Student accommodation in Liverpool
Across the four universities in the city, Liverpool is home to around 55,000 students - as a result accommodation is at a premium.
Student accommodation in Liverpool: Halls of residence
Guaranteed places - Between them the University of Liverpool, Liverpool John Moores University and Liverpool Hope University own halls of residence right across the city centre as well as in the surrounding suburbs. Assuming you have applied in time and fit their respective criteria all first years will be guaranteed space in university owned halls of residence.
Except for... - The Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts (LIPA), however, is a much smaller university and as such does not have any of its own halls - so students studying at LIPA will have to look for private accommodation.
Something for everyone - Prices and facilities range greatly across all halls in the city, though for the larger universities there are the usual choices between catered or self catered and en-suite or shared bathrooms. For more detailed information about costs and facilities visit each university’s dedicated accommodation website.
Student accommodation in Liverpool: Private houses
Where to live? - When students who are no longer first years return to Liverpool the most common option is to move into private houses in the city. In a city as big as Liverpool you can find appropriate accommodation almost everywhere, however over time a few areas have become more student-centric than others. The Wavertree and Allerton areas are particularly popular amongst returning students - both containing a number of bars and restaurants.
Who can help? - All four universities help to fund a website called Liverpool Student Homes. LSH is the only official private sector student accommodation service in Liverpool, providing information about all types of accommodation including houses, flats and larger private developments. Using this site you can search for houses by area, number of housemates and weekly rent to find the perfect home for you and your friends.
Or... - Alternatively you can go direct to the numerous letting agents found around the city - for information on which companies are reputable, as well as more general information about student accommodation in Liverpool, visit your university’s student union.
Student accommodation in Liverpool: Private halls of residence
A high quality alternative - When looking for student accommodation in Liverpool, if you’ve missed the deadline for university owned halls of residence, or you just fancy being different, there is always the option of private sector halls of residence. This is a much simpler option compared to private houses as things like bills and insurance are organised for you and included in the rent. One of the largest providers of such accommodation is UNITE.