The University of Liverpool is one of the UK’s leading research institutions with an annual turnover of £400 million, including £140 million for research. Liverpool is ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide and is a member of the prestigious Russell Group, comprising the leading research universities in the UK.
The University’s global focus ensures its programmes are underpinned by international research with opportunities for students to learn a language and study abroad as part of their programme. The University is the largest provider of 100% online degree courses in Europe with some 7,000 students studying for University of Liverpool degrees around the world.
Liverpool continues to invest in key aspects of the student experience. £2.5 million is being invested in paid internships for new graduates, providing valuable work experience. Work placements with Fortune 500 companies at Suzhou Industrial Park in China are also available to students, with pastoral support provided by the University’s joint venture institution - Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU).
A total of £600 million is being invested in the institution’s teaching, research and residential estate over a 10-year period. This includes a £250 million redevelopment of the University’s student accommodation. Part of this investment – a £44million project to construct high quality accommodation at the city centre campus – is already underway and is due to open in 2012. A further £350 million is earmarked for investment in the University’s academic estate at its city centre campus and at its Leahurst campus on the Wirral.
The teaching environment for science-based subjects is already being transformed with an investment of £25 million in state-of-the-art centralised teaching laboratories. The University is also planning to invest £32 million in teaching facilities in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, £7.5 million in an extension to the Management School and £9 million in a refurbishment of its Guild of Students. Other exciting new developments include considerable investment in student accommodation, along with further investment in sports facilities.