Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) accommodation
Safe, friendly, affordable and bursting at the seams with theatres, museums, entertainment venues and a range of exciting annual events, Liverpool is one of the best places to live and study in Europe.
Booking student accommodation near Liverpool John Moores University with Student.com will put you at the heart of the city’s social and cultural scene close to the city centre’s shops, restaurants and nightlife.
We offer student accommodation within walking distance of both the City Campus and the Mount Pleasant campus, as well as the Copperas Hill site of LJMU.
To learn more about our student properties, just give us a call or send us a quick message through our website’s live chat. Our booking consultants are always ready to help you with finding your ideal student home!
Where are the Liverpool John Moores University campuses located?
The university’s two main campuses are the City Campus and the Mount Pleasant campus.
The City Campus is located within the heart of Liverpool, a short walk from some of the city’s most impressive attractions including the World Museum, the Walker Art Gallery, Central Library and St George’s Hall.
The Mount Pleasant Campus is framed by Liverpool’s Anglican Cathedral and the Metropolitan Cathedral - two of the most recognisable landmarks from the city’s imposing skyline. Also the Mount Pleasant campus is very well located, being less than 15 minutes’ walk away from the Liverpool city centre.
A storied city with a reputation of working hard and playing hard
Much of the city’s storied past begins at the sinewy inlet of the Mersey river called the ‘pool,’ once home to a huddle of fishing families. The city was home to the world’s first commercial wet dock, which secured its role as a major port city in the early 1700s.
Today Liverpool attracts students from far and wide and with more galleries and museums than any other UK city outside of London, it is easy to see why.
The Times of London described the maritime city as ‘the coolest place to live in the UK’. It was also named as one of ‘the top ten cities to visit in the world’ by respected travel guide publishers ‘Rough Guides’.
Studying at Liverpool John Moores University
One of the largest higher education institutions in the UK, Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) is respected for its academic excellence, ground-breaking research, and extensive links with employers and business leaders.
It was awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize in 2005, one of the UK’s most prestigious educational awards that celebrate excellence and innovation by UK colleges and universities.
LJMU was recognised by the biennial award for the innovation and success of its Astrophysics Research Institute. The prize focused primarily on the institution’s development of the world’s largest robotic telescopes, in particular the Liverpool Telescope, as well as its significant public outreach work with the National Schools’ Observatory and Spaceport.
The university is also recognised for its outstanding research. The 2014 Research Excellence Framework considered 96 percent of LJMU’s research international quality or better.
A top 100 university with strong partnerships
LJMU is a top 100 university in the UK, ranking 73rd in the 2022 Complete University Guide League Tables, 70th in the 2021 Guardian University Guide, 85th in the 2021 overall Times Higher Education University Guide, and 99th in its Young University Rankings.
The university offers over 250 degree courses to its 25,000 students from over 100 countries. Many of these degree courses are developed in partnership with industry partners, contributing significantly to LJMU graduates being much sought after by employers.
LJMU’s partnerships extend beyond the corporate sector. The university also collaborates with hospital trusts, public services and other universities in Europe, Asia and the USA on world-leading research projects and study abroad opportunities for students.
It also has its own Centre of Entrepreneurship that supports 2,000 students every year in developing their businesses through its £500,000 start-up fund that offers grants and awards for innovative student ventures.
Student life at LJMU
University life is about more than classrooms and books. It’s also about experiences and developing soft skills that will enable you to tackle all life’s future challenges.
Liverpool John Moores University’s campuses are a bustling hive of activity and will provide you with plenty of opportunities to take part in various things and make new friends.
Sports and lifestyle
Getting involved in sports, clubs, and societies at uni is a great way to connect more to the institution’s community, challenge yourself, and meet people who share similar interests.
Whether you want to join a team or focus on an individual sport, there’s a wide range of sports to get involved in at LJMU from rowing to martial arts and trampolining.
If you’re not so interested in sports, the university also has a wide range of academic, social, charitable, political, and cultural societies to join.
If you prefer to dedicate some of your time and energy to worthy causes, you can make a positive impact in a local community by volunteering to help people in need.
Like its sports, academic and social societies, the university’s volunteering programme is run by the LJMU Students’ Union.
It will support you in finding purposeful, confidence-building, and career-enhancing voluntary work with a range of organisations and in a wide variety of roles.
The Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) can trace its roots back to the Industrial Revolution and the Liverpool Mechanics’ School of Arts, which was established in 1823.
With the formation of the Liverpool Nautical College in 1892, the institution provided training, education, and research to the maritime industry.
It expanded further by merging with different colleges such as F.L.Calder School of Domestic Science, and the City of Liverpool C.F. Mott Training College, before becoming Liverpool Polytechnic in 1970.
Under the terms of the Further and Higher Education Act, Liverpool Polytechnic became John Moores University in 1992, taking the name of one of Liverpool’s great entrepreneurs and philanthropists, Sir John Moores.
Frequently asked questions about student accommodation near Liverpool John Moores University
How can I book private student accommodation near Liverpool John Moores University on Student.com?
Use our search filters to find student accommodation near Liverpool John Moores University you wish to rent on our website. After you’ve found a student property you like, go to that property’s property page by clicking ‘View rooms’.
On the property page, you’ll see the different room types and the dates you can book them for. After making your selection, click ‘Enquire’ or ‘Book Now’ and leave your details. One of our booking consultants will then be in contact with you to answer any questions you may have and to discuss the next steps.
Why should I live in private student accommodation rather than university halls?
Booking a private student accommodation rather than university halls has many benefits. You’ll be able to live in any area of Liverpool you like, and you’ll be able to choose your preferred room type freely, whether you want to live in a shared room with a flatmate or in a studio property that is all for yourself.
Many modern PBSAs (purpose-built student accommodations) also have a great range of amenities available for their students. These often include things like in-house gyms, cinema and games rooms and a great range of social activities and parties where you can make lots of new friends.
What are the different types of student rooms you offer?
Our Shared Rooms offer one bedroom for two or more students to share. Other living facilities are shared with other occupants of other rooms.
Our Private Rooms offer a private bedroom just for yourself. Depending on the property, the bathroom might be either private or shared. Other living spaces are shared with occupants of other rooms.
An Entire Place is a fully private studio property with private living spaces just for yourself. You’ll have your own bedroom, bathroom and a kitchenette and won’t have to share any of it with other occupants.
Are bills included in the rent?
All bills are included in the rent in most of our listed accommodation options in Liverpool. However, always check this on the property page because different properties may have different arrangements.
Are the flats you list fully furnished?
Like with bills, most of the properties we list are fully furnished, but check on the property page to make sure if this is the case with the property you’re interested in.
Can I see the accommodation before moving in?
The properties we list in Liverpool have a great range of photos and videos on the property pages, so you’ll be able to get a good idea of what the place will look like even if you don’t see it for yourself.
However, if you’d prefer to see the property in person before booking it, and you’re able to come to Liverpool before your move-in date, this can be arranged. Just give us a call and one of our booking consultants will arrange a viewing for you.