Liverpool John
Moores university

Sanctuary Students offers clean, safe student accommodation in Liverpool. We offer a selection of centrally located student housing close to Liverpool John Moores University and within easy reach of the city centre. All designed to provide high-quality, affordable LJMU accommodation to students.


Liverpool is a large, welcoming city with a rich history and vibrant culture. It’s a unique city with a history of trade and shipping, but also has a huge presence in northern England. Despite being a large metropolitan area, Liverpool is very welcoming and friendly!

With four universities, students make up a significant portion of the population and the city has developed around them. You’ll enjoy amazing food, lively nightlife and as much culture as you can handle. All complemented by some of the best shopping of any city in the world!

If you’re studying at John Moores University, Sanctuary Students offers affordable Liverpool student accommodation to suit every budget.

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Grenville Street
Grenville Street
2 Grenville Street South, Liverpool, L1 5JR
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Marybone Student Village 1
7 Marybone, Liverpool, L3 2BX
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Marybone Student Village 2
14 Marybone, Liverpool, L3 2BY
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Marybone Student Village 3
4 Marybone, Liverpool, L3 2BY
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About Liverpool John Moores University

Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) is known as being one of the oldest research universities in the world. Opened as the Liverpool Mechanics' School of Arts in 1823, the institution was named after a local philanthropist who donated to the original organisation.

After briefly being a polytechnic college, the university became Liverpool John Moores University in 1992. So, while it’s a well-established institution, it’s actually a very young university!

LJMU has around 24,000 students from over a hundred countries studying hundreds of subjects. The university is renowned for sports and exercise sciences and for its business school, the Liverpool Business School.

LJMU also has a well-known faculty of law, of arts professional and social studies, faculty of health, of science and of engineering and technology. So, while it may be known for exercise and physical sciences, that isn’t all you can study here!

Student life in Liverpool

Liverpool is a city rich in culture and life. People here seem to enjoy life and actively enjoy the city they live in. That makes a huge difference to life here and is one of the things Scousers are known for throughout the world.

Student accommodation in Liverpool is plentiful but a real mix of quality and location. You’ll need to choose carefully, but stick with Sanctuary Students and you’ll be well looked after!

John Moores University and your student housing in Liverpool are centrally located, so you can walk or get the bus everywhere. Trains and taxis are also viable options.

The nightlife and bar and café culture in Liverpool are amazing.

There’s a rich, innovative food scene and you have the opportunity to try food from anywhere in the world. Canning, Albert Dock, Chinatown and the city centre itself are all the places to be.

When you want to unwind, there are lots of open spaces, the waterfront, parks like Otterspool Park, Sefton Park and Calderstones Park and even more places to chill if you go further afield.

Whatever you look for in a city, we guarantee Liverpool will have it!

How many universities does Liverpool have?

Liverpool has four universities in total, plus some colleges. Those four are Liverpool John Moores University, University of Liverpool, Liverpool Hope University and the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine. Each has a different specialisation and offers high-quality teaching for undergraduates and graduates.

What is the ranking of Liverpool John Moores University?

Liverpool John Moores University ranked 59th in the 2019 league table. The university is also highly regarded throughout the world for its sports and exercise sciences courses.

How many students are at Liverpool John Moores?

There are around 24,000 undergraduates and graduates at Liverpool John Moores University. That makes it the second largest university in the city and a significant player on the student scene here.

Is Liverpool safe for students?

Liverpool has come a long way over the years and is now regarded as no more dangerous than any other large city. There is crime here, but no more so than other places. As long as you take precautions and don’t stray too far into estates or higher crime areas, you’ll be just fine.

Is student accommodation in Liverpool expensive?

Student housing in Liverpool is on par with national averages. Choose your student accommodation well and you could enjoy a safe, high-quality space that offers amazing value. All student accommodation in Liverpool we provide delivers on both of those.

Does Liverpool John Moores University cater to international students?

Liverpool John Moores University has international students from over 100 countries. The university is popular with students from South Korea, Canada, Vietnam and many other countries, all drawn here by the excellent standards of teaching and the vibrant city culture that’s unique to Liverpool.

What are the best places to visit in Liverpool?

There are literally hundreds of places to visit in the city, many of which you can visit for free. Highlights include the Museum of Liverpool, Tate Liverpool, Bluecoat, Chinatown, Roxy Ball Rooms, Sefton Park, Albert Dock and the Liverpool Waterfront are just a few. Then there’s nightlife, entertainment, shopping and open spaces.

At Sanctuary Students, our teams have a wealth of knowledge about the local areas, and will tell you everything you need to know about this popular student city, from the best way to get to university to their favourite takeaway. Settling into your Liverpool student digs will be a breeze!

What’s the food and drink scene like in Liverpool?

Whatever your tastes, whatever your budget, you’ll find something you’ll love here. Liverpool has a thriving food and drink scene with gin bars, wine bars, relaxed pubs, casual dining, fine dining, bistros, food trucks, nightclubs, festivals and more all happening throughout the year.

You’ll never be short of things to do while you’re here!

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Transport in Liverpool

Liverpool John Moores University is centrally located in the city. Our student accommodation in Liverpool is located close by. That makes getting around easy!

If you want to travel further afield, you have plenty of options.

Liverpool has two airports close by, Liverpool John Lennon Airport and Manchester Airport. While Manchester is a short drive away, it flies to a range of destinations not served by Liverpool John Lennon.

Liverpool Lime Street train station is the main railway terminus for the city. It links the city with most other larger towns and cities across the country and has direct lines to Manchester, Leeds, York, London and many others.

Liverpool also has motorway connections to the M62, M57 and M58 linking you to the wider UK road network. City traffic does get busy, but once you’re out of the centre, things calm down a lot!

Local buses are run by Stagecoach Merseyside and Arriva North West. Both offer local city centre services and out into the suburbs. National services include National Express and Megabus that provide coaches across the country.

Liverpool is also a port city, so you can arrive by cruise liner or by ferry from Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

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