Hi there, I’m Jordan and I’m going to
be showing you around Philharmonic Court, one of our on-campus accommodations here,
at the University of Liverpool. Staff can appreciate that it can be daunting
moving into halls, so we want to give you as much information as possible about what
to expect and what you’ll need to bring when moving in.
Philharmonic Court houses around 350 students in modern, fully furnished rooms. All the
rooms at the halls are based around a large courtyard, and have double beds with en-suite
bathrooms as standard. The halls are located just behind Liverpool
Philharmonic Hall on Hope Street, home of the world renowned Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
Orchestra, and you’re super close to the Georgian Quarter, lined with cafés and bars,
the city centre and south campus. All rooms have a double bed and a mattress,
but you will need to bring your own bedding, bedsheets and pillows.
We’re showing you a premier room here, but all the room types in Philharmonic Court have
similar furnishings. The desk comes with drawers and shelving to
hold all your personal belongings. We recommend bringing photos and things from your bedroom
at home, to personalise the space and make it your own.
You also get a desk chair and a light. Don’t forget, WiFi is included in your rent, but
you will need to bring a computer to use it. A good size wardrobe contains a hanging rail,
as well as additional shelving for your clothes. The room also comes with a mirror and hooks.
All rooms here are spacious, although our Premier Plus rooms have additional space if
you need it. Let’s move on to the en-suite bathroom.
Your bathroom will have a shower, toilet, a sink & a heated towel rail. Your en-suite
bathroom is private, so you won’t have to share showers with any of your neighbours
– and that means no bathroom rota! Make sure you’re prepared for arrival day
and plan what things you will need to bring with you, well in advance.
We’ve provided a list here, but feel free to bring other things which you think will
be important. Decorating your room with posters and things
from home can help with relieving homesickness, especially if home is far away.
You’ll also need to think about items for your bathroom; all your toiletries, cleaning
products, soaps and items like bathmats, towels and toilet roll are not provided by the university.
Don’t worry about bringing everything – the great thing about Liverpool is that pretty
much everything you need is in walking distance, so if you need to buy extras, you can do that
after you’ve settled in. There will be between 4 and 6 residents in
each flat, and they all share a kitchen and living space.
The kitchen comes with plenty of cupboards for all your food and equipment, there may
also be spare cupboards for the flat to share. There’s plenty of cooking appliances in
the kitchen – at least one oven, one set of hobs, a microwave, toaster and kettle are
provided for the flat to use. There’ll also be at least one fridge. The number of appliances
will depend on the number of people living in the flat.
Space to eat is provided – a good sized breakfast bar means you can socialise with
people as you’re cooking. There is also space to socialise with friends
in the living space. The university provides each flat with couches and a table, so you
can relax after a hard day studying. Your rent also includes a television, with
Live TV, and a TV licence covering the communal space.
Studio rooms don’t come with any shared spaces – the room, bathroom and kitchen
are completely yours to use. Make sure you’ve brought the correct equipment
to cook food and serve it too – this means you’ll need to bring pots and pans, as well
as plates, bowls, cutlery and cups. Additional items like storage boxes, kitchen
roll, a sponge and washing up liquid will also come in handy, although you can buy these
items as a flat when you’ve arrived. Please remember not to bring any fairy lights
or candles to Philharmonic Court as they don’t meet the health and safety regulations of
the halls. Philharmonic Court also comes with a dedicated
space to study, and a common room for you to relax with friends from other flats and
wind down after a hard day at university. There’s also on-site laundry facilities,
bike storage and a friendly reception team. With all that, we think you’ll feel right
at home living at Philharmonic Court. Our on-site residential advisor team are on
hand if you have any trouble when you’ve moved in and the accommodation team – based
at Crown Place – can help with your accommodation-related queries.
Before making an application, we strongly recommend that you visit our website, where
you’ll find information about each of our halls of residence.
You can also visit our Halls Life website and social media pages, which give you an
idea of what it’s like to live in our halls. You’ll find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
and YouTube. All the links you need can be found in the
description, below. You can apply for accommodation as soon as
you receive your Student ID number via email. Applications are made via the Accommodation
Portal on Liverpool Life – apply early and think carefully about what is important to
you when choosing your preferences. If you have any questions about Philharmonic
– or any of our accommodations – be sure to visit our website at www.liverpool.ac.uk/accommodation,
or email the team at [email protected] We’re always happy to help!