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

You've got your place – what's next?

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.

Faq Items

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 231 3153 or 0151 231 3154 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 are from England and 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.

If you are from Wales, you should visit the Student Finance Wales website.

If you are from Northern Ireland, you should visit the Student Finance Northern Ireland website. 

You should do this as soon as possible if you want the money for the start of term. This is also a good opportunity to check over your application to make sure everything else is correct and if you have anything outstanding on your ‘to do’ list.

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

If you have applied to go to university late or via Clearing and have not yet applied for your student finance, it is not too late to do so. You should log on to the student finance website and apply now. The website you need to use depends on where in the UK you normally live (not where you are going to study) .

If you normally live in England, apply on the Student Finance section of GOV.UK.

If you live in Northern Ireland, apply on the Student Finance Northern Ireland website.

If you normally live in Wales apply on the Student Finance Wales website.

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 request 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 receive an offer via our Clearing hotline but it also applies if LJMU was originally your insurance choice university - and also you were always coming to LJMU but have not requested accommodation yet. Over 90% of our available rooms have private en-suite bathrooms and therefore we can usually offer you one if you want it, but we also have cheaper rooms in flats with shared bathrooms.

As soon as you have accepted an offer from LJMU, you can request a room via our applicant area. You will need your UCAS ID and registered email address to access the applicant area. You will not be able to request accommodation until we have received notification from UCAS that you have Firmly accepted an offer. If LJMU was your Insurance choice university but you are rejected by your Firm choice, you will be able to request accommodation from 8.30 am on Tuesday, 10 August.

If you have received a verbal offer from the LJMU Clearing hotline, you will need to refer yourself on UCAS Track and accept the offer before you can access the applicant area and request accommodation. Please note that there is a delay of around one hour between accepting an offer on UCAS Track and being able to send an accommodation request. The Accommodation Office cannot accept requests via any other method and cannot override this delay, so please be patient and go back to the applicant area later.

The accommodation request form within the applicant area asks you to choose a hall from a list of those that currently have rooms available. However, this does not guarantee that you will be offered a room in that hall. The request form and website are kept as up to date as possible but the Clearing period is extremely busy and halls may become full before we can update the information. If no room is available in your requested hall, we may allocate you a room in another hall that is similar in type, price and location.

Once we have received your request, we will allocate you a room in a hall and transfer your details to the owner of that hall. You will receive an email confirmation from us when that happens and shortly afterwards, the hall owner will contact you by email. They will send you details of your room and explain what you need to do to complete the booking. It is important that you follow those instructions and respond to the hall owner within 48 hours in order to secure the room 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. Please check back soon as we'll outline what you can expect from your Induction Week.