Liverpool is a city where you can be yourself. It’s a city of creative types, music lovers, culture addicts and friendly faces.

Liverpool is a city and metropolitan borough in North West England, with an estimated population of 491,500. Its metropolitan area is the fifth-largest in the UK, with a population of 2.24 million in 2011. The local authority is Liverpool City Council, the most populous local government district in the metropolitan county of Merseyside and the largest in the Liverpool City Region.

The famous Albert Docks dating back to 1839 cannot be missed, as it is a significant landmark in British history as it reminds us that Liverpool was once an important global port.

All students were accommodated at Hope University Liverpool. Hope is the main teaching campus and is situated in Childwall, a leafy suburb of Liverpool. The campus is a mini educational village with places to live, work, study, eat and relax.

Our programme for the four days was packed with going on a bus tour around Liverpool, Ghost tour, Anfield Liverpool Football Club, museums, the docks, music workshop at LIPA, a meal at the Refinery and finally at Royden Park to watch “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and a lot more.

We must thank Mark Ellis and Justine Marcham from NCOP/Aimhigher London for organising this wonderful trip.

M D’Mello