Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    Hey

    Is it possible for any current university of liverpool students to give some comments on general student life at the uni?? Whether resources & facilities are good?? And about their experiences in general

    I'm trying to understand more about liverpool to help me make a decision.

    Thanks!!
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    *subscribe*
    Offline

    12
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Magick)
    Hey

    Is it possible for any current university of liverpool students to give some comments on general student life at the uni?? Whether resources & facilities are good?? And about their experiences in general

    I'm trying to understand more about liverpool to help me make a decision.

    Thanks!!
    I'm about to start my third year so I'll give you a run down of my experience so far.

    1st year - scary at first, especially living in halls (Carnatic) but I found living there really great and they do look after you. I found getting used to university really easy - it is a big transition from A-level but you'll be told straight away what's expected of you. No slackers! Your lecturers might seem intimidating but they're great if you have a problem - you'll find that you're more likely to email them than see them face to face when you're not in lectures. Resources and facilities, well, I can only speak for my department (SACE) but being a good uni, they are not 'lacking' in anything. The library and computer services are brilliant.

    2nd year - Your second year is one that 'counts' so things get a bit more difficult. I got a bit more option with my modules but there was more workload. I also got more involved in societies and clubs in my second year as I knew how to plan my time better.

    The city itself is packed with students, and the nightlife caters for it. :yep: I have really enjoyed the past 2 years, had no problems whatsoever other than catching mumps and missing some coursework deadlines because of it. That was a pain! To summarise, it's a very busy and 'social' university but they do look after you. I'm from Manchester and wanted another big city to move to - so I could live away from home, but still close enough to afford train tickets home whenever I want. And I made a good choice.
    Offline

    15
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Cybele)
    I'm about to start my third year so I'll give you a run down of my experience so far.

    1st year - scary at first, especially living in halls (Carnatic) but I found living there really great and they do look after you. I found getting used to university really easy - it is a big transition from A-level but you'll be told straight away what's expected of you. No slackers! Your lecturers might seem intimidating but they're great if you have a problem - you'll find that you're more likely to email them than see them face to face when you're not in lectures. Resources and facilities, well, I can only speak for my department (SACE) but being a good uni, they are not 'lacking' in anything. The library and computer services are brilliant.

    2nd year - Your second year is one that 'counts' so things get a bit more difficult. I got a bit more option with my modules but there was more workload. I also got more involved in societies and clubs in my second year as I knew how to plan my time better.

    The city itself is packed with students, and the nightlife caters for it. :yep: I have really enjoyed the past 2 years, had no problems whatsoever other than catching mumps and missing some coursework deadlines because of it. That was a pain! To summarise, it's a very busy and 'social' university but they do look after you. I'm from Manchester and wanted another big city to move to - so I could live away from home, but still close enough to afford train tickets home whenever I want. And I made a good choice.
    I'm with SACE too
    Offline

    12
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Linweth)
    I'm with SACE too
    Are you? Not a third year by any chance?
    Offline

    13
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Cybele)
    I'm about to start my third year so I'll give you a run down of my experience so far.

    1st year - scary at first, especially living in halls (Carnatic) but I found living there really great and they do look after you. I found getting used to university really easy - it is a big transition from A-level but you'll be told straight away what's expected of you. No slackers! Your lecturers might seem intimidating but they're great if you have a problem - you'll find that you're more likely to email them than see them face to face when you're not in lectures. Resources and facilities, well, I can only speak for my department (SACE) but being a good uni, they are not 'lacking' in anything. The library and computer services are brilliant.

    2nd year - Your second year is one that 'counts' so things get a bit more difficult. I got a bit more option with my modules but there was more workload. I also got more involved in societies and clubs in my second year as I knew how to plan my time better.

    The city itself is packed with students, and the nightlife caters for it. :yep: I have really enjoyed the past 2 years, had no problems whatsoever other than catching mumps and missing some coursework deadlines because of it. That was a pain! To summarise, it's a very busy and 'social' university but they do look after you. I'm from Manchester and wanted another big city to move to - so I could live away from home, but still close enough to afford train tickets home whenever I want. And I made a good choice.
    I graduated in June and can echo this statement (apart from I was with the geography dept, originally from London, and didn't catch mumps)!
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Cybele)
    I'm about to start my third year so I'll give you a run down of my experience so far.

    1st year - scary at first, especially living in halls (Carnatic) but I found living there really great and they do look after you. I found getting used to university really easy - it is a big transition from A-level but you'll be told straight away what's expected of you. No slackers! Your lecturers might seem intimidating but they're great if you have a problem - you'll find that you're more likely to email them than see them face to face when you're not in lectures. Resources and facilities, well, I can only speak for my department (SACE) but being a good uni, they are not 'lacking' in anything. The library and computer services are brilliant.

