Welcome to the many new students who are joining us in January 2017! I hope that you are looking forward to joining the Liverpool Hope community and beginning your studies.
I want you to be able to settle into the University as quickly and easily as possible so we are working hard to ensure that right from the outset, you receive a friendly welcome and all the support you need. We have put together these pages to provide you with all the information you need and to help you make a successful and enjoyable transition to the Hope community. At the moment we are still updating these pages so please keep visiting us for the most up to date information.
If any information you need is not here, you can also check the Student Gateway which is available to all students at the University throughout their studies. You can also contact the Gateway Team by phone on 0151 291 3813, by email firstname.lastname@example.org or you can pop in and speak to them at the service desk in the Gateway Building at Hope Park. This team is very experienced and will be able to help you.
Prior to arriving in January you will need to register for your programme as this will ensure that you have access to your timetable and all of the University's services. You will receive a letter which will explain how to register and you will also receive an email about the tasks that you will need to complete before you arrive. The week beginning the 9th January is induction week and teaching begins the week of the 16th January.
I am looking forward to welcoming you personally during January.
Dr Penny Haughan, Dean of Students.
When you enrol at Liverpool Hope University, we encourage you to use the Student Gateway to access key information. Below you will find some of the key information you need to know before you arrive.
Before you arrive you should have a Men ACWY vaccination. You will need to go to see your GP to get this.
Last year the Government introduced a new Meningitis vaccination programme for 18-25 year olds. All first-time university students (up to the age of 25) will be offered the Men ACWY vaccine as part of this NHS vaccination programme. The Men ACWY vaccine protects against four different causes of meningitis and septicaemia – meningococcal (Men) A, C, W and Y diseases.
If you haven’t been vaccinated recently, or if you are unsure, it is important that you contact your GP to arrange vaccination. This is especially important if you plan to reside in university halls of residence or other communal/shared accommodation. However, vaccination is important for all students who will be under 25 years of age at the start of the academic year (26th September 2016).
The Men ACWY vaccine is given by a single small injection into the upper arm. As the vaccine takes a while before it becomes fully effective to ensure you are fully protected, it is important to make sure that you receive the vaccination at least two weeks before starting at university.
Why do students need the Meningitis ACWY vaccination?
Although certain strains of Meningitis are rare, cases of meningitis and septicaemia (blood poisoning) caused by Meningitis bacteria are rising. When cases do occur the effects can be very serious and sometimes fatal. As a student, you are more at risk of getting meningitis after starting university because you will be mixing closely with lots of new people, some of whom may unknowingly be carrying the Meningitis bacteria.
For more information about the Men ACWY vaccine and the importance of protecting yourself against Meningitis whilst at university please visit the NHS website.
If you are living in our halls of residence you will need to be registered with a local GP. You will be able to do this on the day that you arrive in halls or through the Student Development and Wellbeing Unit in the Gateway Building during induction week.