Luke Okelo, PhD Software Engineering
"The first few months of my studies allowed me to develop my social life, and adapt to the culture. There is lots to keep you busy and entertained, as well as excellent facilities to do well in your studies."
I wanted to live in a different city to broaden my experiences of British culture and decided to apply to Liverpool John Moores University because the Computing and Mathematical Sciences department ranked highly. The first few months of my studies allowed me to develop my social life, and adapt to the culture. There was a lot to look forward to and it was very easy for me to settle into my new home and show my friends around Liverpool.
The teaching staff at LJMU are extremely helpful. You can approach them and ask questions, but they also approach you and really make you feel that you are involved. There is plenty of support and the Library opening hours are very convenient.
Liverpool is a very hospitable place, I can leave here feeling that I have achieved more than an academic qualification. In the future I hope to go back home, continue my research, and work within Industry.
I would say to students to definitely come here. At LJMU you get value for money and a valuable experience. Liverpool and LJMU has a lot to offer. There is lots to keep you busy and entertained, as well as excellent facilities to do well in your studies.
Anthony ‘Kubo’ Hanjari, BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying
"Liverpool is one of the cheapest cities in England for students to study – I just wish my course was longer so that I could stay in Liverpool for longer!"
I am really enjoying my time at Liverpool John Moores University. My course is very interesting and gives me the practical experience that I need to succeed as a Quantity Surveyor. Next year I am going to be undertaking my sandwich year at a company called Inter Serve where I will spend a year working, as an Assistant Quantity Surveyor and getting paid.
My lecturers are really helpful and always have time for students. The university operates an ‘open door’ policy whereby lecturers are available to speak to if students are having any difficulties with assignments; and the libraries are open 24 hours a day too, so students can work on assignments no matter what time it is.
The university does everything it can to support students. I received a £2000 bursary and this really helped me out. Liverpool is one of the cheapest cities in England for students to study – I can live for £100 per week, including all my food, bills, accommodation, travel, entertainment and course costs. I just wish my course was longer so that I could stay in Liverpool for longer!
If you are interested in studying the Quantity Surveyingcourse at LJMU you can find more information here
Hear from more International Students
Select a flag below to hear from an international student from that country. We are gradually collecting student profiles from our international students: if you are an International Student and are currently studying at LJMU and would be interested in sharing your experiences of University life, please contact us at International@ljmu.ac.uk