are nature reserves
up the coast at Formby and stately homes at Speke and Croxteth.
Sandy beaches on the Wirral and the beautiful countryside of North
Wales are within easy reach. Travelling to the coast and countryside
is cheap and easy.
As an attraction for sports fans, Liverpool remains hard to beat.
Aside from Liverpool and Everton football clubs there is racing
at Aintree as well as golf, cricket, tennis, water sports and
rugby league all on Merseyside. And if you want to be more than
a spectator, there are hundreds of local teams for every type
more museums, theatres and galleries on Merseyside than in any
other region outside London. World-class exhibitions at Tate Liverpool,
National Museums Liverpool, the Walker and the Bluecoat are complemented
by original plays and major productions hosted at the Everyman
and the Playhouse. The Unity Theatre is great for contemporary
drama and the Liverpool Empire hosts many musicals after their
West End runs.
Film fans can enjoy the recently opened FACT Centre (Film, Art
and Creative Technology) as well as a plethora of multiplexes,
including the fantastic 1940s Plaza cinema in Waterloo. Liverpool
also hosts a major European Arts Biennial and Brouhaha, an annual
international street festival.
offers endless possibilities for everyone - so whatever you're
into, you can be certain that you'll enjoy life to the full at
the very heart of our city.