Liverpool is known for being a warm and welcoming place - unsurprisingly, as Rough Guides recently voted it the fourth friendliest city in the world. This over 800-year-old city is known for having been a diverse melting pot of cultures long before the term was coined. Home to a huge number of famous musicians - not least the Beatles - as well as Liverpool FC, the Grand National horse race, and, once upon a time, the port of registry for the infamous RMS Titanic, Liverpool is known around the world.
But why is it a good place for students, and what makes them choose Liverpool? Alongside its rich and varied history, Liverpool is now a modern and fashionable city. There are plenty of options with regards to academia, and you'll find it to be more affordable than other big cities in the UK (especially London!) Liverpool also offers a rich and varied nightlife, sports, and of course, culture.
Liverpool's location is popular due to its rather central placement in the UK. The city Is only 2.5 hours away from London by train, and 3.5 hours from Glasgow. Manchester is less than an hour away, meaning international flight links are also very easily accessible. All of this makes Liverpool a great place for local and international students alike, explaining the diversity for which the city is known today.
Meanwhile, the University of Liverpool is well-known for its research provisions, encouraging students to study across three main faculties: Science and Engineering, Health and Life Sciences, and Humanities and Social Sciences. All of these offer a prestigious education, and Liverpool Uni is consistently among the top 200 universities across the globe.
If you are choosing to re-locate to Liverpool, you'll undoubtedly want the best, most affordable accommodation nearby your new university or art school. At TJT Students accommodation, we offer a variety of flats and townhouses to suit your requirements. We're more than happy to chat with you about the different locations and how they'll help you integrate into Liverpool's fabulous student life.
Whether you are just starting out on your search for the ideal location and university or have already received your offer letter and are just finalising your accommodation before your big move, we hope to answer all of your most pressing questions. Becoming a university student is a big step, and deciding on which city to settle in for the coming years can be daunting. Liverpool is a fantastic choice both in terms of its cultural diversity, history, fantastic university and arts schooling, and a huge variety of entertainment. Whether you enjoy arts and music, sports or just a good night out with friends, you're sure to find it all in Liverpool while also satisfying your need for an excellent education that will set you up for the future.
Why is Liverpool good for students?
As we've already noted, Liverpool is a fairly central, culturally diverse, academically interesting city that has lots to offer. But why is it good for students?
For starters, Liverpool is affordable. Liverpool student accommodation tends to be central, meaning there isn't much of a commuting cost. Food and entertainment costs run low compared to elsewhere in the UK. And a night out with friends ranks somewhere in the mid-range on affordability, while also spoiling students with choices as to where to go.
Liverpool is known for being the birthplace of Rock and Roll, having hosted such talent as the Rolling Stones, Elton John, Black Sabbath, the Kinks, and of course, the Beatles as far back as the '60s.
The city boasts not just the University of Liverpool, but also Liverpool John Moores University and the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, world-famous for its founding father Sir Paul McCartney. This makes Liverpool especially notable for art and music students who are looking to immerse themselves in the city's music culture and excellent education.
Liverpool's rather central location makes it the perfect place for international students too, as it's quick and easy to get to Manchester or London for low-fare international flights. Of course, an established diverse multi-cultural scene also ensures you'll quickly find and connect with fellow classmates from your background if you so wish.
Liverpool also ranks much lower on crime rates when compared to other Northern cities, including Newcastle and Manchester. However, many student flats will offer caretaker visits and CCTV for added security for your absolute peace of mind.
TJT Students accommodation offers three exciting locations that are especially good for students looking for value housing. Our three residences, Lime Court, Camden Street, and Derby Buildings offer affordable student accommodation just outside of the city centre. All three properties offer great value and hassle-free accommodation with included furniture, an on-site laundry area, all-inclusive bills, free Wi-Fi internet, and CCTV to keep you safe. Best of all, all of our flats and houses only require you to register and bring your bed linens and towels - they're ready for you to move in right away without any additional stress.
Where do students want to live in Liverpool?
The best places for students to live are always the ones closest to their studies, friends, and any extracurricular activities they might enjoy. In Liverpool, some of the best-known and best-loved student neighbourhoods include the city centre, as well as Islington, Everton, and the Knowledge Quarter.
If a bustling after-class life is your top priority, the city centre is an obvious choice. Islington, known for being a fashionable centre of student activities and a range of accommodation to choose from is a close second. For those seeking a quieter area with nearby parks to relax or jog in, Kensington and Everton are good options. Meanwhile, the Knowledge Quarter is the place to be if you're studying science or technology, as the hub for student organisations for these subjects. The Knowledge Quarter is also the closest to two of Liverpool's leading unis and boasts access to some of the trendiest pubs and bars.
Whether you are looking to move to Liverpool from a nearby town or city or are relocating from another country, you'll find it a friendly and welcoming place to be.
TJT Students accommodation is a great place to live if you are looking for affordable student housing in the city. Our Lime Court accommodation offers six central flats just steps away from Liverpool Lime Street station and St. John's Market. Camden Street is made up of beautiful townhouses at the very heart of Liverpool's historic quarter and is just a short walk away from museums and art galleries. Each townhouse also boasts six individual en-suite bedrooms alongside a shared kitchen and living area - perfect for moving in with your friends and fellow students. Derby Buildings, meanwhile, are amongst Liverpool's most affordable student accommodation and incredibly central to boot. Just a short 15 minute walk will take you to the city centre and you'll be close to both major bus routes and supermarkets in the vicinity.
Whichever location you choose, you'll be sure to find a safe and clean space near the heart of the city and local attractions. Whether you're looking to study or explore Liverpool, all of our properties are located centrally and close to everything you might need.
What is student life like in Liverpool?
Student life in Liverpool is in a league of its own. Not only is the city super affordable when compared with other big UK locations, but it also boasts some impressive sites. There is a thriving music and arts scene, not least because of Liverpool's well-known Beatles and rock and roll background and excellent art schools. Foodies will find a huge variety of restaurants and cool bars and pubs, thanks to the city's multi-cultural inhabitants. And sports fans will get their fill with football, horse racing, and a multitude of other athletic events. Best of all, none of these things is terribly expensive.
Students will look at an average of £225 per month in food costs (less if you choose to cook more in your student accommodation), £115 on entertainment, and £80 on travel, according to student living website Fresh. This ranks Liverpool at approximately mid-range across the UK when it comes to affordability, making it a great pick for an exciting student life that won't break the bank.
When it comes to studying, both the universities and LIPA offer outstanding facilities to expand your knowledge and skills. However, Liverpool also boasts a few impressive libraries, including Liverpool's Central Library, located in St. George's Quarter, a stunning building with some impressive architectural features that will mesmerise as you pore over your books.
TJT Students accommodation gives you the ideal starting point for delving into Liverpool student life. With our centrally-located, highly affordable flats and townhouses, you'll be able to start student life with extra money in your pocket and right on site to enjoy all this great city has to offer. Whether you are looking to investigate the historic quarter nearby our great Camden Street townhouses or want to be as central as possible by staying at our Derby Buildings student accommodation, the choice is yours.
If you are looking to study in Liverpool, consider locating within one of TJT Students properties in the heart of Liverpool's city centre. Our three locations all offer centrally-placed housing, all-inclusive utility bills, laundry areas onsite, WiFi internet, and are fully furnished. If you're undecided as to which building might suit your needs best, why not contact our team and let us help you decide. We're more than happy to answer any questions you may have about our properties or Liverpool student life, and hope to help you settle in with the utmost peace of mind.