​Five key considerations

  1. COST

    The range: £50 - £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.

    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, or house as other LIPA students.

    Most providers require a small deposit (£150 - £250) when you book.

    You should expect the provider to register the deposit 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 travel time and transport costs.  You are also far more likely to be housed with other LIPA students. 

    Halls of residence/student village such as Cathedral Campus

    Halls of residence tend to provide the most sociable student experience. Here it is common to share 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 or 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 or 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.

​Things to remember when you're choosing student accommodation 


  • Do your research. Look at the websites of each housing company and see what they have available. Make contact with the one that you think you would like to live in. Try to go and see the accommodation before committing to a contract.
  • Once you are happy with what you have found, complete the booking form (some can be downloaded or completed online), including any relevant payments and return to the relevant housing company as soon as possible, in order to secure the booking. Most of these companies will provide you with a detailed contract as soon as you have paid a deposit.
  • Always read the Terms and Conditions carefully. We recommend paying particular attention to any penalties incurred by cancelling your contract, collecting your deposit at the end of your contract and the timeframes for paying your first term's rent. Bear in mind that this can sometimes be a number of weeks before you actually move in and your student loans may only be released to you five working days after you have started your course.

Please note: We do not have control over, or responsibility for, the management of the accommodation provided by the companies. 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 2016.

A students viewpoint

"Student halls are a great option for your first year as you get to meet all sorts of people. There's plenty of choice with accommodation that's modern and finished to a high standard, so you'll be sure to find something which suits you and what you can afford. I'd recommend living close to LIPA and the city centre as there's always so much going on."

Joelle Vella

Cathedral Campus (managed by dwell Student Living)

This is a unique property set within extensive, landscaped grounds under the shadow of the majestic Anglican Cathedral. It offers the best of both worlds between communal housing and halls of residence. 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 double or oversized single bed with a mattress, wardrobe, study desk, chair and mirror. Each house has a shared kitchen including a table and chairs for dining, a bathroom and a lounge. There is 24-hour security, bike storage, on-site car parking and on-site maintenance and management. 

Currently two thirds of this site is occupied by our students, so we are working with the people who run Cathedral Campus to turn the site into a LIPA Student Village, with all 384 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. 


Next to the Anglican Cathedral off Upper Duke St, directly opposite LIPA and less than a five minute walk from us.

How much?

From *£93 - £145 per week for students starting in 2016

All rents include up to 50mb Wi-Fi, utility bills and contents insurance.

*Subject to a £95 application fee. All prices are based on a 44 week tenancy.  Discounts may be applied for full annual payments received before August 2016. Payment by instalments also available.

+44 (0)161 200 5560

Agnes Jones House (Managed by Bilfinger GVA) 

AJH is an older property that provides halls of residence style accommodation. There are 310 single study bedrooms in flats with a shared kitchen, shower and toilet facilities. The number of bedrooms in this accommodation ranges from three to eight. The flats with five or more bedrooms have two shower rooms and two toilets per flat. All flats are fitted with heat and smoke detectors. 

1a Catharine Street, Liverpool L8 7JZ.  It is a five minutes' walk from the LIPA campus. 

How much?
From *£80 per week 

Rents are inclusive of utility bills, internet, Wi-Fi and block insurance.

*£200.00 deposit is required per person to secure a room which is paid at the time of application. The deposit is secured with the Deposit Protection Service. 3% discount for full annual payment.

+44 (0)151 706 7530

The Lodge (managed by Rooms4U)

The Lodge is a Georgian building which offers a total of 36 double bedrooms arranged over four floors. This unique building has period features including long windows, decorated high ceilings and an attractive entrance hallway with a sweeping staircase and original stained glass window.

Each floor has its own large communal living and dining space with flat screen television and free Wi-Fi, as well as an open-plan fully fitted kitchen, including a dishwasher. There are also two smaller kitchens within the building, a large number of clean, modern bath and shower rooms, and a laundry room with affordable coin operated washing and drying machines. The Lodge also features a media room with free use of computer workstations and printing/copying facilities. It has 24-hour CCTV, secure bike storage, on-site management and maintenance staff.

