The location of Hope University is amazing, you have an equal balance of both rural living, surrounded by parks and so close to Snowdonia and the Lake District, whilst also having the experiance of living so close to a city. The city has a variety of events throughout the year such as firework night, Chinese New Year, and the Christmas Market, involving amazing oppprtunities to see performances at the theatres and endless amount of shops. There is always somewhere new to eat each night, and a variety of take aways to cure your student hunger! Nights out are amazing, with most clubs and bars in the same location, you can easily go to several placea within a night out! Surprisingly, living in a city is so much cheaper than i thought, with transport and taxi's being so cheap, and the price of alcohol and food being less expensive that my home town! I would happily recommend Liverpool as a student home!