of Liverpool

Sanctuary Students provides high quality, low cost student accommodation in Liverpool. Student housing designed to deliver the peace and security you need while studying away from home along with the affordability you need to see you through.

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Liverpool is a city rich in maritime history and trade. It’s a city renowned for its friendliness, inclusiveness and welcoming attitude so it’s no wonder the University of Liverpool is so popular!

With amazing nightlife, music, culture, diversity, excellent shopping and lots of entertainment, Liverpool is a superb student city. With 4 universities and a college, there are a lot of students too!

Whether you’re looking for student accommodation for yourself or to share, we have the perfect selection for your needs.

If you’re studying at the University of Liverpool and need somewhere safe and well-maintained to stay, you’re in the right place!

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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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A kitchen-living area with leather sofa and breakfast bar with a colourful rug on a wooden floor
Marybone Student Village 3
4 Marybone, Liverpool, L3 2BY
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About University of Liverpool

The University of Liverpool is one of the original universities in England, founded back in 1881. It’s a mix of old and new, with 10 Nobel prize winners as former students.

It is also ranked in the top 1% of universities in the world and has forged a reputation built on solid teaching, excellent research and master’s programs. As universities go, the University of Liverpool is an excellent choice for many subjects.

It’s a large university with almost 30,000 students studying 230 degree courses across more than a hundred subjects. The university has a solid reputation in several of those including chemistry, computer science, engineering, archaeology, agriculture, veterinary and food science, architecture, clinical medicine and English.

The computer science and chemistry departments at the University of Liverpool are both ranked #1 in the UK!

Student life in Liverpool

Liverpool is a big city but not too big. Most central areas are walkable and there are buses and taxis for everywhere else.

The university is well positioned in the city and our student accommodation in Liverpool is within walking distance.

The wider city has six UNESCO World Heritage sites across the waterfront and the city centre is full of shopping, dining, entertainment, galleries, museums and things to see and do.

Liverpool Chinatown is one of the largest and oldest in Europe and offers amazing food and shopping. Canning, Albert Dock and Pier Head all offer more dining options, nightlight, culture and entertainment.

There are also parks and outside spaces to relax or hang out with friends when you’re not studying. Parks such as Otterspool Park, Sefton Park and Calderstones Park are all local favourites.

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.

Is the University of Liverpool prestigious?

University of Liverpool is ranked in the top 200 of universities worldwide, which is the top 1%. The computer sciences and chemistry faculties are ranked the top in the country. Not only is the university prestigious, it also has a rich history and global reach which is why it’s so sought-after!

Is University of Liverpool hard to get into?

University of Liverpool is no harder to get into than other universities and easier than the ‘elite’ universities. It has an offer rate of over 77% so if you get the grades and apply, you stand a decent chance of being offered a place.

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.

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!

Is student accommodation in Liverpool expensive?

The cost of living in Liverpool is moderate. As your student accommodation in Liverpool is centrally located, there will be a premium for that. However, you’ll save money on transport and will never have to travel far for food, entertainment, to get to class or anything else you need, so other costs will be minimal.

Is University of Liverpool good for international students?

University of Liverpool has around 19% international students so yes, it is a good university for international students. As student accommodation in Liverpool is affordable and well-positioned, many of the traditional challenges faced by international visitors are minimised, making it even more attractive.

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 has a good public transport system. However you arrive and however you plan to get around, options are certainly not something you’re short of here.

Liverpool John Lennon Airport and Manchester Airport fly to destinations across the world and service airlines such as Easyjet and Ryanair.

Liverpool Lime Street train station is a mainline station with intercity services to major cities around the UK. It’s an impressive building with frequent services to London, Leeds, Manchester and other major transport hubs.

You can even arrive in Liverpool by ship! The port handles cruise liners from across the globe and regular ferries from Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

Liverpool has excellent motorway links with the M62, M57 and M58 serving city traffic and connecting it with the rest of the country.

Buses are also plentiful with local buses run by Stagecoach Merseyside or Arriva North West. National Express and Megabus both offer services within the city and to other areas.

Liverpool city guide

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