    2nd year - Your second year is one that 'counts' so things get a bit more difficult. I got a bit more option with my modules but there was more workload. I also got more involved in societies and clubs in my second year as I knew how to plan my time better.

    The city itself is packed with students, and the nightlife caters for it. :yep: I have really enjoyed the past 2 years, had no problems whatsoever other than catching mumps and missing some coursework deadlines because of it. That was a pain! To summarise, it's a very busy and 'social' university but they do look after you. I'm from Manchester and wanted another big city to move to - so I could live away from home, but still close enough to afford train tickets home whenever I want. And I made a good choice.

    I have a deferred place in SACE! Lol
    I applied for Archaeology of Ancient Civilisations and decided to defer it to take a year out & work & travel. What's the department like??? The open day didn't give that much info
    Offline

    12
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Magick)
    I have a deferred place in SACE! Lol
    I applied for Archaeology of Ancient Civilisations and decided to defer it to take a year out & work & travel. What's the department like??? The open day didn't give that much info
    It's brilliant, the lecturers are wonderful and really enthusiastic - I study Classics so you'll have some different lecturers than me, but it's a great department with a really active society throwing loads of socials/parties. :yes:
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Cybele)
    It's brilliant, the lecturers are wonderful and really enthusiastic - I study Classics so you'll have some different lecturers than me, but it's a great department with a really active society throwing loads of socials/parties. :yes:
    Sounds good!!! Would you definately say that it lives up to its reputation with the ancient world???? It's supposed to be an amazing department for it

    Sorry for grilling you with so many questions!!!
    Offline

    12
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Magick)
    Sounds good!!! Would you definitely say that it lives up to its reputation with the ancient world???? It's supposed to be an amazing department for it

    Sorry for grilling you with so many questions!!!
    That's alright. Yes, it is a well-renouned department and rightly so. It even has its own museum full of ancient artifacts which I'm sure you'll find useful during your time at Liverpool (if you go there!)
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Cybele)
    That's alright. Yes, it is a well-renouned department and rightly so. It even has its own museum full of ancient artifacts which I'm sure you'll find useful during your time at Liverpool (if you go there!)
    Thank you!! I intend to =]
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    well .. i dont wanna open another thread or anything cuz is more or less related to this one..
    i`m a MA fresher sorta say .. i find the city vibrant and simply awesome.. the uni is "haunting my dreams" cuz of teh structure mostly victoria museum is awesome ( oh yeah.. i`l a UoL student ) .. the only down side so far .. is that i`n staying at north western hall .. and it`s full of JMU students .. even my flat mates ( been here for a week now .. and i`ve barely spoken with one girl /boy .. the other 2 are a complete Mystery to me ) ) so i cant socialize with other UoL-ers )

    other than that ... i`m trayin not to freak out cuz i`m miles and miles away from home
    Offline

    19
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Cybele)
    I made a good choice.
    I'm at SACE too, I think it's one of the best in the uni! What course? Im evolutionary anthropology (it's boss) and having changed from biological sciences department (horrid cold unfriendly department, dull course and horrific labs, just no) I really noticed the enthusiasm the teachers and students have
    Offline

    12
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Botticello)
    I'm at SACE too, I think it's one of the best in the uni! What course? Im evolutionary anthropology (it's boss) and having changed from biological sciences department (horrid cold unfriendly department, dull course and horrific labs, just no) I really noticed the enthusiasm the teachers and students have
    Classics.
    Offline

    15
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Cybele)
    Are you? Not a third year by any chance?
    1st year :') yes yes, I'm in my first year and I'm 21... lol
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    I was randomly reading things about Liverpool Uni and I find this....almost everyone from SACE...I applied for it this year and got an offer ^^...I'm going for Egyptology...Do you know how is it like?
    I'm going to the Accomodation open day this April (2nd)...I've never been to Liverpool or England ... I come from Spain and would also want to know how it is to be there
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    I'll just give you one word, one that the current or previous students will know well and one that you'll come to know well;

    RAZ! ;D
    Offline

    19
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Cybele)
    Classics.
    Which lecturers do you have? I love how we have a Snape lol :giggle:
    Offline

    12
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Botticello)
    Which lecturers do you have? I love how we have a Snape lol :giggle:
    Currently Archibald, Gibson, Hobden, Harrisson. Changes every semester. :yep:

    I haven't had Snape and since this is my last ever semester, I never will. :puppyeyes:
 
 
 
Poll
Do you agree with the PM's proposal to cut tuition fees for some courses?
Useful resources

Articles:

University of Liverpool Guide

Featured accommodation profiles:

X1 Lettings

X1 Lettings

Luxury student accommodation in Liverpool & Manchester.

Quick links:

Unanswered University of Liverpool ThreadsStalking pages becomes University Connect, connect to other Liverpool applicants now!

Groups associated with this forum:

View associated groups

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Write a reply...
Reply
Hide
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.