Students arriving on or returning to campus this week are set to enjoy a packed programme of events, talks and activities in Welcome Week (19 – 25 September).
The Welcome Fair will take place from 10am until 4pm on Thursday, 22 September and Friday, 23 September in Mountford Hall in the Liverpool Guild of Students building. There is also a Sport Welcome Fair which takes place at the same time in the University Sports & Fitness Centre. Both new and returning students can find out how to get involved in all that university life offers and what societies, activities, events, sports clubs and volunteering opportunities are available throughout the year.
New students should already have received a Welcome Week timetable which lists key departmental events and are encouraged to attend the Vice-Chancellor and Guild Welcome Session at the start of the week. This is an important introduction to University life and will include stalls to provide further information and advice after the talks.
Students living in University accommodation will also be invited to a Warden Welcome talk during arrivals weekend.
This year the Guild is putting on a mix of live music, club nights and comedy to help new and returning students to celebrate the start of term.
Highlights include Radio 1’s Scott Mills, noughties sensation Cascada and hit rapper, producer and songwriter, Professor Green, who will perform at the Big Freshers’ Bash on Saturday, 24 September.
Entry to events is by wristband with a very limited number of tickets on the door. The £60 wristband is available to buy online and will give students access to every night.
Further details about Guild events can be found on the website at: www.liverpoolguild.org/welcome.
The Guild will also be holding a Free Shop on Monday, 19 September and Tuesday, 20 September where new and returning students can get a range of household items. This is part of the Guild’s Leave Liverpool Tidy project which redistributes unwanted kitchen and household items.
The International Students Orientation Sessions take place on Monday, 19 September, helping international students adjust to their new university life and meet new people before academic studies begin.
From Saturday, 17 September Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) collection will also be available for international students.
Further Welcome Week information for international students can be found here: https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/studentsupport/ist/welcomeweek/.
Registration drop-in sessions will take place all week in the Central Teaching Laboratories in Liverpool and at the Student Experience Helpdesk at the London campus. All students can also confirm their attendance on a campus computer or by visiting Liverpool Life on their own device via the University Wi-Fi.
The Computing Services Department will be on hand throughout Welcome Week to help students access IT services and set up their mobile devices. More information can be found here: www.liverpool.ac.uk/csd/quickstart/getting-help.
For general enquiries, students are advised to email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0151794 6758 to save time queuing at the Student Administration Centre.
Students at the London campus can contact the Student Experience Team on email@example.com or by calling 020 7682 4646.
The London campus will be hosting a series of events during Welcome Week.
Students studying at the London campus will receive a full induction onto their programmes and have the opportunity to meet the academics on their course. There will also be the chance to meet other students and staff at a drinks reception on the top floor of the campus with views over Finsbury Square.
Information sessions on registration and life in London will be available for all students, and international students will also have the opportunity to seek advice on police registration and any other visa queries.
The campus café, Café 33, will host an information exhibition where students can find out more about the support services on offer in London, such as accommodation, counselling and library support.
Tips and reminders
- Handy advice and all the latest Welcome Week information is available on Twitter via University of Liverpool @LivUni and Liverpool Guild of Students @LiverpoolGuild. You can also connect on Facebook via facebook.com/UniversityofLiverpool and https://www.facebook.com/liverpoolguildofstudents, and on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/livuni and https://www.instagram.com/liverpoolguild.
- A full list of University social media accounts is available at: https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/contacts/social-media/.
- The campus map can be viewed online here.
- Find out about our University apps here.
- Remember to visit Liverpool Life to make sure we have your current term-time address. This will ensure any requests for status or bank letters are produced with the right address on. You’ll need to do this before you visit the Student Administration Centre in Liverpool or the Student Experience Helpdesk in London, or request a letter online.
- Have you uploaded a photograph to Liverpool Life? Don’t delay as you will need your card for the Library and Sports Centre. If you are based at the London campus, you will need your card to gain entry to the campus.
- If you are a new undergraduate student, remember to return your signed declaration to Student Finance. We can’t confirm your attendance to Student Finance England until you’ve done it, which could cause a delay in money finding its way to you.
- Change can be both exciting and daunting, so remember that help and advice is always available from Student Support Services. To discuss your concerns, or simply to get some useful advice, please contact 0151 794 5863, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the webpages at https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/studentsupport/.