As a student-friendly city, Liverpool has plenty of safe and affordable options when it comes to choosing your home away from home. This is why LIPA has never had to build its own halls of residence.
Starting higher education might be your first time away from home. It’s an exciting but daunting time. To help you choose the right accommodation we’ve drawn some tips and guidance. We’ve also selected some of the most popular student accommodation near to our campus for you to consider.
CHOOSING ACCOMMODATION – FIVE CONSIDERATIONS
The range: From £75 a week for a basic room in shared house to £150+ a week for a bigger, en-suite room in a top end student hall complex.
2. First Year
This is the year to find your feet, often in a city that’s new to you. So your own space is ideal. Not completely alone (that’s not good), but in a student village experience. The nearest to us is Cathedral Campus… and there are others a little further away. This type of accommodation helps you to get to know other students. Many providers try to ensure you are on the same floor/corridor/house as other LIPA students.
Most providers require a small deposit or application fee (£99 - £350) when you book. You should expect the provider to register deposits with a Tenancy Deposit Scheme within 14 days and explain what the deposit is for. In most cases, the deposit is returned at the end of the contract - as long as the accommodation hasn’t been damaged. Remember – your landlord/accommodation manager has a responsibility to make your accommodation fit for purpose, but you also have a responsibility to keep it that way.
Start close by. Yes, the closer you are to the city centre, the higher the rent, but then you are saving on transport costs and you are far more likely to be housed with our students. This is aside from the time travel will take.
5. Accommodation Type
Halls of residence These tend to provide the most sociable student experience. Often you will find that you are sharing a floor/corridor with up to seven other students, sometimes from the same discipline. There may be en-suite rooms or you may have to share bathrooms/showers with the other students on your floor/corridor. There will be a communal kitchen and, in some of the older properties, the kitchen may be shared by more than just the students living on your floor/corridor. Many properties have an outdoor area to enjoy, when the weather is good. Most will have somewhere to lock up your bike and access to the property is usually by key code or key fob. Halls of residences can provide you with the chance to interact more than smaller, converted, shared houses. This means that the noise levels can be a problem if you want a quiet space to study. However, there will often be quiet spaces too for those who need them. House sharing Although we wouldn't promote this for your first year, you can use the LIPA SEB & Freshers group on Facebook to help you find housemates. Current students are often the best source of information when it comes to choosing where to live.
Popular accommodation close to LIPA
Please note that LIPA does not have control over, or responsibility for, the management of the accommodation provided by the companies listed below. They are all used by students from all of the other universities within Liverpool, and we have checked the standards of the ones we have provided within this website. The prices and details of what each provider offers are subject to change but were accurate in April 2022.
Cathedral Campus (managed by Dwell Student Living)
Cathedral Campus is a unique property set within extensive, landscaped grounds under the shadow of the majestic Anglican Cathedral. It is very close to us and offers the best of both worlds between shared housing and halls of residence, as it is a self-contained student village of shared houses and apartments some of which have en-suite facilities.
The five-bedroom and four-bedroom houses all have rooms with a small double bed with mattress, wardrobe, wall shelves, study desk, chair and mirror. Each house has a shared kitchen including table and chairs for dining, two toilets, a shower room, and a lounge (four-bedroom only). There is 24-hour security, bike storage, on-site car parking, an on-site laundry and on-site maintenance and management.
Currently over half of this site is occupied by our students, and we have been working with Dwell Student Living to turn the site into a LIPA Student Village, with all 383 spaces allocated to our students.
Choosing accommodation when starting your higher education course is an important decision which can impact on your studies if you make the wrong choice.
We are therefore happy to recommend Cathedral Campus as a good, safe and value-for-money option, particularly for students in their first year of study.
Where? Next to the Anglican Cathedral off Upper Duke St, directly opposite LIPA.
How much? Rooms in a four to five-bedroom house from *£110 per week. Studios from *£161 per week. All rents include utility bills, Wi-Fi, contents insurance and maintenance support.
*Subject to a £200 deposit paid within three days of signing the contract. Rent payment by instalments also available.
Tel: +44 (0)161 200 5560
Agnes Jones House (Managed by UNILODGERS)
AJH provides halls of residence style accommodation. There are 310 single study bedrooms in flats with shared, fully equipped kitchen, shower and toilet facilities. The flats range from three to eight bedrooms. The flats with five or more bedrooms have two shower rooms and two toilets per flat. This is an older property
Where? 1a Catharine Street, Liverpool L8 7JZ. Five minutes' walk from the LIPA campus.
