JMSU - Your Students’ Union

Your ultimate Freshers' guide

Freshers’ is coming. We. Cannot. Wait. These two weeks are all about getting your bearings, diving in to student life and having an incredible time – simple as that.

Here are just a few of the things you can enjoy!


The Full Events Programme.

Mon 17 – Sun 30 Sept 2018

We are well connected with Liverpool – we know the best places to eat, drink, dance, shop, see & explore. Throughout the Freshers’ fortnight we’re bringing you a different event every single day, ranging from vintage fairs, to cocktail masterclasses, trips to IKEA, film screenings, themed quizzes, a Sunrise Festival, Ghetto Golf and much more. We’ll be releasing the full programme on 18th August, here

Freshers’ Fair. 

10-5pm, Weds 26 Sept 2018 – Echo Arena 

This is the pinnacle of your Freshers’ experience. Freshers’ Fair is our biggest event of the year, where we’ll welcome thousands of you lovely students down to the Echo Arena on the beautiful Albert Dock. Meet our 100+ student groups, say hello to your brand new SU and of course, get more freebies than you can physically carry. Free pizza guaranteed. 

The Club Nights. Liverpool’s Official Freshers’ Week. 

Sat 15 – Sat 22 Sept 2018. 

If going out is your thing, you’re in for a treat. Liverpool is famous for its incredible nightlife – the atmosphere on a night out here is like nothing else. It’s vibrant, varied and buzzing with friendly locals and students alike. We’ve got a week of phenomenal club nights lined up for you to kick it all off, including an appearance from Basshunter and a very special guest yet to be announced… Wristbands are on sale now, get yours before prices go up.

The Closing Party. JMSU x Medication Party.

11pm-3am, Fri 28 Sept 2018 – Arts Club, Seel Street 

Freshers’ is a whirlwind two weeks. You’ll make friendships and memories that will last a lifetime – trust us. We think it’s important to wrap it all up with something pretty spectacular, which is why we’ve teamed up with the renowned and iconic student dance night, Medication, to throw a huge party celebrating this very important milestone in your life (Freshers’ - completed.) More details to be announced on 18 August, here

Taster Sessions. 

Thinking of joining a student group? All of our clubs and societies’ first sessions of the year are completely free – so if you have a chat with a few groups that take your fancy at Freshers’ Fair, or if you’ve browsed online and are interested in having a go, you can do that without having to make any commitments first. Sound.

There's more to university life than just studying

As an LJMU student you are entitled to free membership of the John Moores Students’ Union

We’re JMSU. Like the name says - we are here for LJMU students. Every single one of you. We represent you, we support you, and we make sure you have an absolutely boss time at Uni.

You can get involved with us in loads of different ways – here’s a flavour of what we have on offer.

  • We run 100+ student groups. From sports teams to societies, there is a massive range of student-led groups for you to choose from. Joining a student group will help you to branch out, meet new people & get the most out of your time here – fact
  • We run events year-round exclusively for LJMU students. Get to know Liverpool, its awesome venues & other students by coming to one of our regular events. We run a different event every month during term-time, including special Halloween and Christmas events in the first semester. Our events will always be affordable and in a fab Liverpool space
  • We’re here for support, if and when you need it. Our Advice Service is a professional, impartial, confidential and non-judgemental service, open to all LJMU students. It’s free, easy to use and there for you throughout the year if ever you might need it. For anything else, we’ll be here to listen and point you in the right direction
  • If you’re passionate about a cause, we can help you be heard. If there is something you feel strongly about, we can help you get your opinion out there and make change in a variety of different ways – from giving you a national platform, or the chance to make a difference for your course mates at LJMU
  • We help you to access massive student discounts. As a first year undergraduate LJMU student, you get a FREE 12 month Student Discount Card worth £12! Totum (previously NUS Extra) is the official, internationally recognised student discount card. It usually costs £12, but it absolutely free for you as a first year LJMU student – so make sure you redeem it and make the most of it! Discounts include Apple, Microsoft, Co-op, Dominos, Odeon, WH Smith, National Express, the 16-25 railcard and much more. How to get it: Once you’ve arrived and registered as a student at LJMU, find the email in your LJMU inbox with the subject line: FREE student discount card inside! This will contain your unique code to redeem your card. Then download the free Totum app on Google Play or the Apple App Store to unlock all of the local discounts.

Where we are

You can find us across campus, so it doesn’t matter where you study, we’re always close by. Our main base is at the John Foster Building on Mount Pleasant, where our reception, Advice Centre and offices are, but we’re also in the social spaces at Byrom Street, Tithebarn Street, Redmonds Building and IM Marsh. 

Connect with us

You can email us at: studentsunion@ljmu.ac.uk
Phone: 0151 231 4900

JMSU Social media contacts

Your Student Officers

One of the ways we make sure we’re student-led is by employing a team of Student Officers who sit at the very top of our organisation.

Each spring, the team are voted in by LJMU students in the Student Officer Elections.

Your Student Officers have all recently been LJMU students and their role is to lead campaigns that are relevant to you, direct all of our work, and ultimately represent you – so talk to them about whatever matters most to you.

Meet your team for the year.

They each look after a different aspect of student life, so it’s all covered.

President: Angelina Cliff
Vice President Activities: Fiona Brereton
Vice President Community Engagement: Howisha Penny 
Vice President Academic Quality: Julia Daer