Liverpool Hope University was created in 2005 from Liverpool Hope University College, though different parts of the institution date back to the 1840s. The University is based across two cites - Hope Park, Childwall and The Creative campus, in the city centre.
The main library is the The Sheppard-Worlock Library located at Hope Park. It's open until 9pm most nights of the week, though it shuts at 5pm on Fridays and at the weekend, and is open 24 hours during exam time. The library also has a lot of quiet study spaces and loads of computers for you to use upstairs on the mezzanine floor - including both colour and black and white printers which are used with a credit scheme to cut down on waste. Photocopying facilities are available in the library also which run on a similar credit scheme.
The Sheppard-Worlock Library offers much more than you can see on the shelves. As well as a wealth of physical materials in a range of formats there is also a wide range of resources and information available electronically for use both on and off campus. Facilities include self-service machines for checking books in and out, extensive computer access on the mezzanine floor and stationery sales. The library team provides support in person, by telephone and email.
For final year students an Honours Card scheme is offered which entitles them to access to private study areas so the can concentrate in isolation from the hustle and bustle which can be found on the open plan IT floor. Other treats which come with the card are longer periods of lending on books and £10 worth of printing credits.
A great feature for PGCE and other students studying for QTS is that the QTS test centre is located within the library (as well as loads of resources you might want to use) So unlike some PGCE students you won't have to travel to some unfamiliar building across the the other side of the city that you've never been to before to sit these tests.
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IT and Computing
Information technology is integral to learning , teaching and research at Liverpool Hope and the LLIS team aim to promote the use of information technology in innovative ways (including the Virtual Learning Enviornment, online media production, video conferencing and remote desktop support) to enhance your studies.
There are lots of computers ready to be accessed around the University. The main area is upstairs in the library on the mezzanine floor and more spread out through the library. More computers can be found in the many seminar rooms in the Gateway Building and Hilda Constance Allen Building which can be used when the rooms are free. For printing, 5p is charged to your personal account for each page you print. There is a wireless network covering all open access and teaching areas. Your normal username and password will allow you to log into the service.
If the worst should ever happen and your laptop dies on you before an important essay is due in, a laptop loan service is operated from the Student Success Zone (1st floor of the Gateway Building). You will need your student ID card to gain access to this service, please be aware that you are responsible for the laptop issued to you until its return. Fines operate for late return of machines.
The Athletic Union exists within the Students' Union to promote a range of opportunites for competitive sport. Most of the AU teams play in the British Universitites Sports Association League, While others sports such as Gaelic Football and men's Rugby League have their own high-profile leagues, and all teams receive support from the Students' Union.
Hope Park Sports is a progressive and forward thinking sports facility complex that provides a wonderful and aesthetically pleasing environment enabling all at Liverpool Hope, and the surrounging community, to take part in exercise and sport. In addition to the excellent facilities available, Hope Park Sports provides exercise classes fully structured programme of sports-specific coaching courses. We actively promote employment opportunities for students.
You should be able to find answers to your student services needs and academic queries in the new Gateway to Hope Building.
Medical services are avaliable to students at the Hope Park campus. Daily surgeries are avaliable for any medical and dental advice, or minor surgical procedures. There are two GP practices which each hold surgeries at Hope Park. These are open to all students who are registered with them.
There are a couple of corner shops down the road from Hope Park which include a post office, take away and cash machines. For food shopping there is a large Tesco located on Allerton Road and a larger 24 hour Asda just off Smithdown road (main student area of Liverpool). For anyone living in the student accommodation in Aigburth there is a small Tesco Express up the road and a Home Bargains (a students dream supermarket for random essential such as household goods and sweets) there are also a number of nice antique boutique stores on the Lark Lane area 5 minutes away.
In the city centre the main shopping areas are Church Street, Bold Street, St John's Precinct, Met Quarter, Clayton Square and the new Liverpool ONE
Liverpool is full of fantastic bars and restaurants. Just round the corner from Hope Park is the Half Way House, a traditional pub which has a great carvery. This is a very popular choice with students during the day and after lectures! Aigurth campus is close to the bohemian Lark Lane, which is brimming with diverse restaurants which include a Thai restaurant where you have your food cooked in front of you on a large grill in the corner.
Hope Park campus is a short walk to Allerton Road, a busy street full of restaurants and bars, including great food at the world famous Penny Lane Wine Bar (famous because of the Beatles song "Penny Lane"!!!!). The Creative Campus is very close to the city centre's restaurants and on the outskirts of the centre towards the Aigburth area is china town.
The Brookhouse on Smithdown Road is also always a good shout for food. It is a Scream bar which offers great beer and food for students
There is a cash machine (with a small charge of around £1.50) in the Students' Union on the other side of campus.
There are also two cash machines at the shops down the road which are a two minute walk from the Hope Park campus, which are free of charge and main bank providers such as Barclays and Halifax a short 15 minute walk away from Hope Park on Allerton Road.
For students living in Aigburth there is a HSBC on around the corner which offers free cash withdrawals.
The University has excellent transport links between each of its campuses and the city centre. There is a direct bus into the city which runs up until early evening, and buses which run until late at night from just a short walk from the campus. Free buses also run for students living in the Aigburth accommodation.
Buses from the main campus Hope Park cost around £1 to the city centre on most buses which come down Taggart Avenue (where the campus is located)
Broad Green railway station is 1.4 miles away which is about a half hour walk, and this line goes straight into Lime Street Station in the City Centre. Mossley Hill railway station is 1.2 miles away which is about a 20 minute walk, this is served by trains from Manchester Oxford Road and Lime Street.
A taxi currently costs approximately £8 during the day, and around £12 at night to get from the Hope Park campus to the city centre. Also in Aigburth a taxi will cost around £5 during the day and £6 or £7 at night.
Anyone living in accommodation at Aigburth will enjoy much better transport links into the city centre with the St. Michaels rail station directly across the road with return tickets costing only £1.90 (or cheaper if you have a railcard).
All information and help Hope offers can be found here regarding careers. http://www.hope.ac.uk/careers
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There are opportunities for part time jobs both on-campus and off-campus. The city of Liverpool also has a large number of shops, bars and restraunts to get jobs in if you should wish. Also the University offers the Hope Works advertisement scheme with job offers sent to your university e-mail account regularly. All that is required is to register for it in the Gateway Building.
There's a Chaplaincy located in the Warrington Building. Any student can use it, whether you want to get support or advice on something affectingyou, whether you need info about religious groups in the area, whether you want to talk about spiritual matters or whether you want to meet other people from your religion. It is staffed by primarily Christian people - Anglican, Catholic and Methodists - though they will help you find people for other religions. They usually hold services for key events - especially around Christmas and Lent and Easter - basically the major Christian times of year. They also have numerous more social events through out term time too.
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