Congratulations on obtaining a place on this year's LJMU Summer University (SU).
The three days you spend with us will be a great opportunity to experience student life and to find out more about the subject area you are interested in.
You will be studying the subject area which you have already selected on your application form.
Please read the overview and frequently asked questions below, plus take a look at the following documents (please get in touch if there is anything you are unsure about):
- Student Code of Conduct – please read this and make sure you are happy to abide by all of the rules
- Summer University checklist – a helpful reminder of some items you might want to bring with you
Travelling to the Summer University
We would like everybody to arrive at the Summer University between 10.30 am – 11.45 am on the first day.
The main meeting point will be:
Liberty Atlantic Point Accommodation
If you are travelling by plane:
When you arrive into Liverpool John Lennon Airport, please head for the Starbucks Coffee Shop, located inside the airport, where members of the SU team, wearing blue t-shirts will be waiting to meet you from 9am – 11am. Please inform the team which flights you have booked by emailing SummerUniversity@ljmu.ac.uk
We will also provide transport back to the airport for you, once the Summer University has finished.
If you are travelling by train:
Due to improvement works Liverpool Lime Street currently has a restricted service during the Summer Universities. This will mean some train journeys terminate at Liverpool South Parkway, but don’t worry, our SU team will be on hand to meet you on arrival!
Look out for the blue LJMU shirts, who will take you on the next part of your journey to Atlantic Point from 10am onwards.
For students using the train within the Merseyside region, we will have members of SU team based at Liverpool Central Station from 10:30am onwards, look out for blue LJMU shirts!
If you are travelling by bus:
Get off at Queen Square and head for the Royal Court Theatre (you can’t miss it!), where members of the SU team, wearing blue LJMU t-shirts, will be waiting to meet you and take you to Liberty Atlantic Point from 10.30 am onwards.
If you are being dropped off by car:
There is drop-off car parking at Liberty Atlantic Point. Please note that there is no free availability for students to drive to the Summer University and park their car. You would need to find suitable parking within Liverpool City Centre.
If you are travelling by coach:
Get off at the Liverpool One Bus Station and wait at the main ticket office, where members of the SU team, wearing blue LJMU t-shirts, will be waiting to meet you and take you to Liberty Atlantic Point from 10.30 am onwards.
After the Summer University has finished
The Summer University will finish by 3.30 pm on the final day and you will then be taken by a member of the SU team to either Lime Street Train Station or Queen Square / Liverpool One Bus Station. Similarly parents/carers are welcome to collect you from 4.00 pm – 5.30pm from Liberty Atlantic Point Accommodation.
As part of our Health & Safety Policy, we need to have a photograph of each student who is staying in the Halls of Residence during the SU. Please bring a recent photograph with your name and date of birth clearly written on the back.
Keeping in touch
You can contact us by phone or email at any time and one of the Summer University team will answer your questions as quickly as possible.
We hope you are looking forward to the Summer University as much as we are and we look forward to welcoming you to Liverpool John Moores University.
If you have any questions, queries or would just like a chat then please get in touch with us:
Tel: 0151 904 6384/6385 | Email: SummerUniversity@ljmu.ac.uk
See you soon
The Summer University Team
PS If you are no longer able to attend the Summer University please let us know as soon as possible!
Also, if you have a friend who would like to come along with you, please tell them to register online ASAP.
FAQs for parents/carers
Who will be in charge during the Summer University (SU)?
Primary responsibility for the safety and well-being of the participants will be with the Summer University (SU) Managers, who will be on duty 24 hours a day for the duration of the programme. There are also student advocates, who are currently studying at Liverpool John Moores University and they will act as the first point of contact for the participants as they will be working with them for the duration of their stay.
All staff and student advocates have completed an Enhanced Criminal Record Bureau/Disclosure and Barring Service check, are trained in child protection and safeguarding, and have worked with young people on numerous other events and activities.
Participants will always know who to speak to in case of any problems. During the night we have staff who are located in central rooms within the accommodation block, the participants will be made aware of this and should contact them during the night in case of any problems.
There is also a 24 hour ‘hotline’ which will be staffed by one of the Summer University Managers. If you have any concerns or cannot get hold of your child then please do not hesitate to contact us. The participants will also be made aware of this number in case of any problems. This number will be sent out nearer the time.
Where will students be staying during the SU?
All participants will be staying in the privately owned Liberty Atlantic Point student accommodation, located on Naylor Street, a ten-minute walk from the city centre. All participants will be given a single lockable en-suite bedroom within a shared flat, together with between three and five other SU participants. They will also have access to a shared living room and kitchen facilities. All of the flats are single-sex. Participants are strictly forbidden from entering the floors and flats of the opposite sex. The flats which we are using are for the sole use of the SU and only SU staff and students will be staying in them. Each floor will also have SU staff staying on it for the duration of the event.
What will students be doing during the SU?
Daytime sessions will comprise of interactive academic workshops in the subject areas that students have told us they are interested in. In the evening we will eat out in local restaurants and offer other social activities.
Will students need any money?
All activities organised during the SU are provided free of charge, however if you wish to provide students with some ‘pocket money’ we would suggest a limit of £10. Please do not allow large sums of money or valuables to be brought as we cannot accept responsibility for them.