Liverpool John Moores university summer school

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Liverpool John Moores university summer school

Summer Universities

The LJMU Summer University is a fantastic opportunity for Year 12 and 13 students to find out what life at university is really like.

The Summer Universities are totally free, but places are limited.

During the three days you will:

  • Find out about certain degree programmes
  • Stay in student accommodation
  • Meet current students
  • Make new friends
  • Get the real insider view on university life

The 2017 programme is now open, with over 30 different subjects to choose from over two weeks in July. To register please visit our subject specific events page

Year 10 University Experience

Two day Summer Residential for Year 10 students in local authority care, a great opportunity to experience life at LJMU

The two day residential is an exciting opportunity for students to experience what life at university is like and to hear first-hand about the support that is available to them.

Activities include:

  • An introduction into the higher education experience
  • University campus tours and overnight stay in LJMU accommodation
  • Hands-on taster sessions in one of LJMU’s many subject areas
  • Opportunities to participate in social activities
  • A chance to speak to current care-experienced LJMU students

We also offer the chance for students to bring a friend* should they feel more comfortable knowing someone taking part. Please be assured we have had many students attend past residentials not knowing anyone and leaving with firm friends.

This event is free and includes transport to and from LJMU, all meals, refreshments and the materials needed throughout the event.

The next residential will be taking place on the 27 and 28 June. Should you wish to apply, please download the application form here and send to Any queries please email or call us on 0151 904 6385.

*BME, first generation into HE, Disabled

Subject Insight Days

Prospective students in Year 12 and above have the opportunity to sample over 60 undergraduate programmes and work alongside academic staff and current students

During Subject Insight Days students and staff visit University teaching facilities and take part in lectures, practical workshops and laboratory sessions.

You can see our Subject Insight Day dates here

All of our 2017 Subject Insight Days are now available to register for on our subject-specific events pages.

Gaining insight into the LJMU student experience

Prospective students and their families have many opportunities to get a taste of student life and access the key information required to make an informed decision about their progression into higher education

Along with school and college liaison activity the Outreach Team manage a wide variety of events, listed below, plus finance evenings for parents and informal chats for those 21+ who are returning to education.

In addition, the team run dedicated activities, events and a summer residential for teachers and students in Northern Ireland.

Liverpool John Moores university summer school

Student Shadowing Scheme

A unique opportunity to get first-hand experience of university life from our current Student Advocates

The Student Shadowing Scheme offers prospective students the chance to attend lectures, seminars and workshops and get an authentic taste of university study.

You can ask any questions you have about going into higher education and what it is like to live and study while at university, along with taking tours of the campus and accommodation.

Days begin between 8:30am and 12pm, and finish between 3pm and 5pm. To help make your decision, find out more about our courses or contact for information on the Student Shadowing Scheme.


If you’d like to take part in the Scheme, please complete the online form.

I had great fun and it was a great opportunity to experience life as a student. The experience has made me want to push to become a teacher even more now.

Prospective student

The Law Factor

The Law Factor Programme has enabled local secondary school students (Years 10-13) to take part in a regular mentoring and support programme with DWF business law firm. For the past four years LJMU have been partners in this scheme, which gives local students the chance to work alongside current legal professionals and get first-hand experience of life within the legal sector.

The monthly sessions take place after school in the DWF offices and can range from trips to local courts, hearing from guest speakers such as judges and probation officers, to students writing and taking part in their own debates and mock trials.

For more information of how to get involved in the scheme please contact

Congratulations on obtaining a place on this year’s LJMU Summer University (SU).

The three days you spend with us will be a great opportunity to experience student life and to find out more about the subject area you are interested in.

You will be studying the subject area which you have already selected on your application form.

Please read the overview and frequently asked questions below, plus take a look at the following documents (please get in touch if there is anything you are unsure about):

Travelling to the Summer University

We would like everybody to arrive at the Summer University between 10.30 am – 11.45 am on the first day.

The main meeting point will be:

Liberty Atlantic Point Accommodation
Naylor Street
L3 6LS

If you are travelling by plane:

When you arrive into Liverpool John Lennon Airport, please head for the Starbucks Coffee Shop, located inside the airport, where members of the SU team, wearing blue t-shirts will be waiting to meet you from 9am – 11am. Please inform the team which flights you have booked by emailing

We will also provide transport back to the airport for you, once the Summer University has finished.

If you are travelling by train:

When you arrive into Liverpool Lime Street station, head for the WHSmiths located inside the station where members of the SU team, wearing blue LJMU t-shirts, will be waiting to meet you and take you to Liberty Atlantic Point from 10.30am onwards.

If you are travelling by bus:

Get off at Queen Square and head for the Royal Court Theatre (you can’t miss it!), where members of the SU team, wearing blue LJMU t-shirts, will be waiting to meet you and take you to Liberty Atlantic Point from 10.30 am onwards.

If you are being dropped off by car:

There is drop-off car parking at Liberty Atlantic Point. Please note that there is no free availability for students to drive to the Summer University and park their car. You would need to find suitable parking within Liverpool City Centre. 

If you are travelling by coach:

Get off at the Liverpool One Bus Station and wait at the main ticket office, where members of the SU team, wearing blue LJMU t-shirts, will be waiting to meet you and take you to Liberty Atlantic Point from 10.30 am onwards.

After the Summer University has finished

The Summer University will finish by 3.30 pm on the final day and you will then be taken by a member of the SU team to either Lime Street Train Station or Queen Square / Liverpool One Bus Station. Similarly parents/carers are welcome to collect you from 4.00 pm – 5.30pm from Liberty Atlantic Point Accommodation.


As part of our Health & Safety Policy, we need to have a photograph of each student who is staying in the Halls of Residence during the SU. Please bring a recent photograph with your name and date of birth clearly written on the back.

Keeping in touch

You can contact us by phone or email at any time and one of the Summer University team will answer your questions as quickly as possible.

We hope you are looking forward to the Summer University as much as we are and we look forward to welcoming you to Liverpool John Moores University.

If you have any questions, queries or would just like a chat then please get in touch with us:

Tel: 0151 904 6384/6385 | Email:

See you soon

The Summer University Team

PS If you are no longer able to attend the Summer University please let us know as soon as possible!
Also, if you have a friend who would like to come along with you, please tell them to register online ASAP.