Campus tours FAQ
Read our frequently asked questions to learn more about what our campus tours have to offer and how it works on the day.
About campus tours
What is the difference between an open day, an offer holder day and a campus tour?
An open day is a large-scale full-day event that you would typically attend prior to applying. At an open day, you have the opportunity to attend a course session and general talks, chat to staff from our student service teams and view accommodation. Find out more information about our open days.
An offer holder day is also a full-day event that is similar to an open day but includes a more in-depth and interactive course session. Offer holder days also provide the opportunity to meet staff from our student service teams and view accommodation that has rooms still available at the time of the event. You would be invited to an Offer Holder Day if you are an offer holder (depending on your course) and you can book a place by logging into your Applicant Hub.
A campus tour is a smaller scale event and provides an overview of the general campus facilities with a tour led by a current LJMU student. The short tour will be general, rather than course specific, and will include one example of our accommodation. Our student service staff aren't present at campus tours. If you are simply looking to get a feel for the campus, this is a great option. However, if you are looking for more in-depth information or course-specific information, one of the above options may be a better choice for you.
You can also explore LJMU virtually on LJMU On Demand
How does a campus tour work?
Our campus tours allow you and up to two guests to explore our superb campus facilities and see first-hand what LJMU has to offer.
You will get the chance to take a tour of either our City Campus or Mount Pleasant Campus.
Your tour will be led by a student tour guide who can answer any questions you may have about the university and student life.
The tour itself will not be course-specific, but it will provide an excellent overview of our general campus facilities.
What dates and times are available?
We are offering campus tours on Wednesday 6 December, Wednesday 17 January, Saturday 20 January and Wednesday 13 March. Visit our campus tours page to book a tour on the date that is most convenient for you.
Where will the tours take place?
You will have the opportunity to take a tour of either our City Campus or our Mount Pleasant Campus.
We will email you ahead of the event to confirm the date and time of your campus tour. Your meeting point will also be confirmed via email; please visit our campus guide if you are unsure. If you have any questions in the meantime, our Course Enquiries team are available on 0151 231 5090 or email@example.com
How long does a campus tour take?
Please arrive at 12:45. You will have the opportunity to sit down with a tea or coffee as well as a welcome from our student tour guides and staff before the tour commences. The event is expected to last 2-3 hours in total so we would suggest allowing plenty of time when planning your return journey home.
Can I see course-specific facilities?
The campus tour won’t be course-specific, but it will provide an excellent overview of our general campus facilities.
Can I view the accommodation?
You will have the opportunity to view an example of one of our halls as part of the tour. While it unfortunately won't be possible to tour our other halls on the day, we have 360 degree views of most of our halls on our accommodation page.
Take a look at our accommodation brochure for information on the halls that we have an offer.
Can I visit the library?
Yes, a short tour of the general library facilities is included in your campus tour.
How do I tour Everton Football College?
For those interested in studying our Foundation (FdSc) Sport Development and Coaching course or our Sport Coaching and Development, (Bsc) Hons top-up course, please be aware that the course is taught at Everton Football College. Please book onto a campus tour as usual.
Your tour group
Will there be other applicants in my tour group?
There will be a number of other applicants (plus their guests) in your tour group.
Will the tour be led by a student studying the same course as me?
The student tour guide will be a current LJMU student. They may not be studying the same course as you, but they will have good general knowledge of the university and student life.
You can find further course-specific information, academic presentations and the contact details of your faculty admissions team on LJMU On Demand.
How to get there
Where is the meeting point for my campus tour?
We will email you ahead of the event to confirm the date and time of your campus tour, and also your meeting point. If you have any questions in the meantime, our Course Enquiries team are available on 0151 231 5090 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Where can I park?
For full details of city car parking facilities, you can visit:
Please be aware that there is limited disabled parking onsite. If you require additional support, including parking, please let us know ahead of the event. You can call us on: 0151 231 5090 or email us at: email@example.com
Mount Pleasant Campus
While there is no onsite parking at the university, there are plenty of car parking* options in the immediate area within easy walking distance.
There is a car park located at Mount Pleasant and Brownlow Hill.
Onsite parking is for permit holders only. Visit the links above to find the most convenient car parking* options within the area. The NCP car parks on Pall Mall and Moorfields are a short walk from our City Campus.
*Please make sure to check the closing time for any car parks you are thinking of using on the day.
Where is the nearest train station?
Both the Mount Pleasant Campus and the City Campus are within walking distance from Liverpool Lime Street.
On the day
What time do I need to arrive for my campus tour?
Please arrive at 12:45. You will have the opportunity to sit down with a tea or coffee as well as a welcome from our student tour guides and staff before the tour commences.
Will I be able to meet staff and students, and find out more about student services e.g. accommodation, finance, student support?
Only a limited number of staff and students will be available on the day, but they are more than happy to answer any general questions you may have about life at LJMU.
To discover more about life at LJMU, visit LJMU On Demand.
Will there be refreshments available?
Yes, we will be providing teas and coffees and our onsite cafes will be open if you wish to purchase any additional refreshments when you arrive.
Will there be toilet facilities?
Yes, toilets will be available.
Can I use the lifts?
Although lifts are available inside our buildings, the tour will involve walking inside and between buildings.