Student finance explained…

With student finance applications expected to open soon, a simplified run-down of everything you need to know might make the whole process a bit easier. So, here goes… First of all, to avoid any confusion, there are TWO types of student finance: Tuition Fee Loan – this pays for your course fees Maintenance Loan –…

8 ways you can save the planet

One of the things that we’re hearing a lot about in the media recently is climate change. Evidence is showing that global temperatures are rising at a level that just isn’t sustainable for the environment, and sadly it’s because of human activity. Yes, it does sound scary and you may be wondering what you can…

Generation of Dream Makers and Risk Takers

Even the best, most thought out of future plans take surprising detours. As we grow up, we are taught to dream and to live out our lives expectantly for the future. Somewhere along the way, I fear this dream-like nature has been lost and instead has become a cold hearted approach to making a way…

Look after #1 this Christmas

Christmas is one of the most exciting times of the year, but it’s also a time that can leave us feeling exhausted and drained. So to combat that, we’ve put together some handy tips to help you make the most of the university break, and to keep your well-being in check. 1. Be prepared During…

Hope’s Christmas Lights Switch On 2019

Tonight, I went to the Christmas Light Switch On after work. I work at Our Place, and with the Open Day on there were lots of new faces around! A lot of people were asking me about the university, such as life in halls, settling in, and if I knew their course. One girl was…

Eating out in the city

Crust Crust on Bold Street is a must for pizza lovers. It’s a great place to get together with friends to share a pizza and with loads of options such as organic or even a black base, there’s something for everyone! You can even create your own, or if pizza isn’t your think the menu…

A students’ guide to The Baltic Triangle

The Baltic Triangle is quickly becoming the place to be in Liverpool, and it’s easy to see why. The quirky and cool district is bursting with bars, restaurants and independent businesses and it’s definitely an Instagrammers’ dream! We’ve put together this handy guide of where to go and what to do in the hidden gem…

5 reasons why you should join a club or a society

University is often one of the best experiences in a person’s life. Not only do you have the chance to learn and progress in your chosen field, but you’ll also meet some amazing people and you’ll grow as a person. There’s so much more to university than just studying, so whether you’re a first or…

The epiphany that led me to Hope…

Tuesday 6th August at around 12:30pm was my epiphany moment. I had just got back from my second trip to Benidorm in the space of 7 weeks, and I had the blues. The most recent trip was to celebrate the return of my girlfriend who had just spent 8 weeks coaching football in Orlando, so…

Getting the most out of your university experience

Hi everyone. My name is Grace and I’m in my third year studying Media and Communication. I think it’s so important for students to get the most they can out of university, but sometimes it’s hard to find where to start. So, here are the ways I delved into university life. In my second year…

Freshers as a second year

Saturday: Today, I moved in to my new flat. I am going into my second year at Liverpool Hope, studying Primary Education. I am living in Aigburth Park this year with three of my friends. Coming from Leeds, it took me two and a half hours when it usually takes half that time – the…

Taking the plunge and juggling life as a mature student

I’d always been quite studious and enjoyed my time at school, but circumstances meant that when I left school at the age of 16 (almost 20 years ago- shhh!) I didn’t go on to higher education and began working instead. I worked for the same company for 16 years but, although I was relatively happy,…