1 Princes Road, Liverpool, L8 1TG
Just under a 10 minute walk from LIPA.

How much?
£105 – £130 per week

Rent includes utility bills, TV licence, internet and a professional cleaning service.

+44 (0)151 735 1440

Upper Hope Place (managed by Sanctury Students)

For students looking for a little more independence Upper Hope Place is ideal. Each self-contained studio flat includes a kitchen and bathroom facilities. Studio flats offer extra privacy, your own study space, en-suite bathroom and a kitchen/lounge area.

Upper Hope Place, Liverpool L7 7EA

Five minutes' walk from LIPA.

How much?
From £97 - £103 per week

Rent includes all utility bills, Wi-Fi, contents insurance and 24-hour maintenance support. 

+44 (0)870 600 4777

Grenville Street (managed by Sanctuary Students)

This stylish new development is just a short walk away 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 a wide screen television, leather sofas, and a fitted kitchen/dining area.


2 Grenville Street, Liverpool L1 5JR
A 10 minutes' walk from LIPA.

How much?

From £116.50 - £145 per week

Rent includes all utility bills, 10mb broadband Wi-Fi, contents insurance, 24-hour security and maintenance support. 

+44 (0)870 600 4777

The Arch (Managed by Downing Students)

New in 2015, The Arch combines the beauty of an old building within the comfort of a new renovation. The 19th Century façade houses brand new, purpose built student accommodation. Inside you'll find a combination of shared student flats from four to seven residents, as well as a number of studio apartments. All student rooms and studios come complete with en-suite bathrooms. The building is protected by CCTV, a secure entry system and 24-hour security. Secure underground bike storage is also available on-site. You and your new housemates will also enjoy a games room.

2 Nelson Street, Liverpool L1 5DR
Under five minutes' walk, next to the famous Chinatown Arch.

How much?
From *£123.13 - £156
Rent covers utility bills, superfast broadband connection and contents insurance
*£250 deposit payable on booking

+44 (0)151 708 8868

Alexandra Terrace (managed by APB Students)

This Georgian property offers a high standard in student living after undergoing a complete renovation in summer 2013. It offers shared kitchens, four communal rooms and 17 bedrooms (14 of which are en-suite). All bedrooms are kitted out with white gloss furniture to include a wardrobe, chest of drawers, bedside table, desk, chair and a double bed. 

Each communal space comes with dining table and six chairs, 32 inch wall mounted plasma television, two large sofas and an open plan kitchen space that comes complete with an oven, microwave, toaster, kettle and a washer dryer.

There is also a penthouse option for a group of six students. The penthouse comes with its own internal entrance door with the extra security of key pad entry. These rooms share a large bathroom to include a bath and an electric shower. The property has a large garden to the rear with Astroturf grass, two picnic benches and a BBQ pit.

32 Princes Road, Liverpool L8 1TH
A 10 minutes' walk from LIPA.

How much?
£115-£120 per week

The rent covers all utility bills, high speed 40mb Wi-Fi and communal TV licence. There is usually a £250-320 security deposit to pay, depending on which property you choose.

+44 (0)1625 873770

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 en-suite rooms with shared kitchen and living areas.

If independent student living is more your style, there are three types of studios available.

The on-site bar provides a good way to socialise and meet the neighbours.  There is also a convenience shop within the complex so you never have to travel too far for what you need.

En-suite rooms are located within four- to six- bedroom flats with shared kitchen and lounge area.

Unite Student Village, Liverpool L7 7JB
Just a 10 minutes' walk from LIPA.

How much?
From £130 per week
Rent covers all utility bills, contents insurance, 25mb Wi-Fi and broadband and fortnightly communal area cleaning

0300 303 8645
+4411 7302 7497 (for overseas callers)

Liverpool Student Homes

In the second and third year, you might opt to share accommodation with other students within the private rented sector. Along with the other universities in Liverpool, we are affiliated to Liverpool Student Homes, which co-ordinates privately owned flats and houses available for rent in the city. It currently holds information on about 3,500 landlords in the Liverpool area.

Tel: +44 (0)151 794 3269