A big city with a community feel, Liverpool is famed for its welcoming residents, rich maritime heritage and of course, that band. It's also an incredibly student friendly city, with a relatively compact centre, plenty of cultural opportunities and of course a thriving nightlife that boasts the likes of Freeze and Circus, as well as live music promoters Harvest Sun and EVOL.
The two main universities are The University of Liverpool and Liverpool John Moores, but the city is also home to one of the country's leading performing arts schools - LIPA - as well as Liverpool Hope and the sports focused Edge Hill in nearby Ormskirk.
But no matter which university you've chosen to study at - you've all got one thing in common. And that's the fact that you're going to have the time of your lives in one of the most exciting cities in the country. Here's Skiddle's guide to student life in Liverpool to help you get the best out of this diverse and exciting place.