Pre-Freshers’ Events

If you’re eager to get back to Liverpool and planning on returning before Freshers’ or already live here and searching for something to do, then get a load of this. We’ve listed some of the things you can do for the Bank Holiday and over the next few weeks. There’s something to suit everyone’s budget, as it’s always a tough one waiting for that student loan to come in… only a few more weeks left!

MUSIC & ART: Folk on the Dock at the Royal Albert Dock and Tate Liverpool
OFFER: Free access to stages and performances including Tate Liverpool performances
DATE: Fri 24th – Mon 27th Aug

There’s loads going on this Bank Holiday weekend down at the docks with Folk on the Dock creating a real buzz. The international folk, acoustic and roots music festival is back for its third year, hosting over 200 artists across 10 different stages not forgetting the contemporary floating Dock Stage. Take a look at the line up by clicking here.
With so much going on, try and pop along to see the bands performing at the famous Tate Liverpool and don’t forget to check out some of the art exhibitions while you’re there. The cafe will be serving a street food style menu too… enjoy it even more by claiming your 10% student discount off food and drink.

How to access: Just turn up and have a great time at the free festival, but don’t forget your LJMU student ID card to get free access to the Tate Liverpool exhibitions and 10% discount off the café and shop.  

CULTURE: Wirral Culture & Diversity Festival 2018 at Wirral Change
OFFER: Free entry
DATES: Sat 25th Aug

wirralIf you fancy taking a trip to the otherside of the Mersey this weekend or already live over that side, there’s a fun festival taking place. It promises to bring the World to your doorstep by offering flavours of dance, culture, and food from around the globe. Even better – it’s free, and there are loads of workshops and activities to get involved with, and performances to keep you entertained.

How to access: Pop along as it’s free entry, all you might need is a bit of spends for some food and drinks. See how to get to the Wirral from Liverpool by clicking here.


COMEDY: Bouncers at Liverpool’s Royal Court
OFFER: LJMU students can claim up to 4 FREE tickets on Mon and discounted £5 tickets on Tues and Weds
DATE: Mon 3rd – Weds 5th Sept
Another classic comedy is returning to one of the best theatres in the city for what’s predicted to be another sellout. Even if you’ve seen Bouncers before, John Godber has revamped production and it’ll be exciting to see the new cast adding their own spin on the scouse ‘Doorman’ humour. If you want to make the most out your trip to the theatre, when booking your free or £5 tickets, just ask to add on a meal for only an extra £12… saves going anywhere else for food and plus the scouse is to-die-for!

How to access: book your tickets directly by calling the Royal Court box office on 0151 709 4321 or email to book your place and join us on a City Social.


FILM: Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again at the Liverpool Philharmonic
OFFER: LJMU students can claim 2 FREE tickets
DATE: Tues 11th Sept
After 10 years, one of our all-time favourite films is back on the big screen for part 2. Join Amanda Seyfried, Julie Walters, Colin Firth and most of the original Mamma Mia cast for a night of ABBA classics, with an optional bit dancing and singing in your seats. If you’ve not had a chance to see it yet or fancy another go at belting out Waterloo, then this offer is definitely for you. What’s more, you can drag a friend or family member along for the action or join us on our City Social event…all for FREE! “Knowing me, knowing you… ah-haa!”

How to access: book your tickets directly by calling the Philharmonic box office on 0151 709 3789 or email to book your place and join us on our City Social.
FOOD & DRINK: Liverpool Food & Drink Festival in Sefton Park
OFFER: Discounted (Up to 46% off) tickets.
DATES: Sat 15th & Sun 16th Sept

We can’t believe it’s 11 years since Sefton Park started to accommodate the weekend festival and showcase some of the city’s best independent food and drink companies. Foodie or not, buying a ticket will not disappoint as there’s so much on offer from meeting some of finest chefs to shopping at the artisan goods stalls and tasting a selection of sweet and savoury treats. Plus if the weathers nice, soak up the sun in one of Liverpool’s amazing parks.

How to access: Go to Groupon for discounted tickets.

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Whatever you decide to do, have a great last few weeks of the Summer Break and see you when you’re back for the new academic year. For a list of our hot picks for Freshers’ then keep a look out for our next blog.