How much? Non en-suite rooms from *£91 per week. En-suite rooms from *£118 per week. Rents are inclusive of utility bills, Wi-Fi, block insurance and maintenance support.
*Currently advertising no deposit required to reserve a room.
Grenville Street (managed by Sanctuary Students)
A stylish new development just a short walk from LIPA. The accommodation offers students either a personal studio apartment or a luxury apartment shared between four, five or six people. All rooms offer en-suite bathrooms, study space and double beds.
The modern flats have a spacious, open plan common room fitted with wide screen television and leather sofas, and a fitted kitchen/dining area.
Where? Grenville Street, Liverpool L1 5JR. 10 minutes' walk from LIPA.
How much? En-suite rooms from *£124 per week. Studio apartments from *£149 per week. Rent includes all utility bills, Wi-Fi, contents insurance, 24-hour security and CCTV and maintenance support.
*You will be charged £1 advanced rent at the time of accepting your offer to confirm the booking. Once the payment is made, it will be deducted from your total rent amount.
Tel: +44 (0)870 600 4777 / mobile: +44 (0)300 123 5050
The Arch (managed by Downing Students)
The Arch takes its name from the adjacent Imperial Arch (the largest outside China). It is a short walk from us. It combines a restored 19th Century façade with contemporary student living. It offers high standard, stylish studios and shared four- to seven-bedrooms apartments. The three levels of studio available all have their own en-suite bath or shower room and fitted kitchen. Bedrooms in the apartments range from standard to deluxe, all are en-suite with shared kitchen and living areas. The attractively furnished rooms have big beds and a desk and chair. There is a secure entry system with CCTV and 24/7 support. Facilities include a games room, lounge, on-site laundry and cycle storage..
Where? 2 Nelson St, Liverpool, L1 5DR. A few minutes' walk from LIPA
How much? En-suite rooms in a shared flat from £145 per week. Studio Apartments from £172 per week. Rent includes all utility bills, wi-fi, contents insurance and security and maintenance support.
Tel: +44 151 707 2666
The Electra (managed by Downing Students)
The Electra is opposite to the Philharmonic Hall and is very close to us. Completed in 2014, it offers luxury en-suite studio apartments with fitted kitchens, spacious living areas and ample storage. There are four standards of attractively furnished studios available, ranging from silver to platinum DDA. All have large beds and TVs and a desk and chair.
There is a secure entry system with CCTV and 24/7 support. Facilities include a games room, lounge, on-site laundry and cycle storage.
Where? Caledonia Street, Liverpool, L7 7ED. A few minutes' walk from LIPA
How much? Studio apartments from £185.10 per week. Rent includes all utility bills, Wi-Fi, contents insurance, 24-hour security and maintenance support.
Tel: +44 151 707 2666
Cambridge Court (managed by Unite Students)
Cambridge Court is part of a much larger student village. Its halls of residence-style buildings are used by students from each of the city’s universities. Cambridge Court has a range of basic en-suite rooms with shared kitchen and living areas. There are also three types of studios available, for more independent student living. There is also a bar and convenience store in the building.
En-suite rooms are located within four- to six- bedroom flats with shared kitchen and lounge area.
Where? Unite Student Village, Liverpool L7 7JB. 10 minutes' walk from LIPA.
How much? En-suite rooms from *£99 per week. Rent includes all utility bills, Wi-Fi, contents insurance, 24-hour security and maintenance support.
*Currently advertising no deposit required to reserve a room.
Tel: 0300 303 8645 / +4411 7302 7497 (for overseas callers)
Liverpool Student Homes
We are affiliated to Liverpool Student Homes.
Students who would prefer to look for something else, not listed here, should start with Liverpool Student Homes. LSH is the only official university service which helps students to find good quality private accommodation in Liverpool. The service is funded by University of Liverpool, Liverpool John Moores University, and Liverpool Hope University and is endorsed by the students' unions. LSH advertise the largest choice of private student accommodation in Liverpool.
There is a wide choice available including rooms in large student developments, studio flats, shared houses of all sizes, homestay properties (living with the owner) and individual rooms in properties. You can search the property database quickly and easily on the accommodation search page.
Properties that are advertised by LSH have been registered by private landlords and have met the criteria set out in the LSH Standards. The Standards are in place to protect students from poor housing conditions and raise the quality of student accommodation across Liverpool.
Tel: +44 (0)151 794 3269