Liverpool's Student Population Reaches 70,000

Posted: 20 January 2012

Liverpool is a vibrant city and is home to approximately 70,000 students. The four Universities provide a superb diversity of courses and research to students. Liverpool is a centre of British culture and the student community enjoy an excellent social scene and superb amenities provided by a city of Liverpool's size.


Liverpool's Student Population Reaches 70,000
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Set in the former school of music legend Paul McCartney the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA) was founded in 1996 with Sir Paul as its patron. The institute received over 5,000 applications  from UCAS in 2010.


LIPA, however, only makes up a small proportion of the student numbers in Liverpool with approximately 17,000 enrolled, however, over 26,000 are enrolled at Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU), which is the largest educational institute in Liverpool.


The University of Liverpool is one of the original six "red brick universities" and close to 20,000 students are enrolled there. It has plans to invest £600 million in its facilities as its continued commitment to provide a "world class student experience and research environment". The Royal Liverpool University Hospital is a large teaching hospital and is associated with both the University of Liverpool and John Moores University.


Liverpool Hope University has between 7,000-8,000 students at any one time. This diverse and substantial student population creates huge demand for accommodation.


It is easy to see why investors should consider student accommodation as a property investment. Principal International are delighted to announce the release of Smithdown Halls, a purpose built student development in an excellent location, designed to meet the demands of the local market and modern day students. Investors will receive an assured rental return of 10%. Click here for further information.