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,…

6 reasons why you should attend an Open Day…

Want a sneak peak of what our University has to offer? Our Open Days are a perfect opportunity for you to explore our campuses, find out about our courses and you can even meet current students. If that hasn’t persuaded you to book, then here are 6 more reasons why you should attend! Find out…

Starting University: moving in to halls and Freshers Week

I’m currently a second year Psychology student at Liverpool Hope, and when I started university I lived in halls for my first year. Moving in When you first move into your room it’s going to feel like freedom, but once you’ve settled in you might want to think about making it feel a bit more…

How to Write a Personal Statement

If you’re thinking about applying to university, then you’re probably thinking about writing a Personal Statement. The chances are this may be a whole new experience for you and one that you might be excited or nervous to do. So to help you write yours, we’ve put together a list of our top tips! 1….

Tricks of the trade

Here are 13 of my tips and tricks to getting higher grades at the end of your academic year! 1. Go to the seminars. I’m not going to lie and say I went to every lecture in first year because I really didn’t. But I made sure to attend the seminars. The smaller classes mean…

Money, money, money

The 1st October 2018, midnight, in town for Fresher’s week. Alongside all of my friends, we checked our bank accounts and felt like millionaires – our student loan had been paid in! The bar was busy as we all suddenly had money again and what an amazing feeling it was… until the morning after. Your…

Stay mindful.

“You are Braver than you believe. Stronger than you seem. Smarter than you think and loved more than you know” -Winnie the Pooh As a little bit of background, my name is Jessica and I’m currently entering my third year of study of my Fine Art degree. I was diagnosed with Generalised Anxiety Disorder this…

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…

My Global Hope experience…

Global Hope South Africa Project 2019   19/07/19 Hi I’m George and I have recently just graduated from Hope with a degree in Sport and PE with Education. Over the next 3 weeks I’ll be undertaking a Global Hope Project to Sparrow Foundation School in Johannesburg, South Africa. Faye and I, the group leaders and…

Avignon Erasmus Trip

Hi! I’m Gareth and I’m currently in Avignon on an Erasmus trip, read my blog to find out what I’ve been up to… Day 1 – Lundi 17 Juin After finding the correct shuttle bus from Marseilles Airport (very difficult) I arrived at Vertrolles Aeroport Marseilles station and boarded my double-decker train at 15:25 local…