The University of Liverpool is a public university based in the city of Liverpool, England. A member of the elite Russell Group of research-intensive universities, it was founded as a college in 1881 and gained its royal charter in 1903.
The University was established in 1881 as University College Liverpool, admitting its first students in 1882. In 1884, it became part of the federal Victoria University. In 1894 Oliver Lodge, a professor at the University, made the world’s first public radio transmission and two years later took the first surgical X-ray in the United Kingdom. The Liverpool University Press was founded in 1899, making it the third oldest university press in England. Students in this period were awarded external degrees by the University of London. In 1994 the university was a founding member of the Russell Group, a collaboration of twenty leading research-intensive universities, as well as a founding member of the N8 Group in 2004.
The university has produced nine Nobel Prize winners, from the fields of science, medicine, economics and peace.
The university is mainly based around a single urban campus approximately five minutes walk from Liverpool City Centre. The main site is divided into three faculties:
- Health and Life Sciences
- Humanities and social sciences
- Science and Engineering
They require all applicant for undergraduate programmes to demonstrate a good general education, which includes acceptable level of literacy and numeracy, normally equivalent to at least grade C at GCSE IN English and Mathematics.
International students must have an internationally-recognised English language qualification.
The university is a member of the Russell Group, representing the UK’s top research-led universities. Professional subjects, including Medicine, Health Sciences, Dentistry, Veterinary Science, Engineering, Law, Architecture and Town Planning. Additionally, the university is well regarded for Physical, Biomedical and Life Sciences, Arts and Humanities.
There is a strong tradition of ‘education for the professions’ and many courses are professionally accredited. Liverpool is the only UK university with full clinical education coverage i.e. Clinical Medicine, Health Sciences, Dentistry and Veterinary Science. The university’s philosophy is that learning and teaching are research-led. Teaching curricula are designed and modified in the context of cutting-edge research. The university had an increase in scores across 26 subject areas in the 2015 National Student Survey (NSS), with overall satisfaction at 85% Among the 26 improved subject areas, five have experienced significant improvement of 10% or more. 11 subject areas have particularly strong results with overall satisfaction between 95% and 100% including Philosophy, French Studies, Dentistry and Nursing.
Their award-winning Careers and Employability Service is there to help the students make the most of their time at university by providing a range of expert advice and information. 89.9% of their students are employed or in further education within six months of graduating. 9 out of 10 of their students use the Careers and Employability Service, making it one of the most popular and best-used amongst the UK’s top universities. The Liverpool University was ranked in the top 15 UK universities targeted by UK employers in the latest Global Employability University Survey. My Liverpool is their online portal where the students can search for extra-curricular activities to complement their studies and to develop the skills needed to increase their employability.