Liverpool city centre is once again filling up with fresh faced students looking for enlightenment. That’s right, its freshers week 2013, the first week of term where university newbies find their feet and start to enjoy everything that Liverpool has to offer.
It appears the students at Liverpool’s universities have landed on their feet. The BBC reported that eight universities in the north of England and Scotland (including Liverpool) were among the top-rated by students for their diverse nightlife in terms of pubs, clubs and music venues.
So if you’re new to the city, we thought we would help you settle in to our beautiful city and give you a handy guide to student life in Liverpool…
We advise you start by identifying Liverpool’s iconic buildings, knowing these will come in handy when meeting friends or when you’re lost and need a landmark to help you on your way. So check out the following buildings: The Three Graces, The Royal Liver Building, Port of Liverpool Building, Anglican Cathedral, Metropolitan Cathedral, The Albert Docks and St Luke’s Church (aka the bombed out church). Not only will you start to find your way around Liverpool but you’ll learn the history of our great city too.
Another good way of finding your way around the city is through a student’s favourite past time…shopping. There are plenty of places to spend those hard earned loans, such as: Liverpool One, Bold Street, St John’s Centre and Clayton Square.
If you want to understand why students voted our city as having the best night life, make sure you take your new pals to any of the following student nights for a guaranteed good time: Baa Bar, Bumper, Heebie Jeebies, Medication, Mood and Garlands.
Unfortunately, student life isn’t all about partying and shopping. There may be the odd occasion you need some peace and quiet, if so, head to Abercromby Square, Falkner Square or St James’ Gardens for some thinking time. Or, if you don’t fancy spending all of your money on nights out, there are still plenty of things to do. Visit the Fact or Tate Gallery for some amazing exhibitions or spend an evening at The Royal Philharmonic Hall or Echo Arena for a music venture.
We all know university is no easy ride and how important it is to have the right accommodation as this can have a massive effect on the amount of studying you actually end up doing. So if you’re still looking for a fantastic place to stay, that’s also a great investment for parents, give us a call at One Park West on 0151 232 3333.