Published: 18 September 2017

Welcome Week: Everything you need to know

Victoria Gallery and Museum

If you’re arriving or returning to campus this week there’s a packed programme of events, talks and activities taking place during Welcome Week (18 to 22 September).

To help you locate all of the events and activities that are taking place across campus, use our University map.

Also, remember to share all of your Welcome Week content with us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram (@LivUni) using the hashtag #LivUniFoundMyPlace. Some of our favourite posts will receive one of our Welcome Week prizes. Our top prize in a premium sports membership at the Sports and Fitness Centre. We also have four goodie bags to give away.

Welcome Fair

Whether you’re a new student or a third year, the Welcome Fair is not to be missed.

At the Welcome Fair you’ll be able to:

  • Find out more about the Guild’s 200+ societies
  • Learn more about out sports clubs
  • Find a volunteering opportunity
  • Eat free pizza
  • Bag some freebies
  • Collect your Guild goody bag, which come complete with wall planners and surprise freebies

The Sport Welcome Fair is also taking place at the same time in the Sports and Fitness Centre.

When: Thursday, 21st September and Friday, 22nd September; 10am – 3pm
Where: Liverpool Guild of Student – Mountford Hall and the Courtyard

Welcome Talk

We recommend you go to your Welcome Talk at the start of the week. This is an important introduction to University life. There will also be stalls at the talk that will give you more information about life at University.

If you’re living in University accommodation, you’ll also be invited to a Warden Welcome talk during arrivals weekend.

Guild events

From a comedy night with Russel Kane to a Game of Thrones themed Welcome Banquet, the Guild have organised some incredible events that will kick off the start of term in style.

You can find out more about the line-up and buy tickets via the Guild’s Welcome Week website.

The Guild will also be holding a Free Shop on Monday, 18 September and Tuesday, 19 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.

International students

As a new student, you’re invited to the International Support Team Orientation, which is taking place Monday, 18 September at 9.30am in the Mountford Hall, inside the Liverpool Guild of Students (the University’s student union).

The session will help you adjust to university life and meet new people before you begin your academic studies.

From Sunday, 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 on our Welcome Week webpages.


Registration drop-in sessions will take place all week in the Central Teaching Laboratories in Liverpool. If you’re studying at the University of Liverpool in London, registrations will take place at the Student Experience Helpdesk.

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 via the CSD webpage.

For general enquiries, students are advised to email 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 or by calling 020 7682 4646.

London campus

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

Remember to follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram (@LivUni) using the hashtag #LivUniFoundMyPlace.

Be sure to follow the Guild too.

If you’re studying at our London campus, you might like to follow our University of Liverpool in London Facebook, Twitter or Instagram account.

You can find a full list of social media accounts to follow on our Social Media page.

Find out about our University apps.

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, 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 or visit the Student Services webpages.


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