Essential things you should have done by now

Student working on laptop

At this point in the semester there’s quite a lot of life admin to keep on top of, and some you may have missed. Here are some of the most essential things you should have done by this point in the year to keep safe, healthy and hassle-free.

Confirm your engagement

You will not have completed your academic registration process for the year until you confirm your engagement on campus using a PC or laptop connected to the University network.

It’s really important you complete this step, as until confirmation of engagement is completed you will not be a fully registered student of the University. This means that your attendance will not be confirmed to agencies such as the Student Loans Company or UK Visas and Immigration.

Register with a GP in Liverpool

You are advised to register with a GP in Liverpool to ensure you can access healthcare when you need to. You can register at your nearest practice or with our local student practice here. This will allow you to use the Student Health Service based on campus if you wish to. If you have previously received NHS treatment you can find your NHS number by using this tool.

Make sure your vaccinations are up-to-date

To keep healthy it is important that you check your vaccinations are up-to-date including your COVID-19 vaccination. Illnesses like measles, mumps, rubella and meningitis are rare but can be serious. University students are recommended to receive both the MMR and Meningitis ACWY vaccines. You can find more information about recommended vaccines on our webpages.

Respiratory illnesses like flu circulate more in winter. If you’re eligible for a free flu vaccine, you can book an appoint on the NHS website. If not, you can get one at a local pharmacy.

Get on top of your finances

As a student, we know that every penny counts, so we’ve put together an online hub, to help you manage your finances.

Download the My Liverpool app

The best way to view all the events and activities on offer at the University is on our My Liverpool app. Download it from the App Store and Google Play.

Sign up to Handshake

Handshake is our careers platform – activate your profile to browse events, find part-time jobs and connect with employers, graduates and other students.

Register to vote

If you want to get a mobile contract or rent a property, it really helps if you’re on the electoral roll. It also means you can be a part of big decision-making, including voting for a new government. You can register to vote in less than three minutes here.