Quality courses, comfortable accommodation and the potential for a lively social life with lots of new friends are often high on the list of things to consider when it comes to choosing a university.

As you gather the prospectuses and open day invitations from further afield, there are plenty of reasons why it's worth keeping your home city of Liverpool in mind for your studies.

Liverpool is brimming with great course options and facilities that can help put you on the path to career success, along with its renowned mix of cultural attractions and enough quality student accommodation for you to still set up a home away from home.

Mix independence with home comforts

Experience university with new housemates while staying close to friends and family

Going to university in your home city doesn't mean you can't fully embrace student life.

Moving into student accommodation for the academic year will give you a home away from home, surrounded by new housemates to study and share the experience with.

Unlike if you relocate to a new town or city though, you'll never be far from your existing friendship groups, supportive family members and perhaps the odd home cooked meal, enabling you to enjoy the best of both worlds throughout your course.

Plus you'll save cash and avoid gruelling long distance journeys when you do have to make a trip home for the holidays or a big occasion.

Liverpool Hope University keep the process of finding accommodation stress-free for their students, thanks to a selection of halls of residence across their Hope Park, Creative Campus and Aigburth Park campuses.

They aim to offer a room to all first year undergraduate students who want one and the well-equipped living options can also provide homes for PGCE and postgraduate students as well as students joining Liverpool Hope University from an international partner for a year or semester.

Quality courses on the doorstep

Liverpool Hope University's city centre-based Creative Campus

The exciting process of choosing a place to study and preparing for the next step on your career path can be met with overwhelming choice.

Right here in Liverpool though, there's a diverse range of quality courses which are worth considering as you whittle down the choices for your university application.

Liverpool has a long-established, thriving community of students, and Liverpool Hope University in particular has a history spanning more than 175 years.

The university offers undergraduate, postgraduate taught and postgraduate research degrees in a long list of subjects ranging from the arts, business and education to technology, sports courses and sciences. If you're undecided or looking to keep your options open for the future, there are also opportunities to study combined honours.

Courses are supported by campus facilities which have been heavily invested in, once in a lifetime opportunities to spend time studying overseas at partner universities, and also strong industry links with leading businesses and renowned organisations like Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse, who were recently announced as a collaborator on Hope's theatre courses.

Plenty to entertain you

The Capstone Theatre hosts Liverpool International Jazz Festival each year

Living in Liverpool, you're surely no stranger to the city's lively selection of venues, attractions and exhibitions, as well as its ability to host truly spectacular events.

From sporting highlights which truly put the city on the map to varied offerings of art, live music and theatre; a wide variety of bars, restaurants, cafés and leisure venues; and an action-packed calendar filled with festivals, Liverpool has plenty going on to help fill your time outside of studying.

Liverpool Hope University's own venue, The Capstone Theatre contributes an eclectic range of shows and performances to the mix, with the likes of the annual Liverpool International Jazz Festival as well as touring musicians and theatre productions and local talent. 

A renowned city of culture, Liverpool certainly holds its own among other major destinations around the UK.

Access top facilities while you learn

Students in Liverpool have access to multi-million pound facilities

From state of the art learning environments to industry standard equipment, students in Liverpool have access to a range of great facilities to enhance their time at university.

Performance spaces, workshops and studios for creative and performing arts students, and a Robotics Laboratory with features including virtual reality and augmented reality interfaces and 3D printers are just some of the up to date features for courses at Liverpool Hope University.

A well-equipped £5.5m sports complex with squash courts, a fitness suite, 3G pitches and more is not only used by those studying health and fitness courses, but also provides all students with access to facilities and exercise classes for a £25 annual registration fee.

Connected to everything

Liverpool Hope University's Hope Park campus is linked to other sites by a free shuttle bus

Balancing studies with home life and making the most of your free time couldn't be easier in Liverpool as the city is so well connected when it comes to walking routes and public transport links.

Students at Liverpool Hope University can also travel directly between the picturesque Hope Park campus in Childwall, Creative Campus - just minutes away from all the action in Liverpool city centre - and Aigburth Park for free throughout term times, thanks to a shuttle bus service operated by the university.

For more information about student life in Liverpool and studying at Liverpool Hope University, click here.