'Liverpool made me what I am - it kept my feet on the ground.'
Sir Paul McCartney
Liverpool prides itself on being a vibrant and culturally rich city, filled with music venues, shops, architecture, theatres and sports teams. It also has a world class cultural offering with more museums and galleries anywhere outside of London. No wonder then that the Philosopher Carl Jung described it as being the site of 'the pool of life'.
With a population of roughly 500,000 people, Liverpool may be small, but it is perfectly formed. Containing four different universities including LIPA, it is home to over 70,000 students – making it an ideal place for anyone looking for a fun, friendly (and relatively cheap) student experience.
As a historic port city, Liverpool has a glorious past as a mercantile hub and gateway to the New World. This international outlook is reflected in the numerous nationalities of the people you'll find here. The city is a huge cultural melting pot, consisting of lots of different nationalities, from Black African to Irish and Chinese, many of whom came here during its heyday as a major port.
The diversity of the city around us is reflected in LIPA's own student body – 30% of our students comes from outside the UK, and we pride ourselves on our unique and internationally diverse outlook.
Liverpool is bursting at the seams with culture and heritage – so much so that we were declared the European Capital of Culture in 2008. A short walk around the City Centre will reveal some of the country's most dazzling examples of Georgian architecture, from our stunning waterfront (home of the 'Three Graces') to the splendid St. George's Hall. We are also the home of the magnificent Albert Dock, site of the Tate Liverpool.