We’d love to hear your thoughts on what’s keeping you entertained this summer so tag us in on social media @LJMUStudentOpps


Exam Referrals & Deferrals Week: Things to Do

If you’re around this week to do an exam referral or deferral, we know it isn’t without all the normal assessment stress and worry. So if you’re feeling like you need some help keeping your nerves at bay or with anything else, your LJMU Student Advice & Wellbeing Department is here to help. We’ve also compiled a short list of things you can do in Liverpool this week to relax your mind, take a breather and get focused, along with a few suggested places to go for some well-needed celebrations on finishing.

Where to go for help:
All timetable information can be found on the LJMU student intranet. This page also provides any information about the exam, codes of conduct and the exam locations, as well as support for if you cannot sit your exam or require extra exam provision.

Where to switch off for a break:
Tate Liverpool
Museum of Liverpool
Lifestyles Fitness Centres
World Museum

New Brighton


Where to go to celebrate finishing:

Bongo’s Bingo

Baltic Market

Liverpool Grand Central

Concert Square

Mathew Street

Wishing you all the best of luck and see you for the new academic year or even better if it’s your final year, see you at winter graduations. Don’t miss out on all the free or discounted offers and events coming this September… keep a look out on our social media pages for updates and be the first to see what’s on.



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Student Hot-desking: Best study spots around Liverpool

Whether you’re in or out of lectures, at uni, the work just doesn’t stop. This can mean a fair few late nights in the library, but after a while, the same old set-up gets uninspiring. Luckily, there are loads of great places to study across the city, all presented to you here in this student hot-desking guide to Liverpool.

Central Library
Ah, from one library to another? This could be boring if Liverpool’s Central Library wasn’t such a sight to behold. With interiors like the one below, and a staircase system which could rival Hogwarts, Liverpool’s Central Library is somewhere you should absolutely spend the occasional study day. Even if you do stop for a photo break every 20 mins….

Hotdesking Central

LEAF on Bold Street
If you’re the sort of person who works well to a great soundtrack and doesn’t get too distracted by chitter chatter, LEAF on Bold Street is the place for you. The ambient lighting is very relaxing and with reasonably priced teas, you can work your way through the flavours without splashing too much cash. There almost always seems to be a seat near a plug available as well which you would expect from every independent cafe.

Hotdesking LEAF

The Garden at FACT

Like LEAF’s famous teas but need a quieter space to study? Try The Garden at FACT,  situated inside FACT Gallery and Picturehouse on Wood Street. Stop for a lunch break, treating yourself to one of their delicious sandwiches, and have a wander around the gallery to help those creative juices flowing.

Garden Cafe - study space

Cafe 38 at the Royal Court Theatre

Our ideal day of hot-desking in Liverpool is perched at one of Cafe 38’s window seats, watching the world pass by. Who knows, one of those passers by could be the basis for a new character or plot line… And for the non-creatives, there are homemade cakes from £2 and plug sockets aplenty, so what’s not to love?

Royal Court Building Image 9

Thoughtfully Cafe
Is this one of the cutest cafes in Liverpool? We think so. With minimal seating and a steady flow of customers, you might be at risk of not getting a table in this lovely little place. However, in the summer months you have the ideal option of working outside, or for more seats and a less busy environment their upstairs space is great too. Whilst there aren’t any plugs going downstairs, it is a bright, light space with a small green park to look out over. Oh and there’s the small matter of the pooch pamper place next door which makes the cafe like an unplanned doggy catwalk. Could there be a better distraction?

Thoughtfully Cafe - Liverpool


Tate Liverpool Cafe
If you’re looking for a space to get those creative juices flowing, it doesn’t get much better than the Cafe at Tate Liverpool. The white walls and colourful flag decorations will keep you focused, and if you need a little distraction or inspiration, there’s a whole art gallery at your fingertips. Don’t forget that LJMU students get 20% off in the cafe too so if you’re in it for the long haul (or… y’know, a whole day), that’s something to bring the cost down a bit. Just don’t forget your LJMU student or staff ID card.



Root Coffee is home to one of the best cups of coffee in the city, and also plenty of plug sockets and charging points, so perfect for a day of hot-desking. Plus, it’s right on the edge of Liverpool ONE, meaning you can treat yourself to a shopping spree once you’ve clicked submit on that essay.

Root Cafe Liverpool

So there we have it; LJMU student hot-desking around Liverpool.
We realise our suggestions might leave a small dent in your budget or even leave you with a coffee addiction… but sometimes it’s important to shake up your routine or treat yourself with a slightly more extravagant study day or even couple of hours. You deserve it!

Got any more to add? Let us know @LJMUStudentOpps or!