Clearing at LJMU

You've got your place - what's next?

Guide to finance, registration, accommodation and induction 

Next steps for late applicants

Don’t worry if you’re making a late application through Clearing or Adjustment – we’re here to provide support and guidance about some of the next steps you need to take.

Check out the FAQ below to find out what you need to do now that you've gained a place at LJMU.

How do I apply for student finance?


If you need help and advice about how to apply for your grants or loans or have any questions about student funding you can call the Student Advice Team on 0151 904 6056 or 0151 904 6057 or email

For detailed information about fees, bursaries and scholarships, please visit our fees and funding section.

I have already applied for student finance, what do I need to do?

If you have already applied for student finance but now need to change the course or university on your student finance application, you can update your application by logging onto Student Finance section of GOV.UK.

If you go into My Account you can update your course and/or university online.

I haven't yet applied for student finance, what do I need to do?

If you have applied to go to university via Clearing and have not yet applied for your student finance, it is not too late to do so. You should log onto the Student Finance section of GOV.UK and apply as soon as possible.

Student Finance England resources

Student Finance England have some useful information to support you through the Clearing process. Take a look at the Going Through Clearing film to ensure you get paid correctly and as quickly as possible.

How do I register as a student?

After you have accepted your place to study at LJMU you will be sent further information, either in the post (or via email if you are an international student) on what you need to do before you arrive at the University to start your degree. This will include:

  • Activating your LJMU computer account 
  • Uploading a photo for your student ID card 
  • Completing your online registration 
  • Planning for your Induction Week 

The University’s Before You Arrive microsite has all the guidance you need to complete these successfully and tips on getting ready for university life.

How do I book accommodation?

The good news is that all students who secure a place at LJMU during the Clearing period are guaranteed a room in one of our approved Halls. This applies if you received an offer via our Clearing hotline, if LJMU was your insurance choice or even if you were always coming to LJMU but haven’t requested accommodation earlier. 90% of our rooms are en-suite and so we can guarantee that too if that is your preference.

As soon as you receive an offer from LJMU, complete and submit our online request form and we’ll do the rest. If you have received a verbal offer you can submit the form but we can’t allocate you to a Hall until UCAS Track shows that you have formally accepted the offer from LJMU.

The online form asks for some personal information and also asks for your preferences – which may be a specific Hall, a type of room, a location or whatever is important to you. If you specify a Hall, we will try to give you a room there but if we can’t, we will give you a room in a Hall listed on our website which is convenient for your course.

Once we have received your request and we can see that you have formally accepted an offer from LJMU, we will allocate you to a Hall which matches your preferences as closely as possible. Your new landlord will send you an email with details of your room and what you need to do next to complete the booking.

For further information see our accommodation section.

What happens during Induction Week?

Induction Week marks the start of your life as a student at LJMU. Here’s just a brief summary of what you can expect. You will find more information about all of these activities plus loads of other useful information on the Before You Arrive microsite.

Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 September: Moving in weekend

This is the weekend when thousands of new students start university life by moving into their LJMU-approved student accommodation. Your landlord will tell you when you can move into your flat and meet your new LJMU flatmates. Our Students’ Union hold talks throughout the weekend that are designed to help you settle into university life. So make sure you pop along and say hello.

Monday 18 – Friday 22 September: Induction Week

LJMU wants you to get the most out of your studies and that’s why we organise Induction Week for new students. Induction Week takes place the week before returning undergraduate students come back to the University, so you have extra time and space to explore your new campus and find out where your lectures, tutorials and timetabled activities will take place.

During Induction Week, you’ll meet your Personal Tutor and other key staff, who will explain what you’ll be studying, plus you’ll get useful information on all the services offered by the University and the Students' Union. Most importantly, you’ll also meet other new students and start making friends and connections so that very soon LJMU won’t feel strange and new anymore.

Please remember: induction week is not optional – you are expected to attend all timetabled activities, unless told otherwise. So please make sure you plan your time accordingly.

You will be able to download your Induction Week timetable and your course guide from the Before You Arrive website which will be launched on 1 August 2018.

To download your Induction Week timetable, plus your course guide, log on to the Before You Arrive microsite.

During induction week, you will also:

Complete your enrolment

All new students have to complete their enrolment in person in one of the University’s libraries and you will be assigned a specific date, time, and location when you are expected to do this. Make sure you complete the online registration process and upload your photo for your student identity card before you come to complete your enrolment.

You will be able to check your Induction Week timetable for details of when your enrolment will take place and what you need to bring with you from the Before You Arrive microsite which will be launched 1 August 2018.

Find out about University services at a special event in St George’s Hall

LJMU offers a wider range of different services for students – from money advice to study skills workshops to careers guidance and free gym membership. To help you find out what’s available, you will attend a special event in St George’s Hall showcasing everything that’s on offer both at the University and in other key organisations across the city. The date and time for your trip to St George’s Hall will again be shown on your Induction Week timetable. Log on to the Before You Arrive microsite to find out more.

From Monday 17 September – Sunday 30 September: Freshers’ 2018, a full programme of events brought to you by your Students’ Union

Freshers aims to kick start your year in the most exciting way possible, introducing you to the Students’ Union and the best student nights in Liverpool. Don’t miss out on any of the fun by getting your Freshers wristband, which guarantees you entry to the biggest and best student events. Wristbands will be available to buy online on the Students' Union website.

Wednesday 26 September: SU Freshers’ Fair

The pinnacle of your Freshers’ experience where the Students’ Union will welcome thousands of new students during a huge event at the Echo Arena, Albert Dock. Say hello to your new SU, find out what services, sports clubs and societies are on offer, get free stuff from local bars, shops and other retailers and sign up to a whole range of activities throughout semester one and beyond. Not to be missed.

Monday 25 September: Week 1 of the 2017/2018 academic year

The official academic year for undergraduate students starts on Monday 25 September. You are expected to attend all of your timetabled sessions and research shows that if you do this you will perform better in your degree and have a better student experience. More information about the University’s attendance policy is available in the Student Handbook.

If you have a question about Induction Week please contact the Student Registration Helpline for advice and further information:

Tel: +44 151 231 3289
(9.00am - 4.30pm, BST, Monday to Friday)