A guide to work placements

Ever thought about doing a paid work placement during your time at Hope? They are a great way to complement your studies – read on to find out more. Here at Hope, we have a dedicated Careers & Employability team, which offers support in everything from CV writing and network building to closing skills gaps…

Top 3 wellbeing tips for beating the ‘winter blues’

So, it’s officially wintertime in the UK after the clocks went back, meaning dark nights at 4:30pm, even darker mornings, and let’s be honest, the weather’s not great either which studies have found can impact people’s mental health immensely. Whether it’s the upcoming financial stress of Christmas or essays due before the holidays, us students…

Nightline

What is Nightline? Nightline is wonderful service, that is run by students for students. The team are there to listen and provide information to all Hope students, whether you’re based at Hope Park, Creative Campus, Aigburth Park, or are a non-residential student. Nightline focuses on five key principles: – Confidential: Complete confidentiality is upheld at…

Returning to education as a mature student

Hope graduate Kate talks about her experience of being a mature student at Hope, and offers advice for learners who are looking to return to education. How did you find being a mature learner? At first completely daunting, I suppose like any new challenge you set yourself however, for me I guess I was focused…

Top tips for dissertation students

After nearly three years of studying, your degree is almost in sight. But there’s just one thing left to do… your dissertation! With proper planning, writing your dissertation can actually be pretty straightforward – and most students really enjoy writing theirs. We’ve put together some handy tips to help you ace your biggest piece of…

Avoiding homesickness and loneliness

When you start university or return back to your studies, it’s natural to feel homesick or even a bit lonely at times. Here are some tips on what you can do to avoid feelings of loneliness, how you can get connected with the Hope community, and where to find help if things start to get…

Making the most of our libraries

From self-service check-out machines to a new wellbeing collection, there are some brand new updates to our library…and we’re about to tell you all about them. Opening hours During term time the Sheppard-Worlock Library is open from 8:30am-10pm weekdays, and 9am-10pm at weekends.The Creative Campus libraries are open 9am-5pm weekdays (except Wednesdays), when the Cornerstone…

Personal Statement tips & tricks

A personal statement is a huge part of your university application. It’s your chance to impress universities, and show them that you have the skills, experiences and qualities necessary to study at their institution. In short, it’s an opportunity for you to really show off! What to talk about The most important thing to remember…

Student Support Fund: Explained

Managing your finances as a student is no easy task. And if your budget is giving you sleepless nights, you need to remember that we have a dedicated Student Support Fund that’s in place to help those who really need it. Read on to find out everything you need to know… What is the Student…

My Clearing Journey…

Hi, my name is Laura and I’m an English Literature and Media & Communication graduate. I chose to study my course because I loved the idea of doing a combined degree. The combined degree worked out great for me because I was able to continue studying English, a subject I knew I was good at,…

7 wellbeing tips for University Mental Health Day

While the Hope family can’t be together in a physical sense, colleagues from across the University have put together online events and links to resources, with a focus on kindness, compassion and self-care. Sally Wills, Vice-President Welfare & Community for Liverpool Hope Students’ Union, and Andee Moorcroft, Student Well-being Officer within the Student Development and…

From Poland to Hope

Hello! My name is Izabela, I am 22 years old, and I am studying my last year of Psychology at Liverpool Hope University. Oh, and I forgot to say, I am an international Student, and I am from Poland! Why have I forgot to tell you? Because I feel here so like home and so…