LJMU student

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

Additional advice 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 such as:

  • Applying for student finance
  • Student registration
  • Induction week planning
  • Booking accommodation

Applying 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 ring the Student Advice Team on 0151 904 6056 / 6057 or email studentadvice@ljmu.ac.uk

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

Wondering what to do about your student finance if you are applying for a university place through Clearing or Adjustment?

The actions you need to take will be determined by two factors.

What to do if you have already applied for student finance

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.

What to do if you have not yet applied for your student funding

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 and the Clearing leaflet to ensure you get paid correctly and as quickly as possible.

Student registration

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 website has all the guidance you need to complete these successfully and tips on getting ready for university life.

Induction week planning

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 on the Before You Arrive website.

Induction week schedule

  • Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 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. The Liverpool 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.
  • From Saturday 17 September and throughout Semester 1:
    Freshers, The Liverpool Students’ Union Welcome Festival

    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.
  • Monday 19 and Tuesday 20 September:
    University welcome talks and fair
    Held in the impressive surroundings of St George’s Hall, this event is when we officially welcome you to LJMU. Not only will you meet members of your academic team but you’ll also be able to find out more about key University services and what’s on offer in Liverpool.

    Please check your invitation from the Vice-Chancellor or log on to the Before You Arrive microsite for details on when you should attend.

    All new full-time undergraduates are expected to attend this event. If you are an international student you will also be invited to attend an additional talk at St George’s Hall.
  • Monday 19 – Wednesday 21 September:
    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. Log on to the Before You Arrive microsite to find out when your enrolment slot is and what you need to bring with you.
  • Wednesday 21 – Friday 23 September:
    Your course induction
    You are expected to attend introductory or course induction sessions between Wednesday 21 and Friday 23 September (unless you are told otherwise by LJMU). You’ll find your induction timetable on Blackboard, the University’s virtual learning environment (please see Blackboard guidance note for further details). If you have any difficulties finding your timetable, please call the Student Registration Helpline.

    These introductory sessions are designed to help you settle into University life. You will receive your academic timetable and an overview of what you’ll be studying this year plus you’ll meet staff and other students on your course. Remember, your course induction is not optional; you are expected to attend all sessions.

    Log on to Blackboard, using your LJMU username and password, to read your induction timetable.
  • Friday 30 September and Saturday 1 October:
    Liverpool Students' Union Freshers Fairs
    LiverpoolSU is running two Freshers Fairs at the ACC (next to the Echo Arena) where you’ll be able to find out what services, sports clubs and societies are on offer, get freebies from local bars, shops and other retailers and sign up to take part in a wide range of activities throughout semester one and beyond. You can find out more about the extensive list of Freshers activities by visiting the Liverpool Students' Union website.
  • Monday 26 September:
    Week 1 of the 2016/2017 academic year
    The official academic year for undergraduate students starts on Monday 26 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 – log on to the student intranet for more details.

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

Email: studentegistration@ljmu.ac.uk
Tel: +44 151 231 3289
(9.00am – 4.30pm, BST, Monday to Friday)

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. The even better news is that 90% of our rooms are en-suite and so we can guarantee that too, if that is your preference.

How to book your accommodation

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 Clearing accommodation information or contact the LJMU Accommodation Office.