In January 2020, the new University of Liverpool International College building opened its doors. Located on campus in Paddington Village in Liverpool’s Knowledge Quarter, the £35 million facility is a state-of-the-art study centre and residence that welcomes students from around the world.
Take a look inside the new building
World-class learning environment
The new University of Liverpool International College building has been designed with pathway students in mind. For more than 10 years, the College (formerly known as Liverpool International College) has prepared international students for the University of Liverpool. This valuable experience ensured that staff had the necessary knowledge and insight to create a space that works for you, the student.
For example, the stunning atrium provides a sense of openness that reflects the welcoming atmosphere you’ll experience at the College. You should feel relaxed and at ease when you walk through the doors every day, so that you can focus on reaching your goals.
In addition, the interactive learning spaces encourage collaboration between classmates. As you work on team projects, you’ll form strong bonds with your peers. This will help you to feel part of a positive learning environment.
With a range of workspaces to choose from, you can take a flexible approach to your learning. Meet your classmates in the Huddle Rooms to work on a presentation, have a coffee in the café as you prepare for a debate, or sit in a breakout area to study alone. The choice is yours.
Forward-thinking teaching and support
You may be used to a traditional classroom where you sit in rows and watch a tutor as they teach in front of a whiteboard. At the University of Liverpool International College, you’ll experience something different.
Rather than conventional teacher-led classes, you’ll benefit from a student-led approach at the College. You’ll be able to share your screen with the class, give your opinions, ask questions and analyse topics critically. Your teacher will be there to assist you and empower you to become a confident learner. This will all help you to adjust to the teaching style you’ll experience at university.
This approach also means that you’ll receive lots of personalised support. Your teacher will be able to help you according to your individual needs thanks to the small class sizes. In short, you’ll have the attention you need to achieve your very best.
This support doesn’t end when you leave class. The Hub is where you can find the College Services team. Its open-door policy means that you can walk in whenever you like during the day, and find someone to talk to about any issues you might be facing.
An investment in your future
Moreover, the new University of Liverpool International College building represents the strong commitment we have to you and your future. Attending a world-class study centre that prepares you for your degree, and makes you feel part of the University from the moment you arrive, will inspire you to succeed.
The building has even been shortlisted for the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors’ (RICS) Social Impact Awards. These awards recognise the positive and transformational contribution that buildings can have on society.
Even the College’s new name is an indication of the strength of our partnership with the University of Liverpool. You’ll hopefully feel a connection to the University while you’re at the College and motivated to progress to your Liverpool degree.
Finally, you can even choose to live right next door to the College in the new Kaplan Living residence. Situated in the same building, this accommodation is an extremely convenient option for you – you can literally walk downstairs and be at College!
You can opt for a private room in a shared flat or a studio. This means that you can have as much privacy as you like, while having the choice of socialising with other students in the comfortable common areas. And, with regular social events like pizza nights and games tournaments, there’s a lot you can get involved in.
Study at the new University of Liverpool International College
In conclusion, it’s an incredibly exciting time to study in Liverpool! The new College is an inspiring place where students from different parts of the world come together to learn and start on their paths to success.
You can join them by studying a pathway course that will prepare you for a degree at the University of Liverpool, and for life beyond. Why not check out the links below to explore your study options?