International student, Roy's five favourite Liverpool spots
Here Roy Alojeil, from Lebanon, who has spent the last year as a postgraduate student at LJMU studying MSc Electrical Power and Control Engineering gives us his five favourite spots in the city
Being an international student in a different country may feel a little daunting to begin with, but being a student in Liverpool means you get access to a city filled with cultural hotspots, musical venues and friendly faces.
I decided to study at LJMU because of the university’s reputation in Engineering and Technology, I also found the recruitment team and manager to be really helpful prior to starting at LJMU.
My postgrad year has flown by, here are my favourite spots in the city that every international student should visit:
The docks are a must visit. Next to the River Mersey, a sunset walk will always cheer you up and relieve any stress. It is the perfect place to enjoy a Sunday afternoon outing with friends, or even to just chill alone and enjoy the view.
I am not normally a big fan of museums, but The World Museum is on a different level. Going from one floor to the next, you will see Maritime history, Egyptian and Pharaonic arts and mummies, Dinosaurs, prehistoric and wild animals as well as the time and space museum. You can even take a picture with the astronauts, like I did here...
One of the great places that I enjoyed discovering is the Leeds to Liverpool Canal Park-Vauxhall. A 20 minutes walk from the LJMU Tithebarn building, you can enjoy the canal park and see all the different birds on the water. It's a calm place and is accessible by walking or biking, it's also great for a photograph on a sunny afternoon.
Whenever the River of Light comes to Liverpool, you have to see it. It's a trail of different art and light instalations across Liverpool's waterfront which will make you escape the real world, and enjoy an amazing light show with music. The next River of Light comes to Liverpool on 21 October - 6 November 2022, so get the date in your diary.
Last but not least, you can't live in Liverpool without visiting Anfield, the home of Liverpool Football Club. Whether you go on a tour or watch a live game, Anfield is the perfect place to feel the love and passion for football. Put it on your bucket list, you won’t regret it!