The University continually upgrades older buildings and creates new facilities so the working environment for students improves all the time. We are committed to widening participation in higher education and to addressing the social inclusion agenda set by the government.
The University is planning to invest £600 million in its facilities as part of its commitment to providing a world-class student experience and research environment. The investment includes a £250 million redevelopment of the University’s student accommodation. The significant future investment will deliver new world-class facilities together with ongoing improvement and refurbishment of our existing estate and key infrastructure.
New developments include the New Central Teaching Laboratories which are designed to enhance the student experience by creating high quality, contemporary learning facilities for teaching and learning.
There is also the development of the new campus accommodation at Vine Court. In addition to the provision of high quality student accommodation, the University is committed to reducing its carbon footprint so sustainability is a key feature in this new development.
There are two main libraries (the Sydney Jones Library and the Harold Cohen Library) 11 departmental libraries, over 1.6 million books, a large portfolio of around 5,700 electronic journals and online access to all the major databases. There are extensive special collections such as the largest Science Fiction collection in Europe, plus rare books and manuscripts. In addition students are able to access the City Library, the libraries of Liverpool Hope University College and Liverpool John Moores University.
Liverpool is one of the major civic universities of the UK, tracing its history back to its foundation as University College, Liverpool in 1881. The Victoria Building is probably the University's most well-known landmark, with its distinctive clock tower and red brick.
At the University of Liverpool, you'll have opportunities to try a whole range of different sports and activities, and also further develop any existing skills. There is a sports centre equipped with a pool, squash courts, weights room, cricket nets and a climbing wall. Whilst the 3 sports grounds contain 2 floodlit artificial turf pitches, 4 rugby pitches, 14 football pitches, 4 tennis courts and 3 cricket squares.