The student’s guide to self-care

During my time as a student, I noticed something very troubling; a lot of student’s take pride in the fact that they don’t look after themselves. Not all students, of course, but I’m sure you’ve all met someone who gets a laugh out of drinking six cups of coffee a day or always looks exhausted…

My experience of studying Psychology at Hope

My name is Vaishali and I have recently graduated from Liverpool Hope University with a degree in BSc Psychology (honours). One of the main reasons why I chose Psychology at Hope was because of how small the university and the department really was. Having a small department and cohort means that I really got to…

Getting organised and managing your time

Throughout education, these two skills are vital in helping you to work effectively so you can enhance productivity and reduce stress. I’ve put together some top tips to help in getting yourself organised in your studies and managing your time so you can focus not only on your work, but yourself – remember it’s not…

Getting your work/life balance just right

As part of National Work Life Week, Hope’s Student Development & Wellbeing team has shared several easy tips on how to get a good work-life balance, particularly now that studying has moved online and we all have to adapt to this new way of learning. Some days it can be difficult to find the motivation,…

5 reasons why you should attend a Virtual Open Day

Attending a university Open Day may not be possible at the moment, but did you know that lots of places are offering Virtual Open Days instead? If you’re thinking about applying to university, Virtual Open Days are a great way to find out more about your chosen course and chat to current students – all…

Moving away from home

As a student who has lived most of their life on the Isle of Man, I have adapted living in a small and quiet but quaint island. So moving away from a small island to a big city — or as we call it, “across” — it is normal to feel intimidated by the change…

Studying in the city

Liverpool, the birthplace of modern music, a hub for vibrant culture and home to the friendliest people in the world – the Scousers. But what is living in Liverpool really like for students embarking on an educational journey at Liverpool Hope University? You may already know so many of the fantastic locations our city has…

A student’s guide to Smithdown Road

Whether it’s for a quick coffee, brunch with your mates or a quiet evening meal – Smithdown Road is the go-to place for students. This lively hub for students escapes the fast-paced life of the city centre, while maintaining the warm atmosphere of Liverpool. We’ve put together this simple guide for some of the best…

Global Hope Covid-19 Appeal

We’re currently all experiencing very testing times, with our usual way of life turned upside down within a matter of weeks, but now lasting for months. We’ve all had to adjust our daily life such as changing the way we work, the way we care for dependents, and how interact with our friends and family….

Studying Primary Education with QTS in lockdown

My name is Daniel Shankland and I’m currently in my second year of studying Primary Education with QTS. Although the world is going through a trying time with the pandemic, Liverpool Hope University has not let that hinder our progression and development. Whilst we are all missing being on campus and having face to face…

The Chaplaincy are here to support you…

Hello! My name is Lilly – I work as part of the Chaplaincy team primarily based at Creative Campus. In 2018 I graduated with a degree in Theology, Philosophy and Ethics, studied at Hope Park Campus. I understand the difficulties of what it is like to be a student, and I empathise with the added…

The benefits of studying at a campus based university

Living on campus or staying at home may be a decision that you can only make once you’ve visited a university. However, if you haven’t had a chance to visit any yet (especially due to the current Covid-19 circumstances) I thought I’d share my thoughts about the many benefits of studying at a campus based…