A Students Guide to Living in Liverpool 

Posted at 04 May 2023 in Village Life

Studying at The University of Liverpool, Liverpool Hope University or Liverpool John Moores University, this September and wanting to learn more about the area you’ll be calling home?  

We’ve put together a handy guide for Liverpool students, which includes helpful tips on finding the right accommodation in the city, along with an idea of the typical cost of living. So, keep reading to get some helpful information on living in Liverpool as a student. 

Exploring Student Accommodation in Liverpool 🔎

Liverpool is very much a university town and there are plenty of great student accommodation options to choose from. 

Deciding where you want to live can be a tough choice, as there are so many great options throughout the city. However, it’s important to remember that you’ll be spending the entire academic year in the house, flat or complex that you choose - so you need to find the right place for you.  

There are a few things to take into consideration when you select your accommodation, which include: 

  • Cost 
  • Range and standard of facilities 
  • Distance from your university and the cost of transport between the two 
  • Provisions for comfort and relaxation 
  • The type of arrangement you’d prefer - for example, would you rather pay a little more to have a studio apartment all to yourself, or would you enjoy the sense of community that a shared apartment might bring? 

Cost of Living for Students in Liverpool 💰

According to the University of Liverpool, a student can expect to spend £8,500 to £10,500 every academic year for their living expenses, which includes accommodation, food and the costs of using the Liverpool transport network - making it one of the more cost-effective UK universities. 

Student loans usually cover tuition fees, and undergraduates may also receive a maintenance loan to help them with the cost of living. 

Often there are also scholarships and bursaries available across the various educational establishments in the city, and this includes scholarships for international students. 

Sightsee the City for Free 📍

A lot of Liverpool can be easily reached on foot, and if you want to get to know the city a little bit more, there are also some great free walking tours available. 

If walking isn’t you’re thing there are plenty of e-scooters and bikes dotted around the city which you can hire. Although these are not free, they are affordable and a great way to get around fast. 

The majority of the city’s museums and galleries are free to enter, these include, The Museum of Liverpool, The Maritime Museum and The Tate Liverpool 

If you want to spend some time outdoors, there are plenty of parks and gardens to explore, like Sefton and Calderstones Park or St John’s Gardens. They’re the perfect place to enjoy a picnic on a sunny afternoon.  

Public Transport in Liverpool 🚆

The city has an excellent public transport network, including regular buses and the Merseyrail network that links to areas throughout Liverpool, Merseyside, Cheshire and Lancashire. 

There are also two main train stations in the city centre, Liverpool Lime Street and Liverpool Central, which can take you to many cities throughout the UK and Liverpool Airport.  

If you plan on making some weekend trips back home or are looking to explore more of the UK, students are eligible for a 16-25 railcard, which gives you 1/3 off the price of train tickets.   

Unlock an exclusive 20% off your digital Railcard purchase at Trainline with Student Beans. 

Staying Active in the City 🏃‍♀️

There are plenty of gyms throughout the city - some student apartment buildings even have their own - including Albert Court. 

Otherwise, you can go for a run around the Rupert Lane Recreation Ground, go to a climbing wall like Awesome Walls or The Climbing Hangar, or try the Wild Shore water obstacle course at Dukes Dock. 

Liverpool student life is some of the best in the UK. If you’re thinking of studying in the famous city, there will be plenty of ways to study, work, socialise and relax however you prefer - as this guide has shown. To find out more about our student accommodation in Liverpool, check out Albert Court.

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