Living in Liverpool

As someone who comes from Gibraltar (which is significantly smaller), being in a big city like Liverpool was something I really looked forward to. I’d heard about how exciting and wonderful it was from people who visited, but I also felt so small in such a large place at the start. It got some getting…

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…

From Nigeria to Hope

Hello, my name is Olufunmilola Abidemi Olowoyo from Nigeria, Africa. I am a first year MA Social Work student, and also a Student Ambassador at Hope. Moving to the UK for my postgraduate studies was a whole new experience for me because it was my first time in the country. It was a journey that…

What to do in the city

Liverpool is vibrant bustling city sitting on the Mersey. Whatever your hobbies are there is always something happening to suit you. Here I will give you my top things to do in this great city: Shopping Liverpool One, whether it’s to refresh your wardrobe, stock up on stationary supplies or just some retail therapy. This…

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…

Run through the decade

My name is Charlotte McCrea and I am a student currently studying psychology at University. Even though I am fascinated by how the brain works and how individuals behave, I have recently taken a feel for running. I was never a sporty kid and always looked a little podgy, which isn’t a complaint because I…

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…

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…

Starting university as a teetotal

In the upcoming weeks and when coming to university, you may notice that much of the fan-fair available during Freshers week and the rest of you university life surrounds clubbing, nights out and alcohol. I can already bet that you’ve been invited to foam parties, 90s nights and neon raves for Freshers week. This can…