The University of Liverpool offers a free transport service from Manchester International Airport to Liverpool for new international students arriving at the start of the academic year. Liverpool offers pre-sessional English courses for up for 40 weeks as well as free in-sessional English language support for either general or specific issues. Academic English classes and one-to-one support are also available.
The University's international support team runs a welcome programme each year which covers all the basics of living in the UK, including talks on UK life, campus tours and help with tasks such as opening a bank account or registering with a doctor, as well as social events.
The Student Administration Centre helps with registration, fees, documentation, loans, grants and exams, and an International Support Team specialises in providing support to all international students from immigration issues, work permits, finance and funding to academic and personal problems.
The University is ranked 20th in the UK for research power and seven subjects are ranked in the top 10 in the UK Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 with both Chemistry and Computer Science ranked number one in the UK. 81% of research is ranked ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’.
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