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Motto Haec Otia Studia Fovent
("These days of peace foster learning")
Established 1882
Chancellor The Rt Hon the Lord Owen CH
Vice-Chancellor Prof. James Drummond Bone
Location Liverpool, United Kingdom
Enrolment 18,870 total
(at 1st December, 2004)
Campus Urban
Homepage www.liv.ac.uk
Member of

Russell Group, EUA

The University of Liverpool is a university in the city of Liverpool in the United Kingdom.

The university was established in 1881 as University College Liverpool. In 1884, it became part of the federal Victoria University. Following a Royal Charter and Act of Parliament in 1903, it became an independent university with the right to confer its own degrees called the University of Liverpool.

The University has produced 8 Nobel prize winners.

The term red brick was first coined by a Liverpool professor to describe the red brick built civic universities that were built in the UK mostly in the latter part of the 19th Century.

The University of Liverpool now has over 23,000 registered students, with almost 18,000 full-time registered students. The University has a broad range of teaching and research.

The University of Liverpool is a separate University from Liverpool John Moores University which is a 'new' University, and former polytechnic.

The University of Liverpool is also a member of the Russell Group of Universities.

The University has a students union to represent students' interests, known as the Guild of Students. It has a newspaper called Liverpool Student. The radio station called Icon Radio broadcasts on the internet. The Liverpool Academy is the venue has bands playing most days of the week. The weekly student night is called Time Tunnel on a Saturday